I also like how mature it is. Similarly to BSG it deals with serious issues like terrorism and suicide and also a lot of the characters are in their 40's and have very different, much more mature conversations than what they would have on other shows. On this note, Alessandra Torresani really concerns me as a lead actress because I don't think she's nearly strong enough to handle how heavy the show is. I'm still infatuated with Magda Apanowicz from her stint on Kyle XY and unlike Alessandra she has a maturity about her that defies her age.
So yeah, only nine episodes in and I'm loving Caprica a LOT more than I ever did BSG.
2. My grandpa died a few weeks ago and the funeral was this past Friday. It was my first death but we weren't that close so honestly I'm not really all that shaken up about it. It was completely heartbreaking to see my grandma at the funeral though; the impact that it had had on her and realising that she knew she was probably going to be alone for the rest of her life was shattering to watch.
The funeral also made me think about a few things. It made me realise how much of ourselves is lost when we die, there are so many things that will never be known and how I want this journal to be a recoding of who I really am, not just what people see in real life.
3. I'm thinking of treating this journal somewhat like a tumblr (like what flatlined's journal has been like recently). I've felt the need to just post little quotes or caps of their own instead of writing in-depth about my thoughts on the show in general. It'll mean that I can be a bit more active here and I'll be able to be a little more spontaneously fanatical :D
I'm probably going to do it regardless of what anybody says but I like polls so here is a poll n_n
how do you feel about this?
4. So this year of tafe I was thinking I might comment on the pictures, because the best way to learn is for me to discuss my work and honestly, a lot of them need disclaimers this time around :P
We're doing a lot of "copy shot" assignments where we're given a shot and we have to recreate it exactly so I want it known that I would just about never take these shots on my own free will. Sure I would if I was hired to do it, but... not for any other reason :P
Just by the way, a few of my older shots have been copy-shots: this and this.
Also another heads up, I've rigged up the images so that they appear small here but if you save them or click on them or copy the link into a new browser you'll get a larger version :D
This was one of the copy shots. I feel ashamed to even post anything black and white here, but contradictingly I feel obliged to share my work - especially because this was the hardest of the copy shot options and I still got an A+ ;)
Another copy shot. Boring as all hell, but it's commercial and it shows that I'm capable of being more commercial should the client want that. Now do me a favour and pretend that dropshadow isn't there if you can :P
Yet another copy-shot and oh, look, it's me! We had to draw the part on the paper using a wacom tablet which was completely terrifying for me because I'm really not a drawer at all :P
Actually this is this picture I submitted, but I just couldn't bare to post that by itself, the vignette is so horrible D:
The assignment was real-estate and I'm really happy with this considering the genre isn't anything I'm familiar with or interested in at all. There are some really interesting, subtle colours going on and I think the house looks really good! :D
In retrospect I really wish I had put some food dye or something in the water to change its colour, instead of doing it in Photoshop because it looks a bit fake and weird.
I'm not totally in love with this. There are some fun colours, but as far as the shapes of the picture there isn't a whole lot going on. But we had to make a shot promoting the city I live in so it was a rough assignment :P
I like the shapes of the clouds combined with the cliff and the water and I'm really happy with how the colours turned out. That said it concerns me that the few people I've shown this to have responded with "oh, why are the colours like that". I keep on telling myself that they ~just wouldn't understand~, but it has me somewhat concerned for my future as a photographer if people "just don't understand" my colours because I think they're what I've got going for me the most. Luckily with fashion there are a lot less restrictions on that kind of thing, but regardless it's unsettling.
5. I've gone a little gif-crazy recently (Cara does that to me ♥) so you'll have to excuse the spam.
I'm liking working with moving colours because it has forced me to think up a few new, more versatile colouring techniques and I like that in this batch I've use some reds because as I'm sure you know they're not a colour I traditonally work with :P