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Maps and Other Photographers To Locate Your Landscape Locations

Using Google Maps and Other Photographers To Locate Your Landscape Locations | Fstoppers We have all been there: you see an image online that gives you the best perspective of a location but you have no idea exactly where it is located. Sometimes the photographer lists the location on social media, but more often they leave you wondering where exactly they were standing. Last week I set out to film a time-lapse of one of the most photographed skylines in the […]

Images That Force Us To Look Into The Mirror

Selfies, advertising, and other staged photography all too often portray a false or fabricated depiction of our society. It is a no wonder that we don’t necessarily feel the immediate pressure to radically change our increasingly violent identity. Yet, images from around the world tell the true story of what we are becoming – Desensitized to violence. Understandably, who doesn’t want to live in “wonderland” like Alice, where we can shut this painful darkness out from our daily lives. However, the […]

LIFE IN PIXELS: Reflective photography – New Straits Times Online

LIFE IN PIXELS: Reflective photography – New Straits Times Online We are experiencing unpredictable weather lately due to the prolonged monsoon season and this is the perfect time to capture the dramatic landscape. You can use water to create photos with wonderful mirror effects. LIFE IN PIXELS: Reflective photography – New Straits Times Online thumbnail courtesy of nst.com.my

Smile! Wait… Don’t Smile

Now You Know: Why Do People Always Look So Serious in Old Photos? – TIME

Here Is Your Present… Now What? Seize Control!

There are gifts. There are presents. And then there is the ultimate gift which is the present.

If You Are Feeling A Little Let Down Today…

If you are feeling a little let down today, how do you think this fox feels! Dealing with our fellow man can take its toll these days. So, here is a welcomed distraction. The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards should lift your spirits with photos of animals doing the darndest things. God has filled the animal kingdom with a kaleidoscope of personalities, beauty, and innocence. A perfectly timed breath of fresh air.

Cat Got My Tongue

I grew up believing I was allergic to cats and dogs. I later learned this was nothing more than a fable fabricated by others to discourage me from wanting a pet. So the TIME story, “Here Are Some Adorable Photos Of Kittens Pouncing” grabbed my tongue and inspired me to write a personal memoir, not about cats per se, but about life. Fast forward many years later, I found myself wandering into a pet store and buying my first dog. It […]

The Beauty Is In The Details; Not The Devil

We are in constant pursuit of the fountain of youth and all things new. When something gets old enough, we discard, retire, or replace it. When something gets worn enough, we polish, enhance, or renovate it. My concern is that we may be losing an appreciation for the precious relics of this earth and moreover, the beauty and richness that resides in age itself. Photographer Beth Moon successfully uses special techniques to accentuate the age of the world’s oldest trees. One such technique involves […]

Do You Know True Love?

“True love is locked in trust and sacrifice. The lock of true love has no key because it is forever binding.” -Greg Pai

Passion Alert! Accountant Turned Photographer

Leon embraces passion for photography. Some people wonder how they will fill their days once they have retired. Not Leon Simmons. The former accountant has always loved photography. Leon embraces passion for photography – Royal Gazette thumbnail courtesy of royalgazette.com

Only God!

Photo Credit: Dan Park (New York, USA)

Views That Speak Bring Strength To The Weak

“Views that speak, bring strength to the weak.” -Greg Pai

Only God!

Photo Credit: Dan Park (New York, USA)

Do You Need An Angel Today?

Don’t miss the many daily reminders that God is always with us.

Photo Credit: Greg Pai

Go Out And Do The Impossible!

With God, all things are possible.
Photo Credit: Erik Hersman (Nairobi, Kenya)

Have A Heart

Photos are wonderful tools to force us still and insight an awareness of things we are too busy to acknowledge. God wants us to appreciate these precious little souls whose hearts are or were physically broken, but not nearly as broken God’s own for all His creation. What may appear to be a photo of scars, is really a reminder of hope. Photo of Babies With Chest Scars From Open-Heart Surgeries | POPSUGAR Moms A strong mom is using one photo to take […]

Inside Looking Out??? Outside Looking In???

Honor and celebrate the wonder that manifests in all of creation.  

Ever Wonder Why Most Animals In The Wild Have Their Heads Bowed Down?

And this is the close to our every day! We really don’t spend enough time acknowledging our blessings or counting the countless miracles in our midst every single moment of every day. But they are abundant. How many miracles did you miss today? Only occasionally will we take notice to the more obvious of miracles including the sunset, a passing rainbow, or an exhibition of extraordinary talent. But every breath we take and beat of our heart is a miracle. Every […]

What Do You Know About The First Book Illustrated With Photographs?

Probably more than me because I knew nothing. But when I learned that it was a book about algae and also published by the first female photographer, I had to wonder why I never heard about this before. Granted, algae are not the most photogenic subjects. However, the cyanotyping film process made them perfect for the technology of the day. Then it occurred to me that it may have been a more perfect subject for other reasons. Algae are some […]

Don’t Make Waves. Photograph Them!

