Groves of quaking aspen (Poplus tremuloides) dressed in their golden autumn finery stand guard as living gates to a nearby mountain along June Lake Loop, Inyo National Forest in the Eastern Sierra Mountains of California, as seen in this photograph taken in October 2017.
I am grateful to my dear precious Mother Cheryl who was with me on this road trip and advised I go back to a large group of aspen trees lining one side of the road. Looking perpendicular to the roadway was this gorgeous view which I would have missed had it not been for my dear Mother’s prompting.
Aspens near and far Reveal the hidden treasure ~ Mountain majesty.
This scenic portrait is dedicated in loving memory of Mama Cheryl, who graduated to Heaven almost exactly one year after this photo was taken.
I am reminded of the glory of God that shines brightly and helps ease the grief of the loss of a loved one, when we invite His presence into our hearts. The magnificence of our Creator is truly reflected in nature and a reminder of His great love for us.
Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah ~ Psalm 24:9-10 (NKJV)
Grateful to God and thankful to the group administrators for kindly featuring this image on the home pages of the Fine Art America groups ::
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Special recognition: Peer nominated by a fellow artist for a Special Feature in the 1,000 Views on 1 Image group, 09.03.22.
Since the sky in my original photo was overexposed, I replaced it with a sky image from another photo taken five minutes earlier near this location. This image is therefore a composite of the two photos.
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Embedded in the top right-hand corner is the Hebrew acronym for "B'ezras Hashem" [ ב ס " ד ] meaning "with God's help". It is a reminder to me as an artist of my dependence on the Almighty, the Originator of all creativity. This is a similar acknowledgement used by great artists like Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel who signed their work with the Latin phrase, "Soli Deo gloria" which means, "Glory to God alone".
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