It’s Day Three of my 30 Days of Creativity project, and this creation combines a photo from my John Muir Trail trip and thoughtful quote from John Muir himself. This is part of a weekly meme I’ve started at SoCalHiker.net called Muir Mondays.
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. – John Muir
I took this photo in late July 2010, lying on my back on a picnic table in the backpacker’s campground in Yosemite Valley, the day before we began our three-week thru-hike on the John Muir Trail (JMT). The trees swayed in the wind, and reached so tall they seemed to yearn for the stars. It was a perfect setting for pondering the trail ahead.
I tweaked the photo first in SnapSeed, but ended up bringing it into Photoshop to add the text and a translucent gradient (to aid text readability).
In my experience, nature is the perfect muse. What inspires you? Let me know in the comments.