My friends, readers and followers,
Sometimes the trail before us is straight, level and easy to follow. Sometimes however, it contains treacherous curves, rises through unimaginable slopes and remains obscured until we reach a precipice. Life is often like that later type of trail and my own path has been difficult these past five years.
A few short months ago my wife of 23 years decided to divorce me, move out of our home and take my two remaining minor daughters with her. Nothing could have shocked me more or hurt me worse than this news, given to me not from her own lips but from an early morning phone call from her attorney. To say that I was devastated would not do justice to the depth of my sorrow. Nothing in my entire life had prepared me for this situation and my world came to an abrupt end.
Life does go on however and with the help of the Lord, my kind and loving family and my friends near and far, I am moving forward once again with my life’s journey. The Lord never gives us a challenge that we cannot overcome my friends, but with free will comes the responsibility to treat others with kindness, consideration and love. Some never learn this valuable lesson and for those we must pray. I wish my ex-spouse only the best in this life and pray that she finds peace and contentment in her journey. My resolve to provide photographic help and advice through this blog has not wavered. Nor has my love of life, my belief in God and my commitment to my four beautiful daughters’ future.
Your continued support and understanding is greatly appreciated my friends. May the trail before you be filled with wonders.
Sugar Land, Texas
The Trail Before Us – Big Bend National Park, Texas
Copyright © 2011 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 28mm, f/13 for 1/20th of a second at ISO 100 using a Singh-Ray warming polarizer filter and 2-stop graduated neutral density filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3.
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