Sunday, February 28, 2010

:'(



This image properly describes my face. USA has just lost to Canada in hockey in the finals of the olympics. Drat. Drat. Drat. I want to say I am disappointed, but that is not true--I was truly satisfied and surprised by the US team. They played their hearts out and made these olympics interesting and fun to watch. That 6-1 game against the Fins was A-MAZ-ING! I'm proud to say I am American today.

FYI..

Fyi....

It is a myth that gum takes 7 years to digest in your stomach

Bigfoot does exist. I've seen one of his many forts.

If facebook was a country, it would be the 3rd most populate country

I like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

Sun Set



Oh I miss the days in Hawaii! I'm feeling rather sick right now as I'm watching the Olympics. Can't wait to see the finals of the hockey on Sunday! Its going to be exciting.



ARGHHGHGHGH I miss that beach! I had dreams about that island in the distance. It was always covered in clouds. I made up stories of mythical creatures living in the clouds above the island. Speaking of mythical creatures, whatever happened to the show Dragontales. It was my favorite cartoon ever! I think I'll buy a DVD of it on ebay right now.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

Umbrella



This is just outside my house. It was one of the first pictures I ever edited. It was taken with just a normal camera and I went a little overboard in iphoto edits.

Think.

something to ponder.

If you woke you this morning with more health than illness, you are more

blessed than the million who will not survive this week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of

imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation, you are

ahead of 500 million people in the world.

If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest,

torture, or death, you are more blessed than

three billion people in the world.

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead,

and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish

someplace, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

If your parents are alive and married, you are very rare.

If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful,

you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.

via http://haclarke.blogspot.com/

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Scratch that. 6-0 now.

USA! USA! USA!

I'm watching the USA vs Finland hockey game and the US are winning 4-0 in the first 10 minutes! WOAH. I'm so excited. We're going to the finals! Well, I guess they can come back. But as of now we are going to the finals. Miracle-esk.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Low-Key Image

This is my low-key image. It took me a long time to get this one right compared to the lego horse high-key one. I think I did this right. I wanted to make sure it looked real and I wanted to highlight the light that was bouncing off the ipod.




I printed two, too dark they looked like this.



I think its too dark. I want to be able to see the square on button easily. The top image also highlights how the light bounces off the ipod more. Which I believe is part of this assignment. To show the shadows of the high-key image, and to utilize the highlights of the low-key. And I think I did that with my lego image and the ipod image.


Overall, I think I had a successful project, although I didn't fully enjoy it. Even though both these images are really black and really light and the opposite of gray; most of the images I've seen of these are bland. Even the examples Mr. Slade showed us. I guess its my personal preference. I really like contrasty images.

But its by far better than film. (no offense to film)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

First Digital Print

At this moment I'm in the digital lab. Its after school and I'm the only one in here, it feels pretty cool. I just printed my first print that I will turn in. Here's the results.

Before



After




This is just a simple picture of a lego horse with a white background. I made sure the focus was sharp and then bracketed from pure black to pure white, to ensure the correct exposure. I came pretty close, but then had to add a little more to the exposure to make it a little more white and less gray. Gray = DULL!! I also wanted the horse to blend into the background a bit. I didn't have any blacks, so I didn't force the image in lightroom to have blacks. I think its a pretty good image.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Shooting Today

My teacher gave me an assignment to shoot high key and low key images this weekend. I'm suppose to take pictures of black on black backgrounds and white picture on white background. I've been shooting in RAW so I can't upload my images into my own computer, I have to use my school's computer because it has lightroom and lightroom imports RAW images while my iphoto does not. Anyways, I just wanted you guys to know I'm shooting and will upload some images Tuesday.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Knock Knock Joke

-Knock knock...
--Who's there?
-Banana
--Banana who?
-Knock knock...
--Who's there?
-Banana
--Banana who?
-Knock knock...
--Who's there?
-Orange
--Orange who?
-Orange you glad you're not taking film anymore!?



; )

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Update

So I've officially started my digital class at school. Yay. the adress is www.smithiscool.blogspot.com, but I'm going to try to import that blog onto this one.....let's try.

UGH

The photo gods are punishing me. I was just out shooting in a local park when I found the shot of the day. Then I went to wipe my nose. Out of no where, blood starts to pour from my nose. No pickin', no scratchin' it just started to bleed. I tried to use snow as a tissue, but as you might have guessed that didn't really work. So I tried to tough it out and hurry and take a couple of pictures of the shot, but it go to bad. I packed up and tried to not get the blood on my clothes. Then I take a step to my left and see this giant pile of SOMETHING. I'm not sure if it was salt or something. But it was cool, I unpack take a solid pic. Then walking home, a dozen year run right next to me. IT was pretty. I wanted a picture. The photo gods are mad.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Remizxinnnnn




This is FO SHIZZLE MISSES NIZZLE ROCK THAT FIXZZZELLLELE except its easy

Another Before and After




After


Before

Before and After



This is the after.





This is the before.

I did not adjust the exposure, but I did want to make the top-left corner a little less brightly, white. So I put the recovery at 100 and it still did not make all the pure white go away, but it was pretty close. Then I thought this picture needed more black so I put that at 50. Pretty simple.

Monday, February 1, 2010