Amanda on the beach

I think my beautiful wife is my second favorite thing to photograph (nature is still my #1 right now); here she is standing over a precipice on Marginal Way in Wells, Maine.


Amanda Beach


Here is a picture of the ocean on Marginal Way, it is beautiful out there!


Learning Photoshop

I took this picture last week, this is the picture SOOC.


Ocean scene sooc

I opened Photoshop at the beginning of the week and made a bunch of edits by hand & eye, having no real idea what I was doing.  This is the picture from my first set of edits.

Ocean scene

Then I read the first couple hundred pages of my new Photoshop book, and took a bother stab at editing.

Ocean scene 2

I could have definitely preserved some of the clouds, and I might go back and fix that, but I must say, this is a great book!


He whispered my grace is sufficient for him

Today at lunch time I was thinking about the emotional pain my son has to live with due to the way God created him; and all of a sudden I was overwhelmed with emotion – like a typhoon.  First upset, then questioning, then anger, then humility – all within the space of about a minute.

Talk about holding on for your life.

Yet, through the torrent of emotion and weeping, I heard a still small voice say to me:

“My grace is sufficient for [him], for my power is made perfect in [his] weakness.”

LORD please do what you have promised your child… my child… please show the richness of your grace, and show your mighty power and strength through the cross you have asked him to bear…

I beg you.