Weekly Photo Challenge – Contrasts

Vedauwoo Explosion

Vedauwoo Explosion

Here’s my offering: a shot in Vedauwoo Campground. A National Forest area in southern Wyoming, Vedauwoo hosts huge pink granite outcroppings surrounded by a literal plethora of wildflowers. I loved the contrast between this gathering of vibrant wildflowers (I’m thinking they’re a kind of lupine?) and the towering granite (somewhere around 500 feet tall, I would guess). This area is a spectacular place for a hike!

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33 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Contrasts

  1. vastlycurious.com says:

    Great perspective, hard and soft, small and towering! I love your countryside!

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thanks, Kathryn. This spot is about an hour’s drive away from my home! Just amazing. We saw a mama moose with two calves in the picnic area but were eating lunch when they came by so I didn’t get any shots of them. Still, it was a very fun day.

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  2. Can’t wait to get to our part of Wyoming. Not too long now. Lovely photo.

    janet

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thanks, Janet! We’re heading up to the Black Hills for a road trip later this week and we’re looking forward to a couple of nights in Sundance, WY. I want to take some photos of Devil’s Tower. Should be a nice trip!

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  3. Carrie Rubin says:

    So, so pretty. Happy hiking!

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  4. Bastet says:

    Fantastic photo like the stark contrast between the mountain and the flowers.

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  5. Amy Reese says:

    Ver pretty, Cathy! Great contrasting colors and textures. The hard against the softness of the flowers.

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  6. You have such a great eye, Cathy! You nailed contrast. The color of the flowers in the foreground pops so much that they almost look fake against the pine (?) trees and granite in the background. Yet another photo challenge aced by you.

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  7. Amy says:

    That is a magnificent photo of the campground, Cathy! 500 feet tall!

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  8. unfetteredbs says:

    Love the contrasting layers and textures. Beautiful array of colors

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  9. seabluelee says:

    Great layers and wonderful contrasts – big/small, new/old, temporary/permanent, light/dark, hard/soft, tough/tender…..love it!

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  10. Brigitte says:

    Cathy, this looks like a wonderful place to hike and breathe in all that beautiful, pure nature. I love the juxtaposition of the hard gray, forceful rock and the flowers that look soft, yielding and pastel. Lovely little yin yang influences that nature so often gives if we just take the time to look. YOU always do and it’s just lovely.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Hey Brigitte!
      Thanks so much! This place in Wyoming is soooo full of these wonderful contrasts. As I learned to look for interesting things to capture with my camera, I’d say I’ve gotten much better at seeing! 🙂 A gift that I wasn’t sure I was expecting! Hope your summer is going well, my friend.
      Cathy

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  13. I just love Wyoming and Montana areas… So many gorgeous sites!

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  14. aFrankAngle says:

    The photographic contrast is one thing … but the contrast between the sky, rocks, and plants is also a story. Well done!

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  15. bluebrightly says:

    Oh, I would love that place! It is an intriguing contrast, isn’t it, the rocks and the wildflowers?

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