That’s right… I’m claiming discovery of a brilliant new photographer from right here in my neighborhood. Okay… maybe a couple of neighborhoods away after you cross a river into another state, but you get the picture, right? (Clever pun included to see if you are paying attention.)
I do scrapbooking, therefore I know a lot about taking pictures. Mostly I know a lot about disguising poorly taken pictures. Example above: The group by the ocean is my family… most of them. Much sky and dune grass has been cropped out. From a half mile away I yelled for all to look up and smile, however they were quite uncooperative that day.
Back to Darnell. He started posting some pictures on Facebook and they caught my attention… Following are a few of my favorites.
This shot grabbed me. I saw a metaphor for life right before my eyes. Psalm 23:4 came instantly to mind. “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” Keep focusing on the light…
To be brutally honest here, this picture could be out of focus and off-center but I’d still love it because this is my grand-daughter.
Love Darnell’s capture of nature’s movement… clouds, bird and river all heading toward sunset.
And here is the fella himself… Darnell Peterson
This kid has some college to finish for now but when he gets his camera out, amazing things can happen. Just remember… you saw him here first.