This awe-inspiring photo was taken by my friend, Marty Kittrell, of Vicksburg. Marty is one of those rare people who is blessed with the God-given talent of "seeing pictures" in his mind before he captures them with his camera.
Marty discovered my blog a few months ago when he came across a post I wrote about Vicksburg, and has been a source of inspiration and encouragement to me in my photographic endeavors ever since. I'm excited that Marty has recently become a member of the blogging community and has created a beautiful blog called, simply enough, Marty Kittrell. Marty introduces himself by saying:
"I see photos wherever I go. I frame them in my head in an instant. This is not a talent shared by all, I have figured out. I consider it a gift from God. And so I use it for His Glory ... by capturing the beauty of the Vicksburg area. I am just the messenger.... I regret that I have never had a lesson in photography, but that doesn't matter. To me, photography is the art of observation and not the application of technology." [I love that!]
Marty's pictures are a testament to his many God-given talents and do, indeed, capture God's Glory in its Highest. The word awesome is overused these days, but that is the only word that comes to mind that truly describes Marty's work. His pictures are, indeed, "worth thousands of words," and I hope you will visit Marty and treat yourself to a relaxing and inspiring tour of his photo gallery.
Here is just a preview of his work ...