Inspiration

Stargazer

“May all the stars hang bright above her dwelling,
Silent as though they watched the sleeping earth!”
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
Dejection: An Ode, 4 April 1802

"Stargazer", Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/1000 sec., 300mm

“Stargazer”, Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/1000 sec., 300mm
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Wickham Park Pavilion, 3701 Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL

Resurrection Sunday

“And he departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold, He is here.”
—St. Augustine

Whatever your faith, I pray your day may be filled with blessings, hope and a heart that overflows with love. —earl

"Expecting Someone", Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/500 sec., 50mmClick the image to view larger size and available print options.

“Expecting Someone”, Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/500 sec., 50mm
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Good Friday

For those observing the Easter holiday, please remember to look beyond the Crucifixion to what it reveals about God. Happy holiday; God is love.

“The Cross exposes the diametrically opposed ruling principles of God and Satan. The other-focused, self-sacrificial love of the Servant God shines in stark contrast to the prideful and ambitious manipulator of the survival-of-the-fittest principle. The God who washes dirty feet is willing to die for his creatures. How different from the creature Satan, who did not shrink from asking his creator to worship him (Matthew 4:9)! The gentle persuasion by the God who values our freedom stands in strong opposition to the methods of force, fear and coercion that Satan uses. These opposing principles were clearly revealed at the Tree of Knowledge and at the Cross. In the end, our affiliation with the respective sides of the conflict is revealed by the methods we use, as well. We may proclaim the name of Jesus with our words, but if our methods include coercion and force, we become counterproductive to God’s Kingdom and inadvertently take sides with God’s enemy.
— Dorothee Cole, Servant God: The Cosmic Conflict Over God’s Trustworthiness, (234-35), emphasis mine

"Good Friday", Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/22 at 1/180 sec., 35mmClick the image to view larger size and available print options.

“Good Friday”, Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/22 at 1/180 sec., 35mm
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Day of Rest

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
— John Lubbock

"Leaves of Gold", Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/13 at 1/400 sec., 28mm

“Leaves of Gold”, Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/13 at 1/400 sec., 28mm
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Love Hate

“Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.”
— Buddha

[For Takami]

This five-tiered pagoda — goju-no-tu — is Epcot Center’s hyperrealistic landmark for its Japan Pavilion. It is a wonderful representation of a fictionally enhanced replica of reality, a premise around which the whole of Epcot Center has been designed. This structure is a Disney-fied representation of the famous Horyuji Temple in Nara. I took some liberties with the photo and hyperrealized the subject even further. I hope you like it.

"Horyuji Hyperreality", Nikon D800, ISO 800, f/5.6 at 1/160 sec., 160mm

“Horyuji Hyperreality”, Nikon D800, ISO 800, f/5.6 at 1/160 sec., 160mm
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Send Me an Angel

“The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand;
the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.”
— George Eliot

Recognize the angels in your life. You never know how quickly they might fly away.

"Angelic Sleep", Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/250 sec., 145 mm

“Angelic Sleep”, Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/250 sec., 145 mm
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Let Us Reason Together

“Hear reason, or she’ll make you feel her.”
— Benjamin Franklin

Not my usual fare, I realize… But I hope you like it.

"Reason Together"

“Reason Together”

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When Silence Roars

“If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence.”
— George Eliot

"Golden Grass", Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/5.6 at 1/1000 sec., 122mm

“Golden Grass”, Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/5.6 at 1/1000 sec., 122mm
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This is a Social Life?

You’ll find me on Instagram at @earlharrisphoto, posting photos captured and edited on my iPhone. I post a lot of photos of cats there, too. #herekittykitty #instagramcats

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Entertaining Angels

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
— Hebrews 13:1

"The Angelic Life", Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/640 sec., 116mm

“The Angelic Life”, Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/640 sec., 116mm
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Grow, Reform, Change

“Only in growth, reform and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.”
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Clinging for Life" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/7.1 at 1/80 sec., 85 mm

“Clinging for Life” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/7.1 at 1/80 sec., 85 mm

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