The Green side of London

The Green side of London

My roommates Anusha, Jen, and I in wheelbarrow seats. Might be an idea for a future hippie project!

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Farmers Market

Farmers Market

Can’t miss out on the local market. I have eaten so many different kinds of breads since I arrived. Although this woman looks hesitant to take a sample, I must say that their loaves are quite delicious! I found some yummy naan at the market for just one pound (around $1.30).

Big Benny

Big Benny

My roommates and I decided to venture out to London on our second day in England. We took the train to Waterloo which is the largest railway station in London. This picture was the first sight of Big Ben after turning a busy street. We haven’t seen any rainclouds like this since. Unfortunately London is suffering from a heatstroke with no clouds in view. We made no plans for the trip, so the walk was nice and leisurely. Upon our return, we found that we had one minute to make it across the station, down to platform 3. As if in a scene from a movie, we sprinted across the station, dodging old ladies with walkers and darting between swiftly walking travelers. Unfortunately we missed the train, but it made for a fun time!

Packed my bags!

Packed my bags!

And I think it’s gonna be a long long time till touch down brings me round again to find… That’s me thinking of the Rocket Man tune as I finally finish up packing my bags. Ready for departure with my craftily packed bag and a few pounds to spare! Lets hope it ends up with me in London and not some lonely airport in bumble town, USA.

Photography Class

Currently I am enrolled in Digital Photography as I am working towards a photography minor. A recent assignment that we received was to portray intimacy, only it’s probably not the type of intimacy that you first thought of. It certainly wasn’t for me! No, the intimacy we were to photograph did not involve physical contact between two star-crossed lovers…in fact, this intimacy did not involve people at all. It involved buildings. Normally, when I walk through a building I don’t feel any sort of connections with the space, and I certainly don’t feel intimate with the surrounding dry wall. So here lies the challenge of portraying a sense of connection to the building from the point of view of the photographer. I found that working with focal length was the best way to create a sense of intimacy. Of course, I also had to keep lighting in mind, as well as angles. Here are a few of the images that I came up with!  Never will I look at this building the same way again.