Been busy here in Worcester. School just got out, I’m taking all my drivers lessons and Ben’s back for the week! (Ben is my older brother, if you didn’t already know or read that) These are photos of him playing guitar in my room – now thats what I call multimedia! These were taken using my 50mm f/1.8, in order to take in all the possible light and focus on the details, his fingers on the fret board. We both love playing guitar. It allows us to express ourselves in ways that sound really cool and give our fingers a workout. Did you know that you burn 2 calories for every minute you play guitar? You’d think that I’d be super skinny by now, but I guess thats not that way the cookie crumbles in the end. Now I’m hungry. Now lets see: If I have one cookie, it will take me an hour and six minutes of guitar playing to burn off the calories of that cookie. Ahh, the circle of life. Better get playing!
Have a good week,
Its so satisfying to cross something off a list. Especially after its been staring you in the face for an entire week. Yes, I have finished all my final projects and taken the SAT’s! Now all thats left is a math and biology final… Wish Me Luck!
Have a Great Week
UPDATE – I finished my History paper and yes, crumpling that piece of paper was the best feeling I’ve had all week
At first, I questioned why my parents planted so many flowers around our yard. Now, I thank them everyday… well, almost everyday… sometimes…
Have a Great Week,
I have started running again and for the summer (and hopefully for all year) these yellow puppies will be my companions. I ran a lot last summer (my fastest mile was 6:56), and this summer I hope to keep it up for at least the entire summer — its hard when you have to get up at 5:45 am for school. I’m really looking forward to exploring the neighborhood more and, with my phone, new pictures could be on the horizon…
While I don’t believe the shoes make the runner (same as the camera doesn’t make the photographer), it sure does help knowing I’m walking on sunshine (comment credited to my good friend Yael).
Do you run? Hope you do, cause its great! Have a nice week,
Happy Mother’s Day! I appreciate everything my mom does for me and I thank God everyday I get to be with her! I thought the bleeding hearts would be appropriate subjects for this week because, well, they look like hearts! Yes mom, I know thats not what an actual heart looks like… yes, mom I did learn that in Biology… yes mom, I’ll go study for the biology SAT II… Well duty calls!
Hope you all enjoy your week,
p.s. if you haven’t guessed yet, my mom is a biologist.
Yesterday, I went to the Arnold Arboretum for the first time with my friend Sam. I expected to see a lot more standalone flowers (as opposed to bushes), but that could just be because we went a couple weeks early. (No, we didn’t make it to the bonsai and yes, we should have taken prom pictures there, if any of my friends from school read my blog). It takes a while to walk around the entire garden, so I’d give yourself a good 2 hours to take it all in (and remember where you parked, we had some trouble with that). Also, if your looking a special flower or tree, you can go to an information desk and they can look up your plant on the GPS and find it for you. Yay for the modern era! All in all, a fantastic Saturday.
Enjoy your week,
I am a little over half way through my intro to Black and White photography class. Don’t believe me? I have proof! These photos were taken as a part of the project “In the Style of” where we each had to choose a photographer to shoot in the style of (pretty self-explanatory). I chose local photographer Bruce Martin, an architectural photographer. It was a lot of fun because I don’t normally shoot buildings — I mostly shoot nature, if you haven’t guessed that yet — so I got to learn more about perspective, framing and angles. Of course, I also learned about how to shoot in black and white, which I think is a much harder medium. I couldn’t rely on my auto-focus, auto-exposures or the ability to see what my picture looked like immediately after I took it. For this reason, please excuse the out-of-focus first picture (although I think it adds a dreamy effect) and the poor framing of the print (I just learned how to use the enlarger). Besides for that, critique away! I’d love to have some more tips, for the second half of the class!
p.s. The last picture is of a friend playing guitar. We were allowed to do some freestyle shooting.
Took a sunday drive to Boston with my mom to go see boylston street and the finish line of the marathon. While it was roped off, there was a large memorial located along and at the end of the street where people placed flowers, running shoes and posters. It was really moving to see everyone come together and express their emotions there. You can really feel the pride for the city, so I urge you to come and visit if you can.
These pictures were taken along my walk toward the memorial. I never really get into the heart of Boston that much, but I really was glad that I went today. It encouraged me to look at some of the Boston colleges because it really is a great city!
Hope you enjoy your week and talk to you next Sunday!
The crows are coming (and going) and I can shoot them from my desk through a window! Actually I must shoot them from my desk because if I go outside, they fly away. Any bird watchers, or shooters (I mean that in the photography sense, not the gun way) out there that can give me tips on birds? They’d be greatly appreciated in the comments!
If you can get your hands on a 400mm lens, I’d really recommend going to a park or forest to shoot birds cause it’s been really fun! There so unpredictable and quick! But you have to be quicker!
Hope you had a great weekend!
Spring has arrived! And slowly blooming with it are beautiful flowers, my favorite photographic subjects. I showed you the first bloom a couple weeks ago and this week I’ll show you, my favorite, the crocuses! In our gardens, we have different shades of yellow, purple and white and they are all represented in the photos below.
These shots were taken from my iPhone 4s and to get the perfect perspective (not saying that these are perfect at all) I had to get down and dirty in the grass. I feel that you really have to get up close and personal with the flowers to really capture their details. And as Paul Auster, the author of The Brooklyn Follies, puts it “The truth of the story lies in the details”.
Have your favorite flowers started blooming? Tell me about it in the comments!