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This brotherhood has given me so much ever since I decided to join. Strength, Loyalty, Pride, Wisdom, and Courage all wrapped up into one family. This picture was taken at our annual Brosgiving at Harrys Hofbrau. Nothing better than a bunch of brothers bonding over attractive manly food. My use of the rule of thirds is evident. I also added a bit of grain to the picture to give it a sort of old school feel. When it comes to pictures of text, people are drawn to it no matter what because it is something to read.

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Home Base Kitty

As I said in a previous post, this cat has basically been adopted by our family. In this picture, it’s body fits perfectly in the little diamond square as if it were the umpire at home base. I really admire this shot because the framing works great with my shoes acting as leading lines somewhat to frame the cat inside and all the other leading lines leading to multiple points. The cat is just framed perfectly into the middle. The rule of thirds bring focus to my shoes but then my shoes just lead to the bigger and more noticeable subject in the middle.

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Yellow Bull

I had not had a single drop of energy drink exiting high school. I believed that drinking energy drinks was bad for my liver and my entire wellbeing. During my very first round of finals, I found myself lacking energy and wanted something to turn it up a notch. At the time, the Warriors came off their best run in the playoffs since 2007 after upsetting the 3rd ranked Denver Nuggets as the number 6 seed and then losing to San Antonio in the next round. I saw a Harrison Barnes commercial and he was sponsoring Red Bulls and thought to myself, “If Harrison Barnes can endorse Red Bull, I can drink Red Bull.” And the beginning of Red Bulls was born in my life. This picture tried to capture the beauty of the first kind of Red Bull I had ever had in my life. I like the contrasting dividing line across the picture diagonally. The light reflecting off the top of the can is perfect. Making Red Bull perfect. Perfect.

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Cat Nap

This cat has been coming around my house often for the past couple of years. Safe to say that my family has practically but not officially adopted the feline. This shot was created revolving around the reflection of its face while it naps. I thought it would be really cool to flip it over because sometimes with reflections, it is hard to tell which is right side up! It is super noticeable in this picture but I love  the reflection because of how much of the cat’s face is captured.

Resurgence of Triton

I started taking pictures in high school and became one of those kids who carried their camera around almost every single day. Taking pictures became my way of trying to expand my creative mind because creative was and still is all I want to be. Ever since college started, my time-management was horrible and I couldn’t find the time to take pictures as much as I wanted to. Here I am in my third-year of college without a major still but taking steps to get back on track and do what I love. I decided to take a beginning photography class because as advanced as I was in terms of experience, I can never know what I do not know. With the first few months of the semester, I have regained a little of my creative touch and seen improvements in my composition and thinking process. Right here is a photograph I’m actually proud of taking and editing. It isn’t much but simplicity could be complex. Pictured are a couple of gifts from people closest to me and each item is related to an islander culture. It took a few simple fixes but it has been very long since the last time I created something I liked. No title but all I feel is accomplished and on the right path.