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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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!

Macro Flower and Insect Photos, all thanks to Amalia Elena Veralli

I was being bad today.  Instead of going straight to homework after coming home from a little party, I saw some flowers and decided to go take some photos.  Ended up being closer to 300 photos.  Oh well!  All of these photos are thanks to my inspiration from Amalia Elena Veralli, an uber-amazing macro photographer.  When I was looking through her photos today, I was inspired to use new angles, be more daring, and to trust my instincts with the photos.  Of course, I added my own twists to them.  All unedited and taken with my Canon Rebel SL1 camera with the 18-55 mm zoom lens.  Enjoy my reward for being bad!IMG_0292 IMG_0310 IMG_0317 IMG_0326

I wasn’t even able to look through the lens for this picture. Pretty good for just an intuition picture! I sort-of like the large space to the side. I don’t know, I just enjoyed taking these in the hot, humid air that comprises of my wonderful city in summertime.

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Random bug I saw whist  taking the photos of the pea flowers, so I decided to take some photos of them.

Random bug I saw whist taking the photos of the pea flowers, so I decided to take some photos of them.

IMG_0520 IMG_0522 IMG_0539 IMG_0542 IMG_0555I know, I know.  I repeated some of the same subjects.  I’m sorry.  I still hope you enjoyed!