Well, I don’t have much to say… a lot of my time lately is spent doing school-related things. I wiped my laptop and put Windows back on it, I need it for school and Ubuntu wasn’t doing the job. Well, it’s not that Ubuntu wasn’t doing the job, it’s that I couldn’t use some of the programs needed for class because they’re strictly Windows and Mac based. As much as I would love to get a Mac, there’s no way I can justify the money [read: afford it] now.
I came across a cool program – RocketDock – that creates a Mac-like dock-bar on the screen that you can customize however you like. I left it on the bottom [default] and downloaded some themed icons for it. It isn’t a Mac, but it works!
The past two months have blown by, it doesn’t feel like it’s the sixth week of the semester already, but it is. I always forget how quickly the Spring semester goes until it’s almost half way done.
I found out in January that the HDR photo I entered in the Photographer’s Forum Best of College and High School 2012 photo competition made it into the finals. In the letter I received, it mentioned that there were over 18,000 photographs were entered in the contest. I looked at the previous competitions & there were roughly 1,500 finalists. I made it to the top 10% in my first competition! The letter indicated that if my photo advanced any further, I would be notified by mid February.
As much as I would have liked it, I didn’t get my hopes up… and it’s probably a good thing. I didn’t receive another letter. I still can’t complain, the first photography competition that I entered was a big one, and I made it to the finals. My photo will published in the Best of College Photography 2012 book by Photographer’s Forum which is scheduled to be published in late July.
Another cool thing that’s going on is I have a digital photo [the same one I entered in the competition], a black and white film photo [took last semester] & a ceramics piece [made last semester] in a student art show at the Phelps Arts Center. After that show ends, I will be entering those into the student art show at school.