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re: 365 Please
By RainyDance Comments: 510, member since Thu May 04, 2006
On Thu May 12, 2011 12:07 AM
I clicked ahead on your flickr... I LOVE sunflowers. Not cliche, but so simple and beautiful. And Day 285 made me smile. So happy for you!
re: 365 Please
By Prima_ballerina5member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1078, member since Fri May 27, 2005
On Thu May 12, 2011 07:27 PM
Edited by Prima_ballerina5 (131898) on 2011-05-12 19:34:12
I've finally finished looking at all your photos on Flickr. They're so beautiful! I love all the photos that have two images superimposed over one another (I don't know what it's technically called), but I think my favourite was Day 73. Then, I accidentally clicked on something and wound up looking at a photo called 74 (taken on the 17th September), that wasn't part of your 365. LOVE IT! :D

Seeing your work has inspired me to take some photos of my own. I have no clue about photography techniques and I don't own an expensive camera, but frankly, I just want to have fun and maybe wind up with some photos that are half as good as yours.
re: 365 Please
By imadancer2member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2400, member since Wed Nov 30, 2005
On Thu May 12, 2011 07:45 PM
RainyDance, thank you! :D


Prima_ballerina, Oh wow that's a lot to go through! Those images with two (or more) on top of each other I do with a variety of techniques. Some are in-camera "double exposures" using long shutter speeds and firing the flash at the beginning. Some I've done like that are day 73 and like these too:
www.flickr.com . . .
www.flickr.com . . .
www.flickr.com . . .
Those don't involve any manipulation on the computer besides color/tone/crop/curves/etc but no layering themselves.
Before I had photoshop that was the only way I could do anything like that. It takes a lot more planning, and it's a lot more complicated. (I could go into SUPER detail about how this works so if you want me to, feel free to shoot me a PM)
Another way though is using photoshop to "layer" the image.
Something like this www.flickr.com . . . was three images and it's just a matter of figuring out how opaque you want things.
Similarly, www.flickr.com . . . was with 4 images and again, adjusting each layer separately and figuring out what looks right. Each layer is less and less see-through.

And YAY go shoot!!!! Flickr has really helped my photography a lot. It's really good inspiration, plus there's a lot of photos that have the EXIF data available so if you ever have a camera with manual settings, it's a great way to try to understand how things work. But a million-times YES go have fun and shoot EVERYTHING (the magic of digital, no waste!). Experiment and don't be too hard on yourself (I know way easier said than done). Sometimes I've got amazing feedback on photos I've really kind of hated and vise versa. So just go with what feels good.

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Day 282
www.flickr.com . . .
www.flickr.com . . .
www.flickr.com . . .

Day 283
www.flickr.com . . .

Day 284 (some weird photoshop layering thing...)
www.flickr.com . . .

Day 285, a slight turning point
www.flickr.com . . .
re: 365 Please
By imadancer2member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2400, member since Wed Nov 30, 2005
On Thu May 12, 2011 07:48 PM
Day 286

I was in a haiku mood, and wrote these on a whim while I posted them to flickr.


reflections only
tell you what you see but they
see something else; strange.

- - -

I'm obviously
flying, not just falling like
always. Waiting now.

- - -

motion, blur, flying.
like a bird tethered to the
ground. let me fly now.

- - -

Lean over into
the sky and look down into
nothing too far gone.
re: 365 Please
By imadancer2member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2400, member since Wed Nov 30, 2005
On Thu May 12, 2011 07:49 PM
Day 286 cont.

playing with some different post-processing and movement/blur
re: 365 Please
By imadancer2member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2400, member since Wed Nov 30, 2005
On Sat May 14, 2011 01:51 AM
Edited by imadancer2 (146568) on 2011-05-14 01:52:06
Edited by imadancer2 (146568) on 2011-05-14 01:53:33 embedding fail


this is me tonight.
learning to accept where I am in this moment has literally proven to be the hardest thing in my life.

There's something like being lost and there's something like finding something along the way. I waited until the hoop came back to me. It's so much better instead of forcing things to happen. Not as convenient, but still.
So this is tonight. I really like it. I like the mistakes and the ability of hooping to just keep going when you completely mess up. I like a lot of this, I really do.
re: 365 Please
By imadancer2member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2400, member since Wed Nov 30, 2005
On Mon May 16, 2011 02:22 AM
Edited by imadancer2 (146568) on 2011-05-16 02:22:52
Day 287
Sometimes I just sit on the ground and stare out the window above me.

