Today in photography class we had a lot of free time, so we went to the studio and Professor Foley let us do whatever we wanted. I suggested we do some transparency shots and we got some really fun results. It’s something I’ve done before, but it was fun to do it with a bunch of people. We also did some light painting which was really fun. It was a good class today and everyone had fun, and even Professor Foley was really enjoying it.
Today I went to a beautiful bridge and another waterfall that is close to the Ecolab. The area is filled with various stone structures, like bridges, cisterns, pump houses and a coach house. All relics from the wealthy businessmen that used to live here. They make for some interesting shots and this is one of the best bridges on the property.
So this little, mini waterfall isn’t actually in the Ecolab. It is in an adjoining property that I found a while back and now explore from time to time. I think Brandy may have also shot this waterfall at one point. I walked past it today and I looked so pretty, so I stopped and got a few photos, trying to get a decent picture without my tripod.
I remember when I first started driving, I hated highways. They freaked me out and I didn’t know how to work them. And now I drive them all the time. I love them. They’re fast and open and efficient. Now I’m an aggressive driver on these roads and I don’t give them a second thought. I fly down them, the road, the countryside and the other cars all a blur.
This is the Rain Garden by the Evan Center. Normally I just pass it by and don’t give it a second thought. But tonight it looked pretty. It had just stopped storming and it was actually a decent temperature outside. I was messing around with the lights in the garden and Hannah was walking across the huge concrete platforms. And then this shot came together. It reminded me of a ghost, which is appropriate for our very haunted university.
I spent the majority of my day laying around reading a book called The October Country, by Ray Bradbury. It’s a collection of his short stories. I really enjoy reading his work and this one has not disappointed. The stories I’ve read so far have had an element of horror in them, though it’s very subtle. I really enjoy his style of horror. It basically is him taking a look at what’s inside of us all. He looks at the monsters inside people and exposes them in his stories. I think that is what’s so great about his writing. He made people look at themselves. So I decided to turn the camera on myself and take this self-portrait. I think it’s kind of eerie and I thought it summed up the stories that I had read.