I went back to Center City Park to take more pictures for my final exam. Can I just say that the park is spectacular. There is so much to capture in photograph form if one would open their eyes and look for it. I went by myself this time and got to spend the amount of time there that I wanted to... I was able to explore more than just the park and I captured so much in doing so. For instance, there were a couple of Hispanic/Latino festivals occurring, as well as a protest for Immigration Reform which I thought was AWESOME! I heard people chanting from across the park and when I rushed across they had picket signs, people were dressed in traditional Hispanic wear, dancing, and protesting for equal rights for immigrants. It was luck that I ran into that, because I got a few photos from it.
In other news, I purchased two new lenses for my camera last week from KEH and they were delivered to my house today! I got a 70-210 F4 Macro Lens and a 28-80 F3 Macro Lens; I don't know where my photography ventures will take me this summer and I hope to stick with this even though the semester is over... but I'm excited to have my own lenses, because my original is broken and the one I'm using now is a loaner.
My final for photography is approaching next week. I went to Mastercolor Labs in Greensboro, NC yesterday and today to try and get my pictures together for the final to see how they look in print compared to on my screen. Some were too dark, some had a purple tone to them, but Mastercolor worked with me to be on the way to the perfect prints that I want. I started with 15 images, but ultimately, I realized that not all of them were necessary for my final; a couple, I just didn't like in print form. Ultimately, I'm showing 11 images for my final. I'll find out this Thursday if my pictures for my final will be everything I hoped for and more. I'm excited and I hope they translate properly in the final product.
Some of the below are reproductions/edits of pictures I posted in my last blog post:
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