You guys know I write about faith which is a big part of my life and if you check out my About me page, you can read all about it and what is my testimony. Now, you simply can not enumerate all the blessings God has provided you with, as there are many. But, this one I'm about to share evolves photography. Photography? Yes, photography. I was debating whether to post this or not but I just kept feeling the words Do it, do it, do it! And, I am at peace now so it was a good decision.
At the end of my second year of college (2008.), I had huge problems with one of the exams and if I was not to pass it, I'd loose the right to study. I just couldn't pass the exam. Now that I think of it, I don't think I really went all out with the studying for it. But, I guess that is life and my laziness provided such horrible moments.
I remember sitting in my room and crying because I failed the exam, once again. I turned to Jesus and just asked him I don't need anything, I just wanna know that you heard me! I don't remember what happened next. I probably cried some more. Now, I wasn't testing out if God existed, I think I just wanted to feel the compassion He had for me, in my time of despair. And I forgot about it.
Days later, I had my birthday and, at the time, it was obligatory to post a birthday photo to Flickr. I asked my dad to help me hold a few balloons in the air for me to take a shot of it (he climbed the ladder). They were in blue and pink (yer know, Flickr colors). And I took the photo, processed it and uploaded to Flickr. Nothing strange, nothing new. Oh yeah, I only rotated the photo prior to uploading. Us photographers do that, sometimes. Hehe.
A couple of days later, someone sent me message saying that either he was going mad, or that there is a face on my balloons (he said that was me). I went to check it out and....there He was. You may believe it or not. But, I immediately thought of what I said to Jesus, days earlier. I was left stunned and in the super hyped mode Oh, I see what you did there! Like, why the face isn't the same intensity and visibility on each balloons, rather it looses sharpness with each next balloon? As if someone is standing close to the first balloon and the image just fades away on the next one and so on. You might say it was the play of light and shadow but, for me, it isn't. Just can't be. That IS a face of a long haired guy! Tilt you head to the right and it will make more sense. By the way, this is the rotated version, this is the original. It was the best birthday present I could ever have and if someone didn't pointed out about the face on it, I'd be blind to see it. I seriously would, up to this day. But, I know He heard me and, whether people agree with me on this or not, I believe that was a true and legit portrait session with my Lord. His sense of humor goes beyond. Like, balloons? Really, God? How do You expect me to explain balloons?! Hehe. Well, I speak from the heart no matter if I sound crazy or not. I don't know..I guess it's balloons then. Hehe. Oh man! May God bless you through this Holy week.