Photographing water scenes is something that I like to do. It could be the ocean, a lake or pond, rivers, even reflections in puddles. Water has many moods. The ocean can be dynamic or calm. Rivers can be swift or slow. Waterfalls can convey power or serenity. Reflections can add an abstract quality to a scene.
Water surfaces can be very colorful in cityscapes, as the lights of the buildings and other structures are reflected by the water. Long exposure images of water convey a mirror-smooth surface, presenting something very different from a real-time view.
Living near an ocean presents me with many photographic opportunities–not only the water itself, but structures such as lighthouses, as well as rocky shores and the sea birds that abound.
Jesus speaks about living water, not stagnant water, but water that springs up to support vegetation and human life–a necessity for life on this earth. God’s word is like that for us. The dynamic and life-sustaining nature of God’s word is like the water that we need to live and to thrive.
“Those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.” (John 4:14)