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    Default America's beautiful wilderness captured by landscape photographer Marc Muench

    Photographer Marc Muench from Santa Barbara, California, has travelled close to a million miles across the highways of the US over the course of his 25-year career capturing the wilderness of the USA as yet untouched by human development.

    A 3,000-year-old bristlecone pine stump in the White Mountains of Inyo National Forest, California

    Marc is only too aware of the fragility of the American wilderness. He hopes that through his photography he can raise people's awareness of just how beautiful the wild can be. "For much of the recent past most of America was undeveloped, unexplored and still wild," he said. "This vast wilderness is quickly becoming tame with development pressure and expanding populations. Increased demand for resources plays the most damaging role in taming the wilds of the American wilderness."

    Sailor Lake in the Upper Sabrina Basin in the John Muir Wilderness, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California

    The Double Arch at night in the Arches National Park, Utah

    The beach at Elwood Mesa on the Gaviota Coast, Goleta, California

    Sugar and Ponderosa Pines engulfed in fog on the slopes of Figueroa Mountain, Los Padres National Forest in Santa Barbara County, California

    Cloud cover over Koke'e State Park in Waimea, Kauai in Hawaii

    Dingleberry Lake in the John Muir Wilderness in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California

    Mile marker 390 to 440 in Natchez Trace Parkway West of Nashville, Tennessee

    The Bass Harbor Head Light lighthouse beam reflected on waves at the Acadia National Park, Maine

    Two Medicine Lake and Sinopah Mountain at Glacier National Park in Montana

    America's beautiful wilderness captured by landscape photographer Marc Muench - Telegraph

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    were these taken by thomas kinkaide? way too much messing with the final colors.
    can't post pics because my computer's broken and i'm stupid

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    I was wondering about the saturation too.
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    The coloring makes them look cartoonish. Nature is beautiful enough without this mockery.

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    wow I actually like these

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    I like them.

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    fellow traveller



    Quote Originally Posted by fgg View Post
    were these taken by thomas kinkaide?
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