Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Thousand Words

Recently my husband Ed has taken up digital photography, and I've been amazed by the photographs he has taken and edited. What makes his pictures even more impressive is that during his photography jaunts, Alex accompanies him. Considering how unpredictable Alex's behavior has been lately, having him as a companion makes Ed very brave in my eyes. Not only must he confine his trips to places within a few minutes of home since Alex could become agitated or bored and need to leave immediately, but he also can't spend a great deal of time selecting his photo angles, again because Alex's patience is limited. Nonetheless, he somehow finds interesting subjects close to our home here in Northwest Indiana, places that I've never seen even though I've lived here nearly my entire life. In addition, he provides Alex with an opportunity to get out, see new things, and get some fresh air. I just hope that Alex appreciates Ed's willingness to take him along on these photography adventures. I'm pleased to share a few of my favorites from Ed's growing photography collection, which can be accessed by clicking here.

Barns are a common sight in Indiana farmland. I especially like Red Barn in Afternoon Light because it reminds me of my grandpa's barn on the farm where my dad grew up. [To view any of these photos in full-screen mode, just click on the picture itself.]

We are fortunate to live in a town that has several nice parks. Gazebo Path was taken in Ogden Gardens, a local park filled with flowers and one of Alex's favorite places.

Valparaiso University's Chapel of the Resurrection is filled with beautiful stained glass windows depicting stories from the Bible, but I especially love the triumphant Christus Rex, Christ with His hands raised in victory. Ed's photograph Winter Sun Through Chapel Windows captures the true beauty of the windows and the crucifix.

Not far from our home is a chain of lakes, remnants from the glaciers of the Ice Age. Ed and Alex have taken to exploring these lakes, and somehow Alex always manages to come home completely dry. I suspect his slight fear of water may be a good thing. This picture is entitled Light Snow at Mink Lake.

Of course, Alex does have his limits, especially when the weather is cold outside. Here is Alex at the end of a photography session, patiently waiting by the car for Ed to take him home again.

"Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture!" I Corinthians 13:9


K. C. said...

What beautiful pictures! It's nice that Alex explores with Ed. :)

Pam Byrne said...

Thanks, K.C.! I'm not sure how much Alex gets out of these jaunts, but at least he gets fresh air while Ed takes some terrific pictures. :)