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    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    ASSIGNMENT DETAILS:
    Purpose: Family Conferences is requesting a photo to backdrop a PowerPoint of the hymn, It’s Just Like His Great Love, that will be presented on the big screen at their annual Conferences!
    Request: A photo that illustrates the lyrics of the hymn in one way or another. Feel free to be creative with your own interpretation of the lyrics and share your perspective when you submit your photos. The song talks a lot about clouds rolling away, so “storm clouds breaking” is what you can shoot if you don’t come up with any other ideas for how to illustrate the song. Other ideas could include photos of friendship, prayer, and walking “along the way”.
    Special Instructions: If photographing breaking storm clouds, be sure to emphasize the “sunshine after rain” aspect! The bright sunlight should be very evident. Keep objects off-center so that the center of the frame can be an uncluttered backdrop for the text of the song.
    Orientation: Horizontal; photo will be cropped almost square.
    Photo Specs: Submit RAW, DNG or JPG files at least 3000 pixels longest edge. Edit however you like. No watermarks.
    How to Submit:
    1) Attach JPGs less than 8MB in size in reply to this topic (especially if you would like them to be critiqued).
    2) Upload originals or DNGs to this link.
    Remuneration: Thanks to an anonymous donor, $15 will be awarded to Lenspiration Members if their photo is chosen!
    • Terms: By submitting your photo(s) on this forum, you agree to the terms outlined in the STS Photo Assignment Agreement.
    Deadline: Midnight Saturday, August 10, 2019 (or until this topic is no longer highlighted yellow).

    LEARN HOW:
    Get related training and watch how I shot this assignment at On Assignment: Waiting for a Breakthrough!

    WATCH CRITIQUE:
    Sign up to watch the critique of the photos submitted for this assignment at Photo Critique Webinar #43 (August 13)

    Shoot and/or Submit

    • This topic was modified 4 months, 3 weeks ago by James Staddon.
    #42206
    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    Here are the shots from my first attempt at shooting this assignment!

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    #42607
    Sonja Grace
    Participant

    Here are my “Storm Clouds Breaking” Photos 🙂

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by Sonja Grace.
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    #42617
    Sonja Grace
    Participant

    I don’t think it is showing my photos, this is my first time doing this, so I probably did something wrong. I will try to upload them again.

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    #42620
    Sonja Grace
    Participant

    Hopefully this should work

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    #42634
    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    Wow, thanks so much, @sonja-grace! Gotta say, there’s some benefits to living in Colorado. 🙂 Glad you figured out how to get them attached!

    #42636
    Kenneth Ebo
    Participant

    Here are some of my pictures of Texas clouds.

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by Kenneth Ebo.
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    #42712
    Lydia Bennett
    Participant

    Alright, here are my submissions! This is the best that the clouds and I did at coordinating our schedules. 😀

    @jamesstaddon, something I encountered with some of these photos was the challenge of editing with high noise situations (specifically filenames ending in _0126 and _0207). I’ve sometimes been struggling with this in various other photos I edited lately, whether it be due to high ISO or due to bringing up exposure and shadows quite a bit (the latter was the case for these particular photos). Perhaps you could touch on that at the webinar on Tuesday? 🙂

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    #42718
    Lydia Bennett
    Participant

    And then for some submissions based on my personal take on the hymn….

    As I reviewed the words to this hymn, I was struck by how personal a song of testimony it is! First off, it’s written in the first person. 🙂 But beyond that, it’s a beautiful reminder of how personal my relationship with Christ is. He is my Friend, my Savior, and how He loves and cares for me is seen vividly through this song.

    So… I set out to try and illustrate that!

    I posed my sister in the field to portray the unabashed love, praise and joy that we can experience in our relationship with the Lord, as seen in the text of the hymn.

    Also as I read through the song, each verse depicts the concept of times of deep difficulty (whether that be due to struggling with sin, sorrow, etc.) and the joyful relief that can be found when we give it to Christ and accept His cleansing and comfort. This is what my other sister and I tried to show in the other three pictures I’m submitting.

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    #42732
    A&E Mullet
    Participant

    Here are a few photos:

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    #42738
    A&E Mullet
    Participant

    Oh good! They uploaded fine this time! Here are a few more:

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    #42753
    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    Hey, great to see some cloud photos rolling in!

    #42818
    A&E Mullet
    Participant

    Here are a few more photos:

    #42820
    Marie-Pier Rhéaume
    Participant

    Here are my submissions!

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    #42829
    A&E Mullet
    Participant

    It doesn’t look like my last try worked, so here goes another one.

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