Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #31: Landscapes

“Landscape photography shows spaces within the world, sometimes vast and unending, but other times microscopic. Landscape photographs typically capture the presence of nature but can also focus on man-made features or disturbances of landscapes.” — Wikipedia

Our photo challenge for this week is landscapes. As I was going through hundreds of my archived landscape photos, they brought back many fond memories. I Hope you will enjoy them.

Mount Evans is over 9,000 feet above the Denver metropolitan. This trip to Denver was one of my few solo trips. I joined a tour group and met four other single woman travelers; the driver was also a woman. We saw some spectacular scenery as the bus climbed up, but also experienced rapid weather changes there. In 30 minutes or so, it quickly turned into cloudy, windy, and rainy, weather.

Mount Evans, Colorado

The landscape north of Abiquiu, New Mexico is vast and absolutely beautiful. In 1977, Georgia O’Keeffe wrote: “[the] cliffs over there are almost painted for you—you think—until you try to paint them.” Ansel Adams was one of the many guests to visit her at the ranch over the years.

“In landscapes of silent rock, reflecting water and parting cloud I feel most connected to myself and to life itself.” 

–William Neill

Seattle, WA

The landscape between Edinburgh and Inverness is indeed picturesque:

Dolomites, Italy had been one of the few places that we kept returning to again and again. Back then, we couldn’t think of a better place for our vacation:

“And the world cannot be discovered  by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we arrive at the ground at our feet, and learn to be at home.”

— Wendell Berry

Banff, Canada

The mountains are calling and I must go.  –John Muir

Rocky Mountain, Colorado

We look forward to seeing your photos of the lands you’ve discovered, either in your travels or closer to home.

A vast, majestic, mountainous landscape photo is poetically presented. Take a look.

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Thanks to Ann-Christine for the unexpected theme. Her beautiful unexpected photos and stories have inspired all of us.

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Stay tuned for Tina’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge next week!

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Peru

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190 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #31: Landscapes

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  9. Beautiful photos. I really can’t tell which I like most. I loved that one of Mt. Evans, partly for the low angle, and the painted desert for its high viewpoint. But then there are also the photos of Scotland, Canada, Peru. Wonderful selection.

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  18. Wow – your choices are stunning and the quotes complimented the photos so well. I’ve never been to any of the places you shared, so it was like going on a wonderful virtual vacation for me! Thank you for sharing!

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  30. Fantastic landscapes, Amy, and an impressive array of worldly vistas. All mountains, yet all so very different in surrounding terrain, heights, shapes. I really enjoyed every one of these, but the Banff one stood out for me. Thanks for this refreshing mountain visit around the world.

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      • You’re welcome, Amy. The trip to Denali was an excursion from a cruise, but they take people to join them from Anchorage. It was perfect for us because we didn’t have time for a regular 5-day or longer tour. This one was 3 days. 🙂

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    • The shot of Seattle was captured from the airplane window, it was a few minutes before landing. The other one was north of Santa Fe. Beautiful landscape there.
      Thank you for sharing your landscape image. 🙂

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  48. Hi Amy, I chose to focus on the idea of a landscape that shows a human footprint: https://wp.me/p2owKx-15B
    I decided to do this because usually, I love landscape photos that are free of people and man-made elements. Your photos for example, of Canada and Colorado, are the kind of photos I love to take, so for this “challenge”, I went with something different.
    Thanks for the challenge, Cheers, Amy

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