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BPC: Fruit and Veg

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , on January 25, 2012 by Luke Farrugia

Second post of the Venerable BPC series! This Challenge was one I was in a bit of a hurry with , so it was very much “Snap what presents”

Checklist

  • Pineapple (complex huh)

Settings

  • Focal length: 50mm (prime lens)
  • Aperture: 1.8 (wanted to blur out the background as much as I could as it’s not the most fitting for the shot)
  • Shutter speed:

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BPC: Cutlery

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , on January 22, 2012 by Luke Farrugia

As you all know, I really enjoy photography, so I have decided that each time I enter the Bundy Photo Challenge I will try to chronicle my entry here. I don’t know if it well help anyone, but I will be divulging all my secrets (if I have any), in the hope of helping others. I will of course not be posting until after voting closes for each comp.

I will be starting with the Cutlery challenge but will also be backdating posts as I get time to do so…

So, Cutlery…

Checklist

  • Cutlery: I raided my parents good set of course
  • Table in the sunlight to set up on
  • Satin pillow case
  • Breadboard to stand upright and hang the pillow case on…

Line up the shot in the morning sun

Settings

  • Focal length: 50mm (prime lens)
  • Aperture: 2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/100
  • ISO: 200
  • White Balance: Auto

The final result?

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Bundy Photo Challenge

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , on November 8, 2011 by Luke Farrugia

I just wanted to take a moment of your time to tell you about a regular Photo comp I take part in. It is called the “Bundy Photo Challenge” and it is open to anyone who wants to enter. Whatever level you are at, please join the experience. It is good fun and it will encourage your photography skills to grow Continue reading

He is Risen.

Posted in gospel with tags , , , , on April 24, 2011 by Luke Farrugia

Bzzzzzzt. My phone vibrates just before the alarm begins it’s upbeat daily recital, I almost reflexively jump out of bed to still it’s tones before waking the rest of the house. It is Easter sunday, 5:00am. I get ready as fast as I can, grab my camera bag, jump in the Hilux and head for the beach, trying to beat the sunrise to ensure some worthwhile photo opportunities.

As I drive in on the deserted streets I started to think of scripture… John 20:1

“The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the tomb, and seeth the stone taken away from the tomb.”

This was the same time of day and the conclusion that was drawn then is the same one I draw today, “He is not here, HE IS RISEN!” on this profound statement, the Christian faith is founded. It is some of the best evidence for the faith that I and many others hold dear.

How is that so one may ask? Simple. It is the biggest question any sceptic must answer. If they say that Jesus was not resurrected then they create a problem for their own argument because you then have to fill a supernatural, resurrection sized, void in history. There is no other logical explanation for what was at that time an all but disbanded sect of Judaism to go from being a persecuted handful of people in a backwater province of the Roman empire, who’s leader was just murdered, to the predominant religious persuasion of that same empire in just a few hundred years. There has been no movement before or since which has had such a dramatic effect on human history.

The factual, bodily resurrection of Christ is the only thing that even makes vague sense as a motive for the early christians to evangelize the world, and they did exactly that.

There is so much excellent evidence for the resurrection, believer or not I recommend you look into it.

I hope the message is as real to you today as it was to Mary then.