|Straight out of camera|
Unfortunately, I neglected to jot down the various edits I made to these photos -- didn't realize that till just now... I do know that each is cropped to 8 x 10 and each uses the "Autumn Burst" texture from Kim Klassen. The track photo and the Mt McKinley photo both use additional textures, but I cannot tell you which ones or at what blend mode settings. Sorry.
On another note - I'm no poet, but my emotions and spirit were so consumed with the beauty around me, that I wrote this down --
O Magnificent Creation!
Who could imagine the beauty to be found in a state of decay?
The LORD --- Master --- Creator --- Artiste
He is the Maker of Masterpieces --- in His gallery hang the colors of death
Blues & Greens, Golds & Reds, Copper & Amethyst
In a world that is destined for destruction - that is rotting under the weight of sin
If such beauty and wonder can be seen so clearly in a dying world...
Can you even try to imagine the colors of LIFE that await us in Eternity?
If our Father-GOD will bestow such vibrancy to something that is not intended to last...
What must Heaven be like --- what beauty, what wonder, what joy and splendor will we see and experience in the New Earth?
The richness of color and beauty - even intensified 100-fold in our imaginations -
Is nothing compared to the reality we will experience in that day...
O, Praise HIS Holy Name!