I’m grateful for yummy farm fresh eggs…
Photo Study: 1980’s Minolta Flim SLR
Film… remember that stuff? 😉
If I could tell a story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera. [Lewis Hine]
You don’t take a photograph, you make it. [Ansel Adams]
Ten Thousand. That’s *about* how many pictures I’ve taken (so far 😉 ) in 2010. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been sorting through them and picking out my favorites. Some of my personal favorite images and favorite moments as a photographer are when I’m capturing God’s creation… Particularly pictures of the moon, stars, sunsets, or clouds. So today I’m sharing some of my favorite “sky pictures”. 🙂
One of my favorite things to hear is, “You really should come see the moon…” or “These clouds would make a great picture!” There’s something about the vastness of what’s “out there”, my tiny-ness in comparison, and the fact that God still cares for each of us individually that is overwhelming.
Psalm 8 says it best:
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers,
the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
What is man, that thou art mindful of him?
And the son of man, that thou visitest him?
For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels,
and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of Thy hands;
Thou hast put all things under his feet:
All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;
The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea,
and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
O LORD our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth!
Photo Study: My Piano 🙂
Several weeks ago I did a photo study on my dad’s guitar… So figured it was time to do a mini-study on my own instrument. It’s been longer than I care to admit since I’ve taken photos of my piano. A lot of hours have been spent practicing for recitals, practicing for voice lessons (yes, a piano came in mighty handy for that! 😉 ), and playing “just for fun”.
Sing unto him a new song;
Play skilfully with a loud noise.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…..
There are so many things I love about Christmas. The celebration of Christ’s birth. Christmas songs and hymns. The “special” traditions we have – like enchiladas for Christmas dinner. “Decking the Halls.” Shopping. Watching old holiday movies like Christmas Carol and It’s a Wonderful Life. Christmas Cards. And…. Wrapping gifts… Paper. Ribbon. Bows. Tags. And lots of secrets.
One of our newer traditions is picking out a theme for our “wrappings”. Each year we pick a new color scheme. Last year we did purple and silver and the year before we used white and shades of blue. This year our theme is gold and red with accents of green and cream.
Photo Study: Wrapping Christmas Gifts
Photo Study: My Great-Grandmother’s Bible
My great-grandmother, known as Gigi, was a remarkable lady. Widowed not long after the Great Depression and left with several children ages thirteen to infant, her life was hard one. But she had a lot of determination and spunk.
Ninety-seven. That’s how old she was when she passed away. (As a side-note, she was the only great-grandparent that I ever knew.) Her legacy was over nintety descendants strong counting all of the children, grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandkids.
Yesterday I was thinking of the many things I’m thankful for. One thing that came to mind is a godly heritage. At Gigi’s funeral, her pastor shared how she was always at church. Once she stopped driving (when she was ninety-five!) someone would usually give her a ride to church. If that person was late she would walk the few blocks over to the church. In the words of her pastor, “Some of you wouldn’t even come to church if we sent a limousine for you!”
I’m thankful for her testimony and for the godly heritage she left behind.
Time for something on the quirky side, don’t you think?
Photo Study: My Desk Drawer
This phonograph belonged to my great-grandmother…. Her name was Agnes, but among the family she was known as “Ma Aggie”. While I never knew Ma Aggie, I’ve heard a lot about her. I know that she had a “thing” for aprons, quilts, and that she left several amazing recipes behind – including the world’s best chicken and dumplings. (The dumplings will have to wait for another post… 😉 ) I have a feeling we would have gotten along really well. 🙂
Photo Study: Sparton Phonograph
Photo Study: Guitar
This is my dad’s guitar. The other day I realized that I’ve never taken pictures of it… That’s when I decided it would be my next photo study subject. 🙂
Praise Him with stringed instruments…
So much of photography is simply about looking at things in a different way. For me, a “photo study” is a good way to focus on that… taking one object and seeing how many ways I can “see” it.
Photo Study: 1930’s Bentima Clock
At that time will I bring you again,
Even in the time that I gather you:
For I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth,
When I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD.