Grand, Simple Cone

© Martha R. Mazon

Grand, Simple Cone

Uploaded: August 28, 2020 | Entered: August 28, 2020 07:13:40

Description

"Better than climbing the mountain is going around its warm, fertile base, enjoying its bounties like a bee circling around a bank of flowers…As you sweep around so grand a center, the mountain itself seems to turn, displaying its riches like the revolving pyramids in jewelers’ windows. One glacier after another comes into view, and the outlines of the mountain are ever changing ... from whatever point of view, the form is maintained of a grand, simple cone with a gently sloping base and rugged, crumbling ridges separating the glaciers and the snowfields more or less completely. The play of colors, from the first touches of the morning sun on the summit, down the snowfields and the ice and lava until the forests are aglow, is a never-ending delight, the rosy lava and the fine flushings of the snow being ineffably lovely. Thus one saunters on and on in the glorious radiance in utter peace and forgetfulness of time." - John Muir

Exif: Camera: Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Shutter Speed: 1/350; Aperture: f/19.0; ISO: 200; Orientation: 1; Date: 2020:08:28 07:04:29

Comments

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe August 28, 2020

Beautiful landscape, Martha. Great contrast between the mountain and sky. #1745740

Adilson F. Ferreira August 28, 2020

Wonderful landscape, Martha! It seems to be a good place to visit! #11830213

Oscar J. Pung level-classic August 28, 2020

Grand photo of a majestic landscape Martha! #11830222

LJ Corliss level-classic August 28, 2020

Wonderful image :) #11830288

Christine Greenspan level-classic August 28, 2020

Fantastic scene, Martha, and thank you for the John Muir description. #11830303

Harvey A. Ravitch August 29, 2020

WoW! What a Beautiful, Poetic image and words to describe it ! Excellent Martha ! #11830368

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic August 29, 2020

Wonderful landscape Martha! #11830519

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