As I arrived, I noticed sunlight.
It’s been pretty gray around here. Twenty four days until Spring.
A two hour delay again this morning.
For the first time in three years, I got breakfast from the cafeteria the other day. The “bagel” doughy and sweet but I was hungry.
One of the hardest and ongoing lessons is teaching composition and students needing to take multiple shots of a subject.
So often they are satisfied with the first image they shoot.
Today in the Photography classes, I asked the students to choose two objects and combine them in a new and different way to create a more interesting image.
I showed them the first photo of the two objects i selected as an example-
I shot the first with all the cluttered background of the classroom. The second one was to be cleaned up- not show the environment. No backpacks, chairs, notebooks, pencils, computers, students.
Here’s the DON’T
I picked up the student camera from a table
overexposure with the setting
and a student’s finger holding the piece of paper as background to block the clutter is visible,
but the objective is closer to being met.
Roll of tape and a rubber dog.
Trying to encourage them to keep at it and try something different. Try different angles and distance. Change the light.
Self- portrait in the array of objects collected on disposable wedding cookie tray at the end of the day.
and Man on Time
Will share some of the compostions of the students when they pick their best.
The light shone on a row of houses in the neighborhood. I was going to my car at the end of a long Saturday afternoon in the gym, watching some of my students perform in the dance, color guard and majorette competition.
I thought about scale again. Size relationships. How the one house close looked big, the sunlit row much smaller.
But that would be for perspective week, right?
(Mirrorless Camera by Sony)
It was delicious.
All after school activities have been cancelled due to icy rain and slippery roads.
Welcome winter sustenance.
I had to look twice at what I was seeing.
The plumes from the Marching Band Bucket Hats, put away until next year.
One of my Photography Two students left me a little surprise on my iPhone (which I’d left unattended on my desk)
Uh-oh. Let that be a reminder to keep my phone away in the future. It’s usually in my top drawer.
Sharing it on the blog because I laughed out loud when I found this photograph in my photostream. It gave me pause.
I’ve a set of Victorian Masks – this one is Horatio Nelson 1st Viscount Nelson. It was on my desk, too.
My guess is
1.she saw the mask,
2. she saw my phone,
3. she felt inspired
4. and created this in a few short seconds.
5. Left it for me to find.
6. Never mentioned it.
(Way to go AZ!)
7. I blogged it!
If you’ve been following me since last October, the photos below may seem familiar.
Last year’s homecoming heels post is here
I couldn’t walk in these fancy shoes, I know that.
Probably couldn’t get them on my feet, like Cinderella’s stepsisters couldn’t get that glass slipper on their foot either.
High heels look fashionable and glamorous,
And, they don’t stay on
very long at all.
Hopefully not my nerves or the rope
I hang onto with my best grip.
I sleep with the comfort of the worn red calico and
yellowed muslin quilt my grandmother stitched decades ago.
. I told my friend V what the photo challenge word of the week was and she said,
“Fray? That’s an easy one. You start school Monday.”