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.


big view for a big new year

Back in September, Alison and I ended up down in the Guadalupe Mountains (an hour south of here) with my inlaws and Will and Sarah and their two kids. The light that day was perfect for taking pictures, and the colors really popped with the polarizing filter I was using. I didn't care much for this picture at first, but on a second look, I really love it. This reminds me of the second verse to Shawn McDonald's song, Beautiful. If you don't listen to Shawn's music, YOU MUST START. It's awesome. Start with his cd, Ripen; it's the best.

As I look off into the distance
Watching the sun roll on by
Beautiful colors all around me,
painted all over the sky
The same hands that created all of this
They created you and I
What a beautiful God
What a beautiful God


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  • sharilyn said so, on

    most lovely!! and what wonderful colors!! thanks, dave, for sharing!!

    and a very happy new year to you and yours!

  • Alison said so, on

    I agree, Sharilyn...wonderful colors.

    This is one of my favorite photos ever on this blog and one of my favorites ever by anyone. I love how it captures a sense of the rugged expanses and the colors of this area.

  • Dave said so, on

    I'm glad I posted it then. I saw it once and never went back to it because I wasn't impressed. But since I really am low on good pictures to put up here, I found it again today.

  • Anonymous said so, on

    Thanks for the reminder of a beautiful day. Mountainous scenery always is breathtaking for me. I'm just in awe of God's handiwork.


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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