‘One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road do I take? she asked. Where do you want to go? was the response. I don’t know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn’t matter.’ ~ Lewis Carroll

But I did know. I’ve held a personal passion for travel, wildlife and nature for as long as I can remember. It was a natural progression to wish to document and share these travels through photography. I interpret my world through a camera lens and I make pictures.

Ansel Adams believed, ‘To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things.’ My natural curiosity propels me to look ‘beneath the surfaces’ and, over time, I learned ‘to see’, to trust my reactions and perceptions. I ask myself if I can visualize a print from what I see; my own statement of what I want to convey.

Many of the fine art images I create are impressionist; the blending of multiple exposures to enhance light and shadows. My imagery is imaginative; my own interpretation, my own photographic translation.

Through a deliberate style I strive to create images that are provocative and evoke emotion. Through the use of vivid colors, unique perspective and whimsical humor, I strive to tell a story.

I hope that you enjoy browsing through my images. If you have any comments or questions regarding commercial rights to images, please feel free to get in touch with me via the contact form above.

Thanks for stopping by to continue the journey with me.  I’ll share new images, my own visions and random musings.
Please feel free to leave a comment here on the blog or send an email to: barbarayoungleson@gmail.com

Welcome to my adventure,

12 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi
    I stumbled upon your blog while looking around at other websites, and I have to say that you have some wonderful work. I’ve also enjoyed HDR photography, but do not tend to do too much of it. Your HDR style is fairly unique and enjoyable, really brings out the contrast and colours in the shots.
    Cheers from Canada.


  2. Wonderful work, Barbara. Many others share the same sentiment.
    I just came across your site from “88 links that are like crack for photographers” Apparently your site is that addictive!

    Would love to exchange thoughts with you sometime. Feel free to visit my journal sometime.

    What photo adventure lies next for you? ~A~


  3. Thank you for being my mentor in photography and for your warm friendship. Great work,Barbara!
    Lion from London,England


  4. Hi Barbara from down under. I’ve just stumbled across your blog and really loving it! I also enjoy travelling and photography and your blog has resonated with me. Look forward to enjoying more of your wonderful photography.


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