Thursday, September 19, 2013

Colorado Skies | Personal

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A little later than planned (don't we all love "technical issues"! =), but here's the starry skies I promised in the post about our trip! I haven't experimented with...





A little later than planned (don't we all love "technical issues"! =), but here's the starry skies I promised in the post about our trip! I haven't experimented with night-sky photography much, so when we went to Colorado (and the mountains made for some breathtaking scenery... in case you didn't know ;-) I knew it was the prefect place for me to try it out!  I was SO amazed at how beautiful the skies were every. single. time. the 30-second exposure stopped and a new image appeared onto my LCD screen. Even though the long exposure reeled in more light for the resulting images than you could see with the human eye, it looked just as amazing. I only wish there was a way to capture it all exactly the way it was in person! The open sky so vast and twinkling with starry clusters rolled out above you as far as the eye can see; the low, thin clouds that hovered slowly beneath them; and! to top it all off - the silhouette of mountaintops on the horizon. The perfect backdrop for some experimentation. =)

Being there and experiencing the beauty of Colorado, and even now looking back at these pictures on my computer screen - I am reminded of what an absolutely amazing God I serve. Isn't it enough that He created such wonders for our eyes to behold? That He knows each star by name? But He is so so much more than that. He doesn't change like the clouds do as they move across the sky; He is never-changing, always-constant. He can't be contained like the stars in a galaxy, or be created like His hand created the universe; He has always been, always will be. He isn't subject to the boundaries of nature, night and day, any season; He is omnipresent, able to do anything He wills in any way He wills. And yet... He stoops down low enough to love us. With that love that is indescribable. 

It's kind of like the way you feel when you stand beneath the stars at night out in a wide and open country field... or in a cabin atop a mountain in Colorado.

You're speechless.



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That big yellow star? Saturn! One of the reasons I made up my mind to get the tripod out and take these. ;-)


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This here below is a compilation of 15 photos taken 30 seconds apart. Isn't it crazy to think that the earth is rotating that much in just 7.5 minutes!?









6 comments:

  1. Anna, this is amazing! Wow. What an awe inspiring post...and what an overwhelmingly wondrous God! You have definitely inspired me to try this, although I don't think it could ever be quite as beautiful here as the Colorado sky! :-)

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  2. Hey Anna! The sky pictures are AMAZING! It just blows a person away to see the vastness of God's creation. The heavens do indeed "declare the glory of God."
    Enjoyed seeing the pics from ya'll's vacation-Colorado is really a beautiful place.:)
    ~Amanda Silvey
    p.s. that last picture is SO NEAT!

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    1. Amanda, it's so good to hear from you! Thank you for leaving your sweet note. =) Hope you all are doing well!

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  3. Wow. "Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high, Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!"

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  4. These photos are breathtaking! Ah it IS so incredible and humbling to think that the God of creation knows us intimately and cares about us!! Praise God!

    Now I want to go someplace like that...away from city lights so I can see the sky as it should be seen. :)

    Blessings!

    Madi

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