Bells Canyon Solitude

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50 responses

  1. … Wow. πŸ˜€

    April 25, 2012 at 6:50 am

    • Thank you, Eve. πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2012 at 7:10 am

  2. piece of art!!!!!

    April 25, 2012 at 6:56 am

    • Thank you, Nikos. πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2012 at 7:10 am

  3. Beautiful

    April 25, 2012 at 7:49 am

    • Thank you, Chris. πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2012 at 7:55 am

  4. victoriaaphotography

    Love this B & W image,. Scott.
    It transports me to another world far beyond my inner city home.

    April 25, 2012 at 8:02 am

    • Thank you, Victoria…still transports me, too…and it’s just down the road a bit. πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2012 at 2:22 pm

  5. Wow, beautiful landscape!

    April 25, 2012 at 8:11 am

    • Thank you, Yvonne. πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2012 at 2:22 pm

  6. That looks cold. The curl of the composition particularly appeals and the way it drifts into the distance.

    April 25, 2012 at 8:19 am

    • It was a little chilly, but perfect hiking weather, Andy…don’t want to get too heated-up. Thank you for your nice words. πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2012 at 2:23 pm

  7. So breathtaking. Beautiful work Scott!

    April 25, 2012 at 8:24 am

    • Thank you, Robyn. πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2012 at 2:23 pm

  8. Beautiful capture!!!!

    April 25, 2012 at 8:34 am

    • Thank you, Lazaro. πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2012 at 2:23 pm

  9. Nut Balls

    I just don’t know that I could ever get tired of living in this place πŸ™‚ Great picture, Dad!

    April 25, 2012 at 10:04 am

    • I’m with you there, Nate…thank you. πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2012 at 2:28 pm

  10. Like a deep breath of air.

    April 25, 2012 at 10:18 am

    • Very much like a deep breath of air, Karen…thank you. πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2012 at 2:29 pm

  11. That’s a beautiful spot. I’m surprised to see all the snow.

    April 25, 2012 at 10:43 am

    • It is beautiful out there, Allen…and the photo is actually from a few months ago. Thank you. πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2012 at 2:30 pm

  12. Nice photograph Scott, get a real sense of wilderness.

    April 25, 2012 at 10:44 am

    • Thank you, Chillbrook…it is rather wild out there…and yet it’s so close…. πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2012 at 2:30 pm

  13. Ahhhhhh. Spectacular shot. I love it when a photograph makes me take a deep breath of fresh air and quiets my mind.

    April 25, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    • Thank you, Melanie…it is so refreshing out there…and a wonderful place for quieting the mind. πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2012 at 2:49 pm

  14. Great image Scott… mystery and foreboding, orcs and trolls, may lurk down the valley, hidden in the mist. Very atmospheric πŸ™‚

    April 25, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    • Thank you, Finn…have been there many times and have only heard the orcs and trolls…haven’t seen them yet…deer tracks and mountain lion prints…and squirrels and skunks…but no orcs and trolls yet. Will keep looking, though… πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2012 at 10:01 pm

  15. Totally lovely misty, peaceful. A place one could sink into. Gorgeous shot, too!

    April 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    • Thank you, Gunta…the place is all of those things, too…with a beautiful waterfall (an hour or more up the canyon) either laced with or covered by ice at various times in winter.

      April 25, 2012 at 9:59 pm

  16. This is breathtaking!
    and I like your new header photo with nature and graffiti co-habitating πŸ™‚

    April 25, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    • Thank you, Lois. πŸ™‚

      And I’m torn with the graffiti and nature shot…almost angered that someone brought their cans of paint out there to intentionally do something like that…and then compelled to admire the contrast…go figure. πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      • I know. I would have been angry, too if I’d been there in person. But for some reason, it works really well as a photograph. Don’t want to encourage the budding artist(s) however!

        April 26, 2012 at 8:22 am

        • Yes, Lois, for some reason it does work…strangely. πŸ™‚

          April 26, 2012 at 8:37 am

  17. I love the atmosphere in this image. Really makes you want to go there and see it for yourself.

    April 25, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    • Thank you, Leanne…I’m glad it’s that attractive…it’s incredible in person, too. πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2012 at 7:03 pm

  18. Scott, I’m relatively late in commenting–been far too busy–but this is truly spectacular, and your decision to use monochrome is perfectly appropriate. The temptation to recall some of the elegant works of Ansel Adams is too great not to mention. A very fine piece of work.

    April 25, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    • Thank you very much, Gary…I don’t know many photographers’ names, but I do know of the great works of Ansel Adams…I appreciate the reference, truly. It’s a photo of one of my favorite places to hike…in a special time of year…and all of the elements were there on their own…the gray of the mountains and the day seemed to beg for the monochrome. I’m happy it turned-out so well. Thank you again…very kind words.

      April 25, 2012 at 9:55 pm

  19. George Weaver

    I got an instant flashback to an earlier life as a pioneer. The wagon just jolted to a stop and we looked down this canyon. WOW. Trepidation and anticipation made the hair almost stand up on the back of my neck. What the first early American to see this must have felt!

    April 25, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    • That would have been incredible, George…with a fair measure of trepidation, too. What a thought! They’d need to leave the horses and wagon, though…after about half a mile it just goes up…and up…and up…almost like stair-steps for much of the way. I’m glad you like it…glad it spawned such thoughts. πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2012 at 10:12 pm

      • George Weaver

        I think it’s the mood of the photograph. Barren and powerful. You know, like the b&w photographs of the WWII burned-out buildings in Nuremberg. There is a lot of contrast in the foreground that creates a kind of ominous feel. It’s not the soft b&w that I see so much of today. It’s impressive.

        April 25, 2012 at 10:21 pm

        • Barren and powerful with sharp crags…very much like those burned-out building images…I know them. Thank you, again, George…for your picture-painting and enhancing words. πŸ™‚

          April 25, 2012 at 10:28 pm

  20. Terrific shot!

    April 26, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    • Thank you, Montucky. πŸ™‚

      April 26, 2012 at 9:58 pm

  21. I really enjoyed exploring your site…..some really beautiful and very interesting shots….very, very nice!

    April 27, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    • Well, thank you, Kirsten…I’m glad you enjoyed your time here…and thank you for your nice words. I will have to visit for a longer period, but I did check-in and take a quick look and enjoyed what I saw…I will be back. πŸ™‚

      April 27, 2012 at 11:34 pm

  22. A wonderful canyon as you show us, Seekraz!

    May 3, 2012 at 8:05 am

    • Thank you, Bente. πŸ™‚

      May 3, 2012 at 8:07 am

  23. Lisa

    Hi Scott,
    I really love this photo of yours. We are revamping our website and would like to use this on there along with brochures.

    How can we possibly get permission to do so? πŸ™‚

    October 11, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    • Hello Lisa -thank you for the kind words….please send me an email with particulars about how you would use the image. Will look forward to hearing from you.

      October 11, 2016 at 8:28 pm

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