Visual Creation 3- Shaken Not Stirred

I have always been a fan of secret agent movies. Growing up my father made it his mission to make sure I watched every James Bond movie. I am very grateful for that because it is the knowledge and memories I gained were put to use for this task. When I discovered the Jason Bourne movie franchise I was instantly hooked, Bourne is essentially Bond but he is someone who is trying to right his wrongs instead of using the profession of the secret agent for a career because he was destined for this job in Bond’s case. ‘Casino Royale’ which came out in 2006 had a sequence at the end of the film where Daniel Craig’s James Bond was perched in a sniping position overlooking a villa where the head of the global crime organization resided. In the final moments, the crime lord’s phone rings from a call made from Bond’s phone and he shoots the criminal.

When making this meme I went to the internet and pulled an image of Jason Bourne behind his rifle. The whole idea for this meme works because in ‘Casino Royale’ the audience never actually sees Bond take the shot at the crime lord, only his voice is heard over the phone. By giving the audience the shot they never saw in a sort of deleted scene manner it would provide the viewers with another angle to an iconic ending to a terrific movie. To accomplish the text overlay on the image I uploaded it to Snapchat (I’ve used Snapchat as a very user-friendly IOS “Photoshop” platform). I then typed in my desired quote from the James Bond movie franchise and superimposed it onto a picture of Jason Bourne behind a rifle from the Jason Bourne movie franchise. This assignment is worth three stars (3*).

Visual Creation 2- I forgot my d*mn wallet!

When thinking of a good idea for my spubble I wanted to joke about something that could very easily happen to anyone. So what could be more ironic than going to the pet store to buy food for your dog and right when you get to the checkout lane you realized you have left your wallet at home. This actually happened to me recently but not at the pet store, earlier this week I was sent out by my mother to buy a case of water up the street at the local GIANT and I had to go back home to retrieve my wallet. This assignment is worth 2 stars.

Creating this spubble was very enjoyable and I was able to put my Snapchat skills to good use. First, a friend of mine took a base photo of me, which I then used the scissors tool in Snapchat to create a sticker of myself. While the edges may not quite line up I only think it adds to the originality of the spubble. Once I had an acceptable sticker of myself I looked around online to find a suitable pet store backdrop. Once I found my backdrop the rest of the spubble fell right into place. I was able to use a text box supplied by Snapchat to create my punchline, and VIOLA…here you have a man who went all the way to the store but could not buy anything because he forgot his wallet.

Walking Through the College of Southern MD- St. Mary’s City, MD

A collection of photos from my weekend walk with my folks around the College of Southern Maryland. The turtle in this gallery looks to be either a Box Turtle or a Maryland Terrapin (My folks say it’s a Box, I say it’s a Terrapin because of the spots). The photograph with a mast in the foreground and the dusk sky in the background was taken at the college’s boathouse on the St. Mary’s River. There is always something about a dock at sunset or dusk that reaches down into my inner soul. The photograph that looks to be situated on a bluff of land overlooking a very old wooden cross at the bluff’s point is a very mystical place when you get to where the cross is located you are well within the natural wind tunnels of the lake and can almost feel its elemental energy coursing through you.

Visual Assignment 1 6/22/2020- A Purple District Sunset

For this visual assignment worth 2.5 stars and entitled ‘Color Changer’, I decided to take an old photo from a DC walk and play around with it. First I played with the brightness, then the exposure (sliding the meter to both ends of the spectrum to see what changed), Then I adjusted the gradient to produce the purple sunset behind the Washington Monument. I had a difficult time attempting to upload my assignment to the data bank like my other classmates but for the love of god I could not figure it out or the links would not work. So I simply attached the assignment itself in a screenshot so that there would be no confusion whatsoever on whether I did the assignment or not.

To find the desired outcome for the photo one just has to simply PLAY around with the editing options to find some really unique results.

The story behind this photo will make you chuckle, after a hard year 2017-18 at UMW I decided it was in my best interest to take the 2018-19 year away from UMW and figure my sh*t out (for lack of a better term), my friends decided to come and visit me one day for the intention of walking around DC to see the sights. I played hookey from work that day and it was totally worth it, and in the end we were given an amazing sunset to an amazing day.

Photo Blitz! Reflection Post

During this Photo Blitz! I found it very fun going to and from my basement and patio looking for things to capture for the gallery. I found it just as easy and just as hard to find objects or things to capture whether it was inside or outside of my house. When creating this gallery I initially created a gallery on Flickr, however, when I tried to link my Twitter to post this gallery on that platform as well, I could not connect it. Luckily WordPress has its own gallery making tool and I was able to post my gallery with relative ease.

For one of the first assignments on my MASSIVE plate this week I viewed this assignment as a warm-up to get my mind thinking in the style that I should be approaching this course with, ‘Too many mind”(The Last Samurai), I must not think I must go with my gut if I think a shot is worth capturing or if it is just a waste.
For this assignment, I used my iPhone camera along with the WordPress Gallery/Caption/Description tools.

Mid-Weekly Summary for Wed. 6/24

Upon completing the mid-week tasks I felt nostalgic revisiting my domain which I had not taken a look at in a few weeks, I have tweaked and edited some posts. I have also replied to some comments which I had not yet addressed yet. I found the first Daily Creation assignment enjoyable and got me thinking outside the box. I think that having someone think about an object that you would bring to the lunar surface was very creative.

1st Daily Creation- Summary of 1st Daily Creation- The first impression that I had when I received the initial syllabus was panic due to the chaos that seemed to be ever present at every step of the way. But after taking a look at my blog and setting up the required accounts for this course it seemed less daunting. The first daily creation got my mind working, I decided that if I was going to the moon I would already be provided with the necessary survival items to survive on the lunar surface. So I thought it would be really cool to have the soundtrack of my life with me. I also began to post more onto my blog such as my recent walking pictures. All of which can be viewed on my website through easy navigation. Domain- Twitter- @nierman1221