Capturing Creation / by Clarita Castro

Capturing Creation

As many of you know, we were in Costa Rica for language school. At times it was tough being there because we were not yet in Chile. But I can now look back and see that it was all well worth it. What we learned and gained in Costa Rica will forever be part of who we are. God has shown us so much faithfulness and favor in this process and we are truly humble and blessed to be here in Chile. We look forward to what God wants to do here in Chile. Although we are in Chile, we are still editing and going through photos from Costa Rica. During our free time outside of class, we had a few opportunities to see some beautiful places. Costa Rica is extremely biodiverse; in fact, it has close to 6% of the world’s biodiversity. It was in this beautiful country that I fell in love with wildlife photography. This is a new type of photography for me and I realize that I have a lot to learn. Although I was limited due to the fact that I don’t own a telephoto lens, I was able to do what I could with a 105mm. It proved to be sufficient on a number of occasions but it became obvious why professionals use telephoto lenses for their work. 

One day I hope to have the opportunity to be in a place where I can capture wildlife again like I did in Costa Rica. Taking these photos was and is not just a hobby, it is a passion. And these photos don’t just show the beauty of Costa Rica or the wildlife, but they show the beauty of our God who created this planet. Time and time again as we take photos, I remind myself that God created what is in front of me. I just get the privilege of capturing. He is the true artist. We may photograph weddings, families, random people, newborns, landscapes or wildlife but everything I see in front of me God made and called it good.

Psalm 24:1-2   A Psalm of David.

        The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.

-Brian