Sunday, March 25, 2012

Not so everyday ordinary

This semester, I'm taking a digital media class: think computer meets art. Pretty cool, eh?

I've learned how to use Illustrator and Photoshop to create impressive, professional looking (if I do say so myself) graphics and vector images. But my favorite project so far has to be this week's assignment, which is, of course, a photography assignment.

My only guidelines were to turn an everyday object into a thought-provoking image. Here's my best 7 shots.

See, the everyday doesn't have to be boring all of the time. ;)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cherry blossoms, sundresses and flip-flops-- oh my!

The cherry blossoms are out, the color-coordinated school field groups are flocking, and--as of yesterday--its official; spring has sprung in the District.

One of the best parts about being in D.C. during spring is, of course, is the pretty pink, white and purple cherry blossoms sprinkled throughout the city.

Over spring break last week (fyi, the weather was GORGEOUS), I ventured out with my camera to shoot some of the famous pink blossoms, and surprisingly, I got some great shots. Here are my best 3.

This last shot, with the woman from the retirement home in the background, is my favorite. See, in D.C. I think most Washingtonians have a united sense of pride about cherry blossom time. After all, people do some from around the world for our famous Cherry Blossom Festival. What's now to be proud of?