Monday, August 26, 2013

Thematic Photographic: Muted Colors

Utah has a huge range of geography, from the brilliant red rock canyons in the south of the state, to the beautiful green pines on the Uintah Mountains in the north.

Out west, in the area we call the “West Desert”, there aren’t many brilliant colors.  Salt, sand, sage brush and other low-water plants stretch out as far as the eye can see.  The only bright color to see is the deep blue sky.

Unless it’s cloudy like it was this day.

But if you ask me, it’s still beautiful, even with the muted colors.

A grey and black cat laying in the dirt.  Good camouflage there Denny.

And a lone duck on the pond.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I have to agree, Max. Almost anywhere you look (as long as it's wild), the Southwest delivers.

Hi, Denny!

Lisa Shafer said...

Nice choices. :)

Gilly said...

The first two shots are almost like soft pencil drawings - very beautiful. And that cat could get trodden on if he lies there! Great choices.

Aunt Snow said...

Wow, nice. The cat almost disappears!

Michèle Dextras said...

There are so many regions to see in America! Utah is now on my list. Great shoots.

Alexia said...

Beautiful soft shades. Great selection!

Anonymous said...

Perfect shots for the theme! :)

Bob Scotney said...

That grey and black is superb. Anyone would be proud of that shot.

Carmi Levy said...

I'm totally with you, Max: I've often found greys to be more lovely than colors, simply because they make the brain work a little bit. A brightly colored scene is almost too easy...there's more poignancy in moments like this.

I hope you head out on cloudy days more often: these evoke such a strong mood and tone.