Category Archives: Visual

Tutorial: What’s in Your Gullet?

What's in your Gullet?

Tutorial: http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/whats-in-your-gullet/

– Grab three containers of things you drank last.

– Arrange them in a pyramid fashion.

– Provide ample light to clearly make out what drinks they are.

– Take a picture.

– Explain why you like these. Also explain if you were doing anything special while drinking these.

– You should aim to maybe have a paragraph about each drink.

– Don’t be afraid to add more than a paragraph each!

Darn Fountains!

Darn Fountains!

Link: http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/optical-illusion/

You know, it really sucks not being able to use water fountains sometimes. They just don’t design them for people with outrageous sized hands! Pushing the button for water is surprisingly hard.

After some quick thought, this one came to me as a no-brainer (and it had more light than my previous entry so yeah…)! A local water fountain, camera, and my own hand were all I needed. I wish I could have stood back a bit further, but I was already up against a wall. I’m thinking I might need to invest in an adjustable stand at some point.

Somehow, I equated Jim’s message of Force + Light = Water.

<Stop and take a moment to process that; it doesn’t make sense>

Let me know what you think!

:)

Of Air and Life

Larger than Life

Here is a photo of one of my fans!

Link: http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/larger-than-life/

This is the smaller of my two fans and this picture actually makes it seem really tall now that I look at it. I image that a minifig would see this as some form of a dark spire that possesses wind energy, but that’s just my thought on it. The lightning was not necessarily bright, but that was done to try and make this a bit of a dark picture of a towering object. Unfortunately, since this was a black object, I placed it against a white wall just to contrast it so you could clearly see that this was a fan.

Let me know what you think!
:)

Sitting in My Gullet

What's in your Gullet?

These are the last beverages I have had over the weekend. If you are wondering why they are full, it is because I did not want to sift through my garbage to go and grab the empty bottles, especially since sick materials are the majority of my trash at the moment.

Link: http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/whats-in-your-gullet/

Why go with those drinks?

– Water is just plain good. You never know how much you miss it until you go to another country where the water is not so clean and all you can drink is the purified water they bring you (which I might add will run out very quickly). Dr. Pepper is just another one of those really awesome sodas that are out there. If you are on campus, Seaco actually has really good Dr. Pepper, but not the Nest. Remember that little fact!. Lastly, Mountain Dew is gamer fuel/programming fuel! It is by far my favorite soda. If I’m going to be up all night, I’m grabbing Mountain Dew!

 

Were any of the meals you had with them extraordinary?

– The meal I had with Mountain Dew was pretty extraordinary. I ordered Chinese since I was feeling better on Saturday and had a bottle of it with some General Tso’s Chicken. It was phenomenal! Yes I do consider this extraordinary, it is not campus food damn-it!

Who did you have them with, if anyone?

– Oddly enough, I did have each one of these drinks as I was talking with my brother over Xbox Live and watching Youtube videos. It is as close as I wanted to get to anyone while I was feeling under the weather. And before you ask, no while I was at the worst of my sickness, I was only drinking water. I literally just had a Mountain Dew yesterday and a Dr. Pepper today (although I’ve got one of each in reserve now).

That’s whats in my Gullet!

What’s in yours?

Let me know what you think!

:)

One of These Things Just Doesn’t Belong…

Four Legs

One of these things just doesn't belong here...

Link: http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/where-is-the-error/

One of these things just doesn’t belong here… I’m very curious to know if you can find it! This one was simple for me to make because I immediately thought about LEGO.

This did not take long to make, it just took a couple of minifig parts, the correct lighting, macro mode on a camera, and the right little illusion. Kudos to you if you can spot the difference!

I wanted to find something that was decently challenging, but at the same time not impossible. My personal guess is that it will be difficult for someone who is not into LEGO greatly to notice the difference (I will post an answer picture later).

Let me know what you think!

:)

A Picture of Minimality (Yes, I made that word up!)

4_5_1_Challenge

Link: http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/4-lines-5-dots-1-curve/

So this was an interesting assignment. The goal was to draw something using 4 lines, 5 dots, and 1 curve. I immediately thought of the classic ice cream cone you learn to draw as a kid. I had one big, pink dot, and four smaller ones as sprinkles. Add in a nice caramel curve, and the ice cream itself is finished!

