I took this photo last summer on Chautauqua Lake while visiting my friend Brad. I took this from his boat while we were out on the lake one beautiful day. Click the photo to view it large. I took the first of five exams today–American Heritage. It was the one that I think will be … Continue reading Day 120 – Chautauqua Lake Bridge B&W
Last night, a fraternity on campus threw a “Club Euro” themed dance party to celebrate the end of classes. In between studying, I went to take some photos. I tried out a few new techniques, so I thought I would post the results. The photos below are not edited. They are straight out of my … Continue reading Day 119 – Club Euro
The magnolia trees in Hillsdale are blooming! Most of the other trees are as well. It is a beautiful sight! I can see why students here look forward to spring. Today was my last day of classes for the spring semester. I only slept for two hours last night, but I finished my final paper … Continue reading Day 118 – Magnolia Trees
…this is what it would have seen in the last week. A tired Charles A. Grimmett, drinking coffee and typing. After tomorrow, this magnificent view will no longer be owned by my computer, but my American Heritage notes. Photo taken with Photo Booth.
This morning I did a short photoshoot with my friends Gennady and Wendy. They are getting married shortly after they graduate from Hillsdale in a few weeks and wanted some semi-casual photos taken before the wedding. Luckily, it turned out to be a beautiful day, despite the threats of rain early in the morning. It … Continue reading Day 116 – Gennady & Wendy Photoshoot
*Note: It is necessary to view the large version of today and yesterday’s photos to understand what I am talking about in this post. You can do so by clicking on the photos. I use my wide-angle lens often, and almost always at the risk of taking too much in. The frame gets so many … Continue reading Day 115 – Long Jump / Musings on Wide-Angle Shots
This is a shot of the water barrier in the steeplechase in the Gina Relays, which are going on this weekend at Hillsdale. I recommend you view this photo at a larger size by clicking on it. The water on the other side (which starts deep and has a gradual slope, which rewards runners with … Continue reading Day 114 – Water Barrier
I took this shot for an art class last year in high school. I was dealing with ways of using overexposure and underexposure, and I liked the way the color faded in from the white. Click the photo to view it large.
I took this photo somewhere in the Bighorn Mountains a few years ago. To celebrate Earth Day, the Foundation for Economic Education posted these articles, which anyone who cares about the environment should consider reading: Articles “Controlling Pollution,” by Hans Sennholz “Saving the Environment for a Profit,” Victorian-Style, by Pierre Desrochers “Chemical Hysteria and Environmental … Continue reading Day 112 – Earth Day
Above is a poster for Hannah Stone, Jodi Olthouse, and Tricia Schoon’s senior art show coming up this weekend. I took the photo for them, but they made the poster. As always, click on it to view it larger.
Above are Trevor and Stephen, the mighty pig carvers of the Mu Alpha pig roast I attended Saturday, complete with the pig head and war paint, err, war charcoal. Click the photo to view it large. I have been working on two papers, studying for an exam, and beginning to study for finals, so I … Continue reading Day 110 – Mighty Pig Carvers
Click the photo to view it large. I am glad that the spring sports (baseball and outdoor track) are here, not because I enjoy watching them, but because I love taking photos of outdoor sports! Above is a shot of the Hillsdale Charger Baseball team taking on Saginaw Valley State on Saturday.
As always, click on the photo to view it large. Mu Alpha, a music honorary on campus, held their annual Ultimate Frisbee Tournament fundraiser today. Unfortunately, I had to finish up my volunteer hours this morning, so I didn’t join a team. I got back in time to take photos during the championship match, though. … Continue reading Day 108 – Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
Click on the photo to view it large. Taken at Ft. Moultrie, SC. Pictured: Aaron Mortier Today was beautiful! It was sunny with a light breeze and got up to almost 70 degrees. I had a two hour break between lunch and American Heritage, so I sat outside and read. It was wonderful. I also … Continue reading Day 107 – Where I Want to Be
First of all, Happy Birthday, Will Clayton! It was in the mid-60s today! What a nice change from 30-40 degrees and rain. Unfortunately, I did not get a change to go out and take photos today. Spring Convocation was this morning, then I had a meeting with Dr. Jackson, microeconomics, 15 minutes to grab lunch, … Continue reading Day 106 – Beautiful Day
I took this photo last night at a dress rehearsal of the Tower Players’ production of Six Characters in Search of an Author. Performances will be 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. In other news, anyone who makes an income in the United States knows today is Government Theft Day! (I … Continue reading Day 105 – Tower Players
This is a self-portrait taken in the chrome grill of a new Ford Edge. My aunt bought one, and the reflection in the chrome caught my eye as I was walking by with my camera. As always, click on this photo to view it at a larger size. It is a rainy day at Hillsdale! … Continue reading Day 104 – Self-Portrait in Chrome
Click on the photo to view it at a larger size (recommended). This photo was taken at my aunt’s house in Wellington. I went outside and took photos to occupy myself after the pre-Easter dinner we had over there. I am back in Hillsdale now after a nice weekend at home. Hopefully spring is actually … Continue reading Day 103 – Daffodils
Click on the photos to view them large; especially the first one. The sunlight shining through the smoke looks magnificent, and you can still see flames at the bottom. The bottom two photos are members of the volunteer Amherst Fire Department. In addition to being on the news, one of my photos was put in … Continue reading Day 102 – Barn Fire, Take Two
Click on the photos to view them large. While my parents and I were driving home from my aunt’s house after an early Easter dinner, we spotted large billows of black smoke in the sky. We quickly figured out where it was, so we decided to drive by and see what was going on. Also, … Continue reading Day 101 – Barn Fire