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Everyday Moments: Double Exposures

As I was fooling around again last Saturday evening, the overcast night proved to be an excellent way of blowing out the background to experiment with some more double exposures.

Double Exposures | Lorraine Yeung | This Pilgrim's Progress

As usual, Talitha, my now two-year-old Rottweiler, is my go-to model.

Double Exposures | Lorraine Yeung | This Pilgrim's Progress

But as you can see, I was also blessed to have Olivia subject herself to my awkward fumbling as I attempt to get the “perfect” profile-profile shot of her silhouette.

Double Exposures | Lorraine Yeung | This Pilgrim's Progress

Spring: blink, and it’s gone

With the spring flowers in optimal bloom, it was a fun time to mix in and take advantage of the blossoms and colours. It’s crazy how fast these flowers come and go in the spring, some of my favourite trees only keep their flowers for not much longer than a week or two. If you’re not observant of the blooms, then it’s so easy to miss them and be forced to wait another year to see and enjoy them again.

Double Exposures | Lorraine Yeung | This Pilgrim's Progress

Beauty points to something

Some of the more wonderful thoughts that fill my mind as I contemplate the temporariness of these flowers are how much detail, fragrance and beauty God endows these short-lived things; and how much more does He clothe us in far greater splendour in the beauty of His Son’s righteousness.

And of course, we can’t forget that the beauty in created things points to a beautiful Creator.

I recommend reading this recent article from DesiringGod.org Captured by God’s Beauty, which expresses the weight and integral character and nature of God’s beauty. In the article the writer commentates on a new book on God’s beauty, citing from a forthcoming book by Dane Ortlund, Edwards on the Christian Life: Alive to the Beauty of God (Theologians on the Christian Life):

Beauty is what makes God God. [Writes Edwards,] “God is God, and distinguished from all other beings, and exalted above them, chiefly by his divine beauty.” Not sovereignty, not wrath, not grace, not omniscience, not eternity, but beauty is what more than anything else defines God’s very divinity. Edwards clearly believed in these other truths about God and saw all of them as upholding and displaying and connected to God’s beauty. Yet none of them expresses who God is in the way that beauty does. (24–25)

Double Exposures | Lorraine Yeung | This Pilgrim's Progress

CATCH UP: If you missed my first attempts at double exposure photography, you could click to find it in my post about multiple exposures and motivational gifts.

FIND MORE: check out my Pinterest board for some more great examples of multiple exposure photography.

Follow Lorraine Yeung @ This Pilgrim’s Progress’s board photography [double exposures] on Pinterest.

LEARN: Also visit this post and video to learn how you can do this yourself!


Do you have any thoughts on the beauty of God? Have you considered the weight of God’s beauty before? What things in your life point to what true beauty is? Thoughts, comments, links – I’d love to know :)

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  • Rebekah vanEttinger

    I LOVE your photos :) Such good work.

  • Alyson

    I have been seeing a lot of double exposure photography pop up lately. I have never considered giving it a go, but your photos make me want to try. Any good recommendations of sites to check out to see how do it?

    All of these are great! Your dog was the perfect model:)

    Cheers and thank you for linking up,
    Alyson

  • Your double exposure photos are so neat! I love them!

  • Those pictures are really cool! Talitha is cute with flowers all over her. :)

  • This is really beautiful! I love the artistic-ness of these shots!

    • Thank you Amy! They’re so fun to do – especially when I mess up my exposure and take silhouettes instead of portraits ;)

  • wow, this is amazing! how beautiful! i’ve really never seen anything like this. you’re so talented!

  • I really love how these are turning out! I love the dog ones!

    • haha, thank you Samantha! The dog ones are fun, Talitha is so patient with me ;)

  • Gorgeous photos!

  • Merlinda Little

    Amazing images and amazing words. #WeekEndLinkUp

    • Thank you Merlinda, and thank you for popping over to my lil’ blog :)

  • Gosh I just love these so much! Amazing job. They’re gorgeous.

    • Aw, thanks Christina! Really appreciating all the comment love here :)

  • Wow, Lorraine – this is just beautiful. I love the mix of colors, the shadows, the blending.. everything. Simply gorgeous! (stopped by from Jack of All Trades)

    • Thanks Caitlin! They’re so so fun to do – let me know if you ever have a go, and do check out the tutorial link that gave me the jab to have a go at it! :)

  • Man. these are so pretty!!

  • Haha, thank you Paige! :)

  • Thank you Jenna! Yes, I’ve never seen anything like it either until I saw Sarah K Bryne’s shots

  • oh i love these! so pretty!

  • Whoa! This is fantastic. I never realized that this could all be done on a camera. I always assumed there was post processing involved. It looks like my Canon 60D can’t do double exposure, so I guess I’ll learn how to fake it on photoshop. ;0)

    • It’s pretty neat eh? Also pretty fun!
      My shots still needed a bit of post processing and touch up. But you can still pretty much get the same effect! If you ever fake some double exposures, I’d LOVE to check it out!! :D ;)

  • Love these double exposures! And you are totally right about the flowers only being out for a short period of time, it looks like the ones here are mostly done. So sad, they are so beautiful!

    • Thanks!
      and
      No kidding! Time is just on fast forward right now – it’s going to start getting dark again and days will start to get shorter after June 21st. Crazy! We’ll be taking Fall shots in no time :)