Saturday as the sun was approaching the horizon, my daughter caught glimpse of a rainbow outside the kitchen window. I quickly grabbed my smartphone (Samsung Galaxy Note 5) to take a photo, just knowing the rainbow could be gone in an instant.
When I stepped outside, the first thing I noticed was how chilly the air had turned compared to just a couple hours beforehand. I also noticed how intense the sky appeared. It was the perfect atmosphere for storms, yet there we stood in peace.
I snapped a photo but was in no way satisfied with the outcome simply because it did the actual view no justice. At all. Disappointing.
Then I remembered the phone camera’s PRO settings. I had somewhat of an idea what I was doing. I quickly fiddled with the metering selection, EV (exposure value), ISO, WB (white balance) and focal distance until what appeared on my phone screen resembled what I saw in the sky.
I was much more pleased with the result especially because the rainbow was actually visible.
I continued shooting a few more, simply in awe of the creativity presented before me. The transition in the clouds from dark to light, thick to barely there, textured to smooth, the contrasting blues and oranges. It was art at its finest.
What an amazing Creator, to reveal His glory and remind us of his promise all at once.
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Psalm 19:1 NIV
And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”
Genesis 9:12-16 NIV