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Aug 07

York, Maine

Aug 03
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Lost in time

Jul 30
mythicalquill's picture

Practicing Photography

Throughout a photography camp that I took, I made it my goal to capture beauty in both nature and man-made objects, sometimes in one shot. The interesting angle or color of a building, a bee alighting on a flower, the rippling reflection of a boat in the lake. Photography is a way for me to capture these moments and objects in an appealing way to share with others.

One thing that was challenging was when I found something that really spoke to me, took some photos, and realized later that none of them turned out the way I wanted to. It’s frustrating when no amount of editing can salvage what you expected to be an interesting portrayal of something that caught your eye. On the reverse, however, I realized that a photo taken on a whim can turn out better than any of those ones carefully planned out and predicted before being shot. I still have a lot to learn about photography, but the camp was a great way for me to continue improving my skills.
Jul 30

July 27, 2017

Jul 29

bee

Jul 27

Bonus Question--Beauty

                            BONUS RESPONSE TO SOME KIND OF COURAGE CHAPTERS 1-7

These are a couple of pictures I took at the top of Hunger Mountain in Stowe/Waterbury, Vermont. I personally feel like at the top of any mountain is beautiful, especially when there is a nice view. I feel that what makes this so beautiful, is the triumph you feel when you finally get to the top, after the usually difficult climb. It makes you feel like you conquered something, and that view is the reward. That just makes it 10 times more beautiful.
 
Jul 22

July 22, 2017

Jul 22

Write a Revolution

I drew this for a block on revolutions last school year; the assignment was to draw a raised fist. Many people connected their drawings to America, I took a slightly different approach....

#sos17
Jul 21
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The Peering View

Navy shutters, orange grass, ocean blue skies, camouflage green trees, rose dress. 

The navy shutters block the howling wind and the scorching sun but also the beautiful trees. 

1960's, a time of innovation and simplicity 

But grass why must you die when the trees still thrive? 

The clouds gently glide through the sky like syrup on pancakes 

The windows are the view to the world but do so without a change in location 

I hear the howling wind whisper in my ear as if it were upset

The day just began, early morning the birds fly south 

The woman opens the shutters then the creak noise echoes 

Navy shutters, orange grass, ocean blue skies, camouflage green trees, rose dress. 
Jul 21
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Blue Window Lady

I was not able to find the creator of this image. I recieved the image from an organizer at the NEYWC.


This is an Ekphrastic poem written with one line from each of the 10 members of Team Pancake. Team Pancake was a writer's group at the 2017 NEYWC. I was lucky enough to be a part of Team Pancake.
Team Pancake: Katrina, Clay, Jasmine, Emilia, Sage,  Jeremiah, Em, Karina, & myself.

Blue Window Lady

Everything is upright except for a woman bent at the back peering out the window.

If she closes her eyes, shuts her ears, maybe she could taste the wind. Maybe she could forget the plates, clothes, and man.

In her peach pink dress, she hears silence knocking.

Why wear your hair up? Give yourself a break.

It's maybe 4 PM but you can tell the hour's passing slowly, dripping through as the midday does.

Violent gusts of wind bully the branches, warping and twisting them in all directions.

The scent of freshly applied paint and stale air threatens to choke her.

But grass, why have you died when the trees still thrive? The clouds glide through the sky like syrup on pancakes.

The smell of lilacs wafts through the window, but the shutters will be closed soon.

Everything is upright except for a woman bent at the back peering out the window.
Jul 21
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Ekphrastic Poem 5/18/17

I was not able to find the creator of this image. I recieved the image from an organizer at the NEYWC.

NEYWC 2017-- Ekphrastic Poem with Team Pancake

Shade next to sunlight and edges of siding, grass, and pines.

Peaking just around the window frame, the lamp and its shade match the fiery field.

It is the afternoon, just before the sun sinks below the hills.

He wonders why her eyes stare so eagerly towards the sun.

Violent gusts of wind bully the branches, warping and twisting them in all directions.

Claire. Her name is Claire.

Claire can feel the warmth of the sun radiating off the rusted grass, and reflecting onto the wall behind her.

And, just before, she had run to the window.

Her pulse strengthening with every repetition, Claire felt more alive in the sun.

Shade next to sunlight and edges of siding, grass, and pines.
Jul 20

Offering