Pope Francis made an historic visit to America recently. Millions of people were moved by the presence and new world view of this special pontiff. His respect for our environment deserves special recognition. May he be blessed for his work.
“As stewards of God’s creation, we are called to make the earth a beautiful garden for the human family. When we destroy our forests, ravage our soil and pollute our seas, we betray that noble calling.”
“May the relationship between man and nature not be driven by greed, to manipulate and exploit, but may the divine harmony between beings and creation be conserved in the logic of respect and care.”
“We received this world as an inheritance from past generations, but also as a loan from future generations, to whom we will have to return it!”
Longs Peak is the tallest peak in Rocky Mountain National Park as it is over 14,000 feet high. It is the center focus of the park and can be viewed for various locations. The featured photograph is the fall view from Moraine Park. The below views were taken at Beaver Meadows. Of course, my favorite is my beloved Nikki in awe of the majestic glory.
Looking for shapes and geometric designs in nature enhances the composition of any photograph. Observe and notice the environment and life around you. Your keen observations will not only allow you to appreciate the beauty around you more but also the magnificence of creation.
Fall is a time of season transition. The color still reminds us of the warmth of summer and the process of seasonal change reminds us of the living constant of change, transition and transformation. Life is a journey and one’s path can be a difficult challenge. However, our moments of success can be our own mountaintop. Do not fear change; do not fear personal growth. Walk the path with courage to and toward your own potential.
I wrote the following many years ago. I hope that you find it inspirational as your proceed with your own moments of change, transition and transformation.
Potential is the greatness that you are.
You are here for a reason.
Live and share your contribution.
Fall means spectacular sunsets here in Lyons, CO. So, I carry my cell phone in the evening when I am walking my Nikki or just running out of my house to catch peak moments of light during sunset. To be honest, the above sunset was taken with my Iphone camera from my backyard and the below colorful cloud formation was taken during my evening doggie walk. If your cellphone has HDR (High Dynamic Range) in its menu, try using it. The camera will take several images at different exposures and combine them together for one final photograph. This is very helpful if you are photographing in light that has contrasts with both very bright areas and dark areas. Enjoy!