New works

I’ve recently been working on a new portfolio not like anything I’ve ever done before — I’m doing physical collage work.  And I can now tell you that glue is the enemy.  These are just a few of my works, I have a few more.  Hopefully I can come up with some ideas for next semester.  If you have any suggestions, please let me know!

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An Update On Life

So, I’m now fully immersed in senior year, living that crazy senior life (aka college applications and school).  This year I was made head of photography for my school’s online newspaper, and so I’ve been trying to run my team.  Basically, I’m saying that I’m super busy.  BUT… I really wanted to put out an updated portfolio that I’m really proud of.  There is so much I could put up here, really, and I’m going to start trying to force myself to post more often than I do.  But, well, here’s the portfolio for now!

Fort Worth: The Stockyards, The Kimbell, and The Zoo Oh my!!!

I’m so sorry for not posting any articles or anything!!!  Life has just been insane.  High school is tough.  Now, that’s enough about me, now on to the pictures!!!

The Stockyards:

My little brother on a much-too-small toy horse.

My little brother on a much-too-small toy horse.

Sometimes he has too much fun.

Sometimes he has too much fun.

The cattle starting on their walk.

The cattle starting on their walk.

He looks like he takes his job seriously.

He looks like he takes his job seriously.

The longhorns were gorgeous.

The longhorns were gorgeous.

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I loved the lamp posts there.

I loved the lamp posts there.

The Kimbell:

The only picture I really liked and wanted to post today.

The only picture I really liked and wanted to post today.

The Zoo:

Such a great photo, I love how it turned out.

Such a great photo, I love how it turned out.

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I actually got him staring right at the camera!

I actually got him staring right at the camera!

They were being so sweet!!!

They were being so sweet!!!

... and then a little bit after this picture she bit him.

… and then a little bit after this picture she bit him.

A great single-subject shot.

A great single-subject shot.

My little brother with a bird.  I don't think he was too happy.

My little brother with a bird. I don’t think he was too happy.

Rockhopper penguins!!!

Rockhopper penguins!!!

This shot was just too cute, I wish it came out better.

This shot was just too cute, I wish it came out better.

They were feeding the penguins while we were in their enclosure, so I got some great action shots!!!

They were feeding the penguins while we were in their enclosure, so I got some great action shots!!!

He's just waving hello

He’s just waving hello

I adore this picture.  So suprised when I saw it!!!

I adore this picture. So suprised when I saw it!!!

This picture is quite interesting as well.

This picture is quite interesting as well.

I love the movement and color and pattern of this picture.

I love the movement and color and pattern of this picture.

These cheetahs were so active while we were there!!!  But, this was the perfect relaxed shot.

These cheetahs were so active while we were there!!! But, this was the perfect relaxed shot.

A rhino!!!  He didn't want to cooperate at first.

A rhino!!! He didn’t want to cooperate at first.

I just had to include a giraffe picture...

I just had to include a giraffe picture…

Meerkats are adorable.

Meerkats are adorable.

I couldn't believe he was doing this, I just had to get a shot!

I couldn’t believe he was doing this, I just had to get a shot!

Well, have a great weekend, folks!!!  I’ll try to update when I can!

Much to Do, So Little Time

So, I know that I’ve been so bad about updating this.  But, well, now I am.  At least slightly.  In a few days I hope to post an in-depth analysis of some winter finales for shows such as The Flash and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  Looking forward to that.  But now, on to other things.

First of all, I would adore you all if you could take this survey for me.  It’s for this class I take.  I promise all responses are completely confidential, however, your responses may be used in a paper, but without your name.  It will only take about five minutes to complete.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zBLJ5S4TRp15kojN31VtzGNnCc61F8z0JgORgqyLxy0/viewform?usp=send_form

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Lots Going On

There is so much going on in my life right now!!!  So crazy and busy… anyway, I’m in AP Photography now!!!  Really hard, but lot’s of fun!!!  The best thing is that we’re going to get Photoshop uploaded to our computers soon!!!  I hope to start posting some more, sorry if I don’t!!!

 

Pretty darn proud of this picture.

Pretty darn proud of this picture.

I had to take out so many people... I'll have to post something later about that!

I had to take out so many people… I’ll have to post something later about that!

Fireworks from the 4th of July, but now edited.

Fireworks from the 4th of July, but now edited.

An attempt at abstract photography.  Taken in Washington, D.C.  Not really happy that I left off part of the bottom.

An attempt at abstract photography. Taken in Washington, D.C. Not really happy that I left off part of the bottom.

Another attempt at abstract photography.  Pretty proud of this photo.

Another attempt at abstract photography. Pretty proud of this photo.

My pride and joy:  Ladybugs on a milkweed plant

My pride and joy: Ladybugs on a milkweed plant

The dome in St Louis' Art Museum.  Need to go through and fix it up a little bit more.

The dome in St Louis’ Art Museum. Need to go through and fix it up a little bit more.

The Problem With Inconsistencies: Delving into The Giver Movie and the Past

These days, we all criticize inconsistencies.  A prime example comes from the recent film The Giver‘s differences from the original book.  Some that I heard of from Nerdophiles, an awesome page, was about the inconsistencies between Jonas’ age and eye color, where Jonas sees his first color, the showing of time change, the dynamic of Jonas’ friendship with Asher and Fiona, and the knowing of showing of emotions by people other than Jonas and the Giver.  All valid points, but I would like to bring up another point.  What I want to say is quite simply this:  There have been inconsistencies in literary works almost since the beginning.  My biggest and best example that I can think of is the fact that Sophocles had a major inconsistency in his play Oedipus the King.  Why, you ask, is this so important?  Well, think:  perhaps the inconsistencies are purposeful.  What if they are placed there by the authors and the producers and scriptwriters to deliberately make you think?  I mean, sure, it’s a big possibility that they were just by mistake, but I think that we should just view them as a way for the makers of the medium to get you to appreciate their work more and think about it in a deeper manner.  What are your thoughts?

The Summer of Adventure

This summer is for sure the summer of adventure because I have been constantly busy.  I think I may have been home for only 3 weeks during which I didn’t do anything.  Let me walk you through just a bit of my summer.

 

The Beginning:

At the very beginning of the summer I went to Saint Louis, Missouri for my cousins’ graduation.

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Anyway, that was only about a week or so of my summer.  Then I went to Washington DC.

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The view from the Hiroshima Memorial.

The view from the Hiroshima Memorial.

This is one of the most people and saddening memorials, but you would never think of it as that by just looking at it.  It also stands on a hill with a great view of Washington DC.

This is one of the most people and saddening memorials, but you would never think of it as that by just looking at it. It also stands on a hill with a great view of Washington DC.

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This was one of my favorite photos that i took.  I just love the lighting and their expressions and everything.

This was one of my favorite photos that i took. I just love the lighting and their expressions and everything.

One of the few artsy photos I allowed myself to take.

One of the few artsy photos I allowed myself to take.

I took over 500 photos of the Washington Monument in the span of a week.

I took over 500 photos of the Washington Monument in the span of a week.

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Have a great week!!!

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The Summer of History Prelude

I just got back from two trips, guys!  I am super tired, but I really just wanted to post one photo from each trip right now, then add more and explain the title of this series later.  I hope you all are having a great summer!

Washington DC skyline viewed from the Hiroshima Memorial.

Washington DC skyline viewed from the Hiroshima Memorial.

Iris in the Saint Louis Botanical Garden.

Iris in the Saint Louis Botanical Garden.

Much more to come, I promise!