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.


a juneau morning Saturday, May 31, 2008 | 0

eagle island Thursday, May 29, 2008 | 1

I need to start off by wish a happy 39th anniversary to my parents. We love you guys!

Now, on to today's picture. This island is the one Alison and I got to kayak around when we were up in Ketchikan.

graffiti through the ages Wednesday, May 28, 2008 | 1

This was taken over the weekend at the old post hospital in Fort Davis. You will probably have to click on this picture and look at it in a larger size to see this, but you can make out another "signature" from 1868 in the upper left of the picture. Oh, and if you ever come across JW or Debbie, would you kick them in the shins for me for? I think they deserve it for doing that to a historic building like this. Thanks!

For anyone wondering, the room was dark, and this is a 6 second long exposure at f/22.

an albuquerque overlook Tuesday, May 27, 2008 | 0

extreme closeup! Sunday, May 25, 2008 | 0

Post #150 - an ocean sunset Sunday, May 25, 2008 | 1

mmmm...foggy Saturday, May 24, 2008 | 2 Friday, May 23, 2008 | 0

the black and blue glacier Thursday, May 22, 2008 | 2

Here is one of Alison's favorites from vacation. I loved getting closeups of this glacier thanks to Dan and Kara who lent me their zoom lens. Thanks guys!

a kinda creepy b&w tree shot Wednesday, May 21, 2008 | 3

a view from the boat Tuesday, May 20, 2008 | 1

God created a lot of beautiful stuff that always blows me away when I look at it. Thank you, God!

south sawyer glacier Monday, May 19, 2008 | 1

mossy river rocks Sunday, May 18, 2008 | 0

peek-a-boo ketchikan Saturday, May 17, 2008 | 1

the chaparral 2e Friday, May 16, 2008 | 0

Car racing in the 60s fascinates me. Races were won by ingenuity and creativity, and Jim Hall of Chaparral Cars definitely helped car innovation during this time. This picture is from a wing of the Petroleum Museum dedicated to the innovations of Chaparral Cars where they have 7 of their cars on display (which still run).

green water Thursday, May 15, 2008 | 1

for the ivar's fans Wednesday, May 14, 2008 | 4

it's the "Where's Waldo" flower picture Tuesday, May 13, 2008 | 1

cold ice for a hot day Monday, May 12, 2008 | 4

It's hard to believe, but this is post number 137 and picture numbers 165 & 166 on the blog (there are 178 pictures in my account, but some are duplicates and a couple weren't posted on the blog but I think there are around 165).

On another note, this picture is for you Will. Since you were complaining about the dessert air in the comments yesterday, and since it's only supposed to be 97 degrees today, here is a big chunk of ice to cool you off.

And Alison, since you requested a funny picture for today, here's the best I can give you. I know this appeared on my church blog, but it hasn't made an appearance here yet.

an abstract glacial lake Sunday, May 11, 2008 | 4

This is a different shot of Mendenhall glacier. This is a picture of the lake in front of the glacier and you can see the shoreline and some ice still on its surface. The perfectly calm water gives a great reflection of the mountains around and some of the glacier.

something different Saturday, May 10, 2008 | 2

tall totem Friday, May 09, 2008 | 1

Here's something a little different for today. And when I say tall totem, I do mean tall; this totem is 55 feet tall and is in downtown Ketchikan. You can find out more information about it by clicking here.

cloudy mountains Thursday, May 08, 2008 | 2

Wow, I guess I'm in a black and white mood since I've put up two in a row. This picture was taken from our room about an hour after we left Vancouver. I had never been to Vancouver, but I really enjoyed it there. After living mainly in west texas/southeastern new mexico for most of my life, I really enjoyed seeing a large town with this kind of landscape.

a b&w albuquerque tree Wednesday, May 07, 2008 | 0

There's even a bird or two in it. Hopefully I'll have an Alaska picture for you tomorrow.

Initial thoughts about Alaska Tuesday, May 06, 2008 | 3

For those of you who don't know, Alison and I got home tonight from the Alaskan cruise we just took. We left on April 27th on the Norwegian Star and had an incredible time. We stopped off in three ports, Ketchikan, Juneau and Prince Rupert, and we spent a couple of days at sea on the ship. We saw sea lions, eagles, three glaciers, mountain goats, seagulls, sea stars, fog, sunshine, and tons of stores selling touristy junk which of course we bought a lot of. We had a great time and took way too many pictures.

I know that this first picture is what most people think of when we think about Alaska. I also know that I might have to fight off an angry mob if I didn't post at least some sort of landscape shot. While landscapes are not what I'm best at, here's one of the hundreds like it I now have :-)

This shot is from Ketchikan, and this is what we saw a lot of. There were a lot of low clouds and fog on our trip, and I love fog.

This final shot is from Tracy Arm Fjord and this ice is coming from the North Sawyer Glacier.

playing with light - blacksmith Monday, May 05, 2008 | 1

This is from the Log Cabin Village in Fort Worth, and is one of my favorite shots. While it is hard to see from the scan, everything on the paper photo is extremely crisp and sharp which is why I love it so much. The deceptive part is that this picture was actually taken in a fairly dark room. I stopped down to f/22 and then took a 20 second shot to get it to look as well lit as this. Plus at f/22 for 20 seconds, everything turned out really sharp and crisp (the original does look better than this scan).

we're back! (sort of) Sunday, May 04, 2008 | 3

Hey everyone. Alison and I are back from Alaska and sitting in a hotel in Seattle where we are spending the night. We had a great trip, and absolutely loved it, so now there's no need to ask us about it (just kidding).

We reach Midland tomorrow night and we will be getting home to Carlsbad on Monday. I had blogger automatically post pictures while I've been gone, and I think I have enough posted through Monday. So get ready to see a ton of Alaskan mountain pictures starting Tuesday. Goodnight!

a 70's chandelier abstract Sunday, May 04, 2008 | 0

scrambling over rocks Saturday, May 03, 2008 | 0

nighttime river reflections Friday, May 02, 2008 | 0

Tonight, this place will be filled with Relay for Life people. Good luck and have fun guys!

The texas quarter Thursday, May 01, 2008 | 1

Great state...lousy quarter.

Reflections of Creation

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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