I’ve been intending for a while now to do some waterfall photography, using a tripod and long exposure to create a dreamy, milky effect in the water. There is something attractive about the power and grace of water as it cascades and tumbles over rocks and precipices. I recently had the opportunity to make some images of a series of waterfalls not too far from home.
Living by the ocean is a constant reminder of water’s presence in my life. It is something I often take for granted because it is so plentiful, but it is something neither you nor I could live without.
Awareness is the beginning of devotion, and as I reflect, not only on water, but also on the other aspects of life I depend on and value, I am filled with gratitude for an awareness of the world around me and for all things that are life-giving. A lesson that I take from the waterfall is that we too are called to live powerfully and gracefully.
“Whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:14)