Saturday, December 22, 2012

Paintball Crime Scene

Your Word Will Be The Last Word

Take a few minutes and listen to Tommy Walkers beautiful song of truth.

When I hear this song I thank God that He will get the last word.

I thank Him for His mercy and grace to me.
Your word Lord doesn't say I'm good, nor that I'm always right ... it says I'm forgiven!

"Though some may scoff and right me off" ... I delight in the greatness of you Lord Jesus for surely Your word will be the last word.

Yes, I have troubles that come and go but in my heart I'll always know that your word will be the last word.

Man's thoughts and plans will come to an end but your word will be the last word.

And so I pray that when my end comes you find me Lord running into your arms! I also pray that I may meet you there because of the grace and mercy you discover found in Christ!

Love, Stephen

Sequoia National Park Museum

Wooden Caboose

Christmas Vacation From School

Peel Off Post-It Notes

We Are So Sick Of Winter! Global Warming?

Wisconsin Cottage Country

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Rainier Reflections

Color Layers

Beautiful Photography Award #12

This month's winner of the NikonSniper "Beautiful Photography Award" is a newcomer to photography. I really want to encourage young photographers and it is for that reason I want to high-light Curtis for his new "Curtis Photography" blog. Take a moment to look at his photos and think back to when you first started in photography. Perhaps, you would you take a moment to encourage him?

I asked Curtis what it was that got him interested in photography and this was his response to several of my questions.

I have always been interested in photography. I love looking at people’s photography blogs, books, and magazines, admiring their work. I first started photography about 3 years ago. Since then my passion for photography has grown each time I use a camera. ;) I love editing my pictures that I shoot; trying different colors, composition, exposures, etc.
I first started photography with a Canon point and shoot camera. Since then, I was able to learn all about a camera’s controls and how to use them. I also checked out many books from the library all about photography, learning what aperture, shutter speed, and ISO is. I was able to put into practice all that I learned so that I was able to use my Dad’s Nikon D60. As of today, I use my brother’s Nikon D7000 and my Dad’s Nikon D60. I almost learn something new every time I use a camera.
I love photography just because each time I see people’s pictures, it reminds me that there is beauty in this world, and that beauty comes from God. God is my rock and my salvation, and I want to honor and glorify him with my photography skills.
I love shooting portraits and taking pictures of God’s beautiful creation/nature. Why? I love capturing the moment and emotion when I take portraits. When I take pictures of nature I hope it reminds people of a little glimpse of God’s glory as it reminds me when I see other people’s pictures.

Thanks Curtis! Keep shooting. Keep looking for ways to improve your pictures. Keep looking for new ideas and explore that world more and more! You are going to see cameras that I can't even dream of at this point of my life. Make sure you visit Curtis Photography!

nikonsniper steve

Juniors First Snow

Las Vegas Boulevard

North Columbia Gorge

Pastel Archway