We’re shooting to illustrate two different verses this month, both with a theme of “harvest” (more details about the assignment here). If you live where golden fields of wheat or rye are around, photograph that! That’s what we’re really looking for. But if you’re like me, and the only kind of harvest around is the fruits and vegetables that grow in the backyard garden, well, we might be able to make that work. Here’s a little video about how my assignment shoot went. Hope yours goes better than mine.
Even though I really don’t think the pictures of the gardener in the garden could actually work for this assignment, I just liked the concept and photographed it anyway.
Zucchini is a WV staple, so how could I not photograph that while in a WV garden? It would go over well in a WV calendar, at least.
The cabbages seemed to be more European in flavor. I like how cabbage plants grow in a way that they appear to be “revealing” the edible part inside, which visually illustrates the concept of faith in Hebrews 11:3 as explained in the assignment details.
A garden was the best I could come up with for the demonstration video, but I’ll be traveling through some of the mid-western States over the month of August so I’m going to be keeping an eye out for real harvest photos! Especially at golden hour. But, ha, I don’t know if I’d be able to even identify a wheat field if I saw one! Let alone, when harvest time is. If anyone wants to educate me on these things, please feel free to comment below.
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Now It’s Your Turn!
Details for the assignment are below! Don’t forget to leave space in your photos for the verse.
WOW CUANTAS COSAS RICAS PARA COMER, ME ENCANTA EL COLIFLOR Y EL TOMATE, Y A MIS HIJOS TAMBIEN, EL CALABACIN O CALABAZA COMO LO LLAMAMOS ACA, SON RIQUISIMOS. ME GUSTA TU VIAJE POR TU HUERTA, ¿ES LA HUERTA FAMILIAR STADDON? ESPERO QUE TODOS ESTEN BIEN, A SALVO DEL VIRUS, ¿COMO ESTA EN TU ZONA LA PANDEMIA? ¿HAY MUCHOS CASOS? AQUI ESTA PEGANDO FUERTE, MUCHAS MUERTES, NO COMO EN TU PAIS Y MUCHOS INFESTADOS, NO COMO EN TU PAIS. BENDICIONES PARA TODOS.
That was our pastors garden! They are getting many vegetables, and have very generously shared some of the produce with us. Thankfully, our family is doing well and not affected health-wise by COVID-19. God has protected us in so many ways! When you look at the news, it can feel scary, but in reality, it’s not as inflated as I think it’s made out to be. We take normal, common-sense precautions and are enjoying the life God has given to us, praying much for revival and openness to the Gospel because of it!