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 tribute to the snowiest December Wednesday, December 30, 2009 | 1

I guess snowfall records for Carlsbad, NM have only been kept since 1902, and this year's snowfall is the highest on record - 17.5 inches of snow. That's not too bad for a place that only averages 14 inches in rain a year.

I've got an itchy head Saturday, December 26, 2009 | 0

the capitol Christmas tree Thursday, December 24, 2009 | 0

Noel's other name Tuesday, December 22, 2009 | 2

This has become a yearly tradition-changing it when the parents aren't looking.

have fun throwing your camera around! Saturday, December 19, 2009 | 4

See below for a description of how this is done and a few more pictures.

First off, let me say that I'm sorry I haven't blogged much in the past week. It hasn't been because I didn't want to. I usually blog about 10 at night and then date it for midnight. But almost every night this last week, I fell asleep while getting ready to blog. So, I'm sorry, but I'll give you a bunch of pictures tonight to make up for it.

Alright, now here's the fun stuff; the picture above is a picture of my Christmas tree. I heard about taking pictures this way, and I tried it out tonight on our tree (white lights) and on one at the church (the colored lights). Here's how it works. Take a camera with a manual setting or else put it on a setting where your shutter speed will be about a half second to a second. As the picture takes, just toss your camera in the air. By tossing it in different ways, you can get very different pictures. My favorite toss was the double wounded duck backflip. It made some very interesting patterns.

trying to love fog again Sunday, December 13, 2009 | 1

I've always loved fog, although my love for it has been severely tested this week while it kept planes and myself grounded for 2 days. So, here's a fog picture to help me enjoy seeing fog again.

Ummmmmm...... Thursday, December 10, 2009 | 2

I never EVER thought I'd see these four words together.

another middle of the night snowing shot Sunday, December 06, 2009 | 2

I probably won't blog tomorrow, but I hope to be back on Tuesday.

fall in new brunswick Thursday, December 03, 2009 | 0

the 2 am snow Wednesday, December 02, 2009 | 4

Last night we were forecast to have a big snow, well, a big snow for us. I couldn't pass up the chance to do some nighttime photos of snow falling to the ground. So, I went outside about 2am to start taking pictures, and it was beautiful outside. Between all of the snow falling and the fairly full moon behind all of those clouds, the sky was very well lit; I could have read a book without any kind of flashlight.

This 10 second long picture was taken about 2:40. While you cannot see it, it is snowing pretty heavily at the moment. The snow is just moving too fast to be captured by the long exposure.

Christmas has struck at my house Tuesday, December 01, 2009 | 3

And I took one picture to prove it (since someone demanded proof last year).

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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