Dec 5, 2008

Contemplative Photography

Check out this blog put together after an arts retreat I went to in October. There is some nice stuff there. And be sure to click on Howard Zehr's link.

More thoughts about "Contemplative Photography" to come...

grace & peace ~ deAnn

creativity in progress

This site is under construction. Check back real soon!

Nov 24, 2008

Otter Creek

Kevin Henderson took some beautiful shots down at Otter Creek. Above is one of them - go to his site and you can see the rest - breathtaking.

thanks Kevin for sharing your images... ~deAnn

To see all of Kevin's photos on - click here.

Nov 19, 2008

Beautiful Caesarea

March 2007, I had the awesome privilege of traveling around Israel. Right after our flight into Tel Aviv, we boarded a bus and headed to the ancient town of Caeseara, along the Mediterranean Sea...also known as Herold's Harbor, once the largest harbor in the world. After King Herold acquired the land and created Caesarea in 6 BCE, it become the capital of Judea. The photo above is the hippodrome where chariot races once took place thousands of years ago.
Here is an ancient aqueduct to the north of Caeseara. Absolutely amazing. Over 2000 years old and still standing.

The giant Colosseum overlooked the sea. What a view.

Just one more shot of the historical harbor of the once thriving metropolis of Caesarea. A beautiful sight and unbelievable place to visit. I want to return...
grace & peace ~ deAnn

Oct 22, 2008

Lake Redman Through Cliff's Lens

Bugs on Milkweed.
Macro shot of flower
Steam coming off the lake...
Macro of Milkweed
Creek at Redman
Thanks Cliff for sharing your photos from Saturday, what a great trip that was! For more of Cliff's photos and stock video check out his webpage New Age Nebula.

Oct 17, 2008

Photo Field Trip

Feel like a photography field trip? Meet tomorrow morning near the boat dock at Lake Redman, 7am - and we'll spend a little time enjoying shooting the sunrise and fall foliage. Hope to see you there...

grace & peace, deAnn

Oct 13, 2008

Cliff's Praying Mantis

Look at those beady little eyes, well, guess they are actually rather large! With a beady little pupil. Cliff took these shots with at digital 70-300 mm lens and an extension tube. Amazing!
thanks Cliff!

Sep 18, 2008


Home renovations are a headache. Here we are demo'ing the bathroom window and prepping the space for new one. I like the silhouette effect and the touch of light on the right side of the photo slightly illuminating the ladder and studded wall.
Everything is displaced and covered with dust.
Items that used to be in my bathroom that are now on the buffet table in the dinning room. Their temporary home during construction.
grace & peace ~ deAnn

Sep 11, 2008

Why Photography?

“Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited and the wealth and confusion man has created.” ~ Edward Steichen

Aug 26, 2008

Birdhouse in Field

Lynn Royer took this photo in a field in Lancaster County. I love the feeling it evokes. The colors are soothing and you can almost hear the breeze flowing through the tall grass. Thanks Lynn for sending this in to VC-Photography!

Aug 21, 2008

Evening at Lake Williams

Our family kept a friend's dog while they were away for the week. Bonnie is the dog's name and we just fell in love with her! We took her to Lake Williams one lovely evening and here are some shots from then. I love the colors of pink and blue as the sun set over the water.
Meet Bonnie - shaking the water from her fur. I like this shot because she's illuminated by the afternoon sun and partially in the shade of a tree.
Another sunset photo over Lake Williams.
I love messing around with my camera. I admit, I can't use it to it's fullest potential. I would love a lesson on digital SLR photography (note: I added a link list for online resources - look in the sidebar to the right). So, occasionally, I'll put it on full manual mode and try for some creative shots. This is not one of them. But it's neat nonetheless, I think.
Please send me your photo's and brief photo stories and I'll post them here on VCP. Email me at
grace & peace ~ deAnn

Aug 19, 2008

Wildlife by Cliff Kern

"These mushrooms are called morel mushrooms. They are a very rare, hard to find, expensive, and delicious mushroom that can be found around here in the spring. They're by far the best type of mushroom I have ever had." ~ Cliff
Thanks Cliff for sending your photos in for us to experience. To see more of Cliff's photography, visit his web page.

Aug 18, 2008

Photo Field Trip images by deAnn

This photo holds so much emotion, fresh flowers on a grave. Misty morning air hovering over the valley. I'm happy with the way it turned out.
This photo of the Last Supper was a total mistake. I didn't have my lens hood on at the time and sunlight streamed into my lens. But the effect is pretty cool, considering the subject.
Here you can see a light golden glow on Jesus' face even though the statue is facing away from the morning sun. John held a reflector for this shot so the face can be seen.
This photo haunts me.

