Distance… Over Yonder!

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 26 – Distance is all about choosing a photo that shows an object that is in the distance. Maybe it’s a building or a wonderful view that contains an interesting object or scene that, although it is in the distance, shows up really well in the photo? Maybe you can spot where you are headed to from a plane or train and you’ve managed to capture it?

Want to join the fun? Here’s what you need to do.

1. Take or choose a photo that you’ve taken which defines Distance.
2. Create a new post on your blog entitled “Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 26 – ‘Distance’
3. Add the photo(s) you have taken to the post and tell us a little about what you are showing.
4. Create a pingback to this post or leave a link to your post in the comments section so other participants can view the post.

Not sure how to create a pingback? Click here for a step by step guide on how to create one.

This is a photo of Pike’s Peak which is visible a couple streets over from our house here in Colorado. I took this photo in the dead of winter and as you can see, our housing area is new and still under development.

This is a photo I took in 1996 of a cattle branding at the Dearborn Ranch where I worked in Montana. It was a hot dusty job and made me happy that I worked most of my days in the office in Great Falls taking care of the administrative side of things.

Thanks for popping in to see my take on “distance!”

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 19 – Gap

Hugh is looking for photos of something that shows a gap… I had to really think about this one. Then, I remembered the trip we took in 2009 to Glacier National Park in Montana. I distinctly remembered seeing beauty that was unsurpassed as we drove along Going to the Sun Road. These glimpses of grandeur would leap out at us from between the heavily forested road.

We took this trip in late September, that year. The rain started to fall and the further in elevation we crept the thicker the precipitation got. After only a few miles we turned back. This is one of the scenes I managed to catch in between the “gaps” in the trees of the forest.

Here is one more photo. This is a shot of St. Mary Lake (below).

At Glacier National Park that is what a gap in the woods will show you!

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One Word Photo Challenge – DRY!

Check out Jennifer Nichole Wells One Word Photo Challenge Rules here. Come on, Join in the weather’s fine!

High and Dry! Swallow nests found along the banks of the Missouri River in Great Falls, Montana.

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One Word Photo Challenge – “Cold”


“Sugar,” A cold day in Arizona taken in 2012

“Ron – along the shores of the Missouri River in January 2010, Great Falls, MT

Images of “cold” for Jennifer Nichole Wells weather photography challenge.

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One Word Photo Challenge–BEAVER

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Jennifer Nichole Wells color this week is beaver:  a lovely shade of brown.

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The dead leaves and trees in Fairy Swamp surely fit into the “beaver” category for the color brown.  I hope to get out tomorrow to see if there is any new growth with color sprouting out yet.

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The dead foliage and surrounding hills around the falls, in Great Falls, Montana (taken in January 2010 before we moved) gives you a good feel for the color of beaver.

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I don’t know about you, but I am ready for the color green!  Thanks for checking in on me today.  I am always glad to see you all!

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One Word Photo Challenge–Strawberry

Jennifer Nichole Wells One Word Photo color for the week is: strawberry!

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Strawberry is one of my favorite shades of pink for flowers in the garden.  The deep rosy shade brightens even the dullest of days.

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Here are some azaleas in a strawberry color from last spring.  I always look forward to the brilliant shades of pinks and reds from the azaleas in Pensacola.  The whole city is awash in color.

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Here is my Granddaughter Savanna, who loves strawberries.  She planted these last summer.  They have overtaken the entire flower bed now.  We should have a great feast this summer.

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This is my flowering crab apple tree from my house in Montana.  I picked this tree because of the spectacular ‘strawberry’ colored blooms.

Thanks for stopping by today.  It is rainy and cool.

Have a magnificent Wednesday!

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One Word Photo Challenge–“Ultramarine”

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Jennifer Nichole Wells One Word Photo Challenge color is ultramarine blue!  Click the badge to learn about the challenge.

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This was a tough color for me this week.  The blue is hard to find in nature.  These are not my pictures.  I am sharing them because of the striking color of the Delphinium in my friend’s backyard in Montana this summer.  She kindly shared the pictures with me.

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Here is a close up of the flowers.  I think they are quite breathtaking.  I have never seen colors this intense.  I will have to look at planting some of these beauties next year.

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One Word Photo Challenge–PINE

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Jennifer Nichole Wells One Word Photo challenge this week made me happy because it is still green here in Florida and I can come up with pictures of the color “pine.” Woo Hoo!

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Here are a few pictures of “real” Montana Pine trees.  Notice the color.  It is not a deep dark green that we always associate with our Christmas Trees.

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I think the green leaves along the tree line in my back yard are closer to a “pine” color.

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I love the deep, rich colors of green and the pine color is one of my favorites!

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Photography 101-Edge

Today, show us an edge — a straight line, a narrow ridge, a precipice.  Tip: To make sure your edge packs a punch, use a photo editing tool to check the alignment and adjust the image, if needed, so that your edge is perfectly straight.

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This is a photo of a ridge in Montana. I love the angled line of the trees.  I did not have to do anything to the photo to correct the image.

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Photography 101–A POP of Color

Photography 101 shares:

“The colors in our photographs are evocative and rouse emotions within us. Color can elevate a mundane image into something intriguing and meaningful, and can tell a particular story within the frame.  Today, pay attention to how color affects your images. Experiment with one color, and think about how to feature it prominently.”

 

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The photo above was taken in Montana and is breathtaking with the blue sky reflected in the water, serving as the pop of color against the green of the trees in the background.  The blue of the sky tells the story in the beauty of the day.

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The color of the blue sky in this photo changes the mood instantly signifying that it is a beautiful day at the beach.  Think about if the sky was dark and threatening how that would change the mood of the image.

The significance of the color blue according to Color-wheel.com is as follows (quoted):

“Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.

Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness. In heraldry, blue is used to symbolize piety and sincerity.

You can use blue to promote products and services related to cleanliness (water purification filters, cleaning liquids, vodka), air and sky (airlines, airports, air conditioners), water and sea (sea voyages, mineral water). As opposed to emotionally warm colors like red, orange, and yellow; blue is linked to consciousness and intellect. Use blue to suggest precision when promoting high-tech products.

Blue is a masculine color; according to studies, it is highly accepted among males. Dark blue is associated with depth, expertise, and stability; it is a preferred color for corporate America.

Avoid using blue when promoting food and cooking, because blue suppresses appetite. When used together with warm colors like yellow or red, blue can create high-impact, vibrant designs; for example, blue-yellow-red is a perfect color scheme for a superhero.

Light blue is associated with health, healing, tranquility, understanding, and softness.
Dark blue represents knowledge, power, integrity, and seriousness.”

Clearly, deciding what color to feature in a photo changes the mood or meaning of what you are trying to convey.  I will continue to experiment with color to see what stories are hiding in the depths of my photos.

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