How I know God guides my photography.....

"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the skies announce what his hands have made. Day after day they tell the story; night after night they tell it again. They have no speech or words; they have no voice to be heard. But their message goes out through all the world; their words go everywhere on earth."
Psalm 19: 1 - 4 (NCV).

Every time I look through the lens of my camera I see God working. Every day He reveals His majesty. Every night He shows me how He creates beauty even in the darkness. Even if I had not known Him before I started taking photos, the moment I looked at His creation up close (or far away) I see His glory and He guides me to see His beauty in all He has created. Photography just allows me to capture an image of what He has created.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

St. Hilary's Church - Tiburon, California

It’s hard to describe the beauty at St. Hilary’s Church in Tiburon, California. Sitting on a hill, facing the west and the Golden Gate Bridge, you have some incredible views of the San Francisco Bay and Marin area. This church is simple, elegant and peaceful.
I was in Tiburon back on April 27, 2007 for a commercial shoot for PG&E. It was about 1:10 P.M.. I wasn't the photographer, just an actor/model in a commercial ad shoot. Because I was at the shoot location about an hour and a half early, I decided to take a look around this beautiful town. Rounding a curve in the road I saw this little old church perched on a bluff overlooking the town and the Bay. Winding through the streets I found it sitting at the end of an old worn out road.
No one was there, just me, and the church with the sun warming the front of the building. It was still early spring and everything was fresh. As usual, I had my camera with me. I set the ISO to 100, took a couple of quick shots to see what the best exposure was (ended up being 1/60 of a second at F22). Focal length was 28mm (focal length in 35mm equaled 42mm). I used a UV and Polarizing filter on the lens to soften the effect of the sun and intensify the sky. Click, click, click… There it was.
I’ll have to check back when there is a storm brewing on the Bay. Love those clouds

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