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Day 288
the sun is making my freckles go crazy

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Day 289
this was the only photo I took today so...yah.

I now have a blond and pink wig because it makes me happy. I totally buy things to fill the void in my heart haha (only I'm not completely joking...uhhh).

Where I got the wig in case anyone was wondering:
www.etsy.com . . .
re: 365 Please
By imadancer2member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2400, member since Wed Nov 30, 2005
On Mon May 16, 2011 02:23 AM
Day 290

gradually and then suddenly
re: 365 Please
By Prima_ballerina5member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1078, member since Fri May 27, 2005
On Tue May 17, 2011 12:53 AM
I love Day 290!! It looks amazing!
re: 365 Please
By imadancer2member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2400, member since Wed Nov 30, 2005
On Tue May 17, 2011 02:50 AM
^ thank you!

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Day 291
sometimes I like to pretend that I'm one of those cool people that actually have a photographic style, but I don't.
unless you call not having a style a style, which of course I do :/

- - -

side note...where is everyone? not to be needy, but I feel like I haven't heard from anyone in forever! You don't need to comment on the photos or anything, always just feel free to say hi! :D
re: 365 Please
By imadancer2member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2400, member since Wed Nov 30, 2005
On Tue May 17, 2011 10:48 PM
Day 292

bubbles. I'm going to do this again when I have more than 7 minutes.

I went to the park after I had therapy and talked with my best friend for around 3 hours eating nerds and sour gummy worms. I can't even express how grateful I am for her.
re: 365 Please
By imadancer2member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2400, member since Wed Nov 30, 2005
On Wed May 18, 2011 11:57 PM
Edited by imadancer2 (146568) on 2011-05-19 00:24:57
Edited by imadancer2 (146568) on 2011-05-19 00:25:16



Day 293
i have nothing more to give.

ed and self harm triggering
Spoiler: Show

wednesday:
really, realllllly struggling with food right now. I'm doing better overall though, so that doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Except it kind of does - like I'm doing better because I feel like I'm in control again maybe? Blah. My therapist wants to talk about that more but I'm really uncomfortable with it.

Yesterday I ate too much - I was with a friend and we got some gummy worms and nerds so I way over-did my caloric intake for the day. So that night I was freaking out doing crunches and planks and things and then I just laid there on the floor bawling until I felt like putting myself back together and getting ready for bed.
It's all becoming to much. The other day my mom brought me this little tiny tortilla with lettuce on the side, one chicken strip on it, and then maybe 1/8 cup of shredded cheese on the side and I almost burst into tears. So freaking pathetic...I mean it shouldn't matter that much.

from tuesday:
therapy was interesting today. we basically talked about music the whole time. I don’t think he wanted to overload me after last week. he played me a new pornographers song.
then towards the end he asked me about cutting, saying he hadn’t asked me in while.
typical answers followed. awkward questions, awkward answers.
he told me that when I was ready to stop that behavior, that he’s there to help me with that (I do love that he just now after a year of seeing him brings this up. It’s sweet how he doesn’t rush me…he knows better haha). i told him, though, that I hadn’t been acting on it so much…that I’ve been fighting the urges more. but then I said i end up moving from one destructive habit to another.
he wanted me to elaborate.
“i just don’t eat.”
apparently that concerns him more than the cutting, and he said he almost made a remark over the fact that not eating can kill you but he stopped himself once he realized cutting can to. i kind of laughed, especially since he was telling me something that he almost said which in turn meant he said it.
“can we talk about that some more?”
“sure.”
but then my time was up.
I don’t really want to talk about it though.
re: 365 Please
By imadancer2member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2400, member since Wed Nov 30, 2005
On Thu May 19, 2011 09:40 PM
Day 294
it looks LOADS better here:
www.flickr.com . . .

something simple.
very simple...

(again shooting through the screen on the window. I like the texture magic it adds)

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so I'm really, really struggling right now.
I know i just have to wait because my head has to mellow out a little eventually...but right now, I'm scared.
re: 365 Please
By CaffeinePremium member Comments: 3194, member since Wed Aug 08, 2007
On Mon May 23, 2011 05:09 AM
*hugs* *hugs* *hugs*


You've posted so many beautiful shots of late. I especially adore the bubble - the symmetry is just mindblowing. And I love the mood in the "reflecting" one from Day 282.

*hugs*
re: 365 Please
By djcharamember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 967, member since Mon Jan 11, 2010
On Mon May 23, 2011 02:32 PM
These are all amazing.
Annnnnd you're beautiful.

