Friday, December 10, 2010

Pause for God's station identification

Some photographers have an aversion to sunset pictures. I should clarify, not pictures of something AT sunset, but rather straight-up pictures of sunsets. I imagine the rationale may be they are fairly commonplace and overdone or potentially the novelty has simply worn off for them. After 26 years in Alaska, I don't believe the lure of warm sand at my feet and one of nature's best shows will ever get old for me! My wife and I try to catch it as often as we can and every once in awhile, I bring my camera. Oftentimes, it's perfection in an imperfect world. The crisp lines, unreal colors and seamless gradation in tones are elements any camera would be jealous of. For me, the beauty of creation and in particular sunsets, are a glimpse of the reality beyond the present and future one in which we live. God's fingerprints are all over, but like many caught in the rat race, a daily reminder is precisely what I need.


gogouci said...

I remember my middle school photo instructor announcing to the class that if we presented a sunset for an assignment, he'd automatically fail us. I guess he'd had his fill of sunsets.

James said...

Haha, wow, I guess so!


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