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Under The Sea… Under The Sea…

Genesis 1:9
Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so.

In pictures: Stunning images of sea life from the Underwater Photography of the Year 2017 – Yahoo News UK

These amazing images were snapped in extreme conditions by talented photographers with a keen eye. They all feature in the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017 competition, which showcases the best images below the surface. In pictures: Stunning images of sea life from the Underwater Photography of the Year 2017 – Yahoo News UK

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Dizzying Sights From Dizzying Heights

Genesis 11:4
Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”

German photographer climbs to dizzying heights, risking life and limb – Imaging Resource

Most teenagers are busy with school, spending time with friends, playing sports and video games, etc., but not Andrej Ciesielski. The German teenager was climbing skyscrapers at age 15. Ironically, he was afraid of heights. German photographer climbs to dizzying heights, risking life and limb – imaging resource

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Smile, and Put Your Best Foot Forward…

So often we are the central subject of our photographic memories when we travel or set out for new experiences. Pictures of us in front of landmarks and scenery; on the beach or in the pool, group photos at the dining table. Oh – and all those selfies.

I believe those photos really miss the opportunity to capture the inspiration we felt that very moment we experienced the miracle or miracles we were encountering. For example, a picture of a couple taken in front of a setting sun can be timeless, for sure. But what that couple experienced individually, and together, when they set their sights on the blazing beauty of God’s handiwork, is almost completely lost.

Photographer, Tom Robinson took on a very interesting project where he began to document his family’s travels by taking pictures from their “vantage point” and only showing their feet which personalizes the photo. I find the results quite amazing and can see how looking at these photos 10 years from now can bring them right back to those special moments.

Feet First: Photographer documents his family’s travels by showing only their feet | Creative Boom

While sitting on a Brighton beach in 2005 with his new girlfriend Verity, photographer Tom Robinson thought the view of their feet pointing out to sea would make a nice photo. Since then, he’s continued to document their travels around the world in this way, resulting in a growing collection of over a hundred images. read more at creativeboom.com

 

Where Is The City Of True Love?

Cities are such marvelous expressions of man’s ability to create. God gives us amazing gifts of engineering, craftsmanship, design, and vision. Above the enormous complexity of any city however, is its personality which comes to life when you add people and culture to the architecture.

People always ask, “where is the best place you have ever traveled?” My typical response is “Everywhere!” That said, I do have different take-aways from each city and can often understand why a certain city might have earned a certain identity like “the city of love.” Actually, there are many cities that claim to be that title; Rome, Italy being one of them. Romance is truly in the Roman air. However, I am starting to think that every city I have visited is a city of love. So much more of my travel these days is focused on people and culture and less so on aesthetics and landmarks. So, when you travel with a passion to connect with people, you cannot help but find love. It just happens.

A little hint: People absolutely love sharing their culture. I remember a few years back when my wife and I hosted two young students from China for a few weeks at our house. Of course they wanted to see the typical landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, but the experience that will stay with them (and us) forever was the experience of getting to know one another and sharing.

I bet this is what heaven is like!

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 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

So You Want To Photograph The Universe Do You…

Particularly for those of us living in light polluted cities, the universe is simply not observable in the fullness of its glory. So we must rely on others to combine their ideal locations with the necessary technical skills so we too can enjoy God’s amazing creation as if we were there ourselves. If you are one of those most fortunate, here are some tips enhance your potential.

How to Photograph the Milky Way

“If you live in a remote area with dark skies, you are one of the lucky ones; the lucky ones that get to look up on a clear dark night and see a thick band of glowing light stretch across the sky.” read more at petapixel.com

 

Photography Provides A Portal To Many Realities For Most Of Us

The power of photography extends far past simply being an extraordinary visual art. For nearly all of us, it provides the only access to the glory or horror of the many concurrent world events we would otherwise have no way to witness. I believe that more than words or film, photos can freeze a particular moment, impress it into our present conscience, and move us emotionally as no other stimuli can. The use of photography during the Civil Rights Era, the Holocaust, the many wars (too many), and the landing of the first man on the moon are just a very few examples of this medium’s power and potential.

We enhance our connection and dependence on God when we broaden our awareness and experience of world cultures and events. God’s concern is for His entire creation. Not just a portion or limited to our specific domain. Sharing interest and concern for the world grows us closer to God. Photos also speak directly to our hearts. We don’t need a biased reporter or background narrative to tell us what we see with our eyes and with our hearts. When we seek truth in what we are observing, God will speak truth to us.    

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/18/race-civil-rights-and-photography/?_r=0Via lens.blogs.nytimes.com

 

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 a bizarre, magnificent and totally alien world, the Underwater Photography Guide has announced the winners of its 2015 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition.”
read more at huffingtonpost.com

It is not surprising that we must brave the elements in order to capture some of God’s most hidden treasures. Maybe He hides them to protect them; Or maybe so that the search is equally as exciting as the find. We salute those who bring this amazing world up to the surface for all to marvel.

For What Could I Thirst…

It is very easy to go through the day preoccupied with everything that is wrong in our life. Trust, this is what I do for a living! However, that just happens to be my job. But for the majority of us (including me in my down time), it is vital that we pick our heads up and focus on that which is “working” in our lives. The desert season is a time when our life seems barren, dry, and lifeless. We thirst for revival and favor. How easy it is to forget that come nightfall, the desert offers a magical spectacle of stars that would not be enjoyed with the same clarity under any other circumstances.

God never leaves us empty. Even when we are lost for a time in the desert, miracles abound for sure.

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Only God!

Spiders have between two and six spinnerets at the back of their abdomen. Each one is like a tiny showerhead that has hundreds of holes, all producing liquid silk.

Only God!
Only God!