Photo Blitz

I completed my Photo-blitz around campus at the University of Mary Washington. I chose this simply because it gave me room to run around, it was beautiful outside, and I had many choices in subjects. Twenty minutes was not enough time!! However, I really enjoyed trying to complete these tasks withing things I pass by everyday. Shadows by far was my favorite. I believe shadows to be beautiful and under appreciated  I have a couple of photographs for some tasks because it was hard to pick which photograph better complete the task. Below you will see the photographs I successfully attained.

  1.  Start Time: 3:10 pm
  2.  Two Things That Don’t Belong Together: The mismatched departments in Trinkle. Trinkle seems to be the house to departments that don’t have siblings aka sociology anthro or polysci/international relations or chem/bio.
  3.  Ordinary Object Looks Supernatural. This is a photograph of the ceiling of Trinkle. It looks very celestial.
  4.  Shadow: Sign in the Willard parking lot has awesome leaf shadows.
  5. Shadow 2: The shadow of the underground’s table and chairs makes it look like there are more chairs than in reality.
  6. Openness : The field in front of Randolph Hall
  7.  Dominance of One Color: My car in the yellow zone.*
  8. Someone’s Hand: My boyfriend’s
  9. Converging Lines: I cheated on this on a bit. This is the converging shadows on top of brick. There is multiple lines converging and I really liked when I found this one. *
  10. Angle: This is a downward view into a grate where you can see the basement window of trinkle.
  11. Angle 2: This is a downward view at my feet.
  12. End Time: 3:31 pm

* I started number 7 & 10 because I think they are particularly good/interesting. I’m bias thought :)

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

Here are some photographs that I enjoyed and commented on. Feel free to review these or other from ds106er’s photo-blitz:


Album Cover

full of doubts

For this assignment we were to design an album cover using some random information:

  • from wikpedia my band name was : OutlookSoft
  • from a random quotation page, my album title: “Full of Doubts”
  • from a random flickr page, my album cover is of a church.

I darken or desaturated the church by using a free photo-editing software called GIMP2.6. I added the text and that’s about it. I like the idea of a dark, ominous grand church being coupled with the title “Full Of Doubts”. I’m really happy how the two came together giving a sad, hard, possibly confused message which is often associated with church or God.  I find the group name ‘OutlookSoft’ as funny, maybe even fitting. I can see how the terms ‘outlook’, ‘doubts’, and ‘god’ can be associated together in terms of faith or destiny. This was an easy task, but I think I just lucked out with my random items. I could see how if others might not fit together and would require more editing.


Buddy Photo

Today, I brought my buddy “Moo” around the campus. We had so much fun doing laundry, taking a nap before class, doing some computer lab work, and then, headed back into Willard after a long day. It made me feel a little self-conscious, but in the end I really love having pictures of my “moo” around campus. I uploaded this as a Flickr set, a new skill I have acquired if you want to know more read my “Flickr Customization” blog.


Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

Return to the Scene for the Crime

Hey Eagles! Did you know that Campus Walk was nonexistent until 1985?! That’s right the school used to have a road going right down the middle of campus! Originally called Campus Drive, it bricked over in order to promote a pedestrian friendly and smaller community. The transformation was met by tons of protest, but ultimately it was seen as a wonderfully addition.  For all you eagles complaining about the sunken gates being closed and having to drive around the perimeter of Mary Washington…blame those who voted in favor of bricking up Campus Drive. However those of you who chose this school for is cozy, comfortable, close-knit community, you can praise our ancestors who vote in favor of Campus Walk.

Original 1985 Campus Drive outside of Trinkle:


Today 2012 Campus Walk outside of Trinkle:


Same old Trinkle, but not so noisy:

scene of crime


Source: “Back to Brick: Chaning Campus Drive to Walk” 



Common Everyday objects

The assignment was to take an everyday object and manipulate the colors.

My original object is a chair in my dorm room. As you can see it is brown and white with geometric patterns. I have a aqua-blue pillow on the chair. Notice how the wall stickers and lamp shades are all in the same color pallet of brown,blue, green, white.


Using photo-editing software called Gimp 2.6, I played around adjusting colors. Making things “coloized’ in a particular hue. I ended up really like how “inverting” the colors looked.



“Inverting” the colors means the software detects which color is displayed and, then, swaps them out for the opposite. If you look at a color wheel this becomes more logical. Example: Blue would be swapped with orange , yellow swaps with purple, etc.


I think it is interesting to see what my room would look like if I had chosen a more feminine color pallet with pinks and purples dominating my accents. I also really like the ghostly effect it gives my photography.



Splash That Color

This might not be the greatest example of “Splash that Color“, but I thought it was a subtle interpretation. It takes a few seconds to to figure out what what is wrong with this photography, which is why I love this. I used Gimp 2.6 photo-editing software to select the can of coke using “free selection tool” . I, then, desaturated the coke can removing the red and black, making the whole can shades of grey. This left the original color of the wood desk enacted.

This is my edited verison:


Original Photography


Assignment 1: GIF

This is my awesome amazing GIF. I created it with a little help from DS106 Handbook. I love Dr. Seuss’ books and I especially love the movies made from them. Recently, I watched Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax and the message “Change the Future” struck a cord with me. For most my peers they are either just being college or nearing the end of their college careers, either way there is a lot of pressure to answer who are you going to be? I believe when confronted with the prospect of the future we all look confused and frightened much like Ted in this GIF.  All I can say is watch the Lorax and be inspired; maybe even save a tree!

Assignment 1