And Jesus took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, He asked him if he saw ought.

And he looked up, and said, “I see men as trees, walking.”

After that He put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.

-Mark 8 23-25

Trees and lamposts
Almost SOOTC
Lensbaby Composer Pro
Double Glass optics/2.8
Long Exposure/3 secs. (tripod)

Canon Rebel Xti

Framed print with Off-white Matting

Matted print with Black Border

Extra Large Canvas


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  • rav1221
    rav1221about 2 years ago

    This makes my eyes fill with tears for some reason when I see that passage, your work finishes this off so beautifully! Our Lord would be proud, amazing work. x

  • So glad you’re touched, Ravi. :) When I saw this pic after uploading it to my hard drive, that scripture popped into my head. They really do look like men walking ! Looking forward to those festival shots. Get some good ones. :)

    – Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞

  • Colleen2012
    Colleen2012about 2 years ago

    Wow this is a powerful combination and an inspirational piece of artwork Birgitta. Great work and so well done – a great night shot in black and white.
    Faved for sure.
    Love Colleen2012

  • So glad you like it, Colleen. :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

    – Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 2 years ago

    What an amazing image, and fabulous use of lensbaby! Love how you’ve stretched those lights out so MUCH!!!

  • I’m totally fascinated with stretching and bending light using the LB! It was freezing cold on this particular night and I could barely see on my LCD. I have to admit, it was pretty much blind shooting. I liked the results though. Thanks for checking it out, Mel. ;)

    – Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞

  • Jack McCabe
    Jack McCabeabout 2 years ago

    nice tie in to the new testament but you know when I saw it I thought of the the evil trees in the forest of the movie Wizard of Oz

  • Yeah, I get “creepy” a lot regarding my work. I’m drawn to dark and heavy blacks, shadows, etc. and yes, I can see how you could see that here. Thanks for checking it out. ;)

    – Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞

  • Maraia
    Maraiaabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful image to illustrate that psalm!

  • Thanks, Maraia. :)

    – Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisabout 2 years ago


  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 2 years ago

    Dramalicious artwork Birgitta :o) xx

  • Why thank you, Mr. Brown.

    ♥ < That’s for you. :)

    – Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞

  • moyo
    moyoabout 2 years ago

    fabulous image.

  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAabout 2 years ago

    An absolutely brilliant and very emotional image and interpretation of this wonderful passage of Scripture, Birgitta!!!

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynabout 2 years ago


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