Sunday, March 31, 2013

One Last Photo Challenge - How was I challenged?

Kaitlin( ended our photo challenge with one last request: that we choose our favorite photo from the 30 days, tell why it is our favorite, and talk a little about how this photo challenge impacted us. So here goes:

This was definitely my favorite! It is a cool angle and a nice reflection of sun that just looks neat.
 I learned through this photo challenge, that photography is an art medium I am interested in. Although I took some photos that were the normal tree scapes and people pictures, this particular one interested me because it was a different way of looking at a very common place thing. As I went through my days this last month, I had my eyes open for new angles, new techniques, new ways of looking at things. My camera is a point and shoot, but it has potential for so much more. I learned that too this month. Maybe someday I will buy a fancy shmancy camera but for now this one does plenty.

Maybe there is a message for me in all this too. Our lives are not as cut and dry as they may seem. We have so much potential to do big things for Christ but maybe we are just going around taking surface shots, just looking at whats comfortable and easy, not digging deep and looking at all the potential that is in ourselves and others.

I've learned this month, that when I'm taking pictures, I need to be more aware, more observant, and ready to stretch my horizons. I think I can apply that to life too.

"May Jesus our Lord, equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever."  Hebrews 13:21


  1. Beautiful, picture AND words!! ;) Wonderful work this past month! You sure have grown in this medium!! Happy Easter!!!

  2. I like your takeaway, and the spiritual side of it also :) Big things or sometimes it is doing the little things, the simple days He gives us in a faithful way.

  3. Thanks for your pictures and your challenging words.

  4. Your pictures were like a lenten journey! I think some days, such as April fool's day, are cute when they are for little kids and not adults. It seems adults like to take over days like this though! Kids just love to feel they've fooled us adults! ha. Today I heard someone say April fool's day is for atheists...because they are fools for not believing in God!

    I agree about planting seeds indoors too early. I've started, in the past, seeds indoors too early and they did get quite spindly. My neighbors even started earlier one year, and they ended up dying in the small pots. It is hard to believe that soon we will be warm when we go outside..and growing things.

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