An Inspired Lens

an inspirational photoblog discovering beauty all around us

Posts from the ‘misc’ category



Sinking sun sets grove of trees aflame,

sending sparks dancing skyward,

to become stars burning steady and resilient.

~ Shelly

I love the impressionism this form of long exposure photography gives by ICM (Intentional Camera Movement while the shutter is open).

It indulges my more fanciful musings

Oh Canada!

Oh Canada!

Ruler Supreme, who hearest humble prayer,

Hold our dominion in thy loving care;

Help us to find, O God, in thee – a lasting, rich reward,

As waiting for the better Day, we ever stand on guard.

God keep our land glorious and free!

~ 4th stanza of our national anthem



I’m celebrating one year of photoblogging!

Many thanks for all your visits and encouragement;

I appreciate your company on this photographic journey.

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I’m excited to share a second year of images with you



Christ has utterly wiped out the damning evidence

of broken laws and commandments which always hung over our heads,

and has completely annulled it by nailing it over his own head on the cross.

And then having drawn the sting of all the powers ranged against us,

he exposed them, shattered, empty and defeated,

in his final glorious triumphant act!

~ Colossians 2:14-15   (Phillips)



On my Rockies road-trip I met these tall silent sentinels

– keepers of the forest, guarding the mountain paths.

Their feet were dirty but their hearts were glowing,

standing proud of their place in Creation.

roadside blur

roadside blur

On a recent road trip I pointed my camera out the car window and tried some “drive-by shooting”.

I love how motion blur transforms the roadside weeds into abstract colour.