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.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Wolf At The Front Door

Here is a recent photo I took while in Southern France (Arles). This wolf like dog was sitting at the front door of a large church in the center of Arles. The locals said it is a beggar's dog and that the dog will lay in this doorway until his owner comes to the spot to beg. I observed this dog for close to 20 minutes and it did not move from this spot. Later that morning (December 28, 2008 at 11:59 a.m. - a Sunday) the beggar was in that spot and I saw this dog going toward an alley near some older ruins. While on vacation I chose not to take my larger DSLR with me (to much equipment to haul and just too heavy to move). I shot this with a Sony Cybershot DSC-W150. The exposure was at 1/125 of a second at F4.5 (ISO speed was 125). Focal length was 18.7mm. This camera (a point and shoot) is an 8.1 mega pixel camera... fit in my shirt pocket and enabled me to shoot with ease and without having to lug around various lenses. I saw several other photographers who were using their DSLR cameras, and when we compared pictures, I'd say about 90% of the time, this little point and shoot held its own.

If you look closely, you will be able to see the doorway at the church in Arles. The arrow points to the location of the dog. There was a film being shot in the square that day and you can see the lighting equipment that was set up.

1 comment:

Mountain Mom said...

Your photography takes us where you have been and is very uplifting. Thank you.