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.

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

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Peru

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