Take Another Look


Storage, storage, storage. Ok, there, I’ve said it — the “s” word. The bane of all photographers. What do you do with all those photos you’ve captured on dozens and dozens of photo shoots? The cataloguing issue aside, I asked myself that very question recently when I was searching for a spectacular sunset for my A Walk In Grace — Photo Journal. Then, in the deep recesses of my mind, I remembered La Jolla, California. So I pulled out one of my external hard drives and I decided to look through some photos I took at an enchanting sunset in La Jolla, California, over six months ago.

I remember this particular sunset photo shoot vividly because I shared it with some photographer friends who had traveled from all over the world to be mentored by international award–winning nature photographer, Laurie Rubin. I am also privileged to be mentored by Laurie on Trey Ratcliff’s The Arcanum. So there we all were on the expansive La Jolla shores with a magnificent sunset before us. And I’m telling you it was one of the most stunning sunsets I’ve ever had the opportunity to shoot. All of us were going absolutely crazy trying to capture unique and glamorous shots with our cameras. Some of my fellow photographers literally took their cameras and tripods out in the water. I was not so brave. But I was right there taking hundreds of shots.

Fast forward to today.

What happens with me when I am on a photo shoot that is so incredible that I end up with a couple thousand shots? I go through them once and post-process some favorites and then I’m on to the next project. I’m always taking shots with my camera, day after day, so I always have new material to process. The downside of this is that I miss a lot of beautiful images from previous photo shoots. The one I’m posting today is proof of point. How did I miss this image?

Here’s the take home.

What a great reward you will have when you take another look at your photo shoots. I want to encourage everyone to take another look at images you have shot. Pull out those external hard drives and look at the images again. You’ll be surprised what you will discover. I took my own advice and I discovered this beauty of a sunset with those amazing rays of light shining through the clouds.

So, dear photography friends, don’t miss the shot that you already took. Take another look. You will find something beautiful in God’s great creation that will be a blessing to you and to others.

You can see more photos of desert landscapes in God’s creation in my first myPhotoWalk full color devotional photography book, myPhotoWalk — Quiet Time Moments, daily devotions and devotional photography everyday, just released in multiple print and ebook formats. The cover image, Paradise, was chosen from the myPhotoWalk San Francisco Gallery at our myPhotoWalk—Smugmug Portfolio. The clarity of God’s patterns literally leap from the iPad screen in the Apple® iBooks version. Get it on iBooks — myPhotoWalk — Quiet Time Moments — Apple® iBooks.

♥ Blessings and Grace to You!


myPhotoWalk Devotional

The LORD turns my darkness into light.
2 Samuel 22:29 NIV

myPhotoWalk Technical

  • Title: When The Sun Shines Through
  • Description: Amazing rays of light through the clouds in La Jolla, CA, USA.
  • Creator: Catherine Martin
  • Date Created: 10/03/15
  • Camera: Nikon D810, Nikkor 24-120, FL 92mm, ISO 64, f/22, 1/25sec.
  • Photoshoot: myPhotoWalk PhotoShoot in La Jolla, CA, USA.
  • Post-Processing: Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Photoshop, Nik Software, OnOne Software.
  • Copyright ©2018 Catherine Martin – myPhotoWalk™ – Quiet Time Ministries. All Rights Reserved.
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