Details

Often when I am on a photo walk my eye is caught by patterns and details in the landscape or architecture around me. The possibilities for fascination are endless. I only have to have an eye open to seeing within the larger picture.

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Fascination with creation is one way we connect with God’s Spirit. After all, the Creator is endlessly fascinating, and God’s creation is a reflection of that creative spirit. Walking around with my camera encourages me to slow down and notice what’s around me.

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Because of convenience and because I am a creature of habit, I often walk the same routes, which much of the time pass along the waters of a river or harbor. There’s a sense of expansiveness there, with long views and wide open skies.

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The challenge often is to see something new or something old in a new way–how the setting sun illuminates the side of a tree or building, how a gull is perching on some old pilings, how the calm water reflects the light of the adjacent scene.

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Noticing leads to wonder, which leads to joy and gratitude for the gifts of creation which have been given to me. God’s gifts are given for a purpose. What gifts do I notice? Where will my gratitude lead me?

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“This is why I speak to them in parables, because ‘they look but do not see and hear but do not listen or understand.’” (Matthew 13:13)

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1 thought on “Details

  1. Great shots! These are the kind of photos I love taking! Texture, patterns, diagonals, quirky details! Great fun!

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