This is what we do for the joy of the King,
For His peaceable Kingdom,
For a world in despair.
And this is why we bring any hope we can give,
Any bread from the table,
Any touch of His hand.
This is what we do.
This is where we go.
This is why we sing.
This is how we live.
This is who we are.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Some Beauty For the Day


Good morning, Shutterbugs.  Since so many of you have such great skill with your Nikons or whatever, I thought you might appreciate some of the work of a young Dutch photographer I came across a couple of months ago.  His name is Gert van Duinen and I love the stuff he does.  (He calls it "landscape candy.") This mill shot above he titled "Outstanding."  I love the sky.  Wish I could see it in a larger size because the detail looks amazing. This particular mill was built in 1872. (Since he uploaded it to his site yesterday, I imagine he took the photo yesterday morning. Isn't it cool that we can enjoy the beauty of a Netherlands morning a mere 24 hours later? Technology--gotta love it!)

The pics here were taken with a Nikon D80 (whatever that is!).

If I had the money and the wall space, I'd love to surround myself with large, framed prints of photos like these.  (If you're interested, you can see more of his work at his website.)
"Swamp Thing"

"Swamp Thing" was taken in the wetlands of the Netherlands.

"Domus Novae Lucis"

This monastery was built in the 13th century in the town of Ter Apel in the Netherlands.  The title means  "Home of the New Light".  Man, I'd love to go exploring here!

"Call It A Sundown"

This beautiful sunset shot was  just taken a week ago (April 12).  On his website, van Duinen says the birds were everywhere that evening, and that it was the warmest day they've had so far this year. Another beautiful sky shot.

"Little Ole' Barn"

"Evening Fall"

"Wonderful Winter"

"Almost Heaven"

I really love this last picture.  Reminds me of a Renoir painting, and even more of the 7th book of C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia.  I can just picture children running through the field, and Jesus right there with them.

Hope you all have a good day!


Stacey said...

Really beautiful!!!

Heidi said...

Those are gorgeous! They would make a fabulous Coffee Table book. I would totally buy it.

Diane Davis said...

i'm addicted to coffee table books (ok, maybe not addicted but we have a lot of them). i'd buy this one too...

cresk said...

Hey, thanks for mentioning one of my favorites here. It’s always nice to see your work published somewhere else.

Anyway, to keep track of any received awards or published work I’ve created a small link page at:

where your link has been added as well…

About the cofeetable book thing... I actually had plans to publish one for a long long time :)
Thanks, Gert van Duinen