What It’s All About
Welcome to His Creation!
This blog, His Creation, is an attempt to share my images and thoughts regarding the marvelous creatures, plants and landscapes sculpted by the Master Creator. As the Psalmist wrote, “The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork” (Psalms 19:1). In an era when man has developed exciting technologies, amazing medical advances and all sorts of entertainment venues, many neglect to credit the true Author of Creation and Inventor of Life, the almighty God. As astounding as many modern breakthroughs are, they all pale in comparison to what the Lord wrought forth; “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him” (Colossians 1:16). While I may take credit for some photographic images, the ultimate credit belongs to Elohim, the representation of God in His relation to the world at large, as Creator, providential ruler in the affairs of men, and controlling the operations of nature.
My family and I are blessed to be able to live in Montana and I have the frequent opportunity to travel extensively throughout the US, often making use of spare moments to explore the nature and wildlife along the way. While not by any means a professional photographer, I am passionate about capturing images that I can share with family and friends.
For those who are interested, I shoot with Canon digital photography gear. I have employed the use of a number of cameras and lenses in order to make the images presented here. My gear list tends to change fairly often, but if you want to know what equipment was used – or the camera settings implemented – for any photo, please let me know and I will be glad to share that information with you.
When possible, I try to capture wildlife images in their natural environments. While raptors resting on power poles make for fairly easy photograph opportunities, I find the man-made structures very distracting, resulting in less impactful images. This isn’t to say that I refuse to shoot them, but I do my best to find them in trees or another natural setting. It is becoming increasing difficult to take expansive landscape shots without powerlines, road, buildings or other man-made structures. I am not adverse to using software to remove these distractions from my images, so some of the images I post may have been edited to this extent.
A note about downloading images: You are welcome to download any of my images for your own personal, non-commercial use. If the images will be published in a medium that will be circulated outside your household, I ask that either the copyright watermark remain intact or that there is an accompanying textual credit statement identifying the images as copyrighted and created by me. If you have any question regarding approved usage of my images, please contact me. Large, high resolution images are available for a modest fee – contact me for further details.
It is my hope that you will enjoy the images and participate in the discussion on this blog.
Big Sky Ken (Ken Bryan)