The above shots are by me, deAnn Roe, taken with my Olympus E500 dSLR. The scenes captured are from our photo field trip to Susquehanna Memorial Gardens, York, PA.

Aug 16, 2008

Photo Field Trip images by John

A week ago today a pile of us showed up at Susquehanna Memorial Gardens on a crisp summer morning. We walked around in the solitude of community or just alone and captured whatever drew us in. Below are some photographs from John Briggs camera - enjoy! Jesus as a boy on the steps of the Temple
This is a great shot of Jesus' peaceful nature and the hand of a religious leader, tightly grasping the scroll.
The last supper.
Jesus being baptised by John the Baptist.
John uses a Canon 40D and the lens he used was a Canon EF 22-70 / f2.8.

Aug 4, 2008

Photo Field Trip

In the mood for a photo field trip?

When: This Saturday, 8/9
Where: Susquehanna Memorial Gardens
Time: 7:00am to 8:30am (give or take)
Bring: your camera, tripod, filters, etc
Weather: if it's raining, we'll postpone
Why there?: This cemetery has beautiful life sized statues, structures, wonderful trees and flowers. One of my favorites is the scene of Jesus teaching at the synagogue. It may seem odd to meet at a cemetery, but the grounds are gorgeous and as the sun creeps over the hill in the morning, the statues almost glow. I always wanted to experience their grounds through my lens. Don't worry, I got permission to do this, under one condition, we honor the families and do NOT take photos of the names on the tombstones.

This will be a peaceful and reverent field trip. Our approach to this will be one of prayerful anticipation of sensing God's presence as we meander the pretty memorial gardens, capturing creative images and getting to know other photographers in our church family.

No need to RSVP. If it's not raining, I'll be there shooting - even if no one else shows up. But it would be really cool to have a nice sized group. Invite who you like. Just keep in mind the reverence we should have for the beautiful memorial garden. Oh, feel free to bring a journal along too, in case you are moved to express through words or sketch.

Aug 1, 2008

Through Brian's Lens

Black Water Falls
Painting the Sky

I love the mountains and waterfalls. God just seems louder in these places (not to mention closer)

Photographs by Brian N. using a Nikon CoolPix 4500

Jul 25, 2008

After the Rain

Lynn Royer's macro photography inspires me in deep ways. To see the everyday world in fine detail has me marveling at God's amazing power to create. After the rain storms we had the last few days, I was bound and determined to capture a few shots of water droplets suspended from the blades of grass.
Yesterday morning was that day. Around 7am I noticed the sunlight peeking through our neighbors trees and landing on the wet grass in my backyard. So excited, I grabbed my camera, threw on the macro lens and headed out back. There I was laying on my belly in the dewy grass watching the sunlight dance with the tiny droplets of water that collected on the delicate green blades. All caught up in the addiction of searching the ground for the perfect drop on the perfect blade with the perfect amount of sunlight for illumination - I realized I was in my fuzzy pink bath robe and in plain sight of my many close neighbors.
But I didn't really care...did you know you can see the world in a drop of rain, water that fell from the heavens.
I took more than 250 shots over a 45 minute frame of time. The sun would move across the morning sky leaving my grass in the shadow of the neighbors great tree. I sat on the wet lawn, with camera on stand-by, waiting patiently for the moment the sun light made it's way through the thick foliage of the tree. Then I was ready, laying out again across the yard to capture God's beauty that found it's way to my eye through the attention of my heart and lens of my camera. What a relaxing and awesome way to start the day...
May you find time to stop for a few moments and engage closely with the beauty and wonder of our surroundings.
Grace & peace on the creative journey ~ deAnn

Jul 14, 2008

Macro Photography

Tiny white flower

Pansy seed pod

Tiny blue flowers

Tiny buds on bright orange

Water drop on twig

These macro photography shots are taken by Lynn Royer, July's Divine Intersection artist.

Jul 10, 2008

Nature through Deb's Lens

(this one is my favorite - great perspective!!! ~ deAnn)

Photography by Deb Williams.

Jul 7, 2008

Garden Photo's

I love Cone Flowers, they are so regal and have confidence.
First the butterfly, now the bee - this flower will have nothing left to give!
I like the way the muted sunlight casts a soft glow on this Columbine.
See the little glo-bug hiding in this flower?
This looks like an artichoke, but it's the flower blossom of a Hosta.
All these photos were taken in my postage stamp back yard with my Olympus dSLR and a very inexpensive close up lens kit. I love macro photography because it gives us the opportunity to see the small parts of our world in larger than life detail.
Our Creator is so amazingly creative.
grace & peace on the journey ~ deAnn