Today I revisited something from the past, time travelling back to a photo I took in 2008, in preparation for a workshop I am presenting, and reflected on it. And cropped it.

For when I took this photo almost accidentally, I could never have imagined what would appear on my computer screen, what I had captured.

Within this one tiny drop of water, freshly fallen and suspended momentarily from a tea tree, was a world. The entire world in all nature’s pristine beauty.

It was as though I was seeing something of the divine, the creation.
Something of God.

And indeed I originally penned the following words, which came to me almost unbidden, rather like this image……….

so big
so small

the original, ‘Raindrop reflected’

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An avid photographer, both still and moving, since I was 10 years old, I later discovered and developed a particular love of macro, which is one of my main genres. More recently, however, my repertoire has broadened to include stained glass windows and particularly the stunning beauty of outback New South Wales and South Australia.
I hope you enjoy the beauty of the Creation, captured and presented here for you.

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  • jammingene
    jammingeneover 1 year ago

  • wow…really?? oh that was so fast. I can hardly believe it.
    Thank you so much.

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • JDL15
    JDL15over 1 year ago

    very good capture do like reflection in droplet so clear
    very well captured

  • THank you John…you always say the kindest things! ;)
    As you can see it is still one of my favourites after all this time. The only trouble is, I still can’t work out how I took it!!

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 1 year ago

    Wow! Excellent focus and clarity in this beautiful capture, Jan!

  • Oh thank you so much Marie. I am very touched that you like it…your approval and affirmation/encouragement mean a lot. I value your judgment, and of course, your impeccable taste!!! ;)

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Tracy Friesen
    Tracy Friesenover 1 year ago

    March 15, 2013

  • Thank you so much Tracy….very humbling. Amazing what can God can bring from a mere moment and a single raindrop!!

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnover 1 year ago

    beautiful work! congrasts on the features

  • Thank you so much dedman….I am very humbled by the feature and touched by your words.


    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

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