Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Depth of Field 2

Cutline: Bird of Paradise blossom in late summer at Pima West Campus.

Notes to self: This was the first thing I tried to photograph and I found myself constantly switching my settings and trying to follow the tip sheet as much as possible. Some were too bright others too dim and just before I was about to panic I took this picture. The top just radiated white and I had to crop vigorously there. Sidewalks on a sunny does not a good photo make. Although I do like the blur of the background. Especially on the left side. I like the contrast of the green to the left and the brown to the right. I really wish I could've cropped out that white line going through the top, but alas.

Depth of Field 1

Cutline: Bird of Paradise blossom late summer on the path to the theatre at West Campus.

Note to self: Flower at West Campus. Originally, I planned to have the flower in the lower left of the center and the winding path blurred in the top right of it, but that section was too white and I thought it would distract from the subject of the photo. But I can't complain, I'm happy I got something decent done today. I need a different mode of transportation. -_-

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Andres Aros (Engineering) and friend David Rosato (Web Design) chill before Aros's Enginerring 112 class by playing Starcraft II in the cafeteria.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Diagonal Lines

The combination of diagonal lines with the plant growing freely around and through them gave me the impression of almost a force of nature. So I took a picture of it.

Combination of Lines

I just thought the combination of vertical, horizontal and curved lines was interesting.

Vertical Lines?

Just walking around my backyard and noticed all my shovels and racks lined up vertically. It made me think of the use of vertical lines in class. Not sure why, but I thought I'd post it up anyway.

Parallel Lines

I just liked the way the lines lead off in one way horizontally. I suppose also vertically. I may be the only one to think that their garage door design is interesting.

Leading Line Attempt

I saw three pots lined up in order from smallest to largest and thought of using it as a leading line of sorts. I would've cropped the photo, removing the pipe that just appears on the left and the patio chairs, if I had photoshop.

Rule of Thirds

I noticed a bee on one of the flowers and decided to try and take a picture of it using the Rule of Thirds. I only got one attempt, as the bee quicker flew off after this picture was taken.

Framing Attempt 1

Noticed a decorative triangle, like the instrument, and considered using it as a frame for the plant in the center of the patio.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

This was the only thing I could think of that would keep the theme of a close up of PCC West. A little ashamed of myself to admit that, but this was it.

Pima Medium shot

Medium distance shot of PCC West. I think this would've been a good picture if that payphone or whatever it is wasn't in the foreground. I took another picture from a slightly different angle, but that failed as well do to my error.

Pima Far shot

Just a shot of Pima Community College West Campus. After seeing everyone scatter around taking pictures from every which angle, I sought and found this one. Although it required me standing up on a handrail, balancing on my toes to avoid certain destruction.