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.

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Is it late october again yet? Sunday, January 30, 2011 | 2

stopped at a red light Saturday, January 29, 2011 | 0

red Thursday, January 27, 2011 | 1

gold leaves Wednesday, January 26, 2011 | 0

Gold Leaves
a poem by G.K.Chesterton

Lo! I am come to autumn,
When all the leaves are gold;
Grey hairs and golden leaves cry out
The year and I are old.

In youth I sought the prince of men,
Captain in cosmic wars,
Our Titan, even the weeds would show
Defiant, to the stars.

But now a great thing in the street
Seems any human nod,
Where shift in strange democracy
The million masks of God.

In youth I sought the golden flower
Hidden in wood or wold,
But I am come to autumn,
When all the leaves are gold.


late fall with the bradfords Monday, January 24, 2011 | 0

A Tale of Two…er, Three Espresso Machines Sunday, January 23, 2011 | 0

Today's picture is in honor of the writeup Alison did over on her blog (click to read); this picture is #3 in action!

just a big red leaf Saturday, January 22, 2011 | 2

just a plane Friday, January 21, 2011 | 2

Umm, I think this leaf is facing the wrong way (Alison's picture) Wednesday, January 19, 2011 | 0

Edit (January 22nd): Well, I uh was looking through some pictures and realized that I stole this one. I forgot that Alison had taken some pictures with my camera, and this was posted on the Autumn Challenge website. So, I wanted to give credit where it is due. Go to the site to see it before I did the "retro love" photoshop action on it.

come back, fall! Tuesday, January 18, 2011 | 0

...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. - Romans 1:19-20

I've said this before, but I think nature speaks to God's existence more loudly in fall than in any other time. I also love this quote:

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Albert Camus


Hearing God Monday, January 17, 2011 | 1

One of the things I really enjoy about the outdoors is getting some alone time with just myself and Alison or just myself and God. The day I took this picture is a good example of that. One of the reasons I started this blog was so I would take some time to be outside and just pray and focus on God. I was reminded of that when I read this in my devotional time today. This is from A.W. Tozer:

And Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat with His disciples. --John 6:3

...Unquestionably, part of our failure today is religious activity that is not preceded by aloneness, by inactivity. I mean getting alone with God and waiting in silence and quietness until we are charged with God's Spirit. Then, when we act, our activity really amounts to something because we have been prepared by God for it....


Hardin-Simmons, hail to thee... Sunday, January 16, 2011 | 2

...for famous are thy halls...

glimpses Saturday, January 15, 2011 | 0

This was taken on a subway right as another one was going by. I like the contrast between the speediness of the train and the slower pace of the man beyond walking to the stairs.

The Statue of Liberty Friday, January 14, 2011 | 2

I really enjoy the photoshop action I used on the picture - retro love. I use this action a lot, and I really like what it did to this picture.

coffee Thursday, January 13, 2011 | 1

To help with my creativity in 2011, I plan on taking a few pictures each week that fit in with a theme. The theme for this week is breakfast, and I saw this picture tonight and decided to post it. I haven't taken any breakfast themed shots yet this week, but I hope to in a couple of days.

sunrise Wednesday, January 12, 2011 | 3

nature's mirror Monday, January 10, 2011 | 1

meow Friday, January 07, 2011 | 1

Actually taken from the same spot I took yesterday's picture. There's probably a permanent dave sized indentation in this chair now.

Give me this and a cup of coffee... Thursday, January 06, 2011 | 1

...and I'm set for a while.

Big flowers/little camera Wednesday, January 05, 2011 | 1

Here's some sunflowers taken with the little keychain camera.

touching the sky (yes, Alison picks my titles) Tuesday, January 04, 2011 | 2

no cameras were hurt in the making of this blog post... Monday, January 03, 2011 | 2

This is the second annual "throw your camera around the Christmas tree lights" post. This picture was about 2/3rds of a second long and I flipped the camera up while it took. The bright curved lines are from the sun coming through a window.

a forgotten bridge Sunday, January 02, 2011 | 1

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 (alisonbryantwrites.com), 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 www.needHim.org. Thanks again for coming and stop by again soon.

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