Next came the cone, which required two lines to make (you can sneak an extra curve in if you used the big pink dot). I had two lines left so I decided to cross them to somewhat make a waffle cone.

That was pretty easy! I’d like to see what you can do. Speaking of which, let me know what you think!

:)

BLITZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This was my first photo blitz ever; it was actually pretty fun to do! I found myself trying to go for some interesting pictures, so I hope you will enjoy as I take you through this little tale.

It started at...

It started at 12:43, and I had no clue what I was going to take pictures of. So when I am typically hopeless and lost, I go for a walk. It allows me to gather my thoughts and sift out a bunch of useless ideas.

Is that really that small?

#1. Forced Perspective – make something small look big or something big look small.

That is until I ran into the world’s smallest fire extinguisher! Either that or I am getting a lot taller. I saw this one and figured this had to go in the blitz. With that all said and done, I was feeling pretty positive about how this photo blitz was going to go. I continued walking out of my dorm and cut to the back of Monroe where I found…

I feel like a tree sometimes...

#2. Make an abstract or literal photo that expresses how you feel.

I feel like I am changing all the time. And it is more than just classes, phases of life, or attitude. Either that or I took the picture because I’m changing from sick back to healthy (I still feel pretty terrible :(  ). Anyways, I took this picture and continued down campus, awaiting to see what pictures I could take. I passed Lee Hall and made my way towards Trinkle. It was here where I saw an interesting item, and took…

KRISPY CREME!!!

#3. How do ants see the world? Change your perspective!

You might not be able to tell, but let me explain why this one is important. That green object in the center is a cup, but not just any cup. It is a Krispy Kreme cup! Any ant would go haywire for all that sugary goodness. I figured this would be a perfect spot to get an ant’s perspective on the world.  I took a moment to collect myself then I noticed that campus looked really nice today.

Campus looks nice!

#4. Take a landscape photo

Truth be told, I did not know whether it meant landscape as in varied terrain or whether it meant a landscape style photo. Either way, I figured I captured some variety in this picture and it was on the way so I felt really good about this one. Unfortunately, I believe I was running out of time, and there were still three more pictures left! So I began to make my way towards a clearing to grab the next picture.

Is there anything in the sky?

#5. Change perspective! Look up in the sky and take a photo of what’s going on.

Zilcho! Nothing is happening in the sky! It did get another picture finished, so I hurried back to the nearest building, because I really needed to find a window. This lead me back into my dorm to take yet another picture.

View from Willard

#6. Take a photo of a scene looking out of a window.

Unfortunately, my dorm’s windows are rather terrible and disgusting. The fountain would look much better if I could have gotten into a classroom in Monroe, but I could not. My time was running out and the last photo was not going to happen, but then I saw it! I knew it was my destiny to finish off with a bang (more like a wimper)!

Okay so maybe not an actual bird...

#7. Take a photo of a bird today.

A reflective bird sticker was on a glass in the dorm. I was saved, and managed to get all 7 photos! Now before you get into a tizzy-fit, I looked for an actual bird, but they all seemed to be high up in trees. They weren’t being too cooperative today, but what do you really expect from birds? My alarm began to go off, and that let me know that my twenty minutes were up! Unfortunately, my friends, I must bid you farewell!

and ended at...

 

Start 12:43 – 1:03

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About this

I had fun with this! This was like a scavenger hunt, but it did not suck! More importantly, you were on the clock, which meant you could not be a stickler for getting the perfect picture. I had to make due with what I had around me, and I think it came out pretty darn well. Let me know what you all think as usual!

:)

 

Triple Troll Picture

Triple Troll

I really wanted to use a picture of Omar for this assignment, so I remembered this picture from S1E13. For whatever reason, I decided to use one of the lines that the judge said to McNulty. I then thought that it might would appear that this is a believable line if I attached Avon’s name to it. That is how this picture came into being. Unfortunately, I was not able to find a really clear image (if anyone does know where I can find this particular image, let me know so I can redo it). I really like this… I’m not sure why…