Pictures of History

PICTURES BY JENNIFERHOPPERPHOTO.COM

I often wonder what history would have looked like if every era had DSLR cameras.

Can you imagine pictures and video of David and his Mighty Men? Forget 300, this was God’s version. Same would go for The Passion.

Or what about Vikings crossing the Atlantic? Time elapse videos of DaVinci’s murals complete with behind the scenes interviews? Live concert tours of Bach? Shakespeare? Or how did those pyramids really get built?

If their people had cameras, what era, moment, or personality would you like to see?

I guess this one why I’m so blessed by Jennifer’s work, with this two pics she took yesterday as examples. I’d like to think that if Jesus tarries in His return, and somehow our digital files and printed paper survive, I want future generations to remember the value and beauty of people. They’re what matter most. ch:

20111123-063517.jpg

20111123-063527.jpg

  • Dana (ron and val’s mom)

    Chris, the blue pools of both of your eyes are so captivating, the pictures are lovely and show love. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    • Awe, thank you, Dana! You’re such a blessing. Hope you have a wonderful time with your family tomorrow, too.

  • Wow, great post. Lots of things. The Garden of Eden before the Fall, Paul on Mars Hill, Jesus before the Sanhedrin–majestic in his poise and self-containment, St. Francis literally walking on air in the tops of the beech trees as he prayed (yes, this was witnessed), the retreat of Napoleon and his troops from Moscow in 1812 (the basis of the 1812 Overture). So much more. This shot of you and your son is really brilliant, specifically the way in which your shirt draws out the color of both pairs of eyes. Excellent. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your tribe, C!

    • I didn’t know that about the 1812 Overture! So cool. Nor that about St. Francis. I don’t doubt it one bit.

  • Billy Jepma

    Great post, love the pictures! There are so many places I would like to see, but defiantly Noah’s Ark, before-and-after pictures of its development complete with dinosaurs! The Garden of Eden, (it would make great cover-art for my book) Moses splitting the sea, Jesus feeding 5000. There’s just so many, thanks for the post, lots for me to think about now. 🙂

  • Sarah

    Oh wow. I’d like pictures of the Greek and Roman and Egyptian cities during their golden years. And Jesus walking on the water; that would be seriously cool. Maybe the shepherds and wise men and everyone coming to see Baby Jesus at his birth too, and that “Vikings crossing the Atlantic” thing. Oh, and pictures of the knights and everyone during the Middle Ages so I could see if they look as cool as I imagine them.

    • I often wonder if I imagine things more romantic than they really were.

      Good stuff!

  • Miriam Woodruff

    Hi Christopher, BEAUTIFUL Pics !!!! Blessing to the entire Tribe and Happy Thanksgiving!!! Hope your folks will help you eat the turkey. Hug them for me!!!!!

  • Glade

    Great pictures!

    Wow, that’s an interesting question; one that could keep me going for hours! Let’s see, a video of William Wilberforce (British abolitionist and my favorite non-Biblical historical figure) preposing his bill against slavery to Parliament, full-length photographs of Goliath next to David, extensive shots of Johan inside the whale, exclusive footage of the Last Supper, interviews with all persons involved in the Tower of Babel (complete with subtitles), pictures of Joseph in his coat (in color), . . . . . . . . . *continues talking for many hours*

  • Susan Kenney

    Some great answers there. On the broader scale, being the literary geek that I am, I would love to see one of Shakespeare’s plays as originally presented. In a much narrower perspective, I have some ancestors whose stories I think would be fascinating – the one who went on the California Gold Rush; the one who was called a “merchant prince,” who went from being a humble shoemaker to being owner of several ships and gave tons of money to charity and family; my grandfather when he joined Wilfred Grenfell in Labrador; the so-called “Welsh princess” who escaped an unwanted marriage by climbing down the wall from her window with tied-together sheets. So many more…Great question, Christopher!

    • Wow, these are fantastic! Can I hijack your view? (Sounds like there are a few historical-fiction novels in there, too!)