Inspiration to Shoot…

I’m thankful today for fellow bloggers who inspire me to look at the big picture and the beauty in the details. Karen at Ocean Soul is one of those bloggers along with her co-blogger Jukavo who inspire me with their photography.

Here are some of my artsy fartsy shots from Dan’s place…

This post and the rest of my posts in the month of November will be connected to the Grace Challenge I’m participating in. Here’s a quote from my brother’s blog about grace:

“Grace may be the word that best summarizes Christianity. In English, “grace” is connected to two other important words that teach us a response to grace: Gratitude and Graciousness.

Here is how it works. First and foremost, our life, salvation and everything in between is a result of the grace of God. Every breath I take is a grace of God. I cannot be saved apart from grace. Grace emphasizes and points to God as the center. Life is all about Him. He reveals Himself to me not by force, but by grace.”

To read the whole post click here.

I want to continue being specific in my thankfulness. I’m really thankful for digital photography. Digital photography affords me failure in photo taking while at  the same time giving me an incredible chance of shooting a beauty. God does the same thing for me through grace. I fail and he picks me up and He lets me try again and with His help He makes things good for me.

Hope your week has gone well. This weekend ends daylight savings. Don’t forget to fall back an hour!

21 thoughts on “Inspiration to Shoot…

  1. Ooooh. You found such wonderful textures and colors. Sometimes it’s wonderful to focus on the small picture! I especially like the red rusted chain on the fence post and the other farm implements. Autumn colors enhances them perfectly.

  2. SUPER photos!!!!!!!!!!!! The one of the fire burning takes me back to my childhood. Nice memories. That bittersweet growing alongside the fence looks really pretty, too. I’ve never actually seen it in the growing stage!

  3. Beautiful images….I love your artsy fartsy photos. I think you’re grasping photography very well. Dan sure does have a beautiful place to abide.

  4. Love your “artsy fartsy” pictures Ellen – they’re my favourite kind!! I’m so grateful for digital photography too. It’s opened a whole new world for me.

  5. Thank you for sharing these glimpses of grace – what a great God we have. I’m grateful for your “eye” that finds beauty in small things.
    Dan’s place is amazing! Not only a nice house and beautiful and plentiful land but a shop too!! Our men would agree that is the most important thing.
    I am following Steve’s Grace challenge as well and like you, are finding endless things to be thankful for.

  6. Encouraging post…very thoughtful and complete! The photo’s are something else…and from the prior post…I agree with your sentiment about digital photography! And…Dan’s house is wonderful…it reminds me of ours in a way!!

  7. Wow, Dan certainly has a beautiful place! And you really have an “eye” for great photos! Loved the stroll through the acreage and the “artsy” shots. Neat analogy between grace and photography. So true!

  8. I love your artsy fartsy photos. They are so book worthy. Beautiful. It,s wonderful for you to capture these with one artsy eye. Enjoy a weekend free of agendas.

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