What do you see?

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Sometimes a good deed pays off big time!!!  This morning Sherelene ask me if I would deliver an item to a neighbors church and then take in the laundry to the dry cleaners.  It was cold, but I said,  “sure sweetheart” and headed out.  On the way back home I noticed that the sun, at a low level (9:30 am) was casting long shadows and I wished I had brought a camera along. (Lesson one:  always have a camera along!!!!)  About then I saw the three crosses in a field just off the road, I see them everyday and it dawned on me they must be casting great shadows on the brown grass.  Now I was rushing home to grab my drone bag!!!  The two images below were the result of a short flight over the field.  Two different perspectives you can choose your favorite, I still can’t decide!




As you have come to know from reading my blog entries, they often hold more    than one meaning or interpretation.  Let’s revisit the title of the blog “What do you see?”  It has, in this case a VISUAL, PHOTOGRAPHIC AND SPIRITUAL meaning.


VISUAL:  We must remember in life what we think we see is a matter of perspective, or in other words where we are in realtionship to what we are seeing.


PHOTOGRAPHIC:  As a photographer we must, more than anythng else, be aware of light! It is the direction, quality and warmth of light that often turns an average looking subject into somthing beautiful. This morning I was very aware of the light and knew the three crosses would be casting wonderful shadows, without thinking about the light, I would have never attempted to shoot them!


SPIRITUAL:  This morning the Holy Spirit reminded me of how many of  life’s most imporant lessons come from the historic scene of Jesus hanging on the cross with two thieves on either side.


FORGIVENESS:  Jesus looked down from the cross at the men that had beat him, insulted him and gambled for his clothes and said “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.”  How greater example do we need than that act!


ASSURANCE OF HEAVEN:  One of the thieves said he knew he deserved what he was getting, but ask Christ to remember him  in heaven, and Jesus said, “You will be with me today in paradise.”


THE MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:  When Jeuss cried out His final words, “It is finished” He was not talking about the end of His life, but the task of dying for our sins, He had finished His mission to pay our sin debt!  We only have to accept His gift of eternal life by giving Him our  hearts and asking for the forgiveness He so badlly wants to give you and I.




the pilgrim

9 Responses

  1. Jim says:

    Nice…. I have photographed them many times but I like your new view point so much more. The top on is my fav as you can see just a little more of the crosses but I also like the long shadows on the last one….. Huh,…. can you say photoshop….

  2. Rodney McKnight says:

    I love the lessons here…taking time to look at a subject from different angles and perspective…as well as taking time to think about the meanings and interpretation for one’s life…thanks for a very interesting post!

    • Bill Fortney says:

      Totally Holy Spirit driven!! As I was driving home after making the shots, the parallels started flooding into my mind, that’s when I know God is revealing His truth! All the glory goes to Him!

  3. Scotty B says:

    Hard to add any more to whats already been said, other than to say ‘thank you’ for sharing the views….in picture and in words. It made me stop all my busyness of the day and take a moment to think about the abundance He has shared with us!

  4. Joshua Boldt says:

    I like both photos a lot

  5. Sandy Tullio says:

    I really love these images especially the top one. Thanks for sharing and for feeding our souls which brings all glory to Christ. Keep the images coming .

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