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Within Walking Distance

I’ve walked past this corner a number of times, but it looks much different at night.CJT_9263c

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Within Walking Distance

Taking this photo was no easy task. First of all, it was SO cold out. Second, if you’ve ever walked the streets of a Korean neighborhood you’ll know that the chained dogs are a fixture of nearly every home. Standing here in the middle of the night to capture this image meant waking every dog within earshot. I watched my breath in the frozen air and listened to the different barks hoping no one would come out of their home to see what was going on. #longest30secondexposureever (but worth it!)CJT_9260c

Within Walking Distance

I came across this sweet girl back in October on a walk through a nearby neighborhood. She wasn’t chained, thank goodness, but she’s definitely had many litters of puppies. She was gentle and kind, and had free roam of her neighborhood streets. I left wishing I could see her mothering at work, as I knew she had to be a great one.

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Within Walking Distance is a series which will highlight what I come across as I venture out into God’s creation. The series challenges me to find inspiration close by, as travel is not always possible. More importantly, through my photography I will become a  witness to His splendor as well as to what we’ve done with it. These photos will represent the environment that God has placed me in – reality rather than grandeur – but instead of illustrating the mundane, I intend to make plain the Creator.

Within Walking Distance

A life alone on a chain is a sad life indeed.CJT_2534c


 

Within Walking Distance is a series which will highlight what I come across as I venture out into God’s creation. The series challenges me to find inspiration close by, as travel is not always possible. More importantly, through my photography I will become a  witness to His splendor as well as to what we’ve done with it. These photos will represent the environment that God has placed me in – reality rather than grandeur – but instead of illustrating the mundane, I intend to make plain the Creator.

Within Walking Distance

This series has been very refreshing for me. As a mother and wife, it is difficult for me to venture to the places that, photographically, create iconic images. What do I mean by iconic images? Take a look at the work of John Steele, who lives in Seoul. If I had the time and resources, perhaps I too could take photos like his; I live only an hour and a half away. Alas, photographing landscapes and cityscapes as John does is beyond my reach.

By aspiring to photograph the iconic without the talent, time or resources to do so,  I’ve allowed myself to stagnate. Within Walking Distance challenges me to find inspiration close by. Do you find yourself in the same situation? Pick up your camera and walk out the front door!

The photos below were taken last night from a pedestrian bridge just down the road. The streets may not be of Seoul, but they are nonetheless beautiful to me!

In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps. Proverbs 16:9


 

Within Walking Distance is a series which will highlight what I come across as I venture out into God’s creation. The series challenges me to find inspiration close by, as travel is not always possible. More importantly, through my photography I will become a  witness to His splendor as well as to what we’ve done with it. These photos will represent the environment that God has placed me in – reality rather than grandeur – but instead of illustrating the mundane, I intend to make plain the Creator.

Within Walking Distance

CJT_4250cA portion of the letter Paul wrote to the people in Thessalonia:

In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is idle and does not live according to the teaching you received from us. For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you, nor did we eat anyone’s food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you. We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help, but in order to make ourselves a model for you to follow. For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.” 2 Thessalonians 3:6-10


Within Walking Distance is a series which will highlight what I come across as I venture out into God’s creation. Through my photography, I will become a  witness to His splendor as well as to what we’ve done with it. These photos will represent the environment that God has placed me in – reality rather than grandeur – but instead of illustrating the mundane, I intend to make plain the Creator.