Bob Mathew’s photos from Namibia

Bob took these recently while working with the Gospel Chariot. See all his processed photos, completed so far, at this link.

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#namibia, #photography

Selfishness, by Glenn Hitchcock

All I can say is, Wow!


In The Trivialization of God, Donald McCullough quotes Freeman Patterson, noted Canadian photographer, describing barriers that prevented him from seeing the best photo possibilities:

“Letting go of the self is an essential precondition to real seeing. When you let go of yourself, you abandon any preconceptions about the subject matter which might cramp you into photographing in a certain, predetermined way. …

“When you let go, new conceptions arise from your direct experience of the subject matter, and new ideas and feelings will guide you as you make pictures.”

In the spiritual life, just as in photography, being preoccupied with self is the greatest barrier to seeing.

My Grandmother would say: “People can’t see the big picture because they make themselves a part of the frame.”

(Col. 3:1-4) If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

“Thoughts For Today to Brighten Your Day” by Glenn Hitchcock

#photography, #quotes, #selfishness, #spiritual-life

Daily Nudge: your favorite picture — and news

Describe — or even better, post — your all-time favorite picture of yourself. Why is it your favorite? Was something happening that made it your favorite, or was someone in it with you, or maybe it was just the right angle, or you were using your favorite clothes?

Roundhouse is over, I hear. I’ve asked for a write-up for BNc, and heard that there was a lectureship in West  Virginia. Coming up today or tomorrow on BNc: a denominational church converts, almost to a man, after learning the truth.

What have you heard?

#nudge, #photography

Daily Nudge: your best pic — and news

Describe the best picture of yourself ever taken. Why do you think it was the best? Tell us the background of the photo, who took it, where it was taken, occasion and setting. Post it if you’d like to.

I think I’m getting used to going from 100º weather (the temp in Memphis Monday on departure) to half that, 50º in our season headed toward winter in the southern hemisphere.

Lots of VBS programs going on these days. Is that news?

#headshots, #nudge, #photography, #portraits