These photos didn’t stem from a photography assignment, but rather from my taking advantage of the fresh snowfall blanketing NMC when I arrived on campus that morning. They were taken on January 30, several hours prior to said weather being a factor in the accident that totaled out my car (a look at that at the bottom). Now that recovery and playing catch-up is over, it’s time for these pics to shine.
This is at the Cherry Lot, where grass, trees, and swamp ring its fringes.
The snow bush monster outside Osterlin Library.
The “As Close As You Can Get” photo assignment wanted us to look at common objects on the macro level. This assignment ended up being tricky for me — not because of its nature, but because one hand was nearly unusable due to a car accident earlier this week. Thankfully a tripod and remote shutter button solved most of that problem.
Not all of these ended up being quite as crisp or macro as I had hoped, but I’m still pleased with the results. If you’re stumped, I’ve listed what each image is at the end of this post.
My photography assignment, “When It’s Blue Out”, required us to look for that perfect time of day when the sky had a blue hue, and indoor lights gave off a natural glow that was neither too bright nor too dark: dusk and dawn. I’m not a dawn type of person unless under duress, so dusk it was.
In the pictures below, that time was just after sunset, around 6pm (gotta love Michigan winters). These photos were my favorite from this assignment, all taken at Northwestern Michigan College.
(Update: Two of these images are featured in the Feb 10 issue of White Pine Press — on the cover and page 3.)
Northwestern Michigan College revived the Color Photography (Photo II) class this semester, so I dove in the moment registration opened up. We’ve only turned in two assignments so far: When It’s Blue Out/Color Mismatch (dual assignment) and As Close As You Can Get. The current assignment is a two week look at depicting dreams, and by late next week we need to have one completed “dreamy” photo turned in.
But first, here are my favorites from the “Color Mismatch” portion of assignment #1. Our instructor wanted us to just “have fun with it” and go crazy with color balance and various colorization options in Photoshop. Mine ended up primarily psychedelic.
My Canon Rebel t3i’s 24mm lens got some work today taking pics of a petal and leaf from our poinsettia.