Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Storm

"The Storm"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

While at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia yesterday, the sprinklers were watering the poppies. I waited for the perfect timing and photographed the water falling on the poppies. It made me think of a scriptural application. 
Trials and storms will come in our lives, the rain will fall, but if we are anchored to Jesus, He will see us through.
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30 NIV.

 Location: the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Monday, April 25, 2016

A Prickly Place

"A Prickly Place"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

While in El Paso, Texas, I also photographed birds through a bird hide in Franklin Mountains State Park. We actually got to talk to the guy who built the hide and takes care of feeding the birds. There are several feeders there and some sort of watering hole for the birds.
This particular bird picked a prickly place to feed its young!
I decided to process the photo with an antique look. It's something I have never tried before.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

A Whole New World

"A Whole New World"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I recently purchased a 14-24mm landscape lens. It is so different than any lens I am comfortable shooting with because it photographs so wide and will even photograph your shoes if you aren't careful! I have a lot of learning to do…..it never ends:)
I even cropped the photo to the left because I did not like an object near the water.

Location: Gibbs Garden, Ball Ground, Georgia

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Claret Cup Cactus

"Claret Cup Cactus"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

While in El Paso, Texas, we stopped at the Franklin Mountains State Park. Of course there are tons of cactus in Texas. This is the flower of the Claret cup cactus.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Answered Prayer

"Answered Prayer"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Meet Barley! He is part of an answer to prayer a few weeks ago. 

We travelled three days of eight plus hour trips to make it to Texas a few weeks ago. I wanted to photograph the blue bonnets while we where there. When I found a small patch on the side of the road, I told my husband I wanted to stop. He always is very tolerating of my craziness to suddenly stop so I can photograph something, but when I asked, he did not want to. We continued on our trip.

He started feeling bad and asking the Lord to show him some flowers so I could photograph them. He found a patch on the side of the road, and we pulled over.

A while later, a truck pulled up and the driver started talking to my husband. I stopped photographing the flowers to see what he was saying.

He said he had a whole field of blue bonnets on his property and ask if we were interested in photographing it. I could not believe what he was asking me. It was like I was in Heaven.

The field was beautiful! I photographed their sweet son named Noah, Kimber, their three week old, and Barley, their lab met which met us when we arrived. It was like a dream come true! Not only did I get to photograph their beautiful field of blue bonnets, but I got the icing on the cake times three!

Location: Luling, Texas 




Tuesday, April 12, 2016

New Horizons

"New Horizons"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

We moved my daughter to Texas a few weeks ago to start her first job since graduation. I took this photo from an aztec cave in the Franklin Mountains State Park. I think it is symbolic of her looking out into her new environment, ready to conquer the world.

Location: Franklin Mountains State Park, El Paso, Texas

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Mesmerized Meerkat

"Mesmerized Meerkat"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

One of my favorite animals to photograph at the El Paso Zoo were the meerkats. I don't know who enjoyed seeing each other more, us watching the meerkats or the meerkats watching us. I will have to admitted I was mesmerized by the meerkats:) 

Location: El Paso, Texas

Monday, April 4, 2016

Underneath

"Underneath"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

While at Gibbs Garden in Ball Ground, Georgia this weekend, I had an older couple stop and ask me if they could help while I was photographing a flower. I held my translucent reflector over the tulip to block the harsh sunlight, used another hand to move the background flower out of the way while I pressed the shutter release. It must have looked comical. The couple stated they would have come to help earlier, but he fell asleep in a chair.
The man was intrigued as to why I would have photographed an ugly flower. I told him to come look through my camera because the flower was beautiful. I saw the beauty of the flower and envisioned the final outcome of the shot while he was just looking at the surface. 
On the surface, we may look different. We may have a few rough edges and aren't quite so polished, but if we have invited Christ in our hearts, there is something very beautiful we can show to others.

Location: Gibbs Garden, Ball Ground, Georgia

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Guideposts "Beautiful Spring Flowers" Slideshow

"Guideposts 'Beautiful Spring Flowers' Slideshow"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I am honored and privileged once again to have my photography on Guideposts.org. This slideshow showcases beautiful spring flowers mainly photographed at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. The Garden is my second home!

Click here to view the slideshow.

Friday, April 1, 2016

One Last Stop

"One Last Stop"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

On my trip to Texas last week, we came across an old school bus out in the middle of a field under a tree. It was one of those images I knew I had to capture.  The bus had made one last stop.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

In Love!

"In Love!"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Yesterday was strictly devoted to photographing birds while I was in Texas. I did a lot of research before we went there and knew the locations I wanted to shoot.
I greatly anticipated the opportunity to photograph the black-necked stilt, and it felt like Christmas morning when I saw them in the pond! 

Location: El Paso, Texas

Sunday, March 27, 2016

He Has Risen!

He Has Risen!
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I have enjoyed seeing all the beauty the Lord created as I moved my daughter to El Paso, Texas. As we drove in, I saw several crosses on tops of hills and mountains.
This 29-foot cross stands on top of the Sierra de Cristo Rey and was erected in 1940. For more history of the cross, click here.

I wanted to capture the cross at sunset and post the photograph as my Easter post. We drove around and tried to find the perfect location.

He has risen! 
I hope He resides in your heart as He does in mine! 
Happy Easter:) ~ Judy

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016

In Search Of

"In Search Of"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography
Birds have to search daily for their next meal, which means birds like the egret can be found near water. When I am on St. Simons Island, Georgia, I love looking for large water birds. I found this guy in the marsh near East Beach. 

Location: St. Simons Island, Georgia

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

To Each His Own

"To Each His Own"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I was outside yesterday getting water for my birdbath, when I saw something black in the bushes. It looked like a bicycle tire hanging in the bush. Of course I had to get my camera, although I hate snakes! 
Look at his pillow. That doesn't look comfortable to me, but to each his own.