Thursday, May 19, 2011

Weeks 14-18/52

Where are weeks 12 and 13? They got lost. In papers and homework and midterms and finals. Oh well. I will do them, and I have reasoned that it was justified to miss them. And just to put things in perspective, I usually take a good few hundred pictures a month, but over the last month or so of the semester I barely took 10. Combined. (And don't even get me started on what my house looked like during that period.) Oh, and I missed week 15, too. Ugh, maybe I am more behind than I thought.

Anyway, here are the photos.

Week 14
Theme: Fusion

The theme was in honor of MCP Actions new action for Photoshop called Fusion. (As a side note, some of the examples on the fusion link I think are over-processed and fake-looking, especially the ones with photoshopped sunlight. I am pretty sure we will all look back at those types of photos in 5 or 6 years and wonder what on earth the photographer's were thinking. Sure, it is fashionable, but so was grunge.) MCP Actions did have a free Mini Fusion set to download, so I edited this picture with that. It basically warmed it up a bit. But I suppose the picture is representative of "fusion", too, with Spring and Winter colliding. I was very disappointed to wake up to the blossom tree outside our bedroom window sagging under the weight of all the snow. Partly because it meant we had to drive in it. Now the blossoms are gone, but the snow keeps coming. Something is wrong here...

Week 15
Theme: What Other's Think of You...

This was a dumb theme. So, I had no problem skipping it over studying. I don't know what other people think of me, mainly because I spend the majority of my life trying not to interact with anyone other than my immediate family. Plus, I don't think you can ever truly know what other people think because perception is influenced by knowledge, lack thereof, and understanding. We can't ever be separated from what we know, and everything gained from others becomes warped to fit in with our own understanding of how things work. So really, the assignment should have been "what you think of yourself" or "what you pretend to be... go on, you know we are talking to you... this is your moment for self-glorification", because there was a LOT of that that week.

Week 16
Theme: Furry Friends

I think they are running out of ideas for good themes, and I think I am going to start coming up with my own. Nevertheless this is our furry friend. And I kind of love that her thumbprints are uneven because she has to raise her eyebrows to look sideways.

Week 17
Theme: Princess for a Day

Oh, the royal wedding. Forgive me for my lack of enthusiasm. I did NOT watch the wedding, and it was refreshing. By the way, I am convinced that Americans are secretly more fond of the British royal family than the British are. FAR more favorable press on the wedding over here than there. And it was nice to ignore it all. So, Lena did not get dressed up in a princess dress or a crown, and I am pretty sure that Ollie was the only boy photographed for the week. The photo was staged, but he did voluntarily put Lena's headband on himself earlier in the day, and was happily wearing it around the house, although lamenting not being able to go to the park because of the rain. I will have to share some of the others because I think they are funny.

Week 18
Theme: First Thing in the Morning

I plucked up the courage and ditched the theme this week. And it was awesome. Because I didn't have to force myself out of bed in the morning to catch the dawn or the best light (and after a semester of early morning classes every-freaking-day, that was very welcome thank you very much). This was taken in the evening on our hike to Battle Creek Falls (more on that later). I don't know what these bushes are, but there was practically nothing else growing apart from some straggly grass and these little yellow pom-poms. They were really pretty. Up close at least. From the trail they just kind of looked like brown flowers. I love the trio of branches and the yellow bokeh.

Week 19 coming soon.

1 comment:

  1. Lame theme or not you take great pictures! I love reading your explanations the best, you make me laugh :) And I think Oliver makes a great princess! ;)