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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Expose (08/22/13)

TITLE: THE PINHOLE CAMERA METHOD
By Kathern Nemec
08/29/13


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One of the first assignments in our Photography 101 class was to make a pinhole camera, take pictures with it and develop them. To make the pinhole camera, we each painted a small box black on the inside and outside, then made the pinhole on one side of the box and secured a cover over the hole. In the darkroom, we placed a sheet of photographic paper on the interior wall opposite the pinhole, and sealed the camera to make it light-tight. With the camera perched solidly on an immovable object and pointing in the direction of the image we wanted to capture, we quickly removed the seal of the pinhole, exposing the photographic paper to light for a split second to engrave the image on the paper.

The developing process was fascinating. In the darkroom, we removed the photographic paper from the camera and immersed it in a tray of chemical developer. Immersed in the bath, the invisible image slowly began to appear on the blank photographic paper. First we could see a faint shadow, which became stronger and more precise until the image was just the way we wanted it. To fix the image, the photographic paper with the now-visible image was placed in a stop bath, then in a solution of fixing chemicals. Turning on the lights, we discovered the finished product: a well defined, sharp negative of the image, which could then be used to reproduce as many pictures as we desired. The pinhole camera method is simple: transformation by exposure.

That process reminds me of the apostle Paulís statement in 2nd Corinthians 3:18: ďBut we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.Ē (NKJV) Being exposed to the light of Godís glory transforms our lives. Christís image, engraved in our hearts when His light shines in on us, is invisible when we first come to know Him. In the measure that we prayerfully dig into the Word, His Holy Spirit washes over us and brings that invisible image into clarity. The more we choose to expose ourselves to Godís glory and eternal truth, the more defined that image becomes, through the work of the Holy Spirit.

Letís behold Godís glory by being in His Word daily to know Him better, to see how He works and to experience His greatness, power and mercy. Look closely at Jesus, who generously poured out His own life with compassion and forgiveness. Prayerfully immersing ourselves in Him, we are allowing the Holy Spirit to ďtransform us into the same image from glory to gloryĒ. (2nd Corinthians 3:18 NKJV). Thatís the pinhole camera method of transformation by exposure. And it is simple!


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Virgil Youngblood 08/30/13
Well written and a delight to read. This devotion delivers a thoughtful message. Well done.
CD (Camille) Swanson 08/30/13
Beautiful devotional! Lovely and soothing.

God bless~
CD (Camille) Swanson 09/05/13
Congratulations! God bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 09/05/13
Oh what a delightful devotion. I found the beginning interesting and educational. You did a fine job of tying it into the message too. Congratulations for ranking 2nd your level and 11 overall! (The highest rankings can be found on the message boards.)