It’s another cool morning, with temperatures currently hovering around freezing, so once again, I’ll get that walk done with no photo stops. As the temperatures continue to fall, Texas can’t come soon enough. We have only three weeks left here, and the excitement is mounting. Before we know it, we’ll be on the road and I’ll have completely new blog material as we make our way south on an entirely different route. We like to take a different route as often as possible so we can enjoy variety in the scenery and experiences.

Yesterday, I posted about a recent sunrise I experienced with shades of pink and mauve framed by the forest green of the trees.

A little farther down the riverbank, on that same morning, I saw a single tree framing the same soft morning hues.

Photography Note: I took a fair bit of liberty in post processing for my feature photo, because I wanted to add drama to the silhouette of the tree. In doing that (through the tuning tools, and the curve tool in Snapseed), the colours of the sky were deepened considerably from the original photo. Most often in editing, I don’t like to stray too far from reality. The original (below), with no edits, is softer and definitely what I actually saw. I’m not sure which one I prefer.

Original

“Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.

Ansel Adams