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Stories & Expeditions
Precarious Banquet

Precarious Banquet

I decided to wait just a little bit longer to see if the Tamias Sibiricus would return to it’s precarious banquet table. After hiking down the trail for only a few minutes, I spotted this little Korean Chipmunk gnawing on a nut in a tree. Because I had my wide...

Tips & Tricks
Bad Weather

Bad Weather

Not too long ago, I read a photography tip from another nature photographer: learn to love bad weather. I wasn’t too sure about this, but I couldn’t help but think about this comment when I saw the weather forecast for last Saturday. Saturday was going to be a...

Tips & Tricks
Birding

Birding

Since day one in Korea, I hoped I’d have some time for birding in the nearby parks on a clear morning. Not many mornings are clear, so when I woke up a few days ago to see the sun spreading it’s fresh light over the landscape, I got up in a hurry! Though it was...

Stories & Expeditions
Clouds!

Clouds!

I wanted to reach the river. Before obtaining a bicycle, this would have meant a several hour hiking excursion, but now I figured I could reach it in about half an hour. The problem was, even after looking at Google Maps before I left, I didn’t have a clear route...

Stories & Expeditions
Invest What it Takes

Invest What it Takes

From the window of our office apartment, a large mountain commands the attractive view of the distant horizon. When I first arrived in South Korea a few weeks ago, Adam, my coworker, told me we should really plan a hike out there before I left. Well, that day came...

Tips & Tricks
First Expressions

First Expressions

My first week in South Korea was full of first impressions. Learning the culture and language is one thing; to learn and capitalize on the climate and weather patterns is quite another. These first expressions of my first impressions of Korea display my first...

Tips & Tricks
Scouting

Scouting

Knowing where to go is a very important thing to know. I mean, if there is a beautiful sunset, and you are stuck in the middle of an apartment complex, it’s going to be hard to get some nice landscape images. You might be able to get some nice apartment building...

Stories & Expeditions
The Next Adventure

The Next Adventure

The Chicago O’Hare Airport is a wonderful place. Every international trip I’ve taken has begun there. None of these trips have ever been for the sole purpose of picture taking, but it certainly pays to bring a camera along. Though I am attracted to the distinctive...

Perspective
All Fixed

All Fixed

I do not generally think of this blog as a journal. It is more a place to share adventures, tips, insights, experiences, and encouragement for fellow photographers as they journey the same steep slopes of improving their photography. Therefore, I hope my recent...

Perspective
Two Perspectives

Two Perspectives

Most people are happy when spring begins to appear. But one sad thing about spring coming is that all the snow melts. Then it rains. And rains. And then, because it’s really still winter, it gets cold again and everything turns to ice. Most people are unhappy about...

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Went out for a walk this morning at Stonewall Resort State Park! "For this is our God for ever and ever: He will be our guide even unto death." Psalm 48:14. Are you ready to be led to the death of your old nature? Death to self? "Verily, verily, I say unto you, 'Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it dies, it bringeth forth much fruit.'"!
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"O send out Thy light and Thy truth: let them lead me"! Psalm 43:3a So grateful we can know what the truth is!
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Found an incredible fire tower that you could actually walk to the top of! Talk about nerve-racking, but the view was amazing! #gotowv 
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New post on the blog! See profile link (www.lenspitation.com/blog) 
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Watch tomorrow's photo coaching webinar....FREE! It's #100. A huge milestone for Lenspiration, so we're celebrating! Come see what a webinar is like. Bring a friend! Over 70 folks have signed up so far. Join the fun! www.lenspiration.com/webinar100. Be sure to use coupon code WEBINAR100
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The clouds really made for an interesting effect during the solar eclipse! I saw one of the eclipse workshop students' photo that looked similar to this, and I liked it so much I immediately went about creating my own version! The trial of clouds turned out to be a friend.
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The Lord parted the clouds for just long enough to be able to see the eclipse in its full glory! Solar eclipses are so AMAZING! 
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Will we be able to see the eclipse?? First contact has passed, and I've only had one glimpse.... 
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The sun was shining for the Solar Eclipse Photography Workshop practice session this morning! Praying it will be clear at the critical moment later today! 
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Solar Eclipse Photography Workshop kicked off last night!! Thank you @gabe_cleator for the photo!
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It was a challenge to work this scene! 😀 Having a prominent sunburst to incluse really helps.
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Not what you'd expect for a Kentucky landscape! 
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"The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, 'Who shall bring me down to the ground?'" (Obadiah 1:3). All I can think of is, beware America.
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Had a great time at the IAHE @theiahe convention over the weekend! 7 photography students on the Photography Team Workshop plus 2 alumni @isaac.peterson.media @elijah.fullerton covering the conference while the beginners were getting up to speed!
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For, lo, He that formed the mountains, and created the wind, and declared unto man what is his thought, that makes the morning darkness, and treads upon the high places of the earth, "The LORD", "The God of hosts," is His name (Amos 4:13).
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"...if any say, 'I have sinned, and perverted that which was right...', [God] will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light." --Elihu on repentance, in Job 33:27-28 
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PRAYER. That's this month's Shoot to Serve photo assignment! Learn how to shoot it yourself or submit your own photos at www.lenspiration.com/current-assignment 
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Wow, picnicking in March is pretty nice! 😀