Back in December, NASA shared its best Pluto close-ups gathered by New Horizons. It was a detailed, but incomplete set — now, the plucky probe has transferred more data back to Earth, allowing researchers to stitch together the rest of the picture. NASA gets a better picture of Pluto’s surface
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 resides in God’s pinky finger. How awesome are waves…
Photographer Shoots the Beauty and Beast Natures of Ocean Waves
“Chris Dixon is a 25-year-old photographer based in Sydney, Australia. When he’s not photographing weddings, he’s often standing in shallow ocean water and shooting fine art photos of waves breaking on the coastline. When waves break onto the near-dry reef, he tries to capture their beauty and form through close-up compositions.” read more at petapixel.com
David Leaser is using new technology and special techniques to capture God’s amazing handiwork embedded in all of nature. His images draw us closer to the detail and color we often miss for many reasons. Without a doubt, with the right intent, innovation and technology can enhance our appreciation for God’s creation.
It’s one thing to use a macro lens on a camera to capture the smallest details of flora and fauna.
Then there’s what David Leaser does, which is less like photography than it is like an MRI image. It’s called focus stacking and involves an array of photographic equipment that far exceeds the usual single-lens reflex camera equipped with a macro lens.
“I wanted to elevate these little tiny flowers into significance, give people a different perspective,” he said.”
And that he does. He also seeks to “have his works lower viewers’ blood pressure and cause them to smile.” I believe that this is exactly why God created such natural beauty on this earth. I pray we all seek ways to draw closer to God’s creation. The result – We draw closer to God.