Friday, February 6, 2009

I heart my camera

(Taken by Sazaran)

Photography has been a passion of mine for a few years now. A few years isn’t much, but it is enough time to allow me to get out there, learn enough about my camera to take decent pictures and appreciate a whole new art form.

I am an artistic person, but I cannot (if my life depended on it) draw, sketch, paint, sculpt or otherwise create a work of art. This is why I love photography. With photography, you are able to take something that is so perfectly created in original beauty and put your spin on it. The material is already there; it’s just up to you to present it in a way no one has seen it before.

I heart my camera.

This, I’ll admit, is a re-blog. I didn’t stumble upon these amazing pictures by myself. But, it doesn’t change how simply awe-struck I am and how much I am inspired to get out there, camera in hand, and take pictures of God’s amazing creation!!

Take a look at the winners of the Windland Smith Rice International Awards 2008 Winners.

Browsing through the winners of 2008, I just absorbed the magnitude of God’s creative power to make something so breath-takingly beautiful. All arguments aside, when you see these pictures, you will be speechless of our Creator.

He is awesome. I think this perfectly describes the pictures above:

Psalm 19

1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.
3 There is no speech or language
where their voice is not heard. [a]
4 Their voice [b] goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,
5 which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6 It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is hidden from its heat.
7 The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul.
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the LORD are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
9 The fear of the LORD is pure,
enduring forever.
The ordinances of the LORD are sure
and altogether righteous.
10 They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the comb.
11 By them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
12 Who can discern his errors?
Forgive my hidden faults.
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins;
may they not rule over me.
Then will I be blameless,
innocent of great transgression.
14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.


Anonymous said...

More amazing than the photographer is the Creator.

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