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Saturday, September 1, 2007

Consider the Lilies of the Field - Christian Fine Art Inspirational Photography

I am a member of a photo club called the , and every month we have a photo contest. The theme for this month was . I've taken a few good flower shots in the past, but we are currently in a drought here in North Carolina and there aren't many good-looking flowers around in the . The day before the contest, I was at a friend's house and asked if he had any live flowers. This photo is of that sole flower. I stayed up until 1:30 am trying to find a way to make this ordinary looking flower look like a piece of . Eventually, after trying various different techniques, I discovered something in CS2. It's a technique by famous nature photographer that creates drama with a soft spotlight. You'll find it under the Filter menu, under Render, and under Lighting Effects. The style I chose to use was Flashlight. I chose to put a familiar Bible verse by Jesus about considering the lilies of the field that neither toil nor spin. I hope this piece of truly inspires you to appreciate the beauty of God's creation and trust Him to take care of all of your needs (without worrying). By the way, if you would like to see the photo gallery of the Blue Ridge Photographic Society, please visit our blog site:

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1 comment:

Josiah Friberg said...

I forgot to mention that I lost the photo contest today with this photo. My friend, Alisha H., won the contest with an amazingly creative rose photograph that had 3 overlays of her 3 daughter-flowers embedded into the rose petals. If you would like to see her award winning photo, click on the link to the Blue Ridge Photographic Society. Congratulations Alisha!