I am not even finding enough time to do some creative work for ds106, so why not try a bit for our partner in anti-MOOCing, the open photography+narrative course at Coventry University — phonar.

The pre-task ramp up for the course that starts n October is to document a morning journey- to class, work, whatever.

Me, lacking a destination, captured the morning commute I do each day here at home in Strawberry AZ. Now there are some awesome student photos already in the pool, seeing a number of them deploying the vivid black and white look and/or with a dash of color splash.

For my series today, I tried to subvert something that usually is key to an interesting photo- sharp focus. I wanted a blurry, dream style. It’s not quite easy to get an interesting out of focus photo (and I am not sure I got it). I did mine by making sure I was shooting at small aperture (f/22), and adjusting ISO until I was hitting some exposures of 0.5″ or longer.

So here is my daily commute, all in photos.


cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alan Levine


cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alan Levine


cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alan Levine


cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alan Levine


cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alan Levine


cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alan Levine


cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alan Levine


cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alan Levine


cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alan Levine

If you are in ds106, is is well worth checking out what the phonar pholks are doing.

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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at CogDogBlog.com on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.

Comments

  1. Nice connected set, Alan – evocative of the early morning experience. I especially like the way the world comes in to focus as you sit down to work with that first coffee of the day.

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