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02/09

Gold Digger

11:45 pm by Janelle. Filed under: News

Today I went up to Auburn, a cute mining town in the foothills, and took a class. It was a photo shoot of down town Auburn. About 20 of us gathered and we were assigned to shoot a certain color (I was in the red group) so we wandered around searching for different red subjects to capture. We couldn’t have two of the same subject AND we couldn’t have a subject we had already shot in the background of another picture (i.e. bricks, a stop sign, etc.)…so basically what that helped us do was to think of creative ways to capture ordinary things as well as keep in mind what objects are in the background of our photos. I thought it was a good exercise. try it if you’re bored one day.

Perhaps one of my favorite parts of the day was Gilbert.

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He is a bum who apparently knows our teacher and was all over getting his picture taken. He rode around town on his bike decorated with Mardi Gras beads and feathers with a coon-tail hat…minus the hat part, plus the coon tail…I’m not really sure how it was all connected…

I asked to take a picture of his amazing rings. He was game. And now that I look at it…I can’t recall if he had his entire pinky…yikes.
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And then he INSISTED I take a picture of his other hand too…

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Shaun thought these pictures were kind of nasty…but I kind of like them.

Anyway, it was a lot of fun. I would recommend it…and ANYONE can do this…there were old people there with their point and shoot cameras. If you’re interested ask me!

I have a few more fun photos from the day if you click HERE.

Other than that I don’t think there is all that much more to chat about. I’m tired…it’s WAY past my bed time. I hope you had a great Saturday!

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