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oh, summertime

Over the next couple of days I’ll be adding more pictures to my photo page. I took these about a month ago on a little day trip to Galveston, which is still hurting, all these months later, from Hurricane Ike. Some are of that enduring damage, and some are just of my lovely time on the beach. I think I might try for a photo a day…? We’ll see.  Enjoy!

This poor little guy (and his buddy, a little ways down the beach) washed ashore, never to swim again...

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Finality.

My final project for Multimedia Storytelling, a look at how the recession is affecting college Army ROTC enlistment. Enjoy!

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of visual interest

41All right, I’ve finally done it. I have a new page just for my photography. I knew I’d get to it eventually.

Just click the link at the top of the page or the picture here to follow him to the new page. And enjoy. I’ll try to keep it updated…

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The Economy

One of the RSS feeds I subscribe to, Rob Galbraith Digital Photography Insights, posted some very timely photography last week. Timely, at least, for me in this class.  The post featured two galleries of photos focusing on the economy. Both come from the Sacramento Bee, and both focus on events that don’t seem, at least to me, as if they could produce many interesting photographs.

I was, however, surprised.

Searching for a job really emphasizes the enormity of the unemployment crisis. That line…I can’t imagine waiting in a line that long. And just imagine, unemployment is supposed to rise for another year.

I also really liked California’s budget woes. The pictures of the guys sleeping and carrying cots around were important to include. It showed the frustration and hopelessness of the situation. You know, there is no easy solution to this.  For anybody. I think both of these galleries did an awesome job of illustrating that.

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Picture Show

National Public Radio’s Picture Show is a simple photo blog. The daily pictures and slideshows in a clean, single column setup make the blog compelling. The entries can be over any topic – some introduce a photographer, while others cover street art or a new museum exhibition – but all include photographs. I like that the entries cover a wide range of topics, not necessarily serving one interest, but still have the pictures to serve as a single, common thread between otherwise unrelated entries.

I would like to incorporate photos and photo slideshows in my blog, I think it would greatly add interest. I especially would like to use the slideshows, rather than using a vertical succession of pictures as I’ve seen in other blogs.  The visuals really propel the reader’s eye down the page in the Picture Show, and the accompanying short written entries are all to-the-point and at least mildly interesting.  I think if I were to incorporate picture slideshows in my blog more people might want to read it than just the person who is grading it.

The Picture Show blog is updated daily, for the most part.

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