Saturday, January 21, 2012

Photographing in the snow

I did some photography in our snowy garden yesterday. What fun! It was raining - a kind of freezing rain - but I was dressed warm and cozy and nothing bothered me.

It was neat to photograph the hydrangea blossoms I had photographed in the fall, with snow instead of frost covering them. Don't think I did great though. I have dreadful tremors, especially in the early morning and that's not too great for holding a camera. Perhaps I should learn to use a tripod. I've done that before but find them a pain. So awkward! It really slows me down. And might be the only way I can get decent pictures.

How great it felt being out there though - in the fresh air, doing something creative!

The plans for the book I'd like to do are developing. I even did some writing for it last night and this morning. I'm finding my "voice." God is taking me on a wonderful adventure and I don't know where I'll end up. Isn't that how He likes to work?


Annie said...

Dear Marja,
Your photographs are so beautiful! This is truly a talent from God, and one that I'm sure He will use to glorify Him. It certainly seems to give you great joy, which has to be a good thing for you.
You have given so much to your ministry with mood disorders - maybe you just need a sabatical of sorts to refresh you. Wherever you go with this, I pray God's blessings on you.
Love, Annie

marja said...

Thank you Annie. Yes, this joy for photography does come from God, I know. As I photograph the plants and flowers in my garden, I feel I'm worshipping God. And when I can share the results with others, I become a worship leader, don't I :)
And what blessings that gives me!

More in my next post. I feel moved to write.