It’s fun to photograph a landscape that appears to be layered. Usually, this works best in the early morning or later afternoon (or even earlier at sunrise, or later at sunset), also when there is a little fog or haze.
There’s a small amount of optimization and tweaking one can do in post-production, but mostly this is an issue of being ready with one’s camera in the right place at the right time. Most of the art is being there with eyes open and camera ready.
Besides the image shown here, photographed from Moro Rock in Sequoia National Park, looking towards the great California central valley, with fog obscuring most of the coastal range, in this genre check out Landscape of Blue Layers (the White Mountains of Eastern California), Sunrise in Rural Romania, Mountains near Meo Vac (northern Vietnam), Kumano Sanzen Roppyaku Po (Japan), and Distant Mountains (Panamint Range of Eastern California).