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.


more tent rocks

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.

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  • sharilyn said so, on

    how interesting. i just yesterday read a small article on the technique of HDR and here today you're showing an example of it. hmmmm. i think your finished product looks good! (you used the bracketing technique, yes?)

  • dave said so, on

    Well, I am not real happy with my first hdr experience. And yes, I did use bracketing for this shot.

  • Anonymous said so, on

    that is amazing what a difference that makes. great picture

  • dad said so, on

    that is amazing what a difference that makes. great picture

  • Joel said so, on

    What a great shot (or shots)! And interesting how it is done. I don't think it looks odd. Essentially you have extended the dynamic range of the media.


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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