hey! thanks for checking out my tumblr. :D my name's becca. i'm a college student majoring in cross-cultural adult education with minors in french and TESOL. i love love love other cultures, especially francophone ones. other interests include [but certainly aren't limited to] missions, history, tea, pearls, psychology, apple inc., travel, hiking, weaving, sewing, hammocking, cultural items, organic foods, lace, fivefingers, haiti, morocco, france, bargain shopping, photography, basket making, colonial williamsburg, horses, asiago cheese, old volkswagens, collecting recipes, TOMS, good storytelling, adventures, and risk-taking. my tumblr is mainly for my photography, and it's all mine unless otherwise noted. so.. enjoy!

2nd July 2012

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And while we’re on the drama kick, I tested my telephoto lens during my school’s production of Arsenic and Old Lace. Pictured here, of course, is the play’s iconic elderberry wine laced with arsenic. 

And while we’re on the drama kick, I tested my telephoto lens during my school’s production of Arsenic and Old Lace. Pictured here, of course, is the play’s iconic elderberry wine laced with arsenic. 

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29th June 2012

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This is a picture of a picture from our drama club’s performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. In this picture, taken during the last scene of the play, all order is restored to the characters and Oberon (the one with arms upraised) declares a fairy celebration. And you might recognize Oberon from the funny video clip I posted last spring.

This is a picture of a picture from our drama club’s performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. In this picture, taken during the last scene of the play, all order is restored to the characters and Oberon (the one with arms upraised) declares a fairy celebration. And you might recognize Oberon from the funny video clip I posted last spring.

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27th June 2012

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Each spring, my school’s drama club hosts a dinner and award ceremony for those involved. We roll out a red carpet, dress fancy, hand out ridiculous awards, and have a generally fun time. At this last one, I brought my Nikon with new telephoto lens.. and snapped every single photo from the comfort of my seat at the dinner table! 
This is my friend Tiffany. I was trying to grab a candid shot of her but she noticed last minute and shot back a ridiculous face of her own!

Each spring, my school’s drama club hosts a dinner and award ceremony for those involved. We roll out a red carpet, dress fancy, hand out ridiculous awards, and have a generally fun time. At this last one, I brought my Nikon with new telephoto lens.. and snapped every single photo from the comfort of my seat at the dinner table! 

This is my friend Tiffany. I was trying to grab a candid shot of her but she noticed last minute and shot back a ridiculous face of her own!

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22nd June 2012

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This photo’s another favorite for its composition. Jodi is the main focus, but she’s slightly off center - in the left third of the photo. This violates the traditional rule of thirds - but that’s part of what gives this piece the.. intensity? that it has. Some balance is restored on the other side with that hole in the wall. Perhaps this would compete for focal attention if it weren’t for that gleam in Jodi’s eye. Immediately that gleam draws the viewer. The intensity of her gaze is unreadable. 
Back away from the computer screen a little and she’s just plain scary. Even close up, the gleam feels malevolent, even if it’s just light catching from the right. Nonetheless, she gives off a guarded vibe. 

This photo’s another favorite for its composition. Jodi is the main focus, but she’s slightly off center - in the left third of the photo. This violates the traditional rule of thirds - but that’s part of what gives this piece the.. intensity? that it has. Some balance is restored on the other side with that hole in the wall. Perhaps this would compete for focal attention if it weren’t for that gleam in Jodi’s eye. Immediately that gleam draws the viewer. The intensity of her gaze is unreadable. 

Back away from the computer screen a little and she’s just plain scary. Even close up, the gleam feels malevolent, even if it’s just light catching from the right. Nonetheless, she gives off a guarded vibe. 

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22nd June 2012

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What I like about this picture are the contrasts. On the left we have an old door - clearly it is old, unkempt, in disrepair. To the right, we see wild, vibrant growth. There is also a light/dark contrast here. And of course the girl (my friend Jodi) is in the center, and her position is such that we do not know whether she is coming or going. On one hand, in a very Tomb Raider or Hunger Games sort of way she could have stumbled across this old place while exploring. However her expression is ambiguous enough and her hand gentle enough that perhaps this is a place she knows but has not been to in a long time - perhaps she is flooded with nostalgia. Maybe I’m getting too into it, but this could even be an abstract mental metaphor for her - perhaps she is exploring recesses of her mind and psyche she has long forgotten. 

So in short, for the light/dark, living/dying, young/old contrasts here, as well as the ability to generate several possible scenarios that would lead to this shot, I love this photo.

What I like about this picture are the contrasts. On the left we have an old door - clearly it is old, unkempt, in disrepair. To the right, we see wild, vibrant growth. There is also a light/dark contrast here. And of course the girl (my friend Jodi) is in the center, and her position is such that we do not know whether she is coming or going. On one hand, in a very Tomb Raider or Hunger Games sort of way she could have stumbled across this old place while exploring. However her expression is ambiguous enough and her hand gentle enough that perhaps this is a place she knows but has not been to in a long time - perhaps she is flooded with nostalgia. Maybe I’m getting too into it, but this could even be an abstract mental metaphor for her - perhaps she is exploring recesses of her mind and psyche she has long forgotten. 

So in short, for the light/dark, living/dying, young/old contrasts here, as well as the ability to generate several possible scenarios that would lead to this shot, I love this photo.

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19th June 2012

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19th June 2012

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For whatever reason, this is my favorite picture out of the whole thing. Dunno why. I guess I like the continuity between both people. The perfect curve of both their arms, the contrast of dark, white, medium in color.. The candidness of the shot, and the fact that you can’t truly visualize what they were doing to create this shot. It almost looks like they’re both falling down Alice’s Rabbit Hole together.

For whatever reason, this is my favorite picture out of the whole thing. Dunno why. I guess I like the continuity between both people. The perfect curve of both their arms, the contrast of dark, white, medium in color.. The candidness of the shot, and the fact that you can’t truly visualize what they were doing to create this shot. It almost looks like they’re both falling down Alice’s Rabbit Hole together.

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19th June 2012

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19th June 2012

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Though Jodi was just being silly here, this picture makes her look incredibly graceful. The light coming in to the left of the shot illuminates her front side, but is not so overpowering as to shroud her back half in absolute darkness. The result is that we see the sinews in her arms and neck. The blue ribbon accentuates her small waist. I don’t know what dance she’s about to start, but what’s clear from her pose is that she feels safe, even playful. She even has a hint of a smile. Her eyes are closed. She in comfortable here.
And yet our background tells us we are in a place that is disrepair. This too provides us with an interesting contrast - for our minds tell us that abandoned buildings - or buildings in such a way that their walls look like this - are unsafe. Yet here’s this beautiful, innocent young woman quite at ease with her circumstance.

Though Jodi was just being silly here, this picture makes her look incredibly graceful. The light coming in to the left of the shot illuminates her front side, but is not so overpowering as to shroud her back half in absolute darkness. The result is that we see the sinews in her arms and neck. The blue ribbon accentuates her small waist. I don’t know what dance she’s about to start, but what’s clear from her pose is that she feels safe, even playful. She even has a hint of a smile. Her eyes are closed. She in comfortable here.

And yet our background tells us we are in a place that is disrepair. This too provides us with an interesting contrast - for our minds tell us that abandoned buildings - or buildings in such a way that their walls look like this - are unsafe. Yet here’s this beautiful, innocent young woman quite at ease with her circumstance.

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19th June 2012

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SORRY!

Also, I wanted to apologize for not posting for a few months. I had a very busy end to fall semester and entire spring semester. 

I’ll try to get back into a regular picture posting pattern. The good news is while my postings stopped my photography increased!

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