There are hills, and then there are mountains

You know I love my hills around here. Living at the bottom of a valley, we are surrounded by rolling hills that go on forever. They often end up in my photos.

In the morningIn the winterOr the summerOr any other other time

While we were in Arizona, we took a day trip to Sedona, and on Route 17, there is a rest area called Sunset Point. Our time was a little limited, so we took the most direct route and were thrilled to find this great spot to get out and take some photos.

And these?These are not just hills.Though that is certainly a valleyThese are mountains.Don’t get me wrong – I still love my little hills back home. But was just amazing to stand up here and look at this.

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9 Responses to There are hills, and then there are mountains

  1. wow did you take all these gorgeous pictures? I am reading the book you recommended on Exposure, you certainly have great photo shots here. I can’t figure out most of the settings yet, but keep trying….love the snowy pictures just gorgeous!

  2. Donalyn says:

    Oh yes ma’am – I took them all. And thank you – so glad that you liked them. Glad that you got the book too – it really helped me a lot. Once you understand the relationship between aperture and shutter speed, it makes all the difference in the world.

  3. Just beautiful…a tale of two ranges;)

  4. These pictures are gorgeous, they look like something out of a magazine or book. You are very talented! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Donalyn says:

    LOL – Exactly MPM!

    Thanks so much Emily – I am still learning, with a long way to go, but I get good one every now and again.;)

  6. Kate says:

    Wow. They sure are. These are like some of the entries at Pioneer Woman’s landscape contest. Gorgeous!

  7. Donalyn says:

    Thanks Kate – Isn’t it awesome how many people are taking fantastic photos these days? I don’t really feel like I measure up to most of the ones submitted over at PW’s though – those just keep getting better!

  8. Janis says:

    Beautiful, D, just beautiful! I can’t really say which one is my favorite because they are all stunning.

  9. CM says:

    I want a four seasons set of these framed and displayed prominently!

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