This world that God has put us in is painfully beautiful. Sometimes, however, I feel like we forget to stop and appreciate that beauty — at least I know I do. It is for this reason that I’ve decided I’m going to start sharing my photography here on this blog. Photography lets us pause a moment in time — it allows us to reflect, and truly appreciate God’s beauty. This beauty comes in many forms. It shows itself in earth’s creatures — us included — and in the wild lands around us. It even shows itself in manmade form; architecture, artwork, music, literature, technology … the list goes on. Even things such as run down buildings and simple objects have a beauty all their own — we just need to train our eyes to see it.
I went out to Fish Lake a few weeks ago to take some pictures and video for a final project in one of my classes. The lighting was very poor, unfortunately, so I had to go back out another day to get more photos for my class. Most of what I took turned out very grainy and un-usable.
Even so, I really enjoy a handful of the pictures I took. They aren’t perfect, but that’s part of what makes them beautiful. They are beautiful in a raw, unfinished sort of way that makes me think of wilderness and old film cameras.
Ultimately, everything in this world comes from God — even the things we ourselves have created. Whenever we see something that makes our heart sing, that makes us dizzy with joy or breathless with wonder — it is in those moments that God speaks to us.
Let’s talk! Where you find beauty? What makes your heart sing? Let me know in the comment section below!