Tuesday Photo Challenge – Worship by jansenphotojansenphoto

The devastating fire in the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was horrific in the way that it touched the heart and soul of Parisian, the French and many of us around the world. This cathedral is a true world treasure in both its architecture and the meaning that it carries, which transcends faith. I am heartened by President Emmanel Macron’s response with the intent to rebuild Notre Dame, as it is part of the heritage of France and, indeed, the World.

With this news, it was immediately obvious to me that the theme for this week’s challenge is to be Worship. Regardless of religion, faith or belief system, we can all worship; whether it’s a universal being, nature or the love of our life… Please take this challenge into the direction of Worship that speaks most to you and share it creatively!

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. Frank Lloyd Wright.

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.Native American Proverb

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money. Cree Indian Proverb

Tomorrow is Earth Day. Go do something to stop killing our mother earth.

Trout Lily —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, f/5.6, ISO500), © Khürt L. Williams
Trout lilyFujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
Long-spurred Violet —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
Spring Beauty —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
Spring Beauty —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (35.3 mm, f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
The Rock Brook —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, f/22, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams
Fern —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, f/16, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams
Rock Brook —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, f/22, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams
Fallen tree accross the Rock Brook —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, f/8.0, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
Zion Crossing Park —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (27.4 mm, f/22, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams

  • Aperture—ƒ/16
  • Camera—NIKON D5100
  • Taken—9 April, 2017
  • Copyright—© 2017 Khürt L. Williams
  • Focal length—85mm
  • ISO—200
  • Shutter speed—1/125s

Regular Random, where I spend just a few minutes with a single subject or a frame, shooting from different angles, seeing how the light changes, all the while trying to interfere with the subject as little as possible.

Over the weekend I spent five minutes with the wildflowers growing in my yard. This wildflower is colloquially called the "Spring Beauty".

Claytonia virginica, the Virginia springbeauty, eastern spring beauty, or fairy spud, is an herbaceous perennial in the family Montiaceae. Its native range is Eastern North America. Its scientific name honors Colonial Virginia botanist John Clayton.Wikipedia

  • Aperture—ƒ/16
  • Camera—NIKON D5100
  • Taken—9 April, 2017
  • Copyright—© 2017 Khürt L. Williams
  • Focal length—85mm
  • ISO—220
  • Shutter speed—1/125s

I used my AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G attached to (12mm+20mm+36mm) Kenko maco extension tubes. I had some difficulty getting the shot. The flowers vibrated in the breeze. In between shot burst from the cameras, I waited for the breeze to subside. I only got a few shots before my time was up.

Spring Beauty flowers are 0.7–1.4cm in diameter.
  • Aperture—ƒ/16
  • Camera—NIKON D5100
  • Taken—9 April, 2017
  • Copyright—© 2017 Khürt L. Williams
  • Focal length—85mm
  • ISO—200
  • Shutter speed—1/125s