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Morning Routine

When I wake up in the morning I like to drink my cofffe and read my book, maybe even scroll through my news feed. This helps calm and recenter me before I start my busy day. But this morning, for whatever reason, I was completely thrown off. Maybe it was the alarm that did not want to go off or maybe it was just me not wanting to get up, either way, I missed out on my peaceful morning routine. I was 30 minutes late, looking for a parking spot (which we all know is practically impossible, if late to the game). When I found one, it was so far from class that I had to ride my skateboard accross campus so I would not miss my quiz. ALhough I made it in time for the quiz, I think it’s safe to say that I was all over the place this morning. However, I realized while sitting in class at my desk, hair all frizzy from the skateboard ride across campus, I can still check my news feed through Chrome. And just like that, the joy of my morning routine felt almost restored. Almost, that is.

I chose Google Chrome as my RSS reader and found that my morning routine, though perfered liesurely, can be taken on the run, if need be.

The Juicer

It took me a while o figure out what I wanted to do my photo audio story on. It was hard to focus because I’ll I could think about was making some juice after my long day at work. After much thought and consideration, I decided to kill two birds with one stone by creating a video while I maded juice. I later finessed my dad and brother to help me with the voice overs (we only fought a little). All and all, we got a good chuckle out of the final product. I hope you enjoy my fruity video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTgW6y5uxew

The Mushroom

Briggs lighting experiment:

I took three pictures of a mushroom in my front yard, one was with natural lighting, the next with natural and flash, then the last was with flash. I decided to solely use the mushroom as the subject of this project because I thought the lighting differences would be more noticeable when subjecting one object to change rather than multiple. Personally I liked the natural lighting best. The natural lighting did a good job at emphasizing the moisture on the top of the mushroom as well as capturing the small detail of the mushroom like the red coloring on top and the interesting texture on the bottom, the little specks of dirt gathered in places. although natural lighting was my favorite, I will say that natural light and flash really brought the green around the mushroom into focus, making the browns, blacks and greens seemed more vibrant. I waited till night to capture a picture of the mushroom under flash and it looked pretty spooky but the lighting didn’t do a good job at capturing the details.

The Red Mushroom

Briggs lighting experiment: Blog Post #4

I took three pictures of a mushroom in my front yard, one was with natural lighting, the next with natural and flash, then the last was with flash. I decided to solely use the mushroom as the subject of this project because I thought the lighting differences would be more noticeable when subjecting one object to change rather than multiple. Personally I liked the natural lighting best. The natural lighting did a good job at emphasizing the moisture on the top of the mushroom as well as capturing the small detail of the mushroom like the red coloring on top and the interesting texture on the bottom, the little specks of dirt gathered in places. although natural lighting was my favorite, I will say that natural light and flash really brought the green around the mushroom into focus, making the browns, blacks and greens seemed more vibrant. I waited till night to capture a picture of the mushroom under flash and it looked pretty spooky but the lighting didn’t do a good job at capturing the details.

Natural Light
Natural Light & Flash

Fishing For Socks

It is amazing how just about anything sounds like a great idea to do besides my homework the night before its due. I have so much work it is genuinely unnerving, but for whatever reason, I had the strangest urge to go for a run (I haven’t worked out in five months) or maybe even read a book? Possibly build a rope swing in the backyard?? I don’t know, haha. Just about everything sounds better than doing what I’m supposed to be doing. I guess that’s just the way I roll, succumbing to my duties only at the very last minute, after I have fished the socks out from behind the dryer, flossed all my molars and taken my dog for a walk will I do the one thing I am required to do. Is this because I am a rebellious youth? Surely not, considering I have reached the mature age of 20 years old. Maybe a professional procrastinator?? No, sounds too..professional. Perhaps this isn’t only one of my negative attributes. Could this symptom of procrastinating be a product of my conditioning? And when I say my, of course, I am referring to my whole generation. Because if I’m going down for not doing my homework, I’m dragging all the other stressed-out slept deprived college students with me! 

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

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You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus you own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

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  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
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  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

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