An Inspired Lens

an inspirational photoblog discovering beauty all around us

Posts tagged ‘long exposures’

Advent

Advent

Through the heart of tender mercy and loving-kindness of our God,

a Light from on high will dawn upon us and visit us,

To shine upon and give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,

to direct and guide our feet in a straight line into the way of peace.

~ Luke 1:78-79 Amplified

sunrise brushstroke

sunrise brushstroke

It was an early morning well rewarded:

first waiting in the dark,

next getting rained on periodically,

then being treated to this living canvas of light, shadow, shifting forms, colour,

and finally watching the Artist’s vivid brushstroke spread across the sky.

longing

longing

It was when I was happiest that I longed most…

The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing…

to find the place where all the beauty came from.”

~ C.S. Lewis, “Till We Have Faces”

wave poetry

wave poetry

Mesmerized by whispers of the waves

reciting a salty-sweet poem

each line similar,  yet unique

full of soothing, and yearning, and exquisite grace.

~ Shelly

the breakwater

the breakwater

Like last week’s image, here’s another tribute to The Breakwater.

 She’s my favourite walk – a .75km sea wall

offering a unique experience of the ocean and it’s wildlife.

This Victoria landmark remains,

but current renovations will change the way she looks forever.

aflame

aflame

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