Easter

The thing that I love about photography is that it allows me to relive a moment when I was able to experience a piece of art so magnificent that it couldn’t be replicated with paint or even computer engineering. It is a caught ray of light in a world of din and gray–like a firefly that seeks shelter indoors during a storm.

Tomorrow we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ–a commemoration of a real historical event that renders us (Christians) close to bursting with jubilee. Whereas we remember it as the pinnacle of God’s saving grace and love for us, others see it as a glorious hoax. Millennia have been spent arguing the theology and historicity of a carpenter who claimed to be God during the Roman occupation of the western world, and no matter how strong the argument, ultimately it’s up to the individual to choose to believe or not.

I cannot help but believe. The rocks cry out in evidence. The more I study nature and try to capture its glory, the more I am convinced that not only is there a God, but there is a God who loves us dearly. Over a decade of personal theological study aside, I hear the sound of a waterfall and the songs of birds and it makes me want to sing too. Had I never cracked open a history book or read up on world views and systematic theology, I would still have looked upon a sunset and felt in my heart and someone designed it for us.

Visiting the Cousins

I had a delightful time visiting my Tennessee kin last week and grabbed a few shots when I could (when we weren’t watching little Emery…).

I’m relocating to Columbia, TN soon, and I have to say, I’m beyond excited about it. It’s like a light bulb turned on while I was there, and it felt like home–complete with cows.

My early childhood was spent in the upper Midwest, so it’ll be great to return to some soil that is actually made out of soil, rather than sand.

Evidently Miranda Lambert and Justin Timberlake won’t be too far away too. They say you run into a lot of really nice people in this part of the country.

I’m sure we’ll be best friends forever…

Anyway, I’ll keep up as much as I can. Must get packing though. I have to fit everything I own into my Corolla. I don’t think that will be terribly difficult, but my mom has a habit of sending me off with enough supplies to last several months, so I may need to rent a Uhaul.

Boo.

Mountains and Waterfalls

Here is one of my favorite images from the hike this afternoon. It was a comfy 65 degrees and very sunny out in the Smoky Mountain National Park. When we got to the waterfall, we were the only ones who went off-trail and dipped our feet into the icy waters.

I’ll edit and upload many more, but so far this one is the one I’ll really cherish. Water spray was hitting my face and about ten zebra butterflies were dancing around off to my right near a tiny cave in the cliff face.

It was magical. Fav

Pilgrim’s Progress…

I’m delighted to have found a real focus for the company, which has moved away from marketing and commercial work, and headed toward education and ministry.

Yes, I am a Christian, and I fully intend to use this company for Christ in one way or another. My excitement has no bounds as I write and design workshops for students who don’t normally have the opportunity to learn filmmaking.

Now, this move toward open profession of faith will NOT make me terribly popular in the secular world. Tough cookies. It’s happening.

Stay tuned…TruthRite

Boxing Day and Head Shots!

Hope everyone had an amazing Christmas!!! I spent this morning recovering from a food-coma and worked on some head shots of my family members with my tele-photo lens. Along the way, I tried to catch some life in my garden, currently in progress (lots of weeding to do)…