I found a great app through Geri Centonze’s Art of Mob. In mid-February she profiled John Hornbeck’s app called Contrast. I really liked the look of the images so decided to experiment with it. Here are a few images.
One of the things I love about this app is the richness and certainty of the blacks. There’s no mistaking it for navy or a shade of gray. Likewise, there are some clear lines that definitively guide our lives and choices.
Again, the rich blacks countered by the shiny white of the reflection of sky in water. Above and below seem to collide on the surface of the water.
This last photo has an eerie spider web quality around the sun and sharp focus on the new growth coming from the tree trunk.
Messing with this app made me think about the contrast that Christian behavior is to be. The I Corinthians 13 love passage is a good example:
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Today we talk a lot about “brand”. This kind of love and other characteristics are supposed to be the Christian’s brand. When Jesus was asked
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
This is the contrast we are to offer. Anyone who’s tried knows that apart from Him we can do nothing. We are the surface of the water upon which the above and below collide.