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Do Unto Others

“In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you.” ‭‭— Matthew‬ ‭7:12‬ ‭ Looking through my social media feeds, it is easy for me to conclude that many people have little or no desire to be treated well. No desire for grace or mercy. No want of forgiveness. No giving of the benefit of the doubt. No need for understanding. No hunger for kindness. No love. Sound harsh? Perhaps. But Read more…

Goslings resting on the ground

Wild Babies Visit the Backyard

Wild Babies – Photo of the Day, May 14, 2020 The goslings visiting our yard the past few days finally settled down enough for me to get a picture of them this morning. Four of them anyway. The other two insisted on running around the yard. Probably trying to keep mom on her toes. These wild babies are wild in every sense of the word, and Momma watches them like a hawk, even though she’s Read more…

Pileated Woodpecker

Of Worms, Trees, and a Pileated Woodpecker

A couple weeks ago a storm took the top off one of the trees in my backyard. The tree is about 15 feet shorter now. That’s about one-third shorter than it was. It has been a candidate for removal for a while, but since it is hidden behind other trees and mostly out of sight I thought why not let the Creator of the tree decide its fate. The Lord seems to have determined that Read more…

Coneflower

Grounded and Working Faith Defeats COVID-19

The test results came back. Negative for COVID-19. Not what I was expecting. Don’t get me wrong. I am definitely thankful. Relieved too. It is a little surprising though. Having had all the symptoms, and spending a few days discovering new ways to eject my lungs, I was certain a test would show I had contracted the virus. I’m convinced I did have it, but by the time they stuck a swab up my left Read more…

Dog Beach Del Mar

Faith is Greater than Fear – A Follow-up

This is a follow-up to a short article I wrote linking to one my pastor wrote for his blog. Vacation Extension After getting home from San Diego I would have time to spend writing, processing pictures, telling stories, and posting to my Website. Oh, and finish reading the book I started before the trip. Sheltering-in would be like a vacation extension. So I thought. I was about to have a very practical lesson in faith Read more…

Faith is Greater Than Fear

It would be easy for us to be filled with fear right now, but God wants us to choose faith. Faith is always greater than fear. Unfortunately, we all too often let fear grab hold of us before we look up in faith. But once we let faith take over our fear can subside. Fear is a liar, but faith reveals truth. Click To Tweet Pastor Tim Riordan of SonRise Church in Newnan, Geogia is Read more…

Improv studio setup

Simple Improvised Studio Setup Anyone Can Use

As an outdoor nature and landscape photographer I don’t own a lot of studio equipment, and I don’t think a lot about studio setup. I don’t own any lights, backdrops, light tables, or other equipment you might find in a studio. Heck, I don’t even know what I would need. But I don’t let any of that stop me when I want to shoot something requiring a studio setup. I simply improvise. You don’t need Read more…

Top Picks of 2019

Continuing with making images right up to the end of the year has caused a delay in posting my top picks of 2019. I wanted to get what I have finished posted even though I still have a few to process and edit. Any which turn out to make the favorites list will be added later. Once again we made trips to California and South Carolina. Added in 2019 was a short trip to Apalachicola Read more…

Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge

Crossing Bridges into the New Year

Day seven of the new year. It’s off to a slow start. You can tell because it has taken me until seven days in to write a post. Happy New Year. The holidays were busy, and it isn’t any less busy as 2020 gets started. By busy I mean the Christmas load-out. Normally, the Christmas decorations take-down is completed on New Years Day. We were having so much fun this year that we didn’t start Read more…

One thing for a Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas If I am going to write a Christmas post, now would be the time. Not doing it now would mean not doing it at all. I’m pretty sure I won’t be taking time for too much writing over the next week or so. It feels like Christmas got here awfully quick. Didn’t we just have Thanksgiving last week? Everything seems to move more quickly these days. Is that just me getting older? Perhaps, Read more…

A dusting of snow in the tree tops.

Our Winter Wonderland 2019

Winter Wonderland in the Backyard. Two year anniversary post. It has been two years since our backyard winter wonderland. You can read the post I wrote about it here. It looks like I wasn’t finished with this photo when I posted it. I guess I planned to add it later and forgot. That was our first Christmas in Georgia, and in spite of being assured by our neighbors that snow was a rare occurrence in Read more…

Reasons to Keep Your Photo Rejects

When you make as many images as I do it stands to reason that there will be a lot of images that simply are not good enough to bother with. This post will discuss some reason to keep your photo rejects, but first a few reasons to reject images: Out of focus images, Overexposed or underexposed images, Accidental shutter clicks, The “I really was just playing around” photo, Test exposures, The list could go on, Read more…

Gray pumpkins

Keeping the Holidays in Order

Now that Halloween has been left in the past for another year, and the country is back on standard time, we should be careful to keep our holidays in order. With all the marketing strategies geared toward parting you and your money by offering amazing early Christmas shopping deals, it is nearly impossible to not skip right over Thanksgiving. Well, I’m here to help with a few pictures of squash and pumpkins. And yes, a Read more…

Skeleton with Panama hat and glasses wearing a shirt and vest.

My Halloween Post

With Halloween this week, you might expect a post with pictures of ghouls, ghost, and goblins. This isn’t it, but some might think it close. Had I been thinking about this post then, I might have taken more pictures of the creative “scarecrows” on display at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens during their “Scarecrows in the Garden” event. But I wasn’t thinking about my Halloween post at the time. Planning ahead isn’t one of my strengths. Read more…

Prayer, hands folded on open Bible

Prayers for the President

It seems like there have been a lot of calls for prayers for the President since the Trump administration took office in 2017. More than I have heard during any previous administration. Certainly more than I heard during the entire length of the Obama administration. Maybe there is a perception that the current occupant of the White House is more in need of prayer than his predecessors. We should be always praying for all our Read more…