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4 years, 7 months ago 12

After 9 + days out in the north country, I’m tired, and smiling!  Yes we had a great workshop and we all got some wonderful images, but that is not what is making smile the most!  I got an email today from one of the attendees expressing their thoughts, I’m not going to identify the person, I but do want to share some of what they had to say;

 

I just wanted to send you a note to thank you once again for the wonderful experience you and your team provided. 

 

In May I lost my Father, he had a heart attack while planting flowers in his back yard. I had just talked to him 30 minutes before to tell him I was on my way over. He was gone when I pulled into the driveway.

 

 

Roughly six weeks later my grandmother, Dad’s mother passed away. She was in her late 80s and I think it was too much for her. So, my family was headed to another funeral and saying goodbye once again. My grandmother was a huge fan of Charles Stanley – I had told her I would try to get his autograph for her. I am sure she was pleased I was able to meet him.

 

Since May I had hardly touched my camera, staying busy with work and helping my mother. I really had not taken any time for myself until this past week.

 

Between the landscapes, the fellowship, hearing Charles speak and just being away I felt the most joy I’ve felt in years. It was the first time in months that I wasn’t struggling to cope.  I desperately needed your workshop at the time that it came – I have no doubt that was part of God’s plan.

 

Thank you so much – it was an experience of a lifetime. 

 

Jim, Snake, Chuck, and I love to make great images, share our love for photography, and experience amazing places like Glacier, but knowing that God used us to reach out and love someone with His love, and make a difference, that is what we started His Light for in the first place!!!  I think what a privilege it is to have fun doing workshop, and know that God can use it for blessing His children.  Even though we stood above 6,000 feet to shoot some scenes, this is the highest I’ve felt since my plane landed in Kalispell!  Thanks for being willing to share that with me!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

 

Photo Note: top image Fuji X100s with with a built in software filter to allow jus tone color to record while making the rest of the image a Black and White, really cool!  Bottom Fuji X-E1.

 

Tomorrow I’m headed to the Badlands, for the rest of this week, I hope to share some new work from there with you for the rest of the week!!!

 

 

 

 

4 years, 7 months ago 4

As we come down to the end of our grand adventure, it has been a wonderful week!!  This has been a great group and the spiritual enrichment has exceeded even the fantastic scenery!  Above the team and attendees in one of the famous Glacier Motor Coaches!  Yes that’s Dr. Charles Stanley at the wheel!  Would write more but we are headed out for another sunset from  Logan’s Pass!  I’m home this Sunday evening and then on to the Black Hills Shoot Our, more images from South Dakota on the way, have a great weekend!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

4 years, 7 months ago 4

We spent most of the morning in a great area of Glacier National Park called Sunrift Gorge, a series of amazing cascades of Sunrift Creek.  I couldn’t help but think of the scripture of living waters as, with great fellowship we captured the beautiful water.

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

 

Fuji X-E1

4 years, 7 months ago 11

At week long workshops the days get long!  If you decide to sleep in, this could happen!  So you don’t sleep in!!  This morning our group went to Many Glacier and caught spectacular light on Mount Grinnell.  It was cold and little windy, but well worth any pain!  Walking down to the national park lodge, just to the right out of the frame above, for breakfast I turned and looked back up the hill and got a great surprise, on of our student walking along the ridge in silhouette!

 

Thanks Joel, you afforded a great shot opportunity!!  With every step we found fun things to photograph and I love sharing them with you guys!!!

 

 

 

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

 

Photo Note:  Fuji X-E1