For my final blog post, I once again went back to some of my old photos to see the progress of my photography. While I found a love of landscape photography in this class, I found from my old photos that I have always taken a lot of landscape photos, but they just haven’t been as good as some of the ones I’ve taken since learning new techniques in class. I did find this photograph, however, that I do kinda like. Like my other abroad photos, I love the memories the bring me back to when I look at the photos. This one was taken in Venice, Italy which was by far my favorite Italian city. I think this picture captures exactly why I loved this city. First, I love all the colorful buildings in the Italian architecture. I also loved how unique the city was with all the canals. It was unlike any other place I had seen before. I like this photograph because of its composition as well. I love how the canal and lines of the buildings kinda bring you to the center of the photo and create an interest. It has been fun for me to see how my photography has progressed and how I have always had such an interest in photographing landscapes and places.
For my final blog posts, I decided to go back and look at some of my older photographs from my time in college to see the differences in the photos I took before and after this class. I can definitely say, my photographs have greatly improved since taking this course. With that in mind, I still wanted to feature some of my older photographs that have great meaning to me and aren’t that terrible This photograph was taken during my time abroad in Spain when I had the opportunity to travel to Morocco. This photo was taken in Chefchaouen or better well known as the “city of blue”. All/most of the buildings are painted blue so when you look from afar, it seems like the whole city is blue. I loved this photograph because not only does it capture the blue, but it also captures the feeling of the whole city as well. I love all the color in this photograph as the city is a colorful city. There are also vendors all over the place selling local goods like the men in this photo. I love the color in this photo and how it brings back my memories of being abroad and my unique trip to Morocco.
For my second blog post this week, I want to share my favorite photograph I’ve ever had taken of me playing the sport I love. This photo comes from my sophomore year during one of our first tournaments of the season. I love this photograph because first, I think this is the coolest pose I’ve ever had taken of me playing volleyball. I love how excited I am as I jump in the air screaming ready to stomp the floor after a huge kill. I love how excited all my teammates are for me and for the team. I love how the passion all of us have for the game is captured in just a single photo. I share this now not only because it is one of my favorites, but also because I miss playing volleyball for Wofford terribly already. I miss going out on the court each day with my teammates and having the gift of being able to play volleyball everyday. I miss playing the sport I love for the college I love. I miss the tough practices that have bonded my teammates and I so closely. I miss putting on my jersey and representing my school. I miss the early morning lifts that had me up before sunrise. I truly miss it all.
For one of my blog posts this week, I wanted to share a photo from one of my favorite experiences that I’ve had traveling. During my freshmen year, I traveled to Viña del Mar, Chile to study Spanish for interim. During my time in Chile, I had the incredible experience of hiking Chile’s most active volcano, Volcan Villarica. Not only did I experience one of the hardest hikes of my life (it took 8 hours to get to the top), but I also saw one of the most incredible views of my life as well. This is a picture I took at the top of the volcano of the mountains I was able to see for miles and miles, it was incredible. You could even see far enough that you could see the mountains of Argentina as well. This picture does NOT do this view justice at all, but I thought it share. I love the views and I love that you can see the hikers that went along with us as well in the photograph. I also forgot to mention, the best part of the hike was that we got to sled down the snowy parts at the top, it was awesome!