June 5, 2020 at 12:02 pm #50667LenspirationModerator
• Publisher: Calvary Baptist Church (USA) & Scripture Baptist Church (Europe)
• Purpose: We are creating a 2022 Scripture Calendar in an European language with a theme of “The Word of God”. Around 3,500 of the 2020 Calendars were distributed in 2019, and we are hoping to distribute that amount or more each coming year!
• Request: A beautiful, calendar-worthy picture of perfect order as found in naturally occurring subjects or man-made landscapes to illustrate 2 Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”
• Special Instructions:
a) The picture should have enough “empty”, uncluttered space in it so we can clearly put the words of the verse on the picture somewhere.
b) Though we would like the picture to complement or illustrate the Bible verse as much as possible, keep in mind that our previous calendars have used mostly nature scenes. We don’t want to move too radically away from natural beauty such that people dislike the new calendar.
c) In addition to what you come up creatively on your own, here are some ideas of things that could be used to illustrate this concept: macro shots of obviously symmetrical patterns in flowers, leaves, or insects; unmistakable uniformity in an artistically gardened landscape such as an arboretum or botanical garden; aerial perspective on a scene that portrays the idea of perfect order.
• Orientation: Horizontal; photo will be used at roughly a 2:3 ratio.
• Photo Specs: Highest quality possible. It can not be smaller than 3000px longest edge. Edit however you like. No watermarks.
• How to Submit: Members can follow the A, B, C process outlined here. Don’t forget to submit your write ups too! (Instructions for non-members can be viewed here.)
• Remuneration:Photos will be delivered to the ministry at no cost to them. However, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, Lenspiration members will be paid $27 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, June 27, 2020 (or until this topic is no longer highlighted yellow).
Watch how I shot this assignment and get related training on how to shoot it yourself at, On Assignment: Perfect Order in Nature!
Watch the photos submitted for this assignment get critiqued live by registering for the June 30 Photo Critique Webinar!June 8, 2020 at 9:18 pm #51201Martha LappParticipant
Which date does this assignment end? I plan to be out of country for a week later this month, and don’t want to miss this assignment..😄June 10, 2020 at 1:59 pm #51212James StaddonKeymaster
Oops! My bad. Deadline is actually June 27. Will change it in the details!
Where are you headed?! Or is that confidential? A missions trip I assume?June 10, 2020 at 8:02 pm #51218Frazer FamilyParticipantJune 10, 2020 at 9:32 pm #51225Martha LappParticipant
@James Staddon, Ok, sounds good..
I’m actually flying to Mexico to visit some friends..😄June 11, 2020 at 3:35 pm #51227Ezra LandisParticipantJune 11, 2020 at 8:32 pm #51232Frazer FamilyParticipant
When I saw this assignment, I was thrilled. Where I am, I can rarely get good wide landscape photos, and macro shots are much easier. And here it is the season of Eastern tiger swallowtails. So yesterday, I went on a butterfly hunt. The first butterfly I saw fluttered down our driveway and landed on a birch tree. After a dozen pictures, it took off across road, so I followed it no further. Then I posted myself near our lilac bush which is in full bloom. As I was looking at a particularly nice bunch of flowers, I thought to myself, “Now wouldn’t it be nice if a butterfly landed there?” But knowing that the chances were rather slim, I wandered off keeping my eyes open for any butterflies that might happen by. It was only a minute or so later that I spotted another tiger swallowtail near our lupins. I followed it and what would you know, it landed on the very bunch of flowers that I had been observing earlier!
I know that neither picture is perfect, but I decided to post them right away anyway and if I have time and opportunity to get a better picture, then I will post it later.
The last two pictures are ones are ones that I pulled out of my portfolio. Both were taken at a botanical garden that our family visited.June 13, 2020 at 1:02 pm #51242June 15, 2020 at 1:02 pm #51258James StaddonKeymaster
Oh guys, this is so much fun to see the submissions start coming in!! The butterfly is a great example of perfect symmetry! I was out Saturday and noticed a butterfly that wouldn’t fly away when we got really close to it….and then I realized it was probably because it was a fairly cold day. Butterflies require warmth to fly well, I think, so I guess cold days would be a good day to photograph butterflies if you can find them. 🙂June 15, 2020 at 7:55 pm #51291Jace LeensvaartParticipantJune 16, 2020 at 12:40 pm #51315blessings capturedParticipantJune 16, 2020 at 6:21 pm #51318
Here are a few more photos. The bird and its reflection are symmetrical, so I thought these photos might work for this assignment.June 16, 2020 at 6:49 pm #51326June 16, 2020 at 10:37 pm #51330okiephotosParticipantJune 17, 2020 at 5:07 pm #51337okiephotosParticipant
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