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Sunday, August 18, 2013

st. mary's glacier


O Lord, how manifold are thy works!




In wisdom has thou made them all:




the earth is full of thy riches...




I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live:




I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.

PSALM 104:24, 33

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St. Mary's Glacier is less than an hour away from town. Last Sunday morning I went with my hike buddy Chris...and our new iPhones. We got there early enough, before the crowds. There were a few hardy souls camped there from the night before (at 10,000 ft it can get mighty chilly at night!).

We also encountered some adventurous souls with their snowboards and skis, ready to conquer the mighty glacier...


I believe we witnessed an unfortunate accident, though. The snowboarder (lower left) appeared to be in trouble at the end of his run...a little while later, as we were driving back down Fall River Road to Interstate 70, we encountered a Mountain Rescue truck and ambulance hurrying toward the glacier. I hope he wasn't too badly injured.


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I did all my photo editing on my iPad Mini, learning to use the Snapseed app. Just a few simple adjustments were necessary - crop, brightness, contrast, saturation. I even did some selective adjustments with a target tool to lighten some areas here and there. This is a very user-friendly app...and it's free!

No textures this time...I didn't want to diminish the sparklingly clear views here!

Linking up with Friday Finds and Weekend Walk.


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xoxo
Cindy



7 comments:

  1. Wow!! Gorgeous shots!! What an awesome place!! I hope the snow boarder wasn't hurt too badly!!

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  2. The beauty of God's creation is mind blowing....Your shots are great and you did a great job with Snapseed...I am enjoying that app as well....So glad you have a hiking buddy to go with you......makes it so much more fun....

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  3. You are inspiring! Is that you or Chris in your photos? If you, did Chris take your picture? I am envious of this grandeur being so nearby...but the beauty of the Lord is EVERYWHERE! Thank you for the reminder!

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    1. Most are shots of me - with the bright blue jacket - taken by Chris. I took some of her too, and used the one of her hiking uphill next to the glacier.

      Thanks for visiting our grandeur with me!

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  4. Isn't it so nice to have that iPhone for pictures while hiking? Looks like you had a great hike and a beautiful day for it.

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  5. Iphones are the best great shots Cindy...

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  6. What a fantastic set of photos! I can imagine breathing in that lovely fresh mountain air. Thanks for linking on my blog!

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