I used textures, lighting, and repeated shapes to create this layered image in NH's White Mountains. The near layer of cobbled granite was separated from the rest of the image by texture, color, and using the shadowed mountains behind to accentuated its sunlit contours. The middle layer of dappled mountain valley, while totally different in texture from the foreground enable me to separate the nearfrom the distant mountains and add depth to the image. The far ridge layer are mimicked in many ways to the ridges of granite in the foreground. I waited until the foreground was in light, but the mid ground was in shadow make these different layers stand out individually but still connected.