BetterPhoto Member: Stephen L. Parker


member since July 29, 2010

-Stephen L. Parker

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Bio

I have been interested in photography since high school, starting out with a Yashica A and a Voitlander 35mm. My first SLR was a Canon FT that I bought from a pawn shop in San Diego.
I learned to shoot slides and was very active for about 10 years, while in college, the military and then seminary. When I was called to a church and had a young family growing, I let it go to a very occasional thing, because family and ministry filled up my time. Now with my family grown, I am getting back into shooting and really enjoy the convenience of DSLRs. I now use a Pentax K10D and K20D. They are a lot more complicated than my old Ft, F-1 or Pentax SF1, but basic good photography is still the same, so it is fun learning and applying it with new tools.

I am a Christian and a Pastor. The creation shows the handiwork of God, and I like to try to capture it in images. I like to try to capture the things we see but don’t take the time to notice. And I like good art in composition, shapes and color. Good order also points to the Creator. And I should add, that I have a great wife who loves me and enjoys this with me, and will patiently read a book while I am trying to capture these things.

So, I am glad to share these glimpses of God’s handiwork with you. Enjoy and give Him the glory.

As you consider the wonder and beauty of God's creation, please think about this: the Psalms speak of the creation showing the glory of God, and yet that is not sufficient for anyone to have communion with Him. With God being holy and all mankind sinful, a mediator is needed. Hence, to have communion with the Creator, one must believe in Jesus christ for the forgiveness of their personal sin. Because he holds his priesthood permanently and lives to make intercession for us, the writer of Hebrews says, "Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them." Hebrews 7:25
Soli Del Gloria - To God Alone Be The Glory.

"Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
save in the death of Christ, my God;
all the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to his blood.

See, from his head, his hands, his feet,
sorrow and love flow mingled down:
did e'er such love and sorrow meet,
or thorns compose so rich a crown?

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
that were a present far too small;
love so amazing, so divine,
demands my soul, my life, my all.
vs. 2-4 "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross"
- Issac Watts

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