ds106 Visual Highlights: Part II

After showing you guys all my favorite visual assignments that others have done, now I want to show you the favorites that I’ve done!  So far, this course has been very fun and I’ve enjoyed being able to express creativity through the assignments.  Here are some of my favorites:

First of all, this was a very simple task, but I created a music page with some of my favorite albums and youtube clips.  You should check it out!

I also enjoyed doing the five card flickr story.  It was really neat to be able to take 5 random photos and come up with my own scenario for what they mean.  Although this post seems depressing, I think it captures a story within the photos that describes the longings to move on from a past life.

Daily shoot has been an awesome experience.  In fact, although it is no longer required, I still plan to do them sometimes.  If not, I have definitely enjoyed experimenting with photography and will continue to do so.  Check out my flickr!  However, I have had some favorites that I’ve done.  Many people have commented on my apple photo, but my favorite is my “old” photo.  This assignment was to capture something old.  I chose to take a picture in a cemetery.  I know, it may sound a little creepy, but what came out of this experience was an awesome picture that captures more than I had intended.  To me, this photo shows a gate to the afterlife.  The sunset is enticing and creates a desirable quality to the picture and “afterlife.”  The path is straight, with gravestones lining the sides.  This gave me a new view of death and life.  It reminds me of a song by The Tallest Man on Earth called The Wild Hunt.  The chorus goes,

I left my heart to the wild hunt a-comin
I live until the call
And I plan to be forgotten when I’m gone
Yes I’ll be leavin in the fall

This song is about embracing death as inevitable.  This is when we can throw caution to the wind and live life as its meant to be lived.  This was a great experience for me and I believe a great photo is the result.

Lastly, I really enjoyed creating my media player poem.  I think it was cool to be able to show everyone my creative side while showing them a lot of the music I love to listen to.  I got a little carried away with this assignment, (I used 81 songs!) but I had so much fun!

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One thought on “ds106 Visual Highlights: Part II

  1. I really like cemetaries, they are really peaceful and serene, so I don’t think it’s odd at all to like the photo you took there. You are such a good photographer! 🙂

    Do you tweet your photos? You would probably get more views if you did.

    Great stuff here!

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