REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Monday, April 4, 2011

Above the valley

It's Creative Exchange time again on Lisa Gordon's beautiful blog.  Every so often, I ask my husband to take me on a drive so I can find photo subjects.  Spring is late again this year, so there's not much color.  However, we drove a road that took us high above the huge Grande Ronde Valley and I found this colorful scene.  It's a planted field with the massive sprinkler system set up for use when the weather starts to dry up.

I especially like the perspective .... nearly eye-to-eye with the mountains on the other side of the valley down below.  Behind me, Mt. Harris is more than 5000 feet in elevation.    ( A bird seems to be enjoying the view, as well.)

17 comments:

texwisgirl said...

lovely colors! i like the little bird perched on the middle wheel...

Henrietta said...

Love the mountains, they are so big. I think we have one "real" mountain in this country and even that is little one compare to that.

Anonymous said...

At first I thought these were old-fashioned bicycle wheels! When I saw the scale of the background, I figured out what they were. I just love this shot, especially the mountains. Great colors and nice composition. Denise B.

tania palermo said...

It's a wonderfully spacious view. I love the mountains in the background. I've been thinking of coming out to Portland to look for a sublet and see if I'd like to live in the area. The PNW has a beauty all its own.

lisa said...

Evelyn - This is MAGNIFICENT!!!!
The way you composed this is just amazing. Cannot find enough good words for this one!
Kudos also to hubby for taking you on these excursions!! :-)

Thank you so much for sharing this today at The Creative Exchange, and I wish you a wonderful evening!

lisa.

Mom of M&Ms said...

love this shot!!! so beautiful, and color me green with envy as you get to spend time with your hubby in God's country

Pat said...

That bird knows a spectacular view when he sees it! Lovely photo!

Linda Makiej said...

wow this is TERRIFIC!!!!!!!!

gina said...

This is a wonderful shot -- I love the lines and contrast with the mountains. Isn't it fun to go on photo outings? My husband takes me to the vineyards, where he tastes wine and I take photos.:)

Genie said...

WOW!!! This is an awesome shot with the circular sprinklers in the foreground and the magnificent mountain range in the background. Such a fabulous capture. I love everything about this shot. Impressive photography.

Kristy said...

That sure is fancy irrigation system!

La Principessa Errante said...

There is something truly magical about this photo.

Louisiana Belle said...

When I saw this on Flickr I was floored. Very well executed with pleasing colors and graphic lines. Love everything about this!

Ever Green Tree said...

What serenity n tranquility! Lovely pix and love the location of the shot.

Tricia said...

CHECK OUT THOSE MOUNTAINS! AWESOME, just awesome... sorry to be yelling, but I get excited when I see mountains!!! Beautiful shot & that birdie ain't no dumb dumb... he/she knows what's beautiful! =) LoL!

Laurie said...

Beautiful colors and what a view! Lovely place to take a drive.

Lisa said...

The repetition (and juxtaposition) of the wheels against those majestic mountains is fantastic! The green foreground sets it all off perfectly.