Today I decided to take a walk in the Ecolab. Honestly it was more because I had to take some photos for class. It was a freezing cold walk, but I got some good shots. The Ecolab is a beautiful place and the snow only made it prettier. As I walked around I heard one of the coolest sounds that occurs in right now here in Indiana. That is the calls of the Sandhill Cranes that are migrating right now. They are beautiful birds and they are moving from Canada to the south. You often hear them before you see them. So if you’re in the area and hear a weird noise, look up and you might seem some.
It snowed today! It isn’t the first day of snow, but today the snow actually stuck and stayed around. It snowed lightly, but consistently almost all day. It was very pretty to watch it and I honestly don’t mind the snow. I love snow. I just don’t care for how cold it is. Oh well, that’s winter here in Indiana. I think Peanut even liked the snow.
Today me and Hannah got to go downtown and go shopping. We covered most of the mall and got some Christmas shopping done. We had a good time down there and got some dinner. We ended up back at Marian and went to the coffee house they were having. It was a good night and I had a lot of fun with her.
The last of the night photos. This is the Evans Center, where the COM, Nursing School and Visual Arts department is located. I may have already mentioned this place. It is a very interesting building and it’s especially cool at night. I’m beginning to get a little more used to it, though I do still miss Fisher Hall.
As we walked around, freezing cold, I noticed this tree. It was weirdly lit by a nearby lamp post. The light landed perfectly on the tree and I saw this picture right away. I asked Hannah to go stand in front of the tree and I got this. A perfect background, great light and a beautiful model, all put together by chance.
Another night of photos and I got this shot. Trees and the night sky. It looks like a reflection. Maybe it is. Is the camera pointed up at the night sky or down looking into a puddle, a reflection of what is above?
This is another photo for the assignment this week. It hasn’t been the warmest this week and of course it’s always colder at night. But there are still photos to be made. Hannah has the same assignment and while we were out I got this one of her. There is this weird door on the side of the Evans center that I have shot before, but I found it boring. So Hannah modeled for me and it made for a much better photo.
This week we were told to shoot some night photos. I wasn’t really looking forward to this assignment, I honestly haven’t enjoyed very many of them. But I ended up getting some nice shots and Professor Foley was pleased for once. This photo is of 30th street which is at the south end of Marian.
For my photo assignment this weekend I was told to take photos of my dad. I knew this would be hard because neither of my parents enjoy having their photos taken and they don’t cooperate very well. But I had to take the photos. This was the best one that I could get, which wasn’t very satisfying. Hopefully I will get a better portrait of him soon though. But it is interesting to see how people react to their photo being taken. Some love it and they know how to make a great picture. Because a good portrait is not made by just the photographer. Others don’t like it so much but they can make for wonderful photos too. Others hate it and some people are very hard to make good photos of. People are challenging but they certainly are worth it.
Because Hannah had to take it easy this weekend and her medicine made her tired we just relaxed at home. It was a lazy weekend but we got to see our cats, MJ is the one in the photo, and she baked some pretty great cookies. It’s never been hard for me to relax and be lazy but for some it can be. It was a good thing that she was forced to just relax and take things slow. Everyone needs that. Time to rest and take a break from things.