When The Sun Sets

 

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Evening light highlights the clouds which are reflected in the still waters and enhancing the composition of light, sky, cloud and shoreline.

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Evidence of Winter Winds #1

Our northern winters can be downright brutal at times.  But that doesn’t mean that all beauty has left us, nature always finds a way to offer up art to the masses.

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Lower Falls, Yellowstone River

One of the iconic spots in Yellowstone National Park is the Lower Falls.  The views from the various overlooks are fantastic and this makes it a must for the visitor to the park.  All my images were taken from Artist’s Point.  Not only is the visitor rewarded with great views of the the falls, there are also amazing views of the “Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.”  Of course there are so many other sights within the park and it is impossible to see it all in one day.  Just outside the southern boundary of the park is the Grand Tetons, a place I will have to return to when I have more time.

Breakfast With Ravens

On a recent early morning hike in the hills above my home, I found myself in the company of four ravens enjoying the air currents rising from below.  While standing on the rock outcropping watching their graceful flight, I was surprised when they started making close passes to where I was standing, often coming within about thirty feet of me.  In case you don’t know, ravens are several times larger than crows and are graceful in the sky.  Having one of these magnificent birds make a close pass is amazing and inspiring.  In Native and Shamanic circles, ravens can signal several things.  Here is an excerpt from one website:

It’s time for you to make changes within yourself. Embrace your true potential and become who you really are.
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If Raven comes to you:

If Raven has come visiting you it can mean any number of things. Most powerful of all is the synchronicity that Raven assures you is pending. He is a master of bending and folding time and space so that you are exactly in the right moment at the right time. As a messenger you are reminded that those around you are reflecting back at you the things you most have to learn about yourself.

Know that when Raven appears that magic is imminent. Raven is about rebirth, recovery, renewal recycling and certainly reflection and healing. He signifies moving through transitions smoothly by casting light into the darkness.

Playing With Magic

Magic often surprises us with the unexpected.  In this case, a simple press of a key while working with an image, magically turned an interesting photo in to a something entirely different.  When I saw the result, I was blown away and had to stop what I was doing, sit back and ponder the possibilities of this discovery.  It’s a combination of capturing nature and blending it with technology.  I’m sure you’ll see the results of this work in the future as I perfect the process.

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