ds106: Where my preoccupation with reporting from the field began

This could be where my preoccupation with reporting from the field began. A 2008 Voicethread of my 2004 experience of
Dae Borum celebration (The first full moon of the lunar new year) held on Kwang An Beach in Busan, South Korea.

Voicethread is a great web 2.0 tool that allows you to sequence a series of photographs and record a narration and/or annotation. Voicethread also allows users to add their own comments in response to your ‘thread.

If you can’t view my Voicethread, here’s a rough breakdown of the Dae Borum celebration.

An early morning crowd gathers on Kwang An Beach in anticipation of the bonfire.
Prayers and wishes for the new year are written on pieces of fabric and paper.
Local officials are responsible for starting the bonfire.
The bonfire starts slowly.
The bonfire quickly takes hold.
The intense radiant heat forces to the large crowd to quickly move back from the bonfire.
Plumes of smoke rise into the sky against the backdrop of multi-storey buildings and seaside attractions.
The crowd sing and dance around the bonfire.
The early morning aftermath.

ds106: The Daily Shoot #ds451 – #ds457

Sorry I’m late. Thanks for watching.

The Daily Shoot #ds451
“Make a photograph that features a leading line through it today. Draw the viewers eye through the image.”

The Daily Shoot #ds451 – Draw the viewers eye through the image

The Daily Shoot #ds452
“Change your point of view. Make a photograph from an unusual point of view today.”

This is the view I saw of my son Alex during his emergency caesarean section on February 10. This point of view could be considered unusual to some.

The Daily Shoot #ds452 – A photograph from an unusual point of view

The Daily Shoot #ds453
“Sometimes what’s out of focus can make the shot. Create a photograph today where some/all of your subject isn’t in focus.”

The Daily Shoot #ds453 – Some/all of your subject isn't in focus

The Daily Shoot #ds454
“Tell the story of a subject today in a photograph by photographing one specific detail of it.”

The Daily Shoot #ds454 – One specific detail

The Daily Shoot #ds455
“Look up today and make a photograph of the sky. Cloudy, clear, or somewhere in between? Tell the story of your sky today.”

The Daily Shoot #ds455 – Look up today and make a photograph of the sky.

The Daily Shoot #ds456
“Make a photograph featuring strong vertical lines today.”
The Daily Shoot #ds456 – A photograph featuring strong vertical lines

The Daily Shoot #ds457
Make a photograph of something old. Be sure to show us the character that age can give a subject.

The Daily Shoot #ds457 – Make a photograph of something old

ds106: Visual Assignment 13: Averaging concepts using Flickr

Visual Assignment 13 brief

Take a concept, one word, and plug it into Flickr and take the first 50 images and average them using Photoshop or similar program. Step by step instructions available at http://is.gd/ku3UF

Averaging the first eight days of my daily shoot

When I started Visual Assignment 13 I had only completed eight days of the ds106 daily shoot assignment. Here is the result. I’m curious about the result of averaging all of the photographs from my daily shoots.

ds106: Design Assignment 12: The big hip hop (I wanna get dusted)

Design Assignment 12 brief

Take any photo from The Big Picture and overlay it with lyrics from a Top 100 song. Similar to The Big Caption project.

‘I wanna get dusted, I gotta get dusted baby’

For this design assignment I used a photo from The Big Picture’s coverage of the 2011 Dakar Rally and overlayed the lyrics from an old Schoolly D song I wanna get dusted. I wanted to contrast the strict and colloquial use of the word dust.

ds106: Visual Assignment 46: Stories written in windows media player

Visual Assignment 46 brief

Write a sentence (preferably somewhat coherent, yet on the nonsensical side), a poem, or a quick story using the titles of songs you have in your Windows Media Player (iTunes may possibly work as well). Print the screen. Paste it in Microsoft Paint (or some higher-end equivalent). Save it, upload it, and share. If you could even respond to the one I originally created as a challenge (possibly even embed it as a comment on that blog entry), that would be even cooler.

My playlist story

The aim of my Visual Assignment 46: Stories Written In Windows Media Player was to keep the story as succinct and as coherent as possible. I created a new Playlist and then populated it with tunes from the Music Library. I used a cover version to try and create a sense of rhythm in the story (Is that outside the rules of the assignment?).