Sundown in Sequoia National Park

Dressed All in White

Near North Pole, Alaska, about 20 miles from Fairbanks. They don’t get much wind (until this year anyway) and the snow piles up on the branches and other plants. It is so serene and quite you can almost here the snow singing.

Join Terri’s Sunday Stills (this week hosted by Cats and Trails and Garden Tales) Photo Challenge: Winter Wonderland

Uno-Due-Tre a Firenze

Join The Squirrel Chase’s One-to-Three Photo Processing Challenge for November. I used Lightroom presets to modify the original (top) image.

The middle image was softened with a “Glow-Subtle Portrait” preset. My Lightroom preset library says it is a user preset, but I don’t make presets so I have to assume it is one I downloaded that was transferred between Lightroom versions. I like the dreamy quality created when the lines and edges are softened.

The third version uses a Contrastly Aged Film Sim Lightroom preset called “Kodak T-Max 3200 Aged.” The black and white tones emphasize that the shot was taken after dark with street lighting.

Ornate Pharaoh: Abu Simbel

The entrance to the sandstone Temple of Rameses II at Abu Simbel. He reigned from 1279–13 BCE. Photo taken from the deck of the small ship cruising Lake Nasser, which was created when the Nile was dammed at Aswan. The entire temple complex was raised piece by piece to rescue it from rising waters. The rescue was part of an international effort to save the tombs and temples in Nubia from the rising lake.

Join The Life Captured’s Photo Prompt (LCPP): Ornate Entrance

KindaSquare#13: Kinda Looks Abandoned and Lonely

Taken from my sleeper car on my cross country Amtrak trip in July. Probably in Kansas or Iowa.

Join Becky’s October Squares: KindaSquare#13

Silent Sunday Reflections

Ponte Vecchio, Firenze, Italia

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