Monday, February 4, 2019

Snow Sculptures

Continuing on with winter's beauty.
Yes, it is very cold some days and yes, I do get tired of the snow, but, the beauty that I see in winter simply cannot be found during any other season.


This first picture today is overlooking the Pembina Valley. I know I mention this place often, so I thought it was appropriate to show what I see as I approach this valley.


The remaining pictures show the work of the Master Sculpture. God directs the winds and that causes all kinds of beautiful shapes to be formed.


That little tree looks somewhat lost in a sea of snow.


No matter how often I see these snow sculptures,they always amaze me.


Mix in some fine dirt and the sculptures take on a whole new look.


For today's final thought I am sharing something a little different.
I would like to share with you some of the Photo editing programs I use.
One that I use very regularly is Luminar. This is an easy program to learn how to use and has very effective adjustments. At the top of this page on the right hand side you will see a button for this program. When you click on it it will take you to the site and allow you to see some of what this program is capable of doing. I encourage you to give this a try.

18 comments:

  1. Oh, My, I love that view...I want to see it in other seasons...if I can keep focused, going to search for it. And that dirt in the one photo really does add to it. And want to try to remember to check out that Luminar.

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  2. I WILL try it, I always like to try new editing programs. this is fine artwork with the wind and snow, made by God. Gorgeous!

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  3. You've had a lot of snow...plenty of material for God to work with. :) His work is beautiful, even that with the dirt showing. I also use Luminar, although I haven't gotten "artistic" with it. I'm still learning.

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  4. Oh yes, those ice sculptures sure are beautiful.

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  5. number 3 is my favorite today, and I always love the snow sculptures. that view while driving is amazing. we have one similar to it but we see water not snow, from the top of the sunshine skyway bridge.. will check out Luminar. I don't think I have tried that one.

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  6. Thanks for sharing all this winter beauty. When I was growing up in Indiana we would see similar snow captures, but down here we only get enough snow to barely cover the ground.

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  7. I love the 4th photo tye most. It looks like a face looking downwards

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  8. Love all the snow sculpting. Beautiful shots!

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  9. God certainly is the Master Designer.
    I am especially taken with the snow sculptures.
    Simply gorgeous.

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  10. Your photos capture God's beauty so well. The snow is so beautiful. I wish you a very nice week.

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  11. gorgeous ruth, just gorgeous!! i may look in to that program, but i don't really edit my pictures, but i am intrigued!!

    i am excited to tell you that i purchased an external hard drive and had someone help me back up everything on my computer. because of you my friend and your encouragement!! (i tried google and flickr like you suggested but i did not find them to be user friendly. i'm sure it was just me, you are way better on the computer than i am)!!

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  12. i think this is my 1st visit in February ... so cool!! i love it ... month changing are fun to see. hope u r well ... great pics ... i enjoy when snow does that ... creeps out on a ledge looking doodad. so cool for pics. stay warm. ( ;

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  13. I agree with you Ruth, there is just no other season that compares with the beauty of the snow in the winter with the sunshine. We don't get wild winds here like you do, and no snow sculptures. I loved seeing your pictures of God's handiworks with the snow drifts, amazing to see! I also like to use a photo editing program, a few years ago I invested in Lightroom, which I really love. I've heard good things about Luminar too. And like you, I choose to enjoy each season that we get, there is something beautiful, and wonderful in each one. Blessings and hugs :)

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  14. I love all of your gorgeous snow pictures. I would love to have some down here, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen this year...

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  15. As you know, I love "ANYTHING" snow!!!!! ha.... This year we are having nothing but rain/rain/rain around our area.... Roads are washing out in spots; flooding is happening; etc.... Very sad!!!!

    Love your pictures.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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