Landscape Photography

The Great Smokey Mountains

Just returned a while back from short trip to Asheville, North Carolina.  I had a wonderful trip through the Great Smokey Mountains while capturing some stunning photography. There is no place like the Smokies to capture some beautiful landscape photos.

Beautiful scenery along with fresh mountain air is a combination that is really hard to beat no matter where you go.  

Colorado is also a wonderful state to visit for some dramatic scenery. Visiting the state in late September and early October gave me the opportunity to capture golden colors that is truly amazing. You really have to witness this color in person to get the full aspect of how brilliant the golden Aspens truly are.

Capturing depth in your photo by keeping all the elements of your subject in focus. The depth to the photo above is the mountain. The rainbow in the above photo was my subject, but the mountain and surrounding trees were also elements that contributed to the photo. By choosing a small aperture setting this brings great depth and make your photo amazing!

I hope this simple tip helps you to take amazing landscape photos in the future.

A larger aperture setting and being closer to your subject give you an in focus foreground and a blurry background.

I hope these simple tips help you to create more beautiful photos in the future.

25 thoughts on “Landscape Photography

    1. Thank you so much! Isn’t it pretty. It has just came a rain and I thought that would turn out well so I took it. You never know unless you try. 😋

  1. Fantastic and beautiful photos. Plus you got a cattle ramp in the first photo. I’m partial to cattle ramps since I own an old cattle ramp that stands at the top of our road.

    1. Yes I did and thank you! That is one of the main reasons I stopped and took this photo. The cattle loading shoot was really nice in the foreground of the shot. This spot is between Durango and Ouray Colorado.

      1. My family vacationed in that area every year when I was young. I used to race the Durango to Silverton road race every year when I was racing bicycles. But now it’s been several years since I’ve been to Durango, Silverton, Ouray, etc. We were in Pitkin, CO in 2017, and drove our Mazdaspeed3 up to Cumberland Pass. That was an adventure.

      2. I have never been on Cumberland pass. I bet it is really neat. I have been on a few there in the area like Ophir pass. Very narrow roads. It is a gorgeous area. Hope to go back this year.

      3. Cumberland Pass is on the way to Tin Cup Pass. The roads a narrows and very rocky. Taylor Park Reservoir is in the area, as well. There are lots and lots of really tall peaks. You can see a 360º virtual tour of Cumberland Pass and aspens in the area at my virtual tours website if you are interested:

      4. I will look. I am sure it is beautiful! I may have to visit Cumberland pass on my next trip. Thank you!!

    1. You are so welcome and thank you so much for the wonderful comment. I am glad you enjoyed it. Hope you return and get to enjoy more .

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