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.


headstones Wednesday, January 27, 2010 | 0

snowy mountain Tuesday, January 26, 2010 | 0

foggy garden Monday, January 25, 2010 | 0

the bard Saturday, January 23, 2010 | 1

river foam Wednesday, January 20, 2010 | 3

speechless Tuesday, January 19, 2010 | 4

I can't believe it.

Alison and I are going up to Vancouver (along with Alison's dad) to take part in the More Than Gold initiative. We are traveling up to the Olympics where we will spend 6 full days in Vancouver telling people about the amazing love of God. We were able to get hold of some tickets for a Russia/Latvia men's hockey game while we are there, and the thought of seeing an Olympic hockey game has me, well, excited.

I really and truly am more excited about getting to tell people about Jesus, so please start praying for us and all the 1,000 people coming from all over the world to take part in this evangelistic push.

the view from tonight Monday, January 18, 2010 | 0

This is taken from my camera phone, and it looked exactly like this.

foggy halifax Sunday, January 17, 2010 | 1

the fragile january leaf Thursday, January 14, 2010 | 3

I took this picture last January of a leaf desperately trying to hang on to the tree long past its drop time. It must be a stubborn as I am.

a big city sunrise Wednesday, January 13, 2010 | 1

my new camera Saturday, January 09, 2010 | 2

I got my Canon dslr almost 2 years ago, and I have loved it during that time. But I just got another digital camera that I am excited about having. A VistaQuest VQ1005. This is a little 1.3megapixel keychain camera that is tiny, unpredictable and, honestly, kinda awesome. These cameras take such bad pictures that I love them - highly saturated, dark corners, crazy focus, etc. It's like a digital version of a lomo or holga camera. The pictures are bad enough that they look kinda artsy. I haven't played with it much, but here's a quick sample.

a busy place Thursday, January 07, 2010 | 1

I miss fall Wednesday, January 06, 2010 | 1

sad face Tuesday, January 05, 2010 | 0

This is from an old cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Cleopatra's Needle Monday, January 04, 2010 | 0

This obelisk (found in Central Park) dates from around 1,800 B.C. As you can tell, I did some playing with it. I used the "Holga" script you can find here, and I made the holga layer half transparent with the original underneath. The Holga was a toy camera that came out in the early 80s which produced wildly unreliable pictures with tons of problems - light streaks, blurs, massive vignetting, etc. It has produced some surreal and, I think, amazing shots. One of these days, I'm going to buy one just for play (and a zorki 4k, and an Epson R-D1, and a....)

"a leader of men and an ardent patriot" Sunday, January 03, 2010 | 0

peaceful woods Saturday, January 02, 2010 | 1

I love being outside, and this blog started as a way to show amazing reminders of God I see in everyday life - particularly in nature photography. I've kind of strayed away from that formula a little over the last 2 years that I've had this blog, but this picture is a vivid reminder to me of why I started it in the first place.

This picture was taken up along the eastern Canadian coast about 3 months ago. I actually had to push my way through some trees to get to this little spot, and it was well worth it. In the midst of a beautiful forest, this was like a little hidden calm spot. I have some friends going through some tough times right now, and I hope that they find some time to spend with God and just get away and enjoy the peacefulness found only in God - a peacefulness that I'm reminded of when I see this picture.

time for a productive (and coffee filled) 2010 Friday, January 01, 2010 | 2

Of course getting 5 pounds of coffee grounds plus $60 in Starbucks gift cards for Christmas will help Alison and myself with one part of that.

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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