For the second part of the “inspired” elements triptych (earth, fire, water/air), I’m going for an aerial photograph made from a helicopter at sunrise over Maui. Another homage to Ernst Haas.

Haas was a genius and the pioneer of color photography when it comes to fine art. Eggleston? Sorry, not the first to have a color exhibit at MOMA in 1962. Porter? Sorry, kinda boring and a bit pedestrian. Shore, Meyerowitz? Ditto.

If you want the real stuff, track down a copy of Haas’ book, Color Correction. I’d say get ready to be inspired, but if you’re a photographer you probably will be so humbled you won’t want to get out of bed for a week.