Exam exercise no. 1 in the course Photography – visual communication, was to take a photo from a working place or from the home. I chose to take a photo of our kitchen (actually quite a few but I should only send one) . Together with the photo I should attach a description with about 500 words explaining the choices I made regarding Motif, Message, Content and Form. Things like why I used portrait format instead of landscape, the meaning of diagonal lines, lightning, composition rules like “repetition and order” etc….
Got the result today and I passed 🙂
Teachers rating: “The picture is smooth and stylish, you use many photographic grip in your photography, good! Your documentation is excellent with feedbacks to the course literature and lessons.”
On the course I am attending, Photography – visual communication, we learned a concept called window and mirror.
The exercise was to take a window and a mirror version of the same motif :
Window: observation and no participation. A bridge, a boat and a sea – that’s it…
Mirror: more involvement and participation. Added some composition elements that lead your eye to two men that talk about??? is it the weather, boat or how long and high is the bridge???…
It was some time ago we finished the summer holiday 2011. Today, Nine eleven, has the same weather like most of this summer – 19 degrees, sun mixed with heavy showers. Thought I should evaluate the summer holiday 2011.
Before the vacation Mickey and I agreed on some “projects”:
- Camp Møller
Visit my colleague Bo & family at their summer residence at Marienlyst. Beach, minigolf, jogging, good food etc.
- Game box
Mickey designed 2 boxes for his video games that we made and cover them with art we created in Photoshop.
Pay & Play golf at Hylliekroken Golfcenter. We had the pleasure having our neighbour, Håkan, as golf instructor.
- Canoe trip
The plan was to go on a two day canoe trip with overnight camping on an island in Immeln. Since I’m not a hard core camper, I didn’t like to camp in pouring rain. During the actual week, it was not possible to find two days in a row where it didn’t rain. We decided to go on a one day trip instead and we were happy – it didn’t start raining until 14.00. It was a great day anyway, getting close to nature with stop overs on different small islands 🙂
- Minigolf Folkets park
A fun adventure golf court at Folkets Park in Malmö. 14 holes with themes from different sights in Malmö.
- Hälsans stig
Mickey and I spent several hours walking the 9 km “path of health” and took the opportunity of doing some photo safari at the same time…
- Camp Jensen
A week before the official summer vacation we visited colleague Rune & family who rented a house on Bornholm. A weekend with “walk abouts”, mountain biking, “John Deer gardening”, nice food and drinks…
Photoshop is my favourite software. Some play computer games, I play Photoshop. The “dark” side is that once started playing I can use hours trying different things. And soon Photoshop CS5 is released with some really cool features. Just wish I had unlimited time…
Today I gone through some of the Quick tips on “Moderskeppets” website, learning new stuff trying some of them, thanks Moderskeppet for sharing.
On this photo I’ve been trying Gradient Map, Lens Vignette and other adjustment layers.
This is Nicolai…
Skiing is one of the best thing I know. Unfortunatly I only manage to have one week a year in the white stuff the last couple of years.
The other weekend I looked through our photo archive and found some nice photos that I scanned and created a little web album and here is the story behind some of the photos:
In the late 80’s I spent more hours on the slopes. Two years as a ski bum in Ischgl, Austria and the winter season 1987/’88 Vibe and I spent in Meribel, Les Trois Vallées, France that bills itself as one of the largest ski able areas in the world.
It is a massive interconnected ski region, consisting of three main resorts and eight villages in three valleys:
Vallée de Courchevel – Courchevel 1,300, 1,550, 1,650 and 1,850 meters.
Vallée de Méribel – Méribel, Mottaret are in the middle of Les Trois Vallées and provides the most convenient access to the area.
Vallée des Belleville – Les Menuires, Val Thorens that is the highest village in Les Trois Vallées (2,300m) and the highest ski resort in Europe.
On our tour around the world in 1989-1991, we visited Treble Cone, Wanaka, New Zealand. Treble Cone ski area is located in the Matukituki Valley, 28 km west of Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island. Driving time is about 30 minutes from Wanaka and 100 minutes from Queenstown, a major tourist resort.
The skiarea faces northeast, giving the field protection from cold southerly winds and providing lots of sunshine.
Treble Cone offers the largest lift-served vertical drop on the South Island and is voted having one of the best views in the world.
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