My Purpose: Use words, imagery and nature to bear witness to God's transforming power.
Blessed with a gift of seeing the extraordinary in the 'ordinary', I'm a visual artist who seeks to capture the transforming beauty of nature through the brushstrokes of my camera lens...
My photography offers an invitation to enter into a mystical world of color, light, shadows, movement and deep emotions - a place that lives inside each one of us and is reflected in nature.
The images I see in nature speak to the creative force of the elements -- the intimate dance of water, wind, earth and fire. Nature is the canvas on which the Master Craftsman displays His handiwork. Beauty exists in nature and within each of us, patiently awaiting our discovery. We only need the willingness to take a closer look.
My brother gave me my first camera...a Pentax P30T. Loved this camera! Although I've taken classes to learn technical aspects to enhance my photography, I consider my vision a gift from God.
"In teaching photography, my basic instruction is `When your mouth drops open, click the shutter!" This was the wisdom offered by my photography mentor, Harold Feinstein.
Whether it's the shutter of a camera or the shutter of one's heart, the key principle in knowing when the time is right is to listen with your heart to the still small voice of intuition. When you're moved in awe by the beauty before you or an inner knowing pulses within you, that is when you know something is right. Whether it be taking a picture, making a decision about a job, a relationship or some other issue in your life, the key principle is always the same. Following the still small voice, the inner knowing is key. So often, I misread the cues of my heart because I wasn't listening. I pressed the shutter too quickly and missed my shot. When my heart and spirit are aligned with God's will, and when my 'jaw drops open'...that is when I click the shutter.
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