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    As a photo taker, which State provides the best scenic back drop?

    I love taking my DSLR to take pictures in every vacation spot I go to. I develop them and for the ones I really like I'll turn it into a canvas and hang it in my house.

    Which U.S. state do you think provides the best scenic back drop for a picture taker like myself. I love taking pictures of mountains and water so I am thinking any state on the coast would be great for me. Anyone have any stand out experiences where you were just blown away and in awe of the scenery and beauty of the state?

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    Re: As a photo taker, which State provides the best scenic back drop?

    I think Hawaii, Maine, maybe Arizona for a different view.

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    Re: As a photo taker, which State provides the best scenic back drop?

    I love the desert landscapes of the Southwest. Colorado, Utah, New Mexico. Gorgeous and uniquely American.

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    Re: As a photo taker, which State provides the best scenic back drop?

    Colorado has more of the water and mountains theme. I was so blown away by the desert scape in Utah, I can't tell you. I live in California and visit Arizona frequently and we have awesome deserts, but some of the natural arches and sandstone as well as the open skies in Utah are incredible. I also agree with zlemune, most of the Southwest has some unparalled beauty. Search on line for a New Mexico sunset image and you will see that too.

    I also was surprised at the natural beauty in Idaho when I went on a rafting trip. My former home state of Michigan has not only the Great Lakes but so much greenery and inland lakes. Guess I can't pick just one. America is beautiful in so many ways.

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    Re: As a photo taker, which State provides the best scenic back drop?

    I would actually vote for a state like California, North Carolina, or Virginia. These are all thee large states that offer both mountain and Ocean views. The east coast and west coast mountains are very different so you would get totally different photos from the east or west. California has both oceans with high ridges as well as the sandy beaches of places like Santa Barbara or San Diego. Then you have the desert to the south, Yosemite to the North. San Francisco is a great place to take pictures. The redwoods are in the Northern part of California. Great combination of nature and great cities. In Virginia you would have DC to the North, which is highly photographed. The Chesapeake Bay area is filled with wildlife and small islands, which make great ocean pictures. Then you have the Mountains that are famous in their own right. In North Carolina you have the mountains along the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Outer Banks, which have sand dunes and lighthouses, marshes and sanctuaries. All great photo opportunities.

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    Re: As a photo taker, which State provides the best scenic back drop?

    I find desert landscapes surprisingly beautiful....Arizona is always a safe bet but you can get the same kinds of shots and a lot more variety in California. This time of year is perfect for the Northeast, too. Pennsylvania, Virginia, and perhaps even up into New Hampshire and that area will be seriously breathtaking soon .

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    Re: As a photo taker, which State provides the best scenic back drop?

    I am a Californian, turning Coloradoan slowly. I have been living in Colorado for 11 years and love the sky and the weather. The crisp air and great lighting makes for fantastic photos. Also, there is so much green around. Its easy to capture a good photograph.

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    Re: As a photo taker, which State provides the best scenic back drop?

    For me it would be Ney York, yes, NEW YORK!!! I totally love some of the structures that you can find over there, like for example the buildings and beautiful houses you can find in the Borough Park area... man some of those houses are really breath taking! I had never seen houses that looked so original and beautiful! Plus the buildings over there look extremely interesting as well! There are many excellent areas that would make great pictures in New York.

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    Re: As a photo taker, which State provides the best scenic back drop?

    Well I'm kind of bias, but I would say California... Just cause you have a wide variety of stuff to see, admire and photograph... you can go to Yosemite and have the most gorgeous nature pictures, go to Lake Tahoe and take scenic photos of the lake, and the snow. You can take a trip to the Monterey Bay (seriously, you should!), and take the prettiest pictures of the beach, the sea, the mountains around. So gorgeous!
    Or you could find nice stuff south too, in San Diego there are amazing views, also Santa Monica, Santa Barbara..
    So much to see there!

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    Re: As a photo taker, which State provides the best scenic back drop?

    I live in North Carolina so my opinion is a little bit biased but I absolutely think North Carolina is beautiful. The mountains here are so beautiful and there are tons and tons of them. Also someone mentioned above that North Carolina also has beaches, and I also think the beaches in North Carolina are out standing. So like I said my opinion may be a little biased but I truly think it's beautiful.

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    Re: As a photo taker, which State provides the best scenic back drop?

    I visited Alaska this summer. The photo opportunities in Alaska are abundant. If you enjoy taking pictures of nature then you may want to consider a trip to Alaska. There is quite a variety of things that you can photograph-landscapes and wildlife. We went on a cruise and as we neared Tracy Arm I was able to capture a picture of a huge mountain range beyond the water. There is a layer of fog over the tops of the mountains. In the water was a tiny sail boat. It is my favorite picture of the trip because, for me, it was symbolic of how big nature is and how tiny we are.

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    Re: As a photo taker, which State provides the best scenic back drop?

    Colorado and California both have amazing views! It all depend on what kind of "scenic" you are looking for!

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    Re: As a photo taker, which State provides the best scenic back drop?

    Venice.....is the perfect place for clicking awesome pics.

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    Re: As a photo taker, which State provides the best scenic back drop?

    i would say either new york or California. But it really does depend on what style of photos or what content your trying to shoot. New York has the best city life scenes with the skyscrapers and such but California has the beaches and deserts. If you like the water try the great lakes or Baltimore.

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    Re: As a photo taker, which State provides the best scenic back drop?

    I would say Florida is the best place to a photo taker.

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    Re: As a photo taker, which State provides the best scenic back drop?

    Africa is the best location to a photo taker,

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    Re: As a photo taker, which State provides the best scenic back drop?

    Its florida that provides the photo taker an adequate experience of shopping.

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    Re: As a photo taker, which State provides the best scenic back drop?

    I guess if you go through toronto niagara falls tour you will get to have amazing sources which can provide you a lot of the things in a very reasonable way.

 

 

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