Reflections of Creation

One of the greatest things that God has given humans is the ability to see beauty in the world around us. I have never noticed my dog stop and stare at the beauty of a forest or the incredible colors of a sunset, but these things have the ability to stop me in my tracks in wonder and awe. This website is my attempt to capture some of the beauty and glory of an indescribable God by capturing reflections of Him that I see in His creation.


Hubbard Museum of the American West

I was asked today if all of the pictures on my blog are digital. That question got me thinking, and Bob, I have an exact answer for you. If there was a day that had two pictures, then I only counted one of them since those shots were taken with the same camera. Here are the results:

Digital pictures: 14
Film pictures: 21 (counting today)

So, there you go. An interesting fact is that most digital camera take different sized pictures than a 35mm camera will. Digital cameras usually use an aspect ratio of 4:3 while 35mm cameras use an aspect ratio of 3:2. What does this mean? Basically, a 35mm film shot will be slightly wider and more rectangular shaped. So, you've now got your pointless fact for the day.

I also do not crop or alter anything on my photos. I try hard when I scan a film shot to make it match the original (I hold it up to the monitor and everything). Most of the time when I get my film developed, I also pay for the CD option. So, only a few of these pictures have actually been scanned by me.

Which brings me to today's picture. I have only shot two rolls of black and white film in my life, and I have not been pleased with my black and white shooting abilities. I do like this shot and enjoy how it turned out. While the sky looks like I altered it in photoshop, I want you to know that did not touch it. This is done with a polarizing filter shooting towards the sunset on my old manual Canon camera (the scan does not look as good as the original either). This picture is outside of the Hubbard Museum of the American West in Ruidoso, NM.

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the most important part of this website

I enjoy photography and I always find myself wanting more time to be outside with a camera. The idea of posting my pictures was born out of the love for my wife, Alison (, who hates it when I do not take my days off. This website, reflections of creation, is a way to force me to get out of the office from time to time and putting me outside where I love to be. While a creative outlet for me, I hope this is an encouraging site for you, and one which helps point you to the Creator of all this beauty around us. God is so much bigger and amazing than we could ever imagine, and He loves you and me! What an amazing thought! He loves us so much that He was even willing to let His son, Jesus, die as a sacrifice for us. That fact is more beautiful than any picture you will see on this website. I hope you know Jesus, but if you do not, please email me or go to Thanks again for coming and stop by again soon.

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