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Beauty In All Things

Updated on June 5, 2012

“Anyone can take a picture…a person with a passion sees the picture before it’s taken.”-Anonymous

Photography has always been a huge passion in my life. I often catch myself thinking, "I wish I had my camera on me right now because that would make a perfect picture!" I try to keep my camera on me at all times but I have a 2 year old and a 2 month old so it's almost impossible to add anything else to my load without making me collapse on the ground.


On the few rare occasions when I do have my camera on me, I always find random “ordinary” things to take pictures of. Taking the pictures and uploading them is the easy part, but the fun part is…editing! Every “ordinary” picture I take, I turn it into a beautiful masterpiece…well in my eyes at least. Editing a picture shows me that there is beauty in ALL things and things that are already beautiful can be made even more beautiful.

I recently found myself thinking about the story All Things Bright and Beautiful written by Cecil Frances Alexander. Growing up I remember my older sister loving this book. It tells about how all things are beautiful and how God made them just for us. This poem perfectly describes my pictures that I take and edit. For those of you who don’t know the book and/or hymn…here it is!

 

All things bright and beautiful...All creatures great and small...All things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all!

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Each little flower that opens...Each little bird that sings...He made their glowing colors. He made their tiny wings.

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The rich man in his castle...The poor man at his gate...God made them high or lowly and ordered their estate.

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The purple headed mountain...The river running by...The sunset and the morning...That brightens up the sky.

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The cold wind in the winter...The pleasant summer sun...The ripe fruits in the garden, he made them every one.

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The tall trees in the greenwood...The meadows where we play...The rushes by the water, we gather every day.

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He gave us eyes to see them and lips that we might tell, how great is God Almighty! Who has made all things well.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Beautiful hub and beautiful pictures. I drive my husband crazy, taking my camera with me everywhere I go. I love taking pictures. I belive the flowers and the sunsets, etc., are Gods gifts to us. I love capturing their beauty to share with others. Great hub, voted up and beautiful. Have a beautiful day! :)

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      KJhusak 4 years ago from Akron

      Thank you sgbrown! Lol I drive my husband crazy as well. I completely agree(: Thanks for the votes!

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      Cholee Clay 4 years ago from Wisconsin

      I love that poem and I think your photos have captured it beautifully:)

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      KJhusak 4 years ago from Akron

      Thank you Shesabutterfly!

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