Posts tagged ‘Sunday’

March 30, 2009

Sunday Kairos

Panasonic LX1, f2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO 80, 28mm equivalent (Click to enlarge)

There is a time just before I leave the Vestry to take a Sunday Service. It is a special, hallowed time, what the Christian intelligentsia might call Kairos time: (Time as a moment, time as occasion, time as qualitative rather than quantitative, time as significant rather than dimensional).

It seems to always be different and yet in so many ways the same. Some weeks I may be more nervous than others, sometimes I may feel more prepared than others. Sometimes I picture myself like St. Peter about to step out of the boat and walk in faith towards the Lord Jesus, sometimes I feel compelled to kneel on the floor with my head bowed in submission. Often I experience a huge, almost overwhelming sense of my own inadequacy to say or do anything worthwhile for God, unless somehow in some way He is able to work in me and through me. Sometimes I feel inspired, strengthened and energised, other times I feel heavy-hearted, tired and would rather still be in bed, but usually I am fluctuating somewhere between the two extremes.

God is good.

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December 8, 2008

Belvelly Sunrise

Panasonic LX1, 1/400 sec, f4, ISO 80, EV-0.66, 28mm equivalent (Click to enlarge)

I am blessed to have a very scenic drive to church on Sunday mornings. This one was taken from the Belvelly Bridge which links Fota Island to Great Island yesterday morning on my way to Cobh.

July 22, 2008

Belvelly, Cobh

Bellvelly Bridge and Norman Keep, Cobh, Co. Cork

Canon A570is 2 exposures made into panorama

I’m really blessed to have such a scenic parish to drive around in. This photo is taken on the Cobh side of Belvelly Bridge. The sign that greets you gives directions for Cobh going on the left and right roads, which can be quite confusing for the uninitiated! The Norman Keep in the picture is actually for sale – you can just make out the large auctioneers sign above the parked minibus – needless to say, it would take a bit of work. I drive over this bridge several times a week – though it is nearly always at its best early on a Sunday morning when I am on my way to church in Cobh. Many time I’ve wished I had my camera to capture a silvery winter sunrise or the glorious blue of a midsummer’s day (not too many of those mind you). So last Sunday morning I made sure I did have the camera and here is the picture – the clouds were not nearly that dark in reality, it is just the extra contrast produced by taking the shot into the sun.