"In middle age I revisited a number of marginal but beautiful landscapes that I had taken for granted when I was a boy. As I walked through them I sometimes asked myself whether in coming years they would survive overpopulation, corporate capitalism, and new technology. On those days when I was lucky, however, my questions fell away into the quiet and the light.
It has been many years now since I left Colorado, and occasionally friends there tell me of what has been lost. We share our griefs, but not infrequently the conversation turns to recollecting scarcely believable glories—near miracles—and we pledge to look again."
The Robert Adams book, 'along the river' uses multiple images in sequence to show landscapes in an interesting and powerful way.
The return to a central point in Adams concentration, he is documenting the natural world before it is changed, populated and removed. The broad viewpoint created by his technique allows him to relay a sense of openness, a large space which increases the poignance of potential destruction and loss.