horizons near and far

The following are separate images of the same mountain ridges…the presentations are only altered by distance and the change in the elevation of my position on the opposite mountain slope and ridge.

Near-Winter in the Wasatch

It’s amazing how grand and vast your view becomes when you’re another few to several hundred feet higher on the mountain.

Ridge-line perspective of near-winter Wasatch Mountains

I made these images on the slope about half a mile south and above Lambs Canyon Pass in Millcreek Canyon of the Wasatch Mountains, just east of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

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24 responses

  1. WOW! At the edge of tops white… like a white drawing lines… so beautiful. Thank you, love, nia

    December 12, 2013 at 7:14 am

    • Very much like white drawing lines, Nia…I’m glad you enjoyed it.

      December 12, 2013 at 6:01 pm

  2. Such a great shot.

    December 12, 2013 at 7:38 am

    • Thank you, Hake.

      December 12, 2013 at 6:01 pm

  3. That second shot takes my breath away…and I’m not even there.

    December 12, 2013 at 7:39 am

    • That’s just down the ridge from the repeater station a little way from Millvue Peak…probably one of the furthest north and east points that I’ve been here in the Wasatch…so it was a unique view for me, as well. Thank you for your comment, Hake. πŸ™‚

      December 12, 2013 at 6:07 pm

  4. The first photo, with the brown mountains and white snow highlighting the ridge line … somehow it reminds me of a gingerbread cookie. I doubt that’s what you were going for, but it’s very seasonally appropriate! πŸ˜‰ It’s also quite beautiful as a landscape.

    December 12, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    • Yes, I suppose that does have the seasonally appropriate look of a bit of icing on a gingerbread cookie, doesn’t it? πŸ™‚ And yes, it is quite compelling as a bit of landscape, too. I just took a quick look through your blog…seems that you know a thing or two about beautiful landscapes…. I’ll be back.

      December 12, 2013 at 6:14 pm

  5. So beautiful Scott. I really would like to see this for myself one day..

    December 12, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    • Let me know if/when you can get here, Adrian…I’d love to share the experience with you. πŸ™‚

      December 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm

  6. The highlighted ridges are excellent. Like a knife edge.

    December 12, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    • With gingerbread icing on it, right? πŸ™‚

      December 17, 2013 at 8:08 pm

  7. Gorgeous scenery! The first is spectacular with the white ridge tops!

    December 12, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    • In spite of what we do actually see when we’re out there, it’s amazing sometimes what we don’t notice until we get the photos home and on the computer. I noticed the snow when I was out there, but this thin edge ended-up being pretty significant.

      December 17, 2013 at 8:11 pm

  8. What perfect timing to catch the snow outlining the ridges so perfectly (in the first shot)! Such lovely scenes you bring back for us. What gorgeous landscapes you explore.

    December 13, 2013 at 3:24 am

    • It’s a cherished place, Gunta…and I’m glad you enjoy the treasures I bring back for you. πŸ™‚

      December 17, 2013 at 8:21 pm

  9. Vast is right, Scott. It amazes me how very tactile your images are. Like you could reach out and feel the texture of the land and smell the pine trees and crisp air.

    December 13, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    • How nice that the images bring all of that to you, Karen…I’m happy to know that. Thank you.

      December 17, 2013 at 8:22 pm

  10. Such beautiful, subtle light gracing the land.

    December 14, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    • That’s a large part of it sometimes, what we’re able to see and how we see it because of the way the light touches things out there.

      December 17, 2013 at 8:28 pm

  11. Extraordinary depth in that second image. It wouldn’t be the same without that delicate sprinkling of snow on the foreground slopes.

    December 15, 2013 at 2:26 am

    • That extra bit of elevation really helps…as does that bit of snow. πŸ™‚

      December 17, 2013 at 8:29 pm

  12. Just heavenly!!

    December 15, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    • Thank you, Susan.

      December 17, 2013 at 8:29 pm

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