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13 March 2012

Rabbit Brush Ridge - A Snowy Minimalist Landscape


The sun's low angle creates interesting shadows on the minimalist snowy landscape of a Colorado ridge.
We are all ready for spring; flowers, green landscapes, and warm sunny days. Spring makes me think of planting flowers too. My new home has a glaring absence of plants, of which I am very ready to remedy. I love gardening and it will be my challenge in the next few months to get rid of stone and add a touch of nature's beauty. 

But in the meantime, I wanted to share one more winter day with you. We were just returning home from a hike on a morning fresh and crisp with new snow. I looked up the hillside to see this beautiful minimalist view of the ridge line and a gorgeous blue Colorado sky. I hope you like it and do not mind one more winter day.







The sun's low angle creates interesting shadows on the minimalist snowy landscape of a Colorado ridge. 

Rabbit Brush Ridge
The sun's low angle creates interesting shadows on the minimalist snowy landscape of a Colorado ridge.  The brown husk of last years rabbit brush lends some relief to the blank horizon.





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12 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous capture, Julie! I love the winter colors and the play of light across the snow.

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    1. Thank you Karen. I went back to this one several times before I had it mastered the way I wanted. Glad you like it!

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  2. What a beautiful capture you have here Miss Julie. It's an unseasonable warm 82 ( twenty five degrees above the norm) yet I felt the chill of the snow as I admire your amazin' photo.

    I'm lovin' the shadows and that sky...it almost looks like outer space!!! Heeehehehe!

    God bless ya sweetie and have yourself a sunshiny kinda day!!! :o)

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    1. Thanks so much for dropping by Nezzy! Glad you like the new work. You have a wonderful day too!

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  3. I do not mind winter a bit, especially when it comes in the form of your photography. I've missed visiting you, Julie, but we're back online now and I'm free to be once more! Isn't moving fun? Looking forward to catching up with your amazing blog and beautiful imagery.

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    1. Hi Debi! Glad to see you are back. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. (And no, moving is not fun! LOL)

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  4. Beautiful, peaceful, and artistic! Great capture!
    I love winter seen from this perspective!

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    1. Thanks Cathy! Winter is a great time to photograph nature. It's just those cold fingers that are hard to manage. ;)

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  5. Maybe that is the outer surface of earth with flowers and beyond that is sky.
    That is imaginary. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Thank you for visiting and commenting Tushar! Lovely imagination.

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  7. Wow, beautiful. Look at that sky... Gorgeous.

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