Thursday, June 21, 2012

Shaded Hills

I've always liked landscape photos that show hills or mountain ranges with varying shades as they fade off in the distance. I have a taste of that in my header photo, and some of the photos I took last weekend in the desert show this same effect. I used a telephoto lens to accentuate the effect. The further away the hills are, the lighter and softer they get.



All the same photo, just edited to create different shades.




Linking to Skywatch Friday and  Photo Art Friday
Enjoy the upcoming weekend!

31 comments:

  1. Very beautiful set of photos for SWF!

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  2. I too like to see the mountains fading away and you've had some fun with these photos.

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  3. I love the monochrome feel of the first one. Beautiful set.

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  4. Lovely shots of the mountains, I really like the colors in these shots. Happy Skywatching!

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  5. What a gorgeous view! I have tried to capture that soft color of the fading mountains in my oil painting - still struggling with it! These are beautiful!

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  6. The first one is like abstract art - the second soothes the soul. Beautiful images all. Thank you for sharing them with Photo Art Friday.

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  7. These are wonderful, especially the last one. It would make a great piece of wall art

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  8. Beautiful abstracts, I love those patterns and colours, all the variations are special in different ways :)

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  9. Beautiful photos..I like all of them!

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  10. Thanks for visiting my blog! I enjoyed looking at your photos, and the neat effects you get with them. I have an inexpensive point-and-shoot camera. I don't feel any need to upgrade because what interests me most is what I do with my photos in Photoshop!

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  11. fabulous photo and fabulous renderings!
    http://deborah-musings.blogspot.com/2012/06/photo-art-fridayjune-22-through-24.html

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  12. Beautiful effect in number 1 Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  13. It's always nice when photos turn out to be just like you pictured them in your head, don't you think! These are beautiful!

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  14. Great editing! I love the graphic nature of them.

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  15. Wonderful shots! Love both!
    And the purple and blue editing is very nice!
    Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment;o)

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    Have a nice weekend****

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  16. Wonderful. Gorgeous scenes of the mountains. Your last edit is so cool, very warm and vibrant.

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  17. Love this shot. The gradation in shades of color are riveting.

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  18. Great processing on these and you have captured the mystery of the mountains!

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  19. Loving the unedited version the most (said she who loves to edit everything!) Lol.

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  20. Great shots!Have a great weekend!

    Shantana

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  21. Great shots, I especially like the first one.

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  22. Great shots and really interesting!!

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  23. Your photos are amazing, very difficult to get those layers so clearly!

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  24. These are just gorgeous! I can see why these sorts of landscape photos appeal to you, and you're aces at capturing them! I really love the first one - those shades of blue are amazing. But they're all fantastic - love the editing you did, too, to illustrate the variety of shades. Very clever!

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  25. Yes, they do make for lovely shots all those "stacked" hills :-)

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