My Personal Invitation To You
I personally invite you to begin your journey as a fine art collector. I will work with you every step of the way, from the selection of one of my Mountain landscape photographs to the selection of the print style and will keep you up to date of the printing and delivery process. The end result will be a fine art photograph that will add beauty to your home or office and become a cherished possession.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the process of purchasing a print.
Fine Art Print and Wall Art Options
My photographs of Mountains are available for you to purchase as Fine Art Prints or Wall Art and place in your home or office. They are for sale as Frameless or Framed Lumachrome® HD Trulife® Acrylic Prints, Exhibit Mounted Metal Prints, and Fuji Crystal Archive Paper Prints. After selecting the desired photo, just select the type and size of print you would like to purchase in the area beneath the photo.
If you are looking for a different size than what is shown or have any other special needs, please contact me.
For more information and details regarding these museum quality landscape prints for sale, please click on this link to my Print Options page. I believe my photographic artwork can brighten up any room and I invite you to see some illustrations of this on my Room Preview page.
Visiting and Photographing Mountains
Mountain Photography. For me, it’s right there with photographing coastlines, lakes and rivers. Sometimes, its possible to do both at the same time. That is the ultimate in Landscape and Nature Photography.
Although I prefer the steep and jagged mountains of the Western United States, I feel the beauty and coziness of the mountains in the east.
The Mountains in the Eastern U.S.
The soft, rolling mountains of the Appalachians in the east have their own charm, especially with fall colors. The mountain range runs from Alabama to Canada and includes the Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Mountains, Alleghany Mountains, the Catskills, Poconos and the Green and While Mountains of New England.
The Mountains in the Western U.S.
Almost every western state has mountains. Arizona has the Superstitions, California has the Sierras, Colorado has the San Juan Mountains, Wyoming has the Grand Tetons, Oregon has Mount Hood and others, Washington State has Mount Rainer, Mount St. Helens and the Northern Cascades.
The Canadian Rockies are an entirely different world. There is no better place to see and photograph incredible mountain scenes. The mountains run from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park.
Beginning in the south, there are the Three Sisters in Canmore, the amazing Mount Assiniboine in Kananaskis along and the scene of Mount Rundle over Vermillion Lakes.
Continuing north, there is the Valley of Ten Peaks at Moraine Lake, the mountain scene at Lake Louise and the stunning scene at Emerald Lake. The south end of the Icefields Parkways offers iconic views at Bow Lake and Peyto Lake.
Further up the road brings you to mountain views at the Athabasca River and Sunwapta Falls. As you approach Jasper, there is Mount Edith Cavell at Cavell Lake. In jasper, there are the beautiful views at Pyramid Lake, Medicine Lake and Maligne Lake.
Mountains in other countries
There are stunning mountain ranges all over the world and I know I won’t be able to photograph most of them. I was fortunate to be able to photograph mountains in Norway on the Lofoten Peninsula and in Spitsbergen.
Two other mountain ranges that should be on any mountain lover’s bucket list would be the Italian Dolomites and the mountains of Patagonia.
They are constantly on my list of where I want to return to again. If you find me in the field, it’s a good chance there are mountains nearby.
Fun Facts about Mountains
Many of the pictures in this gallery are of the Dolomites, a mountain group in the eastern section of the northern Italian Alps. They are formed of light-colored dolomitic limestone and over the years, weather and erosion has carved them into jagged and saw-ridged shapes with rocky pinnacle and deep gorges. They are now included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The main center of this area is the resort town of Cortina d’Ampezzo.
Why and when were the Winter Olympics cancelled? The 1944 Winter Games, which were to be held at the resort town of Contina d’Ampezzo, were canceled because of World War II.
If at first you don’t succeed then try, try, try again – In 1956, Cortina d’Ampezzo finally hosted the Seventh Winter Olympic Games which was attended by 800 athletes representing 32 countries.
Tunnels and World War I – in the winter of 1917, war was raging along the Italian Front, the border between Austria-Hungary and Italy. The 33rd Company of the Italian Army was tasked with the construction of a mule road to secure the ridges of the mountain front exposed to enemy fire and to provide an access road to a much-needed military camp. Armed with basically pick axes, dynamite, and true grit, the six hundred men of the Italian 5th Engineering Regiment completed this monumental task in 11 months. The Road of 52 Tunnels, as it is known today, is considered one of the most striking feats of military engineering and is now a popular hiking trail taken by thousands of people every year.
Time for a non-Dolomite fun fact. Where and when was the first United States National Monument established? In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt chose Devils Tower in Wyoming as the first National Monument. It is also a sacred symbol to several Native American tribes.
True or False? Devils Tower is made of Styrofoam. Hmmm.. False. Devils Tower is a natural rock tower- a remnant of volcanic activity. It is important to note it is not a volcano as it was formed underground from molten rock that was then pushed up into sedimentary rock and became solid. And it is not hollow, like a Chocolate Easter Bunny, but composed of a rock which is similar to a less sparkly granite.
What movie was Devils Tower featured in? Devils Tower also played an important role in Steven Spielberg’s 1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The film tells the story of several individuals’ experiences with extra-terrestrial phenomena. One individual, Roy Neary (played by Richard Dreyfuss), has an obsession with visions of a mountain. He travels to Devils Tower as he believes it to be a contact point. While there, he witnesses the arrival of the extra-terrestrial mothership. After the aliens return previous abductees, Neary and others are chosen to go with the aliens to outer space. Filming began on May 17, 1976.
Mountains have been featured not only in movies but have been the basis for many songs. Marvin Gaye and, then later, Diana Ross singing “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” – the stirring words of “Climb Every Mountain” from The Sound of Music as the von Trapp Family climbed their way to freedom through the Alps – John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High” – the Christmas song “Go Tell It On the Mountain” – and how we could forget the University of Tennessee’s adopted fight song - “Rocky Top”.
Last but not least, there are the famous lyrics of “The Bear Went Over the Mountain to See What He Could See.”
The beauty and strength of mountains are noted in scriptures found in the Bible. In Matthew 17:20 Jesus states “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you”. The Apostle Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 13:2: “If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.”
In short, the majesty of mountains—whether they be in Italy or Canada or the United States—enrich our lives in multiple ways---in art, literature, music, travel—and provide us with opportunities where we can stop and take time to reflect on the beauty around us. I hope you enjoy the photographs in this gallery.
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