That is all :)
re: 365 Please
By imadancer2member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2400, member since Wed Nov 30, 2005
On Thu May 26, 2011 01:55 AM



thank you for all the hugs!

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Day 295 - Simple Math

I have photos from today they just aren't worth it in any way.
instead, this.
(screen-shots from the alternative music video and then photoshoping the lyrics/layers/etc. Just kind of messing around really.)

www.youtube.com . . .
Listen and watch the incredible video here ^
re: 365 Please
By imadancer2member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2400, member since Wed Nov 30, 2005
On Thu May 26, 2011 01:59 AM
Day 296
#1 multi-hooping
#2 feeling like a statue - cold and unmovable.
#3 posing with my multi-hoops
#4 braid and swirl
re: 365 Please
By imadancer2member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2400, member since Wed Nov 30, 2005
On Thu May 26, 2011 02:03 AM
Edited by imadancer2 (146568) on 2011-05-26 02:04:38
Day 297

and on this, the 297th day
it's 12:05am and I haven't taken a photo for the day before.
when you hardly get up during the day it's hard to remember to do things like this.

to me right, this project is nothing.
sorry.




when my mom walked into my room, she saw just the photo underneath the words before I edited it when I was going through photos on my computer and she said "I don't like that one."
Sorry mom, that's my face. That's what I look like when I don't have to be happy for you.

that really made me feel like crap.

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day 298
#1. sooc

to tired to care
to awake to shoot

#2. "ghost girl"
an edit of an old photo.
re: 365 Please
By imadancer2member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2400, member since Wed Nov 30, 2005
On Thu May 26, 2011 02:05 AM



So, as of yesterday I am a high school graduate (with a 3.98 GPA woooo!)
Relief? Well duh.

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I've got an amazing amount of things done the last two days.
re: 365 Please
By Chaconnemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 6359, member since Thu Jul 12, 2007
On Thu May 26, 2011 08:39 AM
Congratulations Madison on completing high school. Your spectacular GPA makes me seem like a comparative slacker. (3.495 in highschool, less than that in undergrad college, higher in grad school. And a "C" in the only photography course I ever took for credit and the only "C" I ever got except for college calculus.) The the photography professor hired me...go figure.

Best wishes for the future.

Jon

PS, I'm liking those graphic arts thing you are doing - the photos with text.
re: 365 Please
By Elfiemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 4193, member since Thu May 01, 2003
On Thu May 26, 2011 04:49 PM
Congratulations for graduating!
re: 365 Please
By imadancer2member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2400, member since Wed Nov 30, 2005
On Sun May 29, 2011 09:49 PM
Thank you Jon and Elfie!

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Whoa there...I need to catchup!

Day 300
This is my friend riding and this is her playing piano:
re: 365 Please
By imadancer2member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2400, member since Wed Nov 30, 2005
On Sun May 29, 2011 09:51 PM
Day 301

teenage skin
no makeup
tired eyes
clean frizzy hair

sooc
re: 365 Please
By imadancer2member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2400, member since Wed Nov 30, 2005
On Sun May 29, 2011 09:59 PM
Day 302

welcome to my new photo wall.
freemadisonmc.blogspot.com . . .
I took everything off of it a while ago - I couldn't take seeing who I used to be...how things used to be.
Now, it's fresh and new and beautiful and full of people I look to for inspiration and with admiration.

Now, I hope it helps bring me peace.
(am I asking too much of a wall? nahhhh)

In order of appearance, prints from:

www.flickr.com . . .
Natalie Kucken

www.flickr.com . . .
AJ Clark Photogarphy

www.flickr.com . . .
Amanda Ishoey

www.flickr.com . . .
A New Way to Stand

www.flickr.com . . .
Alex Stoddard

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Also, this got explored on flickr to the 19th page! CRAZY!

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Day 303

functioning on the perfection of 3.5 hours of sleep today.
worked for 7.5 hours. home now.

last night was horrible.
I just...I just don't know anymore.
re: 365 Please
By imadancer2member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2400, member since Wed Nov 30, 2005
On Sun May 29, 2011 10:03 PM
Edited by imadancer2 (146568) on 2011-05-29 22:04:35
Day 304

hahaha ha look how happy I look.
the last two are sooc

This song


They pushed me around
But they haven’t knocked me dow.
Flowers die, so I’ll plant a pot inside.

…

We’ve lost a lot, but we’ve got much more.
And if you need comfort, that’s what we’re here for.

...

I'm not so scared
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