The Final Move

I have finally set up my website and have moved the contents from my wordpress.com to wordpress.org. You can check out my latest photographs here:

http://www.amdalessandrophotography.com/

I just posted a great Autumn photo of Colgate University today. Enjoy!

Willow Path

Willow Path is a paved walkway lined with trees that leads from campus to a main street. It is one of those locations that is gorgeous in all seasons. The trees look beautiful with their green leaves in spring and summer, shades of brown leaves in fall, and their snow-covered branches in the winter. Willow Path also has significant meaning for organizations on campus and for Colgate University students in general. One sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, ceremoniously requires its new members to “run to the little blue house” — their house on the main street, via Willow Path on Bid Day. In addition, it is said that if you a couple has their first kiss on this bridge that they will get married.

Evergreens and Sidewalks

Here is one last photo that I have to transfer over from my other account:

Below is another photo that i took walking home from class. I like that the picture goes from blurry to focused to blurry as you move your eyes from the top of the picture to the bottom.

Reflections

On my campus there is a lake — Taylor Lake. Trees line the lake and in the perfect lighting you can see the reflections of the trees on the water. Here is an example. I thought that this was gorgeous. I must have snapped 20 pictures of these two trees and their reflections alone. I think that this was the best cropped because it really focuses in on the reflections, whereas the other ones included too many irrelevant objects. Notice that the day was overcast.

Feedback is welcome as always.

A View toward Campus

When I leave my house in the morning and walk across the street toward campus, this is what I see. It is gorgeous. This picture was taken on a bright day at around noon. You can see Willow Path, which is lined with trees, Taylor Lake off to the right, and “the hill” where the academic buildings are located, in the distance. I am so lucky that I get to see this every morning. As with the previous two photos, no adjustments have been made to this photo, except that I cropped it.

Findings on a Park Bench

I actually visited this location because this particular bench overlooks a very scenic view of the lower part of campus. However, once I arrived there, this cigar that was laying on the bench intrigued me. Once again, I was fascinated by the detail of the photo, which is my primary reason for sharing it. I was not sure the most appropriate way of cropping the photo. I wanted to include both the shadow and emphasize the perspective. In your opinion, did I accomplish that?

Pine Cones and Parking Lots

One day when I was on my way home from class it was gorgeous outside. It is rare that it is in the seventies in November in Upstate New York, but today the sun was shining and it was a great opportunity to snap some photos of my gorgeous campus. This was the first object that caught my eye as I was walking and inspired my hour of picture-taking. It is simply a pine cone on a man hole cover in the library parking lot. I love the detail and the contrast between the light reflecting on the pine cone and the shadows it causes. I did not play around with this picture in Photoshop as I normally would. This is exactly how it was taken — not even cropped.