Friday, March 13, 2009

The Really BIG view

Well, I wasn't going to go back to the same spot two posts in a row, but fact is, I've been busy with paying work this week and haven't had the time or energy to dig around for a new subject and write something to go with it. Also, the last photo I felt didn't really do justice to the enormity of this location. Everyone seemed to enjoy being able to view the detailed version last time, so I'm goin' all out with this one.. should be full screen on all but the largest of monitors.  You can see the remnants of the storm that dumped the snow off on the horizon (remember this was October 1!) Bit of a postcard shot, but fun to look at really big... so pop it up, hide your other windows, kick back with a nice cup of coffee or tea and enjoy the wintery view while nice and warm at home (or maybe at the office?) and remember Spring is just around the corner. See if you can count the trees:) Feel free to save it and use as a wallpaper if you're inclined. 

15 comments:

sm said...

nice pics like them
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Amy Lilley Designs said...

It's funny, so often we'll comment how a painting looks so much like a photograph. But, this photograph looks like a painting...I can see and feel the strokes from the brush, to create this magnificent landscape...a beautiful photo!

Lynda Lehmann said...

It's absolutely beautiful and REALLY gives me the wanderlust! There's so much beauty in this country, and I just can't wait to see more of it. I think I could spend ten years photographing just in the Southwest.

Did I tell you I actually CRIED the first time I laid eyes on Sedona?

Thanks for sharing this wonderful image, Mark!

Mark Alan Meader said...

Amy: I get that a lot; I do like to try to capture a painterly feel, so I take it as a real compliment.. thanks a lot.
Thanks Lynda: I know, Sedona is a truly inspiring place. Sounds like you're tempted to start planning a trip somewhere... I know I am! Possibly Death Valley before it gets too hot.

wayne d said...

Inspirational stuff Mark and beautiful to view.....well done.

Mook said...

Mark from an outsider and someone not familiar with the location both pic's more than do it justice! Not to mention your talent in the capture of said locations.

As for full screen I love it, "BUT!" that said I'm going in the opposite direction and reducing the size off my images! More along the lines/size of your shots... as I've discovered I'm very popular on the East Coast of the USA.

Mark Alan Meader said...

Hi Wayne: Thanks for the kind words. Always good to hear from you and I appreciate your opinion, being so skilled yourself.

Mook: I assume by "popular" you mean having your work nicked? If so, that's too bad. I know what you mean though, I'm not going to do the large stuff all the time, just thought this one one warranted it and said "what the hell".. just this once. If it shows up in a magazine or a website under someone else's credit, THEN I'll be pissed!

Pricilla said...

My publicist traveled around the country in a fifth wheel for three years and spent almost 4 months in the Bryce, Zion, Cedar Breaks area and she loved it. Utah was the state the surprised her the most with its amazing beauty.

Stunning photos. My male person took some stunners hikin in Zion in the snow...

storybeader said...

That is just SO beautiful on my widescreen! Before I enlarged it, I thought it was a painting. But then, you don't work with brushes!

roentarre said...

This is an outstanding photograph you are showing here.

The remnant of the storm did somehow leave beautiful footprints in this case.

Shinade said...

Mark I definitely have to agree with both Amy and Lynda.

This is just wonderful and does have the feel of a painting.

I too love the west and southwest and can't wait to get some travels in later this summer.

I could get lost with my camera for a decade as well just shooting shots among the rocks, cactus, mountains, and even the rolling drifts of the sand dunes in the deserts.

I just added you to my blog roll as I will be leaving EC and didn't want to lose touch with you.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Jackie:-)

Patrick said...

That's outstanding Mark, congrats for the beautiful work with the tones.

Mark Alan Meader said...

Pricilla: Welcome and thank you very much. I wish I had that kind of free time to travel around and work on this stuff.. maybe someday I will. For now I just have to plan my time carefully and make the best of it. It does force you to concentrate more when your time is limited.

Jackie: EC will be hurting if they loose many like you! I understand your concerns about their new system... we'll see how it goes... there are many other ways to network, but EC is kind of unique in how proactive you can be with their site.

Deb: Thank you..I used to paint, in the "old days", but have always preferred photography for some reason.

James & Patrick.. I was kind of lucky on that day to have the nice storm clouds left over, but with the sun shining through in spots, creating interesting effects on the rocks. Normally that mid-day light would be useless. Always good to hear from you guys and thanks!

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Mark Alan Meader said...

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