Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Research Based Project

Light pollution is an on going issue in the world that is ruining our beautiful night sky. I plan on researching and comparing the light pollution created here on the UWF nature trail with the light pollution out on the beach between the Portofino resort and Big Sabine point. I will be using several apps on my phone to measure the brightness of the night sky at different times of the night. I will also be using a camera to record images of what each instance looks like.

My final art piece will be a collection of the images I capture. They will be displaying areas where the stars can be seen the best and areas that are being polluted by lights. My camera settings and date and time will be displayed with each photo as well as the light intensity. They will be displayed through an html web page.

Information/data gathered

  • capturing photos
  • recording time/date
  • measuring light intensity
  • tracking locations

List of research articles

  • Cindy Schreuder Of The,Sentinel Staff. (1990, Jun 13). A BRIGHT IDEA: DIM THE LIGHTS ASTRONOMERS WORKING TO SAVE THE NIGHT SKY. Orlando SentinelRetrieved from
  • Blair, K. (2003, Aug 09). Local astronomers battle light pollution. Pensacola News Journal Retrieved from
  • Blair, K. (2013, Jan 28). Gulf breeze fights light pollution with 64 new LED lights.Pensacola News Journal Retrieved from
  • McColgan, Michele. “Light Pollution.” Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Feb. 2007,
  • Andrew Bridges The, A. P. (2001, Aug 08). STARLIGHT ECLIPSED BY LIGHT POLLUTION ARTIFICIAL GLOW BLOCKS VIEW OF MILKY WAY. South Florida Sun - Sentinel Retrieved from
  • Blair, K. (2012, Aug 01). Escambia county closer to sea turtle-friendly light rules.Pensacola News Journal Retrieved from

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Html Storyboard

Learned a little bit more on html this week. I am now tasked with creating a twenty page project of html pages for the next couple of weeks. I choose the topic of photography because it is something i have been interested in for quite a while now. Both Photography and cinematography are something I love doing, but doing this project with cinematography would take up too much memory space. I am still not the biggest fan of html, I find it somewhat boring to do and not at all that interesting. I am a person of aesthetics and while you can create some aesthetically pleasing things with html I find it too limiting with creative usage. Below is the storyboard for the html project I am doing and while I love learning more about photography and stuff, the coding for this will be tedious. 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

HTML coding

I have learned a little bit about coding html this week and have found it to be different from the other things I have learned to do. I made three different pages that all link up with each other by clicking on a hyperlink on each page. The first one is about tricking and my love for it. I have a couple videos on this page of me doing some impressive flips. My second one is about Astrophotography, which is something I have just started to get interested in. The page explains a little bit about what it is. Then the final page is about parkour, which is another hobby of mine I love doing similar to tricking. HTML coding is an interesting thing to learn and I can see how it can be very useful to know for certain people. I had a lot of troubles remembering what the different codes were to do different things. That was my one difficulty with it. I, however don't find it to be something I would like to do more of, just because it doesn't interest me that much and I don't find it to be very useful in my career. 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

GIFs are cool

GIFs have been around for quite a long time, even before the internet was a thing. The simplistic design of having a short animated video or vector image has become a very popular method of communication. People today use GIFs primarily for funny reactions or expressions, known by many today as memes, as a means to communicate with one another. I personally love watching people’s GIFs and even using them to express how I feel about certain subject matters. They help provide a really good vocabulary for things when you just can’t find the right words to say. GIFs can be a very useful tool for displaying humor or creating cool and interesting works of digital art.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Chimera project finished

This hybrid photomontage project was a fun one to do. My first design is of a combination of several different parts. Each of which being from diverse mechanical machines. I started it with the central structure being the receiver and hand guard of an M4 carbine assault rifle. Attached to the front of the hybrid is a camera lens acting as the barrel of the weapon. It is then loaded with a battery as the magazine and a chainsaw handle as the trigger mechanism. I made this design because of my love for guns and other weapons.

The next design is of a fantasy style landscape consisting of a volcanic explosion, off in the distance, blowing up into the sky as lightning strikes down around the ashy smoke. In the foreground is a gritty style landscape with some murky water flowing around dead grass and rocks and a pond off to the left reflecting the electric energy singularity up in the sky. The sky then brings the whole piece together I feel with the blues, reds, and purples setting the mood of the whole design. I have a real passionate interest in surreal photographs and love to turn average landscape shots into something mystical. That is something I feel I created here, a chimera of different environments blending together.

My last chimera design is that of a hybrid beast standing on a hill top next to a fiery explosion. The beast is the hybrid of a deer head, tiger body, Komodo dragon tail, and the legs of a robotic lion. I had a little bit of a difficult time deciding which animal parts to use in this piece. Ultimately I decided on the head being a deer for the reason of many hunters mount the head of a deer on their wall. The tiger body is to show its aesthetic pattern and create a pleasing look to the beast. After deciding what to use for the head and the body, I wanted to go a little bit of a different route with the animals. I choose the Komodo dragon as the tail because I felt it needed a reptilian aspect to it. Finally I wanted to mix biological with mechanical so I choose robotic legs for the chimera. The legs, being mechanical, allow the beast to move around a lot faster than biological ones. Biomechanics is another concept that has interested me and because chimeras are a hybrid of different entities, I thought that this would be a great fit.