The Human Element (Weekly Theme 17 entry)

by Tiffany Mueller December. 01, 2016 2185 views

To be a tiny human in a great big universe.

I'm really excited about the human element weekly theme and wanted to share this post with you all. Hopefully you find some inspiration from it, because I can't wait to see what you beautiful souls can create for it.

As for me, I have been on a pretty non-stop travel schedule for the past few months and haven't had a whole lot of time to go through my photos, much less do any photo editing. Not complaining, my days are full of blogging and looking at cool stuff all around the world. 

For example, this beautiful view of the Grand Teton mountain range just outside Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I had the pleasure of hanging my hammock up here for a couple weeks back in October. I think. Maybe September--it's hard to keep track sometimes. Anyways, it was right after I left South Dakota, which you can read about, here.

It was cold, especially for this heat seeking Hawaiian. But I didn't mind with a world class view like this. I noticed the gorgeous sunset and rushed over to the bay to try to grab some shots. I was so pleased when this stranger decided to photobomb my landscapes. If you're out there kind stranger, thanks a million!

Like Ben was saying in his weekly theme entry, the human element can really give big landscapes like this a sense of scale. The little person, big mountain effect really makes the viewer appreciate just how grand these majestic mountains are. 

On top of that, the body language and stillness of my stranger friend tells the story of how humbling such an experience is. I must have looked at this photo a thousand times, but each time I'm transported back to this place--only in his shoes, as he quietly plants the sunset into the mountains.

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Stephanie 2 years, 6 months ago

Spectacular scenery and the addition of your 'kind stranger' just makes the scale pop!

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Tiffany Mueller Replied to Stephanie 2 years, 6 months ago

Thank you, Stephanie!

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Baptria 2 years, 9 months ago

Great capture!

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Heidi Karlsson 2 years, 9 months ago

#1 Wow! Spectacular! :)

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Tiffany Mueller Replied to Heidi Karlsson 2 years, 9 months ago

Thank you, Heidi! I am glad you like it :)

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 9 months ago

This is a wonderful example for the weekly theme.

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Tiffany Mueller Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 9 months ago

Thank you, Antonio!

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 9 months ago

WOW! Breathtaking image! Sunset & Sunrise will always find me outdoors with my camera, if at all possible! Thank You!

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Tiffany Mueller Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 9 months ago

The golden hours are the best hours :)

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Jay Boggess Replied to Tiffany Mueller 2 years, 9 months ago

Agreed! I can't be indoors when the sun rises or sets....

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Joe 2 years, 9 months ago

Superb composition, Tiffany.

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Tiffany Mueller Replied to Joe 2 years, 9 months ago

Schucks, that's really nice of you, Joe. Thank you!

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Ben Mckechnie 2 years, 9 months ago

Such a beautifully exposed image. I love your last paragraph!

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Tiffany Mueller Replied to Ben Mckechnie 2 years, 9 months ago

Thanks Ben! That means a lot coming from you :)

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Nancy Young 2 years, 9 months ago

wow Tiffany! This image is just terrific!!! Do you use Lightroom for post-processing?

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Tiffany Mueller Replied to Nancy Young 2 years, 9 months ago

Thank you, Nancy! Sometimes I use Lightroom, but there are some things about it I'm not a big fan of and I never really took to it the way I did Photoshop, which I used to edit this one. :)

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Nancy Young Replied to Tiffany Mueller 2 years, 9 months ago

I love the colors! You should create a quick tutorial on how to edit such kind of photos :)

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