Critique 4

Published October 23, 2012 by tr1ckst3r

This is another interesting image by Dorothea Lange, and I absolutely love the irony of the two men walking next to a sign advertising using a train. Being black and white also creates an interesting atmosphere and diversity between the two men and the sign.

Over all an ok piece. 7/10

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Critique 3

Published October 23, 2012 by tr1ckst3r

This is actually Dorothea Lange’s most famous portrait photograph. The detail in the photo is top notch and the expression is powerful and clear. The pose is perfect and conveyed the mood perfectly as well as gives a sense of character of the people in it. The fact that the image is black and white also reflects the mood of the image in the time period it is being taken in.

This image is perfect, a 10/10

Critique 2

Published October 23, 2012 by tr1ckst3r

Here we have yet another portrait photo by Dorothea Lange. I found this one interesting mostly for its contrast. The light in the sky creates a sort of boarder, making the dark umbrella and woman pop out easier. The detail in the photo,  particularly the face, is slightly diminished by the shadows and her expression is obscured. This is both good and bad, as it can rather create mystery, or un-interest.

I’ll give it 7/10 for these reasons.

Critique 1

Published October 23, 2012 by tr1ckst3r

This is a hilariously interesting image that makes me giggle a little every time I see it. This photograph was taken by a woman named Dorothea Lange, a famous female photographer. I unfortunately have no idea who the man in the photo is, but judging ¬†by his portrait he is a man that would be fun to meet. Oddly the black and whiteness of the image does not take away from the ‘colorful’ personality shown in the image.

I’d give this photo a 9/10 because I wish that there’d be a bit more detail in the mans appearance.

Never Just a Story

Published October 12, 2012 by tr1ckst3r

I think this needs to be said, because if I don’t -who will?
Ever since I started reading I’ve felt emotionally attached to the characters I read about, even if it’s a short story or I don’t see much of the character. When they’re in danger, I panic. When they fall in love, I cheer them on. When they succeed, I celebrate with them. When they die, I cry…
This has led many people to mock me, and my parents and teachers to say “It’s just a story.”
But it isn’t! It’s never ‘Just a story’.
Every time someone writes a story, they make a world. Their characters have hopes and dream -fears and pains. Every little piece has a heart -they reflect the soul of their writer.
Even in my own novel I’m writing, I’ve hated myself. When it started I didn’t know how to direct my story, I only followed along and let my characters control it. I lost control -and one of my characters died. I cried a bit, and someone told me to just go back and change it. But I couldn’t, because it already happened -needed to happen. It was part of the plot, the push that sets the stage for my main character to become stronger. But that doesn’t make it any easier on me…
Within the words are the world. But you need to be able to feel it with your heart to see it.
It’s never just a story, because it lives in the heart of the writer.
And that makes it real.