What were you doing when you were 25 years old? Well, I was making waves and not really observing them. However, when I got a chance to go to the ocean’s edge, I can remember the crashing sounds yielded by each wave’s immense force. Yet, I was missing the visual brilliance each wave displays as it’s individual fingerprint on the world. The shape; the spectrum of color; the reflections and diffraction of light. When we absorb photographs of these ocean phenomena, we can see the power that […]

Are You A Picture Taker Or A Photographer?

A Picture-Taker becomes a Photographer when he or she has connected with the phenomenon that they capture.

Capturing A Miracle

Sometimes being in the wrong place at the wrong time can be the exact place at the perfect time to photograph a miracle. Many remember this amazing story of heroism on the part of the pilot and the orderly passengers who didn’t let their panic overtake their desire to assist one another. The individual who captured this moment just happened to be on a ferry not too far from where the plane landed. What could have easily resulted in a bad outcome […]

Do You Have A Train To Catch?

I know. Easier said than done. But how true and profound. Why are we so preoccupied with getting to the destination and so little attention is given to the journey. From when we are young, we are hammered to get good grades so we can go to a good college. We are convinced we need to do well in college so we can get a good job. We strive to do well at our job so we can climb the ladder. We […]

Is Life Really Better Under The Sea?

Not likely unless you are a fish. However, this recent photo contest makes a compelling case for the world down under. Most of us will never come face to face with these forms of life except through the lens of these brave photographers (who also happen to be divers). An example of where two talents are necessary to bring about a single result. The Ocean’s Chaotic Beauty Captured In 15 Award-Winning Photos “In case you needed further proof that the ocean […]

Is It Possible To Explain The Wonders Of The World?

When it comes to wonders and miracles, our time is best spent not asking how, but thanking Who.  

Want A Laugh Over Spilled Milk?

Moooooove Over Scientists! Scientists deserve a great respect for their pursuit of exploring and understanding God’s miracles. But don’t be fooled for a second, God is the only creator of miracles. And everything is a miracle!

Who Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

God made each and every one of us unique for a reason. Preprogrammed into your soul is your specific purpose. And that purpose will use ALL the physical, emotional, and spiritual gifts you were created with. God wastes nothing. Just look at the inter-relationship and inter-dependence of everything in the universe. I remember as a youngster when I would hear of friends having their appendix removed. I would always wonder, “Don’t we need that thing? Why would we have it in […]

Put Your Shovels Away and Let It Snow!

I remember as a child cutting snowflakes out of folded paper and always entertained by the result. An acceptable rendition of what only God can produce perfectly. However, only when I stumbled on the work of a certain amateur photographer did I truly realize how magnificent a creation a simple snowflake is. Maybe not so simple after all. We can get up close and personal with the snowflake through the work of Alexey Kljatov. Get ready to be amazed! Photographer Alexey Kljatov uses quick bursts of […]

Only God!

An olive tree can live to 1,500 years old.

We Don’t Want to Tell People…

God gave us a brilliant mind to think for ourselves and not simply follow a system by default. But that requires time, effort, and most of all, God’s wisdom. Thinking, discovering, and creating are the three worst things to outsource, and doing so is a fatal mistake.

Have You Seen Nature’s Waterfall Of Colors?

“The Aurora Borealis , or Northern Lights, is one of nature’s most spectacular light displays. Ever changing, they will intrigue anyone who is lucky to catch them night after night. At no other time of year can we drive through city and country alike and feel the warmth that lights add to our lives. No matter how awesome our light displays are though, nothing can compare with one of the most amazing shows nature has to offer; the Aurora Borealis, or […]

If Not For The Valleys

by Greg Pai Featured Photo Credit: highlights6 (Wood Lanes, UK) If not for the valleys I often descend I could not see the mountains o’er horizon’s bend The glory of God His Majestic style Awe filled landscape A miracle mile So far in the distance While feeling so close The landscape before me I anticipate most These dips are in God’s grips All these lands are in His hands Descents and ascents are the intent of His plans Shaping and […]

Miss Universe 2015: And The Winner Is… (God’s Perspective)

Beauty is in the eyes of the Creator; Not the beholder. What was the Creator of beauty’s take on the events of Sunday night’s pageant?

I Sense God Speaking Mystery…

Our circumstances are perfect in God’s eyes. Whether they are overwhelmed with trial and uncertainty, or filled with total bliss, they are a part of our plan. Hence, we should approach them with blind faith that God is with us, all the time. Wallpaper Download Area Click the appropriate button and save the wallpaper image to your device. You can then set the image as your lock and/or home screen as normal. [download id=”4112″] [download id=”4114″] [download id=”4116″]    

Mystery Creates Wonder…

God is the Creator of mystery and mystery creates wonder.

…You Never Know What God Is Going to Reveal…

As a photographer, you never know what God is going to reveal after you press the shutter. Can you find the heart God placed around this lovely couple on their wedding day? God is the ultimate photobomber. He is in every picture!