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My work thus far

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It’s tough to write about my own work that I’ve created in this class, because I’ve mostly been blown away by the other work that I have seen in the class.  It is truly great to see so many people putting their time into often non-required material.  I think we are all here to develop our skills and share in this learning environment, and that is something that I would love to emulate more in my own classroom.

Probably the thing that I am most proud of in this class is The Post Post show.  To tell the truth, I’ve always wanted to be a radio dj, and this show really came out of that desire.  I’ve created 4 shows thus far and it is one of my favorite activities that I get to do during the week.  I’m grateful for all of the kind feedback that others in the class have given me.

I’m also grateful for the dailyshoot project.  While I do fancy myself an amateur photographer, this is the first time that I have participated in such a program.  I know it sounds cliche, but I really felt as though the dailyshoot challenges forced me to see differently.  I was constantly thinking in terms of angles and depth of field, and I think that process really helped me spur on my photography.  Here are some of my favorite images:

I took this photo in the hallway at my school and I really love it.  I love the softness that the fluorescent lights produce, it makes it feel almost as if it is from a sci-fi movie — Solaris (The Russian One).

The challenge for this day was “depth and dimension”.  I spent about 30 minutes walking around downtown Kirkland, hoping that I would find the right image.  I saw this doorway and loved how I could see through this pathway onto the other side, however there were all sorts of reflections that wanted to mess with me.  I was almost tempted to find another shot.  I am so glad that I embraced the reflections and came up with this otherworldly image.

This one I actually cheated on:  I took it the day before.  I was in the elevator at the school and I loved the look of the joint between the wall and the fluorescent light overhead (here I go with the fluorescents again).  I just thought I would keep it for good measure and it proved to be perfect for the next days challenge.  I really like this image — like a found Mark Rothko.

What do you guys think?  Am I full of myself?  Are there images that you liked more than these?

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