New Article: Capturing God’s Creation: A Photo Essay

A huge thanks to Tom Oord for giving us this piece with such gorgeous photos and commentary on creation care.

Being in nature sure gives us a lot to ponder about the ramifications of its care, even while we are out enjoying it!

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Beautiful pictures and reflections. One that resonated with me was the forest fire pic and discussion. We had a major fire near me a few years back in an isolated island of pine forest that pushes near where we live. It wiped out many huge pine trees, and it will be generations before it fully recovers, if ever. Yet, part of the problem was the overgrowth of understory trees and brush due to eliminating smaller fires and natural clearing. It is a difficult problem that human involvement actually made worse by preventing fires in the area. It calls to mind the argument of death before the fall, with death being necessary for healthy life in an ecosystem.

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Some of my greatest pictures: (see also the Great White Egret on my profile)

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Very nice @Reggie_O_Donoghue. Particularly like the Gold finches and Red Admiral butterfly at the end.

Since we are sharing here are a few of my favourites (all my own work):


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Those are really gorgeous!

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Thank you @HRankin. That is very kind of you to say so. :blush:

You’ve captured some of the those endless forms most beautiful here. I’m blown away by it too.

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One misty late afternoon in 2012 I was out on the San Francisco bay walking my dogs when I came across an older fellow making enormous soap bubbles. With all the moisture in the air I was able to shoot directly into the nearly setting sun and the colors on the bubbles surface were amazing.

I later came across this video someone had taken of the same fellow making his giant bubbles for kids on a beach, set to music.

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Last one, I promise. I find Oord’s photos wonderful. I’ve always been inspired by nature. Once I started gardening my interest turned from critters to plants. As with the bubble photographs, I always seek out garden pictures where the light is best since I rely on my cell phone. Here are a few I like best.

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Love all your pics, people. Good job.

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Thank you @MarkD.

I love those bubble photos. The colours are amazing and the shapes make it look like you’re photographing a wormhole or something! I also really like that final photo from the garden set, the lighting is great! Thanks for sharing.

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It was my pleasure, Hillary!

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Thanks, Phil. You point to the issue I was trying to address: is ALL death necessary for good? I don’t think so.

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Nice photos, Reggie, Liam, and Mark!

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