Day 352 – Compare and Contrast

October 29th, 2017 – It’s my second week in my photography class and for my second assignment we were suppose to take a photo of something that draws us to take out our camera. Then we needed to take a series of photographs using content surrounding the picture by utilizing different angles and environment we discover along the way. From there we submit the first photo we took then the best photo we took from the series of images.

My fiancee and I went hiking today to scout for scenery. One image that stood out to me were the trees that looked like it came straight out of a comic book. I took a shot of it, then as I played with different angles I noticed the pathway leading forward. The path way had trees with leaves still on them while the opposite side had trees without leaves. I really enjoyed the contrast of colors from the two sides and took a shot of them.

First Image:

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Best Image:

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Day 351 – The First Assignment

October 22nd, 2017 – Earlier this week I enrolled in an online photography course to learn how to take more meaningful photos. Today we were suppose to take a series of images then submit a photo that summarizes what field of photography we wanted to get into as well as an artist statement that details why we wanted to go into this field and what we want to get out of the course. I opted to go out with my fiancee to take some photos for this assignment.

For me, I found I wanted to get into this after starting this photo journal about a year and a half ago. Documenting my activities has shown to me that I love to immerse myself in the outdoors with strong favoritism towards nature photography. I wish to strengthen my ability as a photographer so I can capture more meaningful images of the outdoors.

Day 350 – Daily Art Challenge

October 17th, 2017 – Last Saturday my friend invited me to participate in a daily art challenge he was doing with a friend of his. The challenge was pretty simple, do a 5-10 minute sketch a day relating to the topic of the week. It’s been a LONG while since I last drew, so I knew my skills were rusty.

Nonetheless, I thought this would be a good way to at least start getting back into the medium and improve on my artistic ability. I invited my fiancee to join and we spent yesterday doing our 10-minute sketches. I picked the beloved Nintendo character “Starfy” as my sketch, figuring out that round characters are not as easy to draw as I thought.

Day 349 – Roll for a Prize

October 16th, 2017 – After 4 weeks of keeping up with my habits I finally unlocked enough points to obtain a reward for a game I designed. A few weeks back I made a game where I earn points through keeping up habits(i.e. Playing piano, read a chapter a day, do cardio, etc;). When I earn enough of these points I am able to “Roll a Die”, which randomly selects a reward from a list.

Today I rolled and earned the reward to take an Akido Class. Looking forward to doing some martial arts!

Day 348 – Apple Pick and Hike

October 15th, 2017 – It’s that time of the year again! My fiancee and I went off to do our annual apple picking for fall. This autumn we went off to a small orchard and vineyard called Domaine Da Vine’s, located just a few miles away from Bay City, Wisconsin. Since we went later in the year we found it to not be too busy, giving us plenty of apples and grapes to pick from.

We gathered our haul (some of the sweetest and juiciest fruit ever!) then left off to Lake Pepin for a hike. Unfortunately, we got so caught up in Apple Picking that it was already close to nightfall. We didn’t think we were going to have too much time to hike so we agreed to save it for this Saturday after our 5K.

Day 347 – Power Circuit

October 14th, 2017 – This morning my friend and I went to Fitness Crossroad to try out their Open Gym. We wanted to take full advantage of the facility and spent several hours working out and doing a power-lifting circuit. After we worked out we went to grab some Tea from Teasource. I was pumped up after working out and used that energy to do some heavy programming in the afternoon.

Day 346 – Simon Coding Round 2

October 13th, 2017 – Today was a very technology filled day. We just got the replacement laptop in so much of my day was spent setting up the laptop while also programming for my Capstone project and to work towards my Front-End Web Certificate. I feel like with just 2 more sessions of programming I should be getting my Front-End Certificate.