Psychedelic Joker

I took this picture just this weekend at Comic Con in Manhattan. I was walking through the  pathways packed with costumed patrons, bouncing from booth to booth, from bacon lollipops to swords, to discount dvds and vintage comics. Blasting Linkin Park music and a gawking crowd drew my eye to this booth as the artist performed his trade for all to see, but this intense and psychedelic piece of art kept my eye.

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The Path

Its a journey with obstacles but Im going to walk through it.

Take a deep breath. Look at your feet. The rock your standing on is wet and filled with moss. You can easily slip off, but it’s okay; you can just take step back on it again. Look up this time. You can see that you got a long way to go. But it’s okay, you know it’s worth it and your going to to walk through it cause you know you’ll be fine.

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Cobble Hill Cinema

It is one of the older buildings in the neighborhood, yet it stands out due to the intricate design. Reminding us of the old time cinemas, they have “Cobble Hill Cinema” in bold big letters, glass doors, and a small window to buy tickets. Above the sign, doors, and windows, the building is brick with two shades of red. Lean window-like panels decorate the building above, 10 in total. Each carrying their own story of old time films. In one panel you can see the Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy and in another, what looks like Charlie Chaplin. Old classics fill each of the 10 frames while wheeling you into their journey.

-Kathy Park

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The Lady of the Harbor

I can securely say that I have seen the Statue up-close and described her more than 700 times and this is one of the few pictures I took of the Lady of The Harbor.

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Globe

I love snow globes and searched up a few images and found this one very interesting.

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Photo for Essay # 3

This photo is a picture of a six-Macaron gift box from MacarOn Cafe on west 36th Street near Time Square. Marcarons are french dessert made with egg whites, almond powder, confectioners’ sugar, and food coloring and stuffed with different favor fillings in the middle, like Oreo cookies. I took this photo on Monday, September 17 when school was closed for Rosh Hashanah. It was my first time going to MacarOn Cafe and I went with my boyfriend, Henry. Henry and I was mesmerized with all the different colors and favors of the macarons at the cafe and had some difficulties choosing only six of them. The cafe had the macarons organized on a wide clear counter shelve with three columns from the lightest color, a creamy vanilla to the darkest color, a dark chocolate. In the end we decided on the Rose, Blackberry, Passion Fruit, Honey Lavender, Lemon, and Raspberry favors. In this photo, I had my camera focused on the bag with MacarOn Cafe on it and the first three macarons because I wanted to put emphasize on the three most appealing color macarons I found in the cafe-which is a strawberry-pink, a sparkly gray, and a yellow mustard color.

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Hi Class,

Here is an example of a picture that I took and my description:

Manhattan-Stonehenge, 2011, Sean Scanlan, size: 968×1296, Medium post size

I took this picture in the early spring of 2011. The shot is of the sun as it is framed by skyscrapers on either side of E. 21st St., looking West, of course. The sun is setting and seems perfectly centered by the “cliffs” or buildings. I was walking with my friend, Tom, and on our way to play ping-pong at a place called Spin, which is a few blocks north of Union Square. What is so interesting about the picture is that the lens created the effect of all the red circles, I never saw them until after clicking the shutter. The red is overwhelming, but I can still make out the street scene. At first, I did not like the white car on the right side, but after further reflection, I liked how it adds perspective and the illusion of speed. Lastly, the lens also created the effect of a bright slash that goes through the street, straight down. I like that “sword” as it bisects the frame.

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How to Sign up, Join, and post a photo:

STEP 1: Here is a link to help you set up an account on Openlab.

https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/blog/help/signing-up-on-the-openlab/

STEP 2: Here is a link that will help you join my class.

https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/blog/help/logging-in-to-the-openlab/

The shortcut to step 2  is that you should click on the menu tab labeled “Course Profile” on this website, then go to the right side and click join now.

STEP 3: Posting a photo.

https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/blog/help/adding-images-to-your-site/

To add your description, just type inside the box underneath the image that you have posted. Be sure to click the blue “Update” button on the right side of the page.

If you have any questions, please email me. As a last resort, I can post your photo and description if you email it to me…please keep the size of the photo under 1 megabite.

Best,

Prof. Scanlan

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Description: An Example

Hi Class,

Here’s a description of a store:

“It was a narrow room, with a rather high ceiling, and crowded from floor to ceiling with goodies. There were rows and rows of hams and sausages of all shapes and colors–white, yellow, red, and black; fat and lean and round and long–rows of canned preserves, cocoa and tea, bright translucent glass bottles of honey, marmalade, and jam; round bottles and slender bottles, filled with liqueurs and punch–all these things crowded every inch of the shelves from top to bottom. ”

-Thomas Mann

What is the dominant impression of this scene?

 

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See you at Brooklyn Bridge Park!

Hi Class,

I’ve finished grading Essay 1. They were great!. I’ll bring them to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Please remember to bring Essay 2 (and the process work) in a paper folder to the park.

Best,

Prof. Scanlan

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Parallel Structure

Hi Class,

Here is an example of a fine paragraph. Notice the parallel structure throughout:

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