Fun With Silhouettes

I’ve been keeping my eye out for silhouettes while out and about with my camera. It’s been fun shooting them and seeing the images come alive in my digital darkroom. Sometimes I like to leave just a hint of detail in the blacks and other times solid black seems best. I’m going to continue to search out silhouette opportunities but here’s what I have so far. Thanks for visiting … let me know what you think!

Mount Wilson, near Telluride is seen as a silhouette, through a curtain of bare aspen trees at sunset.
‘Peaks Through The Trees’ © Denise Bush
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A small mountain makes a silhouette at sunset as seen through a curtain of bare aspen trees.
‘A Little Mountain Through The Trees’ © Denise Bush
A sunset over a small mountain (by Colorado standards) makes a peaceful end-of-day scene.
‘Little Mountain Silhouette’ © Denise Bush
Dramatic sunset clouds form above a little mountain to the west.
‘Drama Over Little Mountain’ © Denise Bush
The clouds on this particular evening had several layers to make an interesting image.
‘Cloud Layers At Sunset’ © Denise Bush
A fence and tree with character offer a fun silhouette at day's end.
‘Day’s End Silhouette’ © Denise Bush
A hawk perched on the highest branch adds to this sunset silhouette.
‘Hawk Silhouette At Sunset’ © Denise Bush
A vibrant sky takes center stage against a silhouette of trees.
‘Silhouette Hill’ © Denise Bush
The sun sets beyond a line of winter trees making a fun silhouette with the trees.
‘Through Winter Trees’ © Denise Bush
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Picturesque Ponderosa Pines

Many of us have a shared affection for trees … they’re so easy to love! Since living in Colorado a lot of my attention has gone to our very popular aspen trees. However, I have long admired the ponderosa pines that grow in my neighborhood, so I decided to make them a self-assigned photo topic. Ponderosas are big and beautiful, rising well above the other trees, with long needles, and bark that glows orange when the light is right. They seem to like an in-between elevation like our Loghill Mesa at 8,000 feet. The record for the tallest ponderosa, found in Oregon, claims 268 feet. To compare, a quick internet search tells me the tallest recorded Sierra Redwood is 325 feet. For the following images I went out on three occasions. The snow made the outings extra special, and it felt very peaceful just to stand below these magnificent beauties!

A stand of ponderosa pines show-off their beautiful bark in winter.
‘Pretty Ponderosas’ © Denise Bush
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Some ponderosa pines catch some light showing off their beautiful trunks.
‘Dressed In Snow’ © Denise Bush
A closeup view of a ponderosa pine tree trunk reveals the color and texture among snowy branches.
‘Ponderosa Forest Close-up’ © Denise Bush
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Ponderosa pine trunks display a warm rust color, especially beautiful in contrast to the snow-covered branches.
‘Ponderosa Detail’ © Denise Bush
Large Ponderosa Pines create a peaceful winter grouping.
‘Ponderosas In The Snow’ © Denise Bush
Four ponderosa pine trees show off their straight trunks and colorful bark during a winter snow storm.
‘Snow Falling On Ponderosas’ © Denise Bush
A mighty ponderosa pine shows off it's beutiful orange bark in the last light of day.
‘Ponderosa Pines In Shadow & Light’ © Denise Bush
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