Lens Project: Highlands

Lens Project: Highlands

What I like about my work is I get to travel to different places here in Zambia, meet wonderful people, learn culture and see different sides of Zambia through its landscapes.

When I arrived in Zambia, especially here in the Southern Province I noticed that unlike in my home country (the Philippines), there’s no sight of mountain in the far ends of the view but just plain flat lands. So when I heard that we are going to Chabbobboma, an area of valleys and mountains, I am excited to see a different side of the southern province.


Here’s Photography-inspired by the music of HIllsong United’s People album — Highlands (Song of Ascent) . A devotional photography.

O how high would I climb mountains, If the mountains were where You hide
O how far I’d scale the valleys, If You graced the other side .

O how long have I chased rivers, From lowly seas to where they rise
Against the rush of grace descending, From the source of its supply

Lake Kariba is a man-made lake and the biggest in the world, bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe.As per talking with locals, the Lake was a village before until water from the Kariba Dam flooded the place that caused the villagers to evacuate the place.
Some of the villagers went to Zimbabwe and some went to Zambia.
Lake Kariba, The biggest man-made lake in the world. Borders: Zambia/Zimbabwe

‘Cause in the highlands and the heartache, You’re neither more or less inclined
I would search and stop at nothing, You’re just not that hard to find

I will praise You on the mountain, And I will praise You when the mountain’s in my way
You’re the summit where my feet are, So I will praise You in the valleys all the same

No less God within the shadows, No less faithful when the night leads me astray
You’re the heaven where my heart is, In the highlands and the heartache all the same

For who could dare ascend that mountain, That valleyed hill called Calvary
But for the One I call Good Shepherd, Who like a lamb was slain for me

From the gravest of all valleys, Come the pastures we call grace
A mighty river flowing upwards, From a deep but empty grave

Whatever I walk through, Wherever I am, Your Name can move mountains wherever I stand And if ever I walk through the valley of death
I’ll sing through the shadows, My song of ascent

Shots:
Chabbobboma. A place of highlands, valleys and mountains.
Kariba Lake. The biggest man-made lake in the world.
Equipment: Sony A600 KItlens

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    1. It’s winter now in majority of African countries namely here in Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa..

  1. Beautiful words and marvelous photos. Thank you for sharing them and thank you also for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I have enjoyed my visit here very much.

    1. See you soon denise. Glad you enjoyed!

  2. These are wonderful shots of Zambia:) That vast land and sky…so inspiring for sure.

    1. It is. Tho there are parts of the country that’s also mountainous… but i guess majority’s flatlands.

  3. You have an exciting job, getting to travel to different places. I didn’t know that Zambia is a beautiful place.

    1. It is indeed, They have beautiful landscapes. πŸ™‚

  4. Such beautiful photographs! Thank you for sharing them.

    1. Glad you liked it!

  5. I love these pictures that you took! It is interesting to see how other countries look like. The land looks so different than what I am used to. It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing these!

    Nancy β™₯ exquisitely.me

    1. Thanks Nancy! Yes, it’s interesting to post pictures that normally new and off the grid. Glad you enjoyed this!

  6. Thank you for this post. Parang dinala mo na rin ako sa Zambia.

    The place have some similarity sa provincial parts of our country.

    1. Thanks Ish, yes they look the same for some parts. At first it was something new. But as i continue to live here, it becomes the normal. XD

  7. Gorgeous photos and beautiful words, as always. πŸ™‚

  8. Oh Steven!!! Those beautiful photographs!!! I wish you can send us all to those places in Africa but these photos gives so much feel to how beautiful it is there. I am especially amazed by the bare baobab trees. Praying for your happiness and safety, Steven. hugs from Pinas!

    1. Thanks Steven! You are awesome! πŸ™‚

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