Scripture Challenge

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Thanks to the help of my great brother who patiently brought me through each step, I just completed my first photo with text, which I chose to be composed of one of my favorite Scriptures. I learned some exciting and new things about Photoshop during this project which I hope to use later in more projects as well.

One of the challenging parts for me was picking a verse that was not overused and common for the subject of my photo. :) How do YOU choose your Scriptures? Do you pick a Scripture first or choose your photo and then add text?

So, what do you think? Is the box appealing or distracting? I liked the four different font texts to give it more interest and emphasize some of the key words about God’s character. Is there anything I should have done differently? I had a lot of fun on this new project and am excited to try out new ideas with it!

I’d love to know your thoughts and comments! It’s good to do another post – it’s been a long time!

Blessings to you all,

~Dani

Painfully Quiet

Hello!

Wow, life has been “crazy busy” for me these last several weeks. I’ll be shooting my second wedding (as main photographer) in less than two weeks. Planning has been well underway for a while now and we’re now wrapping up the final details and portrait poses. Recording this special day is going to be a big job but also an absolute blast! I look forward to sharing some of the photos with you all. This planning, along with my full time job and countless other tasks have sadly pulled me away from our site and I’m very sorry about that. Just yesterday I realized that our monthly contest had come and gone without a single entry. Apparently, I’m not the only one who’s summer busyness has pulled their attention away. Would you guys like another shot at this month’s theme – “musical”? I’d hate to see us just let a contest pass without gleaning some benefit from it, especially after the great tips that our judge, Jon Wahl, shared in an earlier post. Let me know if you’d like me to set a new deadline, which I’d be happy to do! Also remember, we have the calendar challenge coming up too. Speaking of that, in the next couple days I’ll be approving a post by Danny Hahner, in which she shows how she took a (previously entered) beautiful photo and made it even better by adding scripture. In anticipation of that, I’ll sign off for now. Keep shooting! Beautiful scenes and precious moments don’t last long. Through your lens they can be enjoyed again.

John

Bryce Canyon

It has been a long time since I have posted anything, but after just getting back from a road trip to Arizona during which we saw Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, and (of course) the Grand Canyon, there was no way that I could not post some of the amazing parts of God’s creation that we had the opportunity to see.

I am only going to post pictures of Bryce Canyon at this time, but will post pictures later from the rest of our trip. Bryce Canyon is not near as big as the Grand Canyon, but I thought it was still amazing none the less. Let me know what you think of the pictures below. How could I have better framed the pictures? I did some minor lighting adjustments during post processing on these. Are there any other changes I could have made to make these even better? Any suggestions or comments are welcome!

ISO-100, 18mm, f 3.5, 1/2500 sec

ISO-100, 18mm, f 3.5, 1/2500 sec

ISO-100, 18mm, f 3.5, 1/2500 sec

ISO-100, 18mm, f 3.5, 1/2500 sec

ISO-100, 35mm, f 4.5, 1/1600 sec

ISO-100, 35mm, f 4.5, 1/1600 sec

ISO-100, 18mm, f 3.5, 1/2000 sec

ISO-100, 18mm, f 3.5, 1/2000 sec

ISO-100, 18mm, f 3.5, 1/1000 sec

ISO-100, 18mm, f 3.5, 1/1000 sec

I tried portrait (above) and landscape (below) for this arch. Which do you think looks better?

ISO-100, 18mm, f 3.5, 1/500 sec

ISO-100, 18mm, f 3.5, 1/500 sec

ISO-100, 18mm, f 3.5, 1/640 sec

ISO-100, 18mm, f 3.5, 1/640 sec

I really had a blast at Bryce Canyon and I hope you enjoy the pictures!

Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:  Jeremiah 32:17