We love the opportunity to publish images and video clips on this website that include photography contributed by BA staff and guests. For example, one of our Christian Science nurses, Whitney Wyndham, recently shared a few of her beautiful nature photographs with us. We were so impressed and inspired that we decided to produce a special video that includes a few of Whitney’s contributions, plus additional footage we took around the BA campus. It’s a special example of God’s harmonious creation on display here. Click the video below to watch.
While watching the video, you’ll see a mother robin feeding her young followed by a few closeups of flowers with raindrops — those were taken by Whitney. Here is what she told us about her experience capturing these images:
“I’ve always felt that the BA is an oasis of calm among the busy-ness and fast pace of a big city. I love nature and I love photography, so I really enjoy the opportunities the BA campus provides for some good nature photography. When I noticed the robin’s nest low in the tree, I set up my tripod and camera next to it and waited for two and a half hours on a 90 degree day until the mother was comfortable enough to come feed them with me sitting three feet away. That enabled me to capture this special video, after which I promptly left and gave them peace.
“I tend to notice details, and I think raindrops on leaves and flowers can add a whole new element of beauty and fascination to plants, particularly when seen close up. We had a refreshing summer rain, and as soon as it ended I was outside in the gardens with camera and tripod to highlight this elegant natural detail that usually goes unseen.”