The play of light on water, the glorious glow of sunlight reflected and the radiant sense of movement and life are what I've tried to capture in this seascape photographed on … [Read more...]
I had spent the past hour or so patiently waiting for the sun to make its appearance and light up the Columbia River Gorge. As the sun's rays splashed across the layer of fog … [Read more...]
Afternoons spent strolling in a special hideaway along the Laguna Beach coastline are always filled with special memories – watching the sun slide toward the horizon, stretching … [Read more...]
As the sun was setting lower on the horizon, I was greeted with the most beautiful array of light and shadows casting across Oregon's Chapman Point. One can't help but feel … [Read more...]
This image was photographed in black and white to capture the grandeur of the New York skyline as it's framed by the striking architecture of the Manhattan Bridge. This … [Read more...]
The Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is a masterful collection of arches, columns, geometric lines and pristine shadows. The combined effect is the architectural equivalent of … [Read more...]
Came across this clearing on an early morning walk along Oregon's fabulous coast. The mist in the air, the fresh ocean scent, the rippling stream...simply intoxicating. This … [Read more...]
Reflections of Patagonia ~ While hiking in Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, I came upon this clearing just as a tremendous storm was gathering overhead. The … [Read more...]
Fascination ~ This photograph of the Manhattan Beach pier in Southern California was shot using a special long exposure technique. The prolonged exposure creates the mystical … [Read more...]
After graduating from the U.C. San Francisco School of Medicine, I entered a 6 year training program in radiology and subsequently subspecialized in MRI. It's no wonder, with my highly technical training in imaging, that I developed such a keen interest in photography.
When I look through my lens at these breathtaking landscapes, I find that glimpse into the minutes that make living so meaningful.
Join me on my journeys around the world when you explore my Images of Inspiration. Travel the world in photographs, and discover the captivating beauty and serenity around us. Let the same spirit of adventure compel you to seize each day as though it were your last.
In the Fall of 2006, a man came to me with a nagging discomfort in his chest. At just 38 years old, I thought his problem must be something benign or otherwise inconsequential. In a matter of a few short hours, his Cat-Scan revealed that he was suffering from terminal lung cancer. His story is a reminder to us all that each day must be viewed as a very special gift.
I've witnessed thousands of patients whose lives have been abruptly changed by a life-altering or life-ending diagnosis. At times we may convince ourselves that we are immortal and that cancer or some other catastrophe only affects others, but in reality, we have no guarantees in this life. Time is too short to get lost in a blur of days, weeks and months.
And so I began to think more seriously about all those overseas adventures waiting for me, and soon enough, I grabbed my Leica and Nikon gear and voyaged to all seven continents. I've observed Tibetan monks in prayer, hiked up the Virunga mountains of Rwanda to marvel at the Silverback gorillas in their natural habitat and watched Bengal tigers cool off in a shallow lake to escape India's searing heat.
I've met people, young and old, who have lived amazing yet ordinary lives. Sunsets over Rio de Janeiro's Ipanema Beach have stolen my breath, and the floating ice sculptures of Antarctica drew me into their icy majesty. I can still smell the fragrance of Edinburgh's Royal Botanical Gardens or bask in the magnificent sunrise over the Taj Mahal. In my photographs, the inspiration that moved me when I saw Machu Picchu through the early morning mist lives on.
Come along, and travel the world through my images of inspiration. The pristine wonders I have been so fortunate to capture through the lens of my camera have provided a source of joy and fascination for my patients, family, friends, colleagues and patrons around the world. It is my sincere hope that they captivate you, too.
Everywhere these images take you, I hope they inspire you to seize the day and follow your own dreams and aspirations...
~ Harv Greenberg, M.D.
Elena Bulatova Gallery ~ Palm Spring, CA