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Disciple Now (DNow) Conyers 2014 – held at Heritage High School March 14-16, 2014

Praise band from UGA Baptist Collegiate Ministry

Nathan Unger Music

 

Paul Braun - Nathan Unger Music

Paul Braun – Nathan Unger Music

 

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Pastor Andy Futch

Pastor Andy Futch

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Nathan Unger Music

Nathan Unger Music

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Paul Braun - Nathan Unger Music

Paul Braun – Nathan Unger Music

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Nathan Unger Music

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Here are a few of my favorites from Disciple Now Conyers 2013.  Hello August led the worship and Wes Springer delivered the message.

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“Altar Call”

With over 1,000+ photos taken at this weekend’s Disciple Now Conyers 2013, it was difficult to keep up with taking, processing and posting the photos as quickly as possible.  Of the 1,000+ photos taken 110 were quick-processed and posted to Facebook.  Of those 110, one captured the scene, emotion and essence of the entire weekend.  This is the type of image photographers dream of, that one image that expresses a single moment.

 

Hello August led worship and Wes Springer delivered the message to over 300 students from in and around Rockdale County Georgia.  Watching these young men worship was awe inspiring.  During the final moments of Saturday night’s session, one scene began to emerge as a crowd formed around the stage just after the initial altar call.  What takes place in this image is dynamic and full of expression.  The faces, postures and reality of the moment, the greatness of God, was sealed in a single image.

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The image in its original form was rather unimpressive.  As I was processing images for that session, I was deleting more photos than keeping and this image was not enough of a standout to justify not hitting the delete button.  The color version was washed heavy in blue from the stage lighting creating an extremely saturated image.  The slow shutter speed permitted extreme motion blur in the images preceding and after, yet this one, for whatever reason, cemented itself.  Something inside me told me to keep pushing and see what can come from this image, there was simply too much going on to let it go.  After applying a filtered black and white process, it was obvious to me the potential.  Slight adjustments to the contrast and light balance revealed numerous telling features in the photo.  A final crop of 16:9 revealed the final product.  There, on stage, the lead singer from Hello August submits to the moment and the reaction of the crowd is evident.

 

Call me crazy, but I love to study this image over and over and every time I see something new.

 

“If it seems we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit.” – 2 Corinthians 5:13