The View from the Other Side of the Lens

 HDR allows for a full template of color to complement extraordinary reflection in Critical Linkages Photographer Will Dickey's photograph of the Northeast Florida Timberlands and Watershed Reserve.

HDR allows for a full template of color to complement the extraordinary reflection in Critical Linkages Photographer Will Dickey’s photograph of the Northeast Florida Timberlands and Watershed Reserve.

The Legacy Institute for Nature and Culture (LINC) contributed to the Florida Wildlife Corridor vision through a project called Florida Wildlife Corridor: Critical Linkages. The purpose of this project was to raise awareness for specific parcels identified by the state of Florida as Critical Linkages between existing conservation areas (read the report). While each of these proposed lands merit conservation through their diverse biological habitats, it takes more to grab the attention of the public.

For this LINC turned to the voices of 15 photographers, or rather their photography, to draw us to the Critical Linkage they were each assigned. You can see their work in the property profiles on our Missing Links page.

Yet a captivating photograph often leaves the viewer with many questions. Do you ever wonder at the inspiration for a photograph? Ever contemplate the intention behind long hours in the wilds, waiting for the right light? What would those voices say about each photograph and the areas in which they spend so much time?

To answer these questions LINC created A View From the Other Side of the Lens, a series of blog posts aimed at giving these photographers a chance to tell their story through text. Here each photographer had an opportunity to further inspire our connection to the Critical Linkages, and provide insight into the creativity behind each photograph. We hope you enjoy their stories.