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You’re Doing It Wrong

For as many times as I say this phrase, I don’t have a lot of pictures to laugh at or reference when I think about this sentence. But, I was able to dig up a super old photo of a carseat strapped to the top of a van in the Walmart parking lot… Lots of questions were raised when I saw this. Was there a child attached to the top at one point? Why didn’t they place it in an actual seat? If there were no seats available, why didn’t they place it in the hatch of their van? These fold and come apart in pieces… so there’s no way this was their ONLY option of placement… but they definitely did it wrong.

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8 Bit Pic

Below is an 8 bit picture of me attending an art exhibit at Artech House in DC. I had no clue what an 8 bit picture was before this assignment but after finding a website to convert the images, it took some trial and error to find a picture that looked semi-normal when converted. I also included the original photo in case you were interested to see what I look like not in pixelated form 🙂

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Marine in Wonderland

Pictured below is my best friend, Marine. This assignment was to make something seem out of proportion. For some reason, my mind immediately went to the Smurfs (idk why because I haven’t seen or thought of Smurfs in years…) so I wanted to incorporate a mushroom for some reason. I went through a bunch of photos until I found one of us from the first day of school a few years ago and decided to use this cut out of her. This was my second attempt at using photoshop and it was interesting to try and cut and paste pictures together. Again, Google was my best friend when trying to figure this assignment out!

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Giant Pencil Holding

A while ago I tried to create the optical illusion that I was holding the Washington Monument … BUT I think I needed to be further away for it to look right. “A” for effort though, right?

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Splish Splash

I actually really enjoyed this assignment because I had never used photoshop. It took a bit of googling to figure out how to get just a single color in the photo but once I figure it out I had a lot of fun with it! I actually edited a few more pictures that I thought would look cool using this photoshop trick and I’ll definitely be posting them to my social medias soon!

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Bee-lieve it or not

In the Visual Assignments section, I found an assignment to post your favorite photo you’ve taken and tell the story of why you love it. When I took this photo, I was a Longwood University playing softball for the club team at UMW. We had just gotten new balls donated to us with the coolest logo on them and I was so excited to take a picture and post it on my Snapchat story. To my surprise, when I looked at the photo, there was a perfect picture of a bee right above the ball! I was absolutely astonished that I took this picture on my iPhone and posted it EVERYWHERE because I was so excited. Of course, I had non-believers that wanted to say it was photoshop or a sticker I put on the photo, BUT you can clearly see the shadow of the bee on the ball, so it’s legit I promise!

This also ended up being my last game with the club team, as I was unable to juggle school, teaching, work, and club sports at the same time. After about 15 years of playing, it was so hard to let it go, especially since I did not realize that this would be my last game ever. This picture reminds me of all the fun I had playing the sport I loved for so long, and on a funnier note, reminds me of all the time I spent running away from bees at tournaments that tried to land on my snacks!