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.


pointy rocks Friday, May 28, 2010 | 1

even more of Kasha-Katuwe Tuesday, May 25, 2010 | 3

One of these days, I'll post a picture from somewhere else. I'm glad to have some picture from Kasha-Katuwe to post since it is a really unusual and beautiful place.

I do not know how anyone can see places like this and not see the evidence of God. It reminds me of Romans 1:19-20, which we've lately been focusing on with the youth in my youth group.

...what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

slot canyon Friday, May 21, 2010 | 4

more tent rocks Thursday, May 20, 2010 | 5

Okay, this picture is actually 3 pictures combined into one. It's a technique called HDR where you use a tripod and take multiple pictures with drastically different exposures. So, I took one normal, one incredibly bright picture and one really dark picture. When you combine them together, both the bright sky and the heavily shadowed rocks are visible. I have never messed with HDR and wanted to test it out. I know many HDRs end up looking a little cartoony, and I think this one looks a little bit unrealistic.

For reference, here is the picture properly exposed, and you can see how you lose the detail in the rocks.

even further down the trail Wednesday, May 19, 2010 | 0

a little further down the trail Tuesday, May 18, 2010 | 0

a preview of what's to come Monday, May 17, 2010 | 2

Look, it's one of those amazingly rare things: a blog post from me! Woohoo! I know I haven't been around much lately (sorry, Judy), but I will post more. Lately, my camera and camera bag have been at the office or somewhere I was not when I was going to post. But, it's in the house today, so here's a post for you.

As for this picture, this is from Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. I got to spend a morning hiking there about three weeks ago, and I have to say that it is an amazing place. There are unreal rock formations around and even a slot canyon there! That is one of the main reasons I chose to hike there since I have wanted to see a slot canyon since I was in junior high. Now, I finally have, and I even have the pictures to prove it. I'll try to post more from Kasha-Katuwe this week, and I will try to use my camera more with all the youth stuff I'll have going on this summer in order to have more stuff to post.

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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