4.1 Independent Project One - ericwestland
Marnie Hill

Marnie Hill

There is a tiny pond within walking distance from my house. I used to take my kids there when they were little to feed the ducks and see the bunnies. It is a small little oasis in our otherwise suburban neighborhood. I went out there to take some of my pictures for the light assignment, and realized that I have never really looked closely at the details in the environment. So for this assignment I just spent quiet time observing the small, up close details. The rings on the pond where the duck was paddling; the greenery floating in the pond, the leaves of the willow tree. I noticed the way the light hit the pond and the tree, and the wide variety of greens. I was a tranquil experience, slowing down to notice my surroundings. For camera settings, I played around with a variety of settings, testing different ideas to see what I liked best. I took over 100 photos, and selected the ten I liked best to edit a bit and submit.

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