Urban Street Photographer: Anthony Danielle

Anthony Danielle is an urban street photographer. His style contains the person with the main focus to hold a certain object that might symbolize their daily lives. Usually, other than the main focused person, there will be a few people at the back just walking along the street.

The technical style of parallelism can be identified easily in Anthony Danielle’s photos. The buildings in the streets are spread across the street. The buildings are usually placed at the sides of the picture. Nothing special was added to create something special, which makes the viewers feel a sense of daily lives.

https://photolemur.com/blog/interview-anthony-danielle

Above is the site where Anthony Danielle interviewed about his photography.

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Dragon’s Eye

Title: Blossom Blues

Author: Elicia Bullock

I saw this picture at the display in front of the cafeteria. The picture connects to me by the colors used in the picture. I enjoy taking pictures that involve a lot of colors in one picture. This picture was entertaining by using colors such as blue, green, sky blue, pink, brown, etc. Although the picture involved nature that I was not interested, the artistic skill used in the photograph was fascinating. The very clear water and the merging with the clouds and flowers beside it, made the photograph to look very artistic. The out-focusing in the photo, where the blurred bushes were at the back, were some technical skills that I really liked to try when taking photos. The rule of thirds was being used. The water or the lake covers up two thirds of the picture and some flowers and tree branches intervene at some points. Both the artistic skill and technical skill made this picture look even more lively. It made the viewer’s attention to look closer and be engaged.

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Street Photography Day #1

On April 12th, our class went to take street photography in a park across the school. The intention was to take pictures of how people, buildings, and other street related objects would be set on a daily basis. Some people were enjoying shows inside the park, some went out to walk along, and some took pictures of beautiful flowers within the park. I mostly took pictures of flowers and the design inside the park, because that held my interest the most.

This photo is a red flower behind the background of the sky. I liked this photo by the color, texture, and the use of background in the image. To be specific, this photo was taken in an angle where the camera was facing upwards to the sky. I intentionally included the electric lines at the back, because I wanted to show the relation of nature and modern streets. Some highlights were that the red flower was clear and the out-focusing was used as I wanted it to look like. I learned that it is very hard to converge two separate themes together in one photo. Furthermore, next time, I think I would need to show a different background to show the ‘modern’ theme. There were several apartments that could’ve been shown too.

This photo is a picture of a few apartments behind the park. I liked this photo, because of the parallel structure and the unique angle. I changed the angle of the camera to match the horizontal line of the picture at the top. I thought that this would be more interesting instead of just taking an apartment picture. Some highlights were the moderate use of lighting. In the picture it was not shown, but there was the sun facing the camera, consequently making the picture look dark. I successfully managed to escape from the sun. Through this photo, I learned that there can be different ways to make a photo that look boring, interesting. Next time, I think I can work more on involving different objects inside the photo do not just only have apartments.

This photo was the name or symbolism for the building and the park across the school. The photo had the rock in the middle and few apartments at the back. I think that the highlight was to have the rock centered in the photo. I personally think that this photo did not show the urban or street photography in daily life. Next time, I think it would be more effective to include diverse topics inside the photo.

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Create and Improve #3

Day 5:

The first prototype was experimented. However, the energy potential car was spinning in circles which wasn’t my expectation.

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The above movie shows the car spinning in circles.

I decided to change the length of the rubber band to change the amount of rotations/spins it can do. 

During the process:

 

By changing the length, I then used the same steps to build up the energy potential car and ended up with this: 

After making a few changes, I re-experimented my prototype which was a success. The energy potential car moved forwards in a steady position which was my expectation. By having the wooden stick spinning, