Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sky and Mountains







Mountain Hearts

Looking east, west, south and north one morning for a few minutes as the moon sank, the sun rose and the mountains glowed, I snapped these pictures not realizing how freezing cold my hands were!

Linking to Skywatch and Random Hearts

56 comments:

Splendid Little Stars said...

absolutely awesome photos! I can imagine forgetting freezing hands while viewing such amazing sights!

Faylinn said...

Amazing pics..I like cactus .. they are fine

angryparsnip said...

Beautiful the first and second photo are spectacular !

I have been noticing the deep shadows we have been having almost every evening with the sunlight being so golden that it looks like I have played with the settings !

cheers, parsnip

Nat said...

Beautiful! Especially the moon... is that from this week as I remember seeing it and wishing I could capture it... you have done so wonderfully :-)

Rohrerbot said...

My Gods Diane, you've taken the shot that I saw yesterday during the evening, but we went to workout instead!!! That is absolute excellence....I'd frame it:)

LauraX said...

Diane, these are magnificent...that first image took my breath away!!!

Amin said...

All photos are beautiful...

Carol said...

Great photos! The first one is spectacular! Wonderful light in the last two, but they are all beautiful.

CameraCruise said...

Great shots, like all of them!

Martha Z said...

Lovely sky shots, Diane. We can see the desert awaken, shot buy shot.

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Grandi immagini piene di effetti !
La luna è meravigliosa !!!
Buona serata.
Myriam

Ps : Mi piace il tuo blog :))

Loree said...

The first and fourth pictures are my favourites. My hands are freezing right now :)

NixBlog said...

Wonderful photos! Photographing the desert can be so rewarding as there is immense variety in colours, textures, shapes, subject matter!

Inger-M said...

Wonderful series! The first one, the moon shot is simply stunning, and the lit mountain hearts are awesome!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful scenery and lovely skies. My favorite is the first photo of the moon . Happy skywatching!

Emille said...

Oh that moon is incredible! And you saw it well with the mountain hearts:)

Pat said...

Each of these photos is gorgeous. I especially like the first one of the golden moon with the silhouetted shapes in the foreground.

Emille said...

Am back to say, I'm going to follow your networked blog - at FB I'm going with my artist name Jesh StGermain. Have a great weekend!

Mark Kreider said...

Great setting sun light in the last two shots, really great!

Dani said...

Such beautiful photos. Pretty hearts too.

Derek & Chris Thomas said...

Lovely photographs!

Jeannelle said...

Very beautiful scenes! Happy SWF!

Darla said...

Could that first photo be any more ethereal?! I think not...wow.

namaki said...

I like all of them but love the first one most !

Carole DeAngeli said...

Wow, just gorgeous! I especially love the setting moon among the saguaros.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Diane, I know about freezing hands. When we were in Gatlinburg during Christmas taking pictures of the lights, my hands felt like they were going to fall off... They hurt so much!!!!

Great pictures. I especially like that first one with the moon ---and cactus.
Hugs,
Betsy

Gaelyn said...

Lost in a glorious moment.

Karen said...

Gorgeous!

Barb said...

Oh, that orangey glow in sky and on cliffs! Such changeable desert skies.

rainfield61 said...

All beautiful scenes come from all direction.

How about looking upward and downward?

You will find surprises.

Kathiesbirds said...

gorgeous photos! You are making me miss AZ!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Stunning shots! That first moon shot with the saguaros is soooo good!

siga said...

Ooooohhh! What a post! What a colors, place! And WHAT A MOON!!!

Tina´s PicStory said...

very beautiful! i really love this skies ♥

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

every photo is WOW!

what a moon!

have a lovely weekend!

Julie said...

I don't know if I've ever seen an orange sky before...that is a great pic!!! All are stunning!

Sanna said...

Lovely photos!

Have a nice weekend =)

FotoAnna said...

So stunning!
I really love it...
Happy SWF greetings from Holland,
Anna :-))

Icy BC said...

Your moon shot is fantastic! Actually, all your shots are just so beautiful to see..

Nature in the Burbs said...

Beautiful series of pictures

Magpie said...

They are all beautiful as always, but that first picture is breathtaking. Well worth a frame.
Have a grand weekend!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Beautiful capture of the moon in your leading image, and the orange glow in the sky and on the mountain tops is equally impressive.

jewaicious said...

What beautiful desert captures...so lovely...each one.

Janie said...

Pretty photos. The full moon pic is spectacular.

betchai said...

ahhhh, all the photos are very breathtaking, Diane. super love all of them, the greeting in the first picture of the full moon took my breath away.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

Bravo! Well captured, as always.

Clytie said...

Oh Diane! That moon shot pulled me in so deep I almost didn't make it to the hearts!

Wow, Wow and DOUBLE WOW!!!

Giga said...

Przepięknie część gór jest oświetlona przez słońce i zmieniła swoje kolory. Są częściowo złote. Pozdrawiam.
Part of the mountains is beautifully illuminated by the sun and changed its colors. There are some gold. Yours.

Ash said...

browsing around and called in on your blog - what gorgeous photo's. Lovely to 'meet' you.
Ash, yorkshire Dales, England

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Beautiful desert shots - lovely golden moon & desert cactii. The illuminated rust colored mountain tops look glorious.

Pete said...

love the light
stunning photos. wishing you a blessed 2012

Photography Backdrops said...

A very colorful captures. You did great on all of your shots.

Lrong said...

That first shot is really good... very impressive indeed...

Amin said...

Wonderful colors!

Janie said...

I love the morning light and you captured it so well in the desert environment. Love the moon shot, too.

kulasa said...

wow, such glorious shots! awesome,