Precious Promises

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Strolling in my Palm Desert neighborhood with my Nikon D810 and a new Lensbaby Composer Pro II Sweet 50 Optic, I was excited at the creative images I might be able to capture of God’s creation. Bougainvillea is a genus of thorny ornamental vines, bushes, and trees with flower–like spring leaves near its flowers. It’s one of my favorites for photography so I was specifically searching for the right bush, the best flowers, and the perfect lighting.

It was nearly an hour before I spied this spectacular bougainvillea that stretched along a retaining wall, the blooms seemingly reaching toward the sky. And the sun was at just the right angle to shine through all the branches, giving a terrific backlight effect. With this new Lensbaby Composer Pro II Sweet 50 Optic tilted upwards, I focused on the leading margin of the flowers, allowing the light and leaves to fade into a cascading blur. This gave a waterfall effect with the sunlight appearing to cascade down from the top flowers to the top of the wall. I love it!

So this image makes me think of the great and precious promises of God (2 Peter 1:4 NLT). They are a gift given by God and flow into our lives through His Word, one after another, in continuous blessing.

Back home, I processed this image in Adobe Camera Raw. Then I added Nik Pro Contrast and a slight vignette from ON1 Software. Finally, I added Helvetica Neue text with a drop shadow. And voila, a photo artistry reminder of God’s great and precious promises!

♥ Blessings and Grace to You!


myPhotoWalk Devotional

He has given us great and precious promises.
2 Peter 1:4 NLT

myPhotoWalk Technical

  • Title: Precious Promises
  • Description: Bougainvillea reaching to the sky in Palm Desert, California, USA.
  • Creator: Catherine Martin
  • Date Created: 02/15/17
  • Camera: Nikon D810, Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Sweet 50 Optic, FL 50mm, ISO 800, f/4, 1/4000sec.
  • Photoshoot: myPhotoWalk Photo Shoot in Palm Desert, California, USA.
  • Post-Processing: Aurora HDR Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Nik Software, ON1 Software.
  • Copyright ©2017 Catherine Martin – myPhotoWalk™ – Quiet Time Ministries. All Rights Reserved.
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