Wednesday, October 13, 2010

(Day 286) He leads me beside quiet waters

 1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
       He leads me beside quiet waters,
 3 He restores my soul.
       He guides me in paths of righteousness
       for his name's sake.
 4 Even 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.
 5 You prepare a table before me
       in the presence of my enemies.
       You anoint my head with oil;
       my cup overflows.
 6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
       all the days of my life,
       and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
       forever.

(All photos made with a 10-22mm lens, aperture of 7.1, shutter speeds from 1/6 to 1/40 sec and ISO of 200 or 800).



34 comments:

Katherine said...

Rick these are serenely beautiful water shots & I love the accompanying bible passage. It is so true ... when I am near beautiful water, I always feel more at peace! Just lovely Rick!

S. Etole said...

such clear, vivid reflections ... perfect choice of scripture

Cat/The Whimsical Gardener said...

The reflection of the trees in the first shot is captivating but there is something about the third shot that really speaks to me...I want to be there in that place wandering the grounds and contemplating God. Stunning as always.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This Psalm has become even more meaningful to me recently.The pictures are wonderful and show a place of peace.Thanks.
Blessings,Ruth

Amelia & Mihai-Stefan CHIRCA said...

Superb landscapes - perfect illustration for magnificent words

Carolyn Ford said...

quiet, indeed...beautiful. I love the curve of the bridge and the perspective of the shot.

Dawn said...

Completely what I need right now....quiet waters.
Hoping I get "led" this way very soon....

Thanks for sharing these peaceful shots.

darlin said...

I love the reflections and what an appropriate verse for these photos. What a calming post, soothing, hmmm what's the word I'm looking for? Peaceful, that's it, a calming, soothing, peaceful post. Thanks Rick.

Rick said...

@Katherine - thank you Katherine - I'm glad you see the peace in them and may you find some too.

Rick said...

@S. Etole - thank you Susan; sometimes inspiration just hits us right between the eyes ! And the music I'm listening to right now is "That Sheep May Safely Graze" - how coincidental ... or not.

Rick said...

@Cat/The Whimsical Gardener - I spent over an hour in this place; it was very quiet here in the countryside - only 1 car and 1 jogger came by - a great place to enjoy the creation, and the Creator of it all !

Thanks for stopping by Cat.

Rick said...

@Ruth's Photo Blog - what a comfort for this life and the life to come ! He certainly does lead us by quiet waters, even when we don't realize it.

Blessings to you and Jake.

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

wonderful reflections!!! bravo!

marty said...

This place is wonderful ! please say me where
it is, I will spend my day there !!!
well, I can dream !!
merci pour ce magnifique post !
bisous to YOU !

Leovi said...

Beautiful reflections in the water, and above all, I love this view under the bridge.

becky said...

I am guessing God is very pleased w/ you Rick! Your photos go very well w/ this Psalm. I particularly love the last photo...
Have a great day!
:)

Rick said...

@Amelia & Mihai-Stefan CHIRCA - va multumesc foarte mult !

Rick said...

@Carolyn Ford - thank you Carolyn. I almost fell in the water there ;-)

Rick said...

@Dawn - hopefully you'll be led there soon - there's nothing like peace for the soul.

Rick said...

@darlin - thank you darlin. I was on a little drive in the countryside after dinner looking for some place peaceful and these slow-flowing waters with the reflections just fit the bill. I stayed there over an hour hust enjoying it - good for the soul !

Rick said...

@Costea Andrea Mihai - thank you Costea ! Appreciate your visit and comment.

Rick said...

@marty - it's a place called Paradise ;-) - at least maybe here on earth. Thank you marty.

Bisous from Paradise !

Leslie said...

A favorite psalm. Perfect photos to match. Especially that last one. Such peaceful, still waters. Such a soul-satisfying scene.

Rick said...

@Leovi - thank you for your visit and kind words.

Rick said...

@becky - thank you Becky; I'm not sure how pleasing I am to Him, but glad He's taking care of me regardless :)

I hope your week is going well.

Rick said...

@Leslie - a Psalm that can carry you through life. and beyond.

Thanks Leslie.

imac said...

Very cool shots Rick.

Rick said...

@imac - thanks mac !

Lisa said...

Just beautiful and so peacefilled.
This has blessed me greatly today.
and
I have the same lens almost a 10-20 sigma wide.
Have a nice weekend. Im getting ready for the big family event and should be getting my camera equ ready.

CarreraCaballo said...

Putting the first photo upside down would create an illusion :-D

Greetz,

Joseph

teca said...

Wonderful shots! It's a special place, isn't it!

Kisses, honey, and a great weekend.

Rick said...

@Lisa - thank you Lisa, and I'm glad you enjoyed them.

I just got my ultra-wide lens less than 2 months ago - it's wonderful what can be done with it, although it's easy to get distortion if you're not careful.

You'll do well on the anniversary - just enjoy, relax, and do the amazing photography you always do.

Thanks for visiting.

Rick said...

@CarreraCaballo - Joseph, great that you tried it; your comment made me try it and I like the result almost better than the original !

Have a great weekend !

Rick said...

@teca - yes it is, peaceful and calm, although one's mind needs to be in a similar state to enjoy it.

Have a great weekend too, teca, and lots of beijos !