Dahlias clearly have a visible symmetry, and a recognizable pattern, but they achieve their look with lots of play and flourish. The landscape inside the head is a riot of line odd French Curve counterpoint.
God was good to make the Dahlia... and if not that, to make the man who made the Dahlia from something else.
Things I see: A Wood Duck without a bill, an Angry Bird, the pod that ate the city... and the Glory of God. So what do you see... A later version. 12 noon v 7:30 AM. "Angry Bird" more pronounced. Once you see it it will crack you up!
Or rain can spare your life Depending on who you are
and what your thirst is like
Mark Heard. From the song "Some Folks World"
By contrast to last year, we are living in a virtual ocean. Last year in Arkansas the landscape looked like a post apocalyptic graveyard. This year, God has been good to our land through healing rains.
This is one of those ideas that didn't take on the form I envisioned. Major problem, my lens kept fogging, after leaving a cool but dry environment, or a wet and hot. And then I could not put a second flash out in the rain to give the high-light illumination I crave.
fascinating to think of all the physical forces that are behind this rhythm. I know there are a bunch of fancy words to describe each factor, but at a glance I see gravity, flow, cohesion, surface tension etc, all in perfect concert to make a liquid "snow man."
He makes the clouds His chariot; He rides on the wings of the wind. David, Psalm 104
Consider this a "soft opening" for a new chapter in the life of the Mighty Works Project. I hope to start with routine posting... starting right now. Lord Willing.
Hot of the press. Image taken just moments before posting, 7/31/13
Photo Buff Stuff: This images consists of two frames taken in immediate sequence. It was simply impossible to focus on both the clouds and the leaves at the same time, so I took one picture of each element in focus, then blent the two in Photoshop.
The goal of the MWP is simple-- to highlight the ongoing, manifold, and MIGHTY WORKS of God in our midst, and to encourage all persons everywhere to acknowledge Him as both our creator and sustainer.
The original Mighty Works Project rolled out in 2003 as a routine e-mail sent to friends. I've posted irregularly over the last years, and now find -- having joined Flickr -- that I have even less reason to post lots of photos here. So look for this site to slowly morph into a place for collected poems and photographic highlights. If you like what I'm doing, spread the word, share links, or sign up for the daily feed.
Unless otherwise noted, all pictures on this site are copywrited by Kirk Jordan. If you wish to "borrow" a picture here or there for your non-commercial blog, you may do so with appropriate credit and link info. Students may likewise copy pictures for reports.
In as much as these are low resolution scans, they make for pretty poor prints. I would gladly sell you a fine print at a reasonable price.