After 19 straight hours of driving, we are home. Exhausted and lethargic... but home. Below are a few more pics and next time we'll tell you the story of how this last week came to be.
When I got home and looked at the photos already online with my 24" color calibrated monitors, the picky-perfectionist-professional-picture-person in me was a little disappointed. The color correction and dynamic ranges were not as good as they could be. For you advanced or pro photogs out there, you'll know what I mean. Everyone else could care less.
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Laptop screens, even good ones, make it hard to see the photo color and details well (compared to large professional displays).
Here's the last of the "laptop processed" photos for this trip:
This place was just awe-inspiring. Anyone who sees the Creator
in this scene bathes in hope and expectation of eternity. Anyone who believes
all this is just the result of random time and chance, can't help (if they are honest)
but feel insignificant and worthless at the thought of being nothing more
than a blip on the fantasy 6 billion year radar of purposelessness.
Photography just can't capture the real scope of this.
Landis is a couple of hundred feet up the trail from me giving me
a thumbs up. Do you see him standing left of the trail?
You might think we are exaggerating for effect but we aren't:
all week long, Abby out-climbed and out-walked all of us.
We were AMAZED she wasn't out of breath because of the altitude.
She got winded a few times but it was long after the rest of us were
already panting for breath. It would appear that the mold in our bathroom
really was the cause of her fevers and respiratory junk
because Abby's lungs have gotten clearer and clearer and
stronger with each day that passes. She hasn't had a
fever for almost a month (not longer after the mold was removed).