Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Rain Rain Go Away...

So yeah, it was raining today... :(

But I went outside with my umbrella to take pictures nonetheless. I think I said I'd take pictures rain or shine a while back when I started this anyways. Half of the pictures today are for the small project I'm working on where I take pictures of all the buildings around the Berkeley campus.

Also, you might be able to tell that the pictures look a lot cleaner. So I decided to post process these, and I realized that I'm probably not going to do that as much from now on. It's not because it takes time, but the fact that the file size becomes 3 times as big as the original and I'm in no hurry to kill my storage space for pictures already. I'll do this again once in a while, but not every post. -__-

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Most Uncreative Title EVER!

(My boyfriend suggested the title of the post since I couldn't come up with one)

Anyways, here are the pictures to make up for the past few days. (I know I'm still missing one)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Wish List #2

Well, while I'm on the topic of post processing photos in general, let's take a look at my wish list item #2: Adobe Lightroom 2. :P

Okay, so why Lightroom over Photoshop? To be honest, I have never played around with Lightroom in my life, but with Photoshop, it feels really overwhelming with the many things you can do, actually almost too many. I've never been the one to use Photoshop to its full potential with all the features it has. Typically I just use Levels, cropping, and other pretty basic edits. It's probably because I've never been the creative type when it comes to artsy stuff. :(

Anyways, back to why I want Lightroom, or at least try it out. Supposedly it's designed for photography as well as its easiness in using. Like I said before, I have yet to try it out, so I'm basing my opinion from reviews as well as hearing from photographers about using Lightroom over Photoshop.


A lot of the photos that I put up do not go through post-processing... actually make that all. The reason why I don't open up Photoshop to process the pictures is that it can kill my computer. Not much of a great reason, but considering how many pictures I take and having to go through them one-by-one, that would take a while. :(

Anyways, here's the picture from two posts ago that I decided to process.

This version is not as gray as
but it doesn't seem like that much of an improvement overall. :(

Away at DCON

This past weekend was Circle K's annual district convention, where hotel rooms charge extra for internet connection, which was why I didn't have posts the last few days. Also, there's so much going on to keep you busy that I hardly took any pictures for the blog. :(

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Randomly Forgotten

While out taking pictures today, there seemed to be an interesting theme... objects people had left behind. Accidental or on purpose, I don't know. Either way,

And randomly...

Eye sees you!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

High and Low

It's ridiculously obvious that quite a bit of the pictures I take are either high or low angled shots. So why are a lot of my pictures a result of me killing my neck? *shrug* I actually don't know exactly. The best answer I can give is that everyday objects are viewed as what else? Ordinary everyday objects. I want to show people that even if it's a plain old boring object, it's how you view the object that changes it from mundane to un-mundane...? Ok un-mundane isn't a word, but still you get the point? Yes? I'll just assume it's a yes. :P

I think the first inspiration for the idea was the assignment to take high and low angled photographs in high school. Although the print I eventually turned in for the assignment was of a boring basketball hoop, the idea stuck since.

Walking About Berkeley

I decided I needed to get out for a bit, so went on a walk around Downtown Berkeley and Southside, by the Units. Gosh, I hadn't walked by there in ages. :P And I don't know why, but most of the pictures were shot vertically.

Hahaha, I really shouldn't post so many pictures in one blog post. Oh well, I'll keep that in mind next time.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Just Another Walk

A typical walk through campus, just the lack of students and quite a bit of visitors. They were probably prospective students and parents getting a feel for the campus and such. Either way, Sproul was really really empty, almost like walking through it at 6 in the morning.