Examine Yourselves

This post for today was a bit challenging for me. I didn’t know exactly what I was going to do in order to incorporate a mirror into my picture. Then I remembered a sermon that I heard at the beginning of the summer where the preacher talked about the necessity of examining yourself and your faith and using the Bible as a mirror into your life. I took a LOT of shots for today and ended up choosing this one because I thought that it did a good job of showing the reflective nature of a mirror.

Here are some of the runner ups:

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Spring Cleaning?

So when it came to taking a picture of something soft today, I thought why not take a picture of our rug. Shot turned out pretty neat I think. Also learned it’s probably time to clean it 😉

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What's in your wallet?

The first thing I thought of when I read today’s assignment to take a picture of something you carry was those capital one commercials with the vikings where they always ask “what’s in your wallet?” (sorry capital one – I have a visa card). I can honestly say that the only two things I always have on me are my phone and my keys, but I decided to empty the contents of my purse and pull out the things that I will transfer from purse to purse and like to have close by. What’s in my [purse]? A pen, my phone, my wallet, my keys, my bible, tide to go, and a notebook. 😀

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True Expression

Yesterday’s prompt for daily shoot was to take a picture of two complementary objects, one big and one small.

When I first started to think about this assignment my original thought was to take a picture of my study Bible and pocket Bible side by side. But then I started to think about what it really means for something to be complementary. To me, to complement means to make whole or to complete. (Jerry McGuire “You complete me” anybody?) And then I started to think of objects that make each other whole. The best example I could come up with was that of a pen and paper. A pen has no purpose unless it has something on which it can be used to write. And paper is just pressed tree pulp when nothing is on it. But use a pen to write on a piece of paper and the possibilities are endless.

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The Beginning

“Showcase the beauty of living foliage! Make a photo of a single leaf or an entire ‘greenscape’ today.”

So I went out today after class to take pictures of foliage only to find that my camera battery was dead. Oops. However, in looking through my photo library I did find this picture that I took when I was out in Montana a couple summers ago.

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There's No Place Like Home

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RIP Web

One of the first things I thought of when I read “If we’re moving away from the open Web, it’s at least in part because of the rising dominance of businesspeople more inclined to think in the all-or-nothing terms of traditional media than in the come-one-come-all collectivist utopianism of the Web.” in today’s assignment The Web is Dead the first thing that I thought of was the television show The Office. Originally I was looking for clips from Season 4 of The Office when they were launching their website “Dunder Mifflin Infinity”. Actually I believe that the first site had a bunch of issues so they were launching the 2.0 version, which included a social network feature. The specific clip that I was looking for had one of the characters asking why a paper company needed a website let alone one that had a social network feature. But alas. I could not find that clip on youtube. However. I did find this one, which is pretty awesome as well.

http://www.youtube.com/v/l06WWYeOp6w&feature

I thought this was hysterical. Also. I apologize for the spanish subtitles. It was the only clip I could find that had Kelly talking in the beginning about skyping and tweeting and video chatting and all those other apps that play right into this idea of the dying web that we read about for today. Then there’s ‘Woof’ which is also a wonderful commentary on the way we view the purpose of these apps.  One app that could reach you on your cell, landline, fax, and multiple ways on your computer is a great example of  how we are moving away from the open web. Especially when you have to pay $12.99/month for that app as part of the “dog package”.

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