This is Timothy Stewart’s Story…

I finished this Soundslide last Friday, but today I was finally able to upload it to the web.  I had intended to make a title page/slide, but I had forgotten to leave room at the beginning of my audio.  When I tried to go back and fix the audio it was skipping?  I wish I could have fixed that, but I am satisfied with my end result.

Okay so I can’t figure out how to embed the file, I think I am doing it right?

However I do have a back up plan. Please copy & paste the url to view the soundslide.

http://astro.temple.edu/~tua90835/fourth_gen_farmer/project/

From Student to Farmer, the Photographic Story of Timothy Stewart

For my photo story I decided to photograph the life of Timothy “Timmy” Stewart.  Timmy is a recent graduate from Pennsylvania State University and was offered a government job making a decent salary.  However Timmy decided to not take the job and remain as one of the main farm hands on his family’s farm.  Unfortunately Timmy is one of the only younger family members who has decided to make Charlann Farms his future career.  This is his story…

 

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Timothy Stewart, 23 years old.

 

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I really like the lighting in these portraits of Timmy. His room had horrible lighting, but for a portrait his studio lamp worked perfectly.

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Timmy graduated in Spring 2009 from Penn State University.

The inside of Charlann Farm Store.

 

 

B&W Polarizer Fun

I bought a new polarizer and these are a few of the first shots I took with it.  They were taken at the Neshimany State Park, which is located in Bensalem, PA.  You can see the Philadelphia skyline in the distance and I am so proud of it.  Without the polarizer I could never capture the skyline, but now I finally did it!!

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Philadelphia skyline...FINALLY!!!

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Beautiful sunset.

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blue.

In Class Photo Competition: Features

So here are a few of the photograph that I liked from my less than hour shooting.

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random.

 

elephant.

elephant.

temple.

temple

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bike seat.

 

 

Blogspot hates me!

I have tried once again to post on our class blog, but it says it can not verify my credentials.  I am logged into wordpress so I am completely confused! ARGH!!  However I still have my blog and I can post my long term story idea on here.

After photographing the local firefighters, I decided that I wanted to do a story on either a ladder or an individual firefighter.  I haven’t set anything into stone, but I am pretty sure that I am going to be able to do this story.  I will keep you posted.

As for our photo challenge last week, I am so honored to hear what Michael Mercanti thought of my photograph.  Please tell him thank you!

Nathan’s photos are AMAZING! Congratulations!  I love the first one as well as the birds flying with their shadows.  When I asked Nathan how he felt about his photos from the challenge, he did not seem too thrilled.  Then I saw these shots and can not believe how much he doubted his work.  Be proud because I think you did an exceptional job Nathan.

Fire Awareness Month with Ladder 11

This pass Sunday the Croydon Fire Department had open house to the help spread fire awareness.  The three hour event had on display several fire trucks and a rescue boat that both kids and parents could enjoy. Fire fighters from several different ladders came to help with Croydon’s open house.  I came across the event while I was driving home from my boyfriend’s house…(we both live in Croydon).  I decided to walk up to the fire house with my mother and nephew to get a few good news shots for this week’s assignment.  Everyone there was super friendly, so I did not have any trouble getting photos.

I used a shallow depth of field in this photograph to help emphasize where this particular fire fighter's ladder. i love the angle as well because its a different view of their shoulders.

I used a shallow depth of field in this photograph to help emphasize where this particular fire fighter's ladder. i love the angle as well because its a different view of their shoulders.

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Here are a few of the fire fighters and volunteers that were present for the event. I wanted the sign in the background so that you could have a sense of what was going on and where it is was taken. After all they do not exactly look like a row of fire fighters.

I just liked the poster, I decided to take it from this angle.  I thought that it really gives you the reason of why this event is taking place...fire awareness.  The mustard bottle was annoying because it was blocking the one young man's face.  However I tried to minimize its effects by getting down low for the shot.

I just liked the poster, I decided to take it from this angle. I thought that it really gives you the reason of why this event is taking place...fire awareness. The mustard bottle was annoying because it was blocking the one young man's face. However I tried to minimize its effects by getting down low for the shot.

Now this one is a little ark, but I think that it works.  I love the size proportions because the fire truck is so much bigger than the child.  The child also seems awe struck which is the main reason I love this photo.

Now this one is a little ark, but I think that it works. I love the size proportions because the fire truck is so much bigger than the child. The child also seems awe struck which is the main reason I love this photo.

I love the children's expressions in this one.  They are so excited by the hose, especially the one in the red shirt.  I just think that it so adorable.

I love the children's expressions in this one. They are so excited by the hose, especially the one in the red shirt. I just think that it so adorable.

Same content as the one above, but it shows you the activity that the kids are doing...putting out a pretend fire.  I like the angle as well as the little rainbow I captured at the bottom left corner.  I think that this photo would make it into the newspaper.

Same content as the one above, but it shows you the activity that the kids are doing...putting out a pretend fire. I like the angle as well as the little rainbow I captured at the bottom left corner. I think that this photo would make it into the newspaper.

Okay so this one is quite a spot news type of shot, but I like it a lot.  I only wish that there could have been a fire fighter or child climbing up the side.

Okay so this one is not quite a spot news type of shot, but I like it a lot. I only wish that there could have been a fire fighter or child climbing up the side.

Varsity Girls Field Hockey: Truman vs. Upper Merion

Last night I went to my old high school, Harry S Truman, to take some photos of the Varsity Girls Field Hockey team.  Unfortunately I had missed the JV game because I get done class late on Tuesdays.  I was really disappointed that I missed the Boys Soccer game around 3:30 that day.  However, going to class is more important and I was left to take photos in the dark around 7PM.

I did not stay for the whole game because I was getting disappointed at all the blurry photographs.  The whole hour that I was there I was running back and forth trying to get the best photo possible.  I did not even attempt to pan because  I had to keep my aperture open as wide as possible, which is around only f/6 when I zoom all 200mm.  I tried to keep my shutter at 1/60 because I knew from past experience anything below that would call for a tripod.  Sadly I did not bring my crappy tripod, so I had to rely on my hands.

Even with all these issues, I was still able to capture a few shots that I like.  Now they are super grainy because I was shooting at an ISO of 1600, the highest I can go with my d200.  I did shoot in RAW so that I could at east attempt to fix my photos when I got home.  Well I hope you like my first real attempt at Sports photography.

This is my favorite photograph that I took last night.  I just love the expressions on both of their faces.  They want that ball and they are going to get it.  Ha! I really dislike the random girl in the back.  I wish she was not there or maybe a little more off to the right corner.

This is my favorite photograph that I took last night. I just love the expressions on both of their faces. They want that ball and they are going to get it. Ha! I really dislike the random girl in the back. I wish she was not there or maybe a little more off to the right corner.

Catching some action.

Catching some action.

This is probably one of the only photographs that I got of them standing still and that I liked.

This is probably one of the only photographs that I got of them standing still and that I liked.

I took this during the first half break.  A girl from Upper Merion had been injured so the teams all regrouped for a little pep talk.  I took this as they were jumping saying their little slogan about how they wanted and were going to win.  I wish they had all been holding up their sticks because it would have added more to the photo.

I took this during the first half break. A girl from Upper Merion had been injured so the teams all regrouped for a little pep talk. I took this as they were jumping saying their little slogan about how they wanted and were going to win. I wish they had all been holding up their sticks because it would have added more to the photo.

Fighting for the ball. This is not my favorite, but I do like my composition.  I wish I had taken this in sunlight! ARGH!!!!

Fighting for the ball. This is not my favorite, but I do like my composition. I wish I had taken this in sunlight! ARGH!!!!