landscape photography

i've always considered myself a more of a people photographer.  but, over the past year and a half, we've been to some amazing places & i got some great photos.  during our move out here, we went to mesa verde, lake powell & the grand canyon (though not in that order...)  when we got here & i was able to look at all of my photos, i decided i wanted to do a little wall gallery of pics from the places we'd gone.  since we've been here, we hit up the redwoods, oregon coast & yosemite (& some other amazing places - san francisco, muir beach, napa valley)  i wanted to include some of the new photos.  a friend & i were discussing them on facebook yesterday; so, i took some pics of the "galleries" i made on our walls.  i decided to share here because it was easier to group them together.  so, please indulge me. :)
see that little "gallery" over by the dining table?  that's my original set of photos.  (please ignore the hideous fan and monstrosity of a fireplace mantle.  we are renting. those are NOT my choice.  lol.) 
(as i am looking at these pics, i see a- took the photo kinda crooked.  oops.  and the bottom middle pic is off....  need to fix that.  annoying.)  this set includes the following pics:
grand canyon 
mesa verde 
above and below are both from lake powell  (i think the one below is actually a different angle on the same pic that i framed.)

the grand canyon again
(above and the tree below) 
there are a couple others, but looking through the hundreds i took, i couldn't tell which ones.  (well. i could.  let's just be honest, i was too lazy to scroll through them....)
the "new set:" is on that empty wall behind the loveseat.  (this pic is older.  if i had taken a full pic of my living room today, you would have seen legos, a star wars comforter & wii controllers all over...)  anyway.  the little gallery, of sorts, that i hung yesterday is this:
it includes these pics:
this is the one in the big frame.  i printed it in 8x12 and had them mat & frame it for me.  it was taken at jedediah smith state park in the redwoods national forest (so was the one below)

this one was taken on the oregon coast

and this last one is one i took at yosemite, i printed it out,  but it didn't fit.  i want to use it somewhere...  just need to figure out how to fit it.... suggestions anyone???   


  1. Gorgeous photos, Mandie. You should sell prints of them on etsy. The way you hung them - the groupings - are excellent!

  2. I'm not just imaginging it, seriously, the photos are so so so brilliant!! Gots to tell you exactly, working on it...

  3. Whoa! Mandie, your photos are absolutely stunning! I wholeheartedly second Denise's suggestion that you should sell them. My favorites are the tree, the ones from the redwoods, and the last one. Amazing! And your galleries really make them shine. The little cluster with the bowl of fruit and candle(?) is the kind of stuff I'd like to do but suck at decorating.

  4. these are great photos! Keep it up!

  5. Gorgeous photos! Also love this peek into your house--now I want to see where you scrap!

  6. Those are some amazing photos! You're a great photographer!!

  7. Hey I didn't know you were an Elle's DT member! Holy awesome! I'm so happy for you!

    These photos are amazing. I think I like the tree the best - and the close up textures.

    Your house dec is lookin great!


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