Monthly Archives: January 2011

[First] Photo Journalism [Attempt]

We’re going over PhotoJ in class.  It’s so much harder then I thought it’d be, but it’s pretty fun as well.  I decided to make my brother practicing his guitar the subject.

I think I like the results, though I did cringe when I had to massively bump up the ISO. : /

[[There and Back Again]]

Yes, I have emerged from the grave.

Actually, I haven’t quite revived yet.  In between a speech and debate tournament [in which my partner and I placed 4th!], college applications, and schoolwork, my free-time this week was more scarce than snow on the equator.

In other words, dear readers, I have failed to keep up my challenge.

I hoped it wouldn’t happen.  Unfortunately, I was wrong.

This does NOT mean that I haven’t taken quite a few pictures over the past week.  In fact, I have quite a few.  So I’ll dump them on you now. : )

I’ll keep on posting here frequently, but I doubt I’ll be able to continue the blog as an official 365 photoblog.  Or I could possibly strive to restart in February.  Hm, maybe I’ll do just that…

I tried another Christmas lights photo. && I like this one even more. : )

The absolutely fabulous Caroline (and her photos will leave you stunned, no joke)


I had fun with long exposure on our road. : ))

…and I like this too.

Panning. At about midnight. Because my creativity was drained.

[It’s late, but it’s coming.]

So, I haven’t posted yesterday’s picture yet.  And I probably won’t have time to post today’s.  In other words, this is just a short post to tell you that it’ll probably take a while to get the next few pictures up.

[So sorry to disappoint you. ; P ]

Hopefully all will be up by Sunday. : )

[Day 4]

So, yes, this is late.  But I legitimately took these photos on the correct date.  I just didn’t upload them on time.  In other words, this still counts. ; )

ALSO,  _some_ people seem to think :coughmom&auntcough: that the last photos look like organs or something…  Well, I apologize if they looked like that to you as well, but they are most definitely mints. : P

Alright, photos.  I took these at night [no duh], and boosted up the aperture so I’d get rays of light off of the Christmas lights.  Shutter speed was 30 seconds.
[Photos SOOC]

[Day 3] & rather last minute, too

Totally forgot until later in the day, but I got my photos taken.  I’ve been wanting to draw something, but for some reason, I haven’t been really inspired to draw anything lately.  It’s rather frustrating, really.

Anywho, photos of the day.  I panned mints.  And I like the color red. : )


[[Le deuxième jour]]

So, the sun was going down and I realized I hadn’t done anything artistic today.  So I cleaned a mirror, dragged my younger brother outside [who happens to be taller than me now…how’d that happen, again?], and took a few shots.  The pictures kind of serve a double-purpose because my photography teacher is requiring portrait shots this week.  Except for the fact they all turned out a little bit dark because there was next to no available light, I liked how they turned out.  [All photos are SOOC]

And now I have to submit one of them for photography class.  Any preferences?

I love how you wouldn’t be able to tell ^that is a self-portrait unless I told you.  Like I just did. : P

It’s a New Year! [day numero uno]

Well, 2o11 has finally arrived.  It feels a bit surreal, but it’s here. Wow.

2o1o was an odd year.  It was the year of my first debate tournament in which I managed to get hooked into forensics and let it obsess my brain.  I developed new friendships and strengthened old ones.  I traveled to new places.

Yeah, this year was just something my already writing-inadequate brain can’t adequately describe on paper.

There are some things which I regret about the past year.  But I would never give it up for anything.

To all who helped bring color and laughter to this year, I thank you.
Thank you for sticking by me and encouraging me, even when I truly didn’t deserve it.

And NOW that I’ve finished with my cheesy little spiel, here are the first photos from my 365 challenge. : )

My brother got these funny straw glasses things for Christmas.  So of course I had to drag him outside for some pictures.

Have a wonderful New Year, everyone. ❤