Monday, June 27, 2011

Sweet Textured Scripture

I hope your summer is going well.  My sweet shot gives you an idea of how my summer has been going so far...
and this week is doctor visits, shots, and TB tests, so the sun isn't yet coming out tomorrow.  However, as grumpy as the kids might be, I have been pretty happy playing with the new toy I got Friday--a 50mm 1.8 prime lens.  I''m still getting the hang of shallower depth of field, but oh so much beautiful light!

For Texture Tuesday I just took my SOOC photo and added two layers of Kim Klassen's Golden Texture.  One layer is Hard Light 42% and the other layer is only on the sky at Hard Light 54%.
As a child I would stand and stare at the mountain by our house and say, "Okay, God, I have lots of faith, move the mountain."  Then I would pause and wait for the mountain to move.  After a moment I would say, "I guess moving the mountain would cause too much damage.  Thank you for moving that stone/piece of the mountain for me."  Then I would skip off and play.  (True story; I was a very literal child...and adult; though sometimes I would assume God had moved it an inch and no one could tell).

Now as an adult, I ask God to move the mountains in my life, and when they don't move immediately I don't always have faith that moving that mountain would cause more damage or have trust that He is moving behind the scenes in ways I cannot see.  But I should because...

“The Rock! His work is perfect,
For all His ways are just;
A God of faithfulness and without injustice,
Righteous and upright is He."    Deuteronomy 32:4

Thank you for visiting my Sweet Shot, Texture Tuesday, and Scripture and a Snapshot.  Be sure to check out the links for some great photos!

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32 comments:

teresa said...

Beautiful processing and I love what you've written. (seen on TT)

Nikki said...

Love your images. I can relate to the first one, as my kids are on school holidays at the moment. I love the composition of the second image, with the child in the foreground and the beautiful landscape in the background. Nice processing with the texture too.

Halie said...

That second image is striking! Wonderful story and scripture.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh no, the bottom lip is out! I'm sure it will be out again when it's time for the shots. Cute shot though! Love the landscape one. Great composition!

kimB said...

Great take on the challenge -- and I love the journaling/back story that accompanies the Scripture, too!

Branson said...

I love the story behind your choice of verses. It is hard to have that faith sometimes... this is always a welcome reminder!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Like your scripture photo, very apt with the snow covered mountain in the background.

bewitching me said...

Hiya Cedar,
Never thought to use a texture twice.
Nor to use it only on part of the image.
We live and learn (from each other).

Buckeroomama said...

I love her expression and those big shoes that she's holding. :)

That verse, for some reason, is one of my favorites.

Ocean Soul said...

As always love what you have to say and photograph...shots and TB tests, however, explain the look on her face! Hang in there!

Mom of M&Ms said...

beautiful thoughts and perfect for me this morning!

What beautiful photos!

Sarah said...

Great photos. Love that first one.

Kathleen said...

Wonderful! That face says it all....

The Shades of Pink said...

Oh my gosh! I love your little story about being a child. So sweet!

Katie said...

These are both cute shots! And I love that what you say about moving mountains....Jesus was rarely literal and I think that throws a lot of people off.

Missy said...

Look at that face! One I see often as well. hahaha Precious! Love the pic.

Dymphie said...

lovely work, the first photo made me laugh out loud :D

Ashley Sisk said...

Really great lesson today on faith. And enjoy that new 50mm lens!

Puna said...

It's so interesting how different all of our photos are with the same texture! How fun!

Mirage said...

I was about to comment cute and I was only seeing half of the photo, then I saw the other half - too adorable! ahahaha. love this!

julie said...

Great last shot...love the message!

mountain mama said...

hee hee, i did the same thing as a kid!! :)

Danyelle said...

Aw such a pitiful, pouty face! We have those days all too often.

Leovi said...

Lovely photo of the girl with the shoes, a curious contrast of sizes. The second photo has been splendid you with that frame and excellent texture, very poetic.

Margaret said...

Such a face! Too cute...

Susan said...

How sweet. Love that expression!! Great word and texture!

June Scott @ Inspired by said...

I love what you shared! (your photo is pretty great too!) I like to think, sometimes He lifts us over, sometimes He guides us around and sometimes we have to dig our way through! Either way, He is with us. And yes, blog etiquette is confusing! Don't worry about commenting back to my comment back :)

Evelyn S. said...

I so love that expression on her face!! And your other photo with the Scripture is beautiful.

Erika B said...

Oh, but she still looks cute even though that little lip comes out.

Erika B

A Rosy Note said...

Great photos. I love the first one with her sad little face :)

Christina Klas said...

Oh what a sweet shot... though she’s not fooling anyone with that pouty lip... My dad always used to warn me a bird might come and perch there if I stuck my lip out to far. ;)

Miriam said...

This is such a lovely post and beautiful picture too. I am sure you will enjoy your new lens, mine is never off the camera now, although it did take a few days to get the hang of things!