Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Well, I'm glad nobody reads this anymore.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


If a salmon falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

A fool and his salmon are soon parted.

Home is where the salmon is.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single salmon.

It's not worth crying over spilled salmon.

You can't teach an old salmon new tricks

A nod's as good as a wink to a blind salmon.

Make salmon not war.

A salmon saved is a salmon earned.

Salmon is as salmon does.

A salmon paints a thousand words.

Friday, May 15, 2009


Being a senior, it's been a constant struggle to stay focused during the school day.  I'll look back to my notebook at the end of the hour to find that my doodle-to-notes ratio has taken a severe swing (90% doodles, 10% notes), and frankly, I don't really care.  I used GIMP to put a few of these doodles in the hallway.  I might add more later.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Photo #5: Shadow & Light

This week I was looking for opportunities to catch some interesting light effects.  I found the reflection in the ceiling of the school elevators were really interesting.  I also played around with a flashlight and a locket.  These are a few of the shots I got.

While I thought the pictures in the elevator turned out looking very cool, I don't think they were technically the best.  I like the space and the contrast in this photo.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Photo #4: Nature

I went to the pond right outside the school in hopes of getting some shots of the plant life.  Instead I ended up with a few awesome shots of the geese.  I used gimp to add some life to the photos--it was a grey and rainy day.

I love the water in this photo.  The ripples add an interesting effect.  

Monday, April 27, 2009

Photo #3: Open Assignment (Nature and Toys)

I thought it would be pretty cool to take some shots of silly manmade things in a beautiful, natural environment.  After some exploring, climbing, and stepping in puddles that looked a lot less deep than they actually were, I found the perfect place to set everything up.

I had to do some balancing to get this shot, but I'm glad I did; I love the perspective and the colors.  

Sunday, April 19, 2009


I feel I've wasted too much time on honors and AP classes. How many times has my family ordered pizza because I had too much homework to make a nice dinner? How many times have I chipped into my beauty sleep to finish up some project or other? Precious hours that I should have spent learning the most efficient ways to keep a clean home were instead spent writing papers and learning things a good housewife will never need to know. My priorities have, for the past four years, been completely mixed up.

I am a woman. A woman's place is in the home, raising the children and cleaning and cooking and maybe gardening--if there's time. How could I have been so blind? Everything is clear to me now: I'll drop all my classes, order a few books by Martha Stewart, and start learning what's REALLY important.

No more school.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Photo #2: Portrait

I took pictures of my friend Hannah Bender at the Saline Depot Museum and while she was taking pictures around school. I was tempted to choose a final picture where her face is behind the camera (that would be much more reflective of her personality), but I ended up going with the more traditional portrait. 

Friday, April 3, 2009

Photo Assignment: Still Life

The first of a series of photo assignments. I set up a still life of paint, brushes, and a pallet. I had some fun messing with the colors as well as the way the paint was spilling out of the pallet.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

composition assignment #2

In this composition assignment, we were to focus on color, perspective, balance, framing, and space.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

composition assignment #1

In this assignment, we captured shots that highlight depth of field, pattern, symmetry, rule of thirds, lines, and texture as tools of composition in photography.