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FInal Portfolio

The five senses are remarkable things.  They each have their own function, yet they are all interconnected.  We’ve all experienced the sensations such as smelling something so acutely it’s almost as if we can taste it. I wanted to explore … Continue reading

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Schenley Park

I made up the Abandoned Turnpike assignment at Schenley Park in Oakland.  I go walking on the Bridle Trail nearly every day so I’m pretty familiar with the trail and the things along it.  As I was walking down the … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Zoo

Our trip to the zoo was the trip I had been looking most forward to.  I love the zoo.  We had the opportunity to go “behind the scenes” and see where the lions are housed and hold rescued baby sea … Continue reading

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Mount Davis

This past Saturday, our nature photography trip traveled to Mount Davis, the highest point in Pennsylvania.  The trip had a good vibe, maybe due to us leaving a little later than usual.  Out of all the trips, I think we … Continue reading

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Urban Nature

I did the Photograph on Your Own Urban Nature assignment on the Riverfront Trail on the North Shore.  The weather couldn’t have been more perfect.  It was warm, sunny and the sky couldn’t have been more blue.  I was hesitant … Continue reading

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Ohiopyle

I had been looking forward to our class’s trip to Ohiopyle all semester.  I have been wanting to visit Ohiopyle for years and never had the opportunity.  Unfortunately, I had a rough week the week before with no sleep and … Continue reading

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Bilger’s Rocks

While I was home for spring break I chose to photograph a location in my hometown of Curwensville called Bilger’s Rocks.  Bilger’s Rocks are sandstone formations that were formed 320 million years ago during the formation of the super continent … Continue reading

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Midterm Critique

For my final portfolio I’ve chosen to focus on “textures”.  On the first few trips I found myself drawn to taking very close, tight photos of the surface of trees, rocks, fungus and water.  The images are appealing because they … Continue reading

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McConnell’s Mill

When our class visited McConnell’s Mill two weeks ago I had a alarm malfunction and ended up missing the shuttle.  Fortunately, I was able to find a ride there this past weekend to make up the assignment.  The weather was … Continue reading

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Trough Creek

Last Saturday our nature photography class traveled to Trough Creek near Altoona.  As we waited to board the shuttle the city looked like it was inside a snow globe and I hoped the weather was the same at Trough Creek.  … Continue reading

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