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I Am The Gate by Randy Richards

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This old gate at a former cattle spread caught my eye, and my lens. It is located at the west end of the Columbia River Gorge, right by the Sandy River. The sun had dropped below some very dark clouds and left me with some very nice light in this spot. Taken with a Canon XT and a 28-135 The title “I am the gate” was taken from the gospel of John where Jesus was trying to use methaphors to tell his followers who he really was.

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I have had a camera in my hand since the late sixties! Recently someone looked at a photo display I had in a coffee shop and got goose bumps. All I try to do is to capture various aspects of God’s amazing creation and let you also enjoy what I am seeing! If you get goose bumps, that’s great. But remember I only capture what he created. He creates, I capture, we enjoy.

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  • PaulHealey
    PaulHealeyalmost 6 years ago

    Love this – great dof.

  • Magee
    Mageealmost 6 years ago

    You have such a good eye Randy! This is wonderful!

  • Thanks so much for this and your many comments today. I have been back to this spot a few times, but I have never found the light like it was on the day I took this shot. One day you could not see this gate as it was burried in a snow drift.

    – Randy Richards

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosalmost 6 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful and your thoughts behind this stunning capture is magnificent. You have my vote in the challenge for Religion

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosover 5 years ago

  • Thank you very much Sandra, I can use all of the cheer I can get today. Mom passed away two weeks ago and today was a hard day. Thanks again, Randy

    – Randy Richards

  • ChelseaBlue
    ChelseaBlueover 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature, nice work

  • Thanks Mr Blue!

    – Randy Richards

  • phil decocco
    phil decoccoover 5 years ago

    great image, wonderful sentiment

  • Thanks much, Phil, the light was wonderful, and walking in the light is what is is all about both in the faith and in photography.

    – Randy Richards

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 5 years ago

    Wonderful image and writing!

  • Randy Richards
    Randy Richardsover 5 years ago

    Thanks, Marie, I’m a bad boy I have to get up in abot 6 hours and should be long asleep!

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosover 5 years ago

    Dear Randy so sorry to hear about your mom my deepest simpathy to you. So glad to have added a bit of cheer into your life God knows when to use us, and where to use us. This photograph is really very special.

  • Randy Richards
    Randy Richardsover 5 years ago

    Thanks for your words of encouragement, Sandra. It’s been a hard month and I am looking forward to finding more of God’s comfort each day.

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