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Photo Safari

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This photo safari was done at the barn I work (ride horses) at! The reason this location was chosen was because I spend all my time there and therefore it was convenient. However, I thought I could get some pretty cool shots around the barn and while riding. I enjoyed the experience and the photos that worked best for me were the ones I took while riding. The beautiful scenery obviously is a huge plus as well! Since, my creative side is lacking, I was pretty pleased with the fact I even came up with the idea to do this assignment while riding. Therefore, I think the overall idea was inventive. I think due to my overwhelming excitement over the fact that I truly believed I may have come up with a somewhat creative idea for once, caused me to forgot about taking a picture of a clock after the fifteen minutes. Of course, I completed this assignment the one day I wasn’t wearing my watch (I was using my phone). Luckily I remembered, but had to scramble back to barn, jump off horse, turn the clock back, then take a picture! Overall, a great and hilarious experience!









Love at First Shot



Abandoned as a young girl left to fend for herself from one foster home to the next, she grew up, in all the wrong directions, way to fast. Her bad choices, from lack of guidance, love, and wisdom caused her heart to harden, her character to become bitter and pessimistic, and her mind to disregard any thoughts of dreaming or thinking there was anything more for her out there. Time went on and the struggles continued, but she kept going like a lifeless robot. After all, there was no point in behaving any other way because there was nothing else for her.

However, one day a boy walked into her life and little did she know, but her life was actually going to change. This boy was completely opposite of her. He was opptimisitc and dreamed all day. These differences caused the two to not get along at first, but the boy saw through the girl’s hardened edge. Eventually, he broke through that rough edge and when that happened, the girl for the first time in her life experienced happiness. They explored the world and her mind now flowing with dreams, she expressed them to her found happiness freely and joyfully.

Photography Experience

I do not have a tremendous amount of experience with photography. Over the years, I have developed more of an interest in the hobby and therefore have spent more time playing around with different ideas. With that being said, I take lots of photos, mainly of animals and scenery, but my experience is simply from experimenting. I try to capture the beautiful sights that I am witnessing and portray those visuals accurately. However, sometimes pictures just do not do certain things justice. At least that is what I have always thought. After reading the articles and watching the video (which I really enjoyed) I now have the beginning of a new perspective about photography in general. There is so much more to a photo than I ever could have possibly imagined. The geometry and most importantly, the simplicity is overwhelmingly important. In order for my photos to improve, I need to be more attentive to the simple details and appreciate them. In one of the articles, it was pointed out that the best pictures are taken in the worst or less ideal circumstances. Even though I truly believe this, I need kick up my spontaneity a notch and keep snapping photos even if I deem the situation imperfect.

Hey ds106 community!

Hi everyone! Not a big fan of social media because I find it to much to keep up with, but I am hoping I will manage to become more tech savvy by the end of this ds106 course. Looking forward to meeting all of you via the web!