Sunday, January 25, 2015

Blog Post #6

So, this is blog post number 6. Just to update everyone things are going good. I'm setting everything in motion. I plan to shoot many pictures. I want to try to shoot at least 2-3 pictures a week. I have to talk to some teachers to see if I can do certain things and I have to find more students to take pictures of. I feel very, very motivated to get this project done. I also figured out that 1968 probably took the best pictures of all the years that I have looked through. I must keep searching but I've found a couple fun pictures to do in the mean time. The ones I plan to do are below:
 

 

 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

A lengthy blog post...

I finally did it. My first picture DONE. It was much easier to do than I thought it would be. I did a picture of this group of boys and girls standing in front of our school playing with snow. (Original picture to new picture at the bottom). I grabbed 5 girls and 4 boys and dragged them out into the freezing cold. I directed them where to stand and everything looked great. We got inside safely without getting frost bite or anything absurd and I began to browse through the pictures. Everyone was on point and then I realized we weren't in the correct spot. So, this was partially successful. I'm more mad that this was only my first picture...

Mr. P (my American Lit. teacher) warned me before break (three weeks ago) that I needed to start sooner than later on these pictures. I heard him loud and clear and yet somehow I didn't do very much. I could name a million excuses but what use would that be? It would really only help my procrastination skills, which clearly don't need more sharpening. But, I will say that I did continue to look for more ideas because it is really hard to find a decent picture to reenact in the Towers. So, technically I have maybe 15-20 good enough pictures to do out of the 50 that I have found. I want to have fun with this but I am a little stumped on how to break out of my box. Any ideas?

I'm still excited about this project. I have my doubts occasionally. I was thinking about the presentation that we have to give at the end of the year. Basically, that's when we declare whether we failed or succeeded. We declare whether we are good at sticking to the plan or if we're better at letting ourselves veer off the road and get lost. My point is I don't want to declare a failure, as much as Mr. P says it's okay because we can still talk that up a ton. I want to succeed. And that will be my motivation next time I get caught procrastinating.

Till next time,
Emma Russell

  • As I was adding the pictures I realized that the old one was taken January 11th or at least published then...My point is that today is January 11th...fait? I think so!
Old picture from the Tower- Taken in January 1949




New- Taken in January 2015
 
You'll notice that there are a couple of things that don't look right, but I think I got it as close as I could...there is still time to redo. Let me know things that bother you to help me decide whether or not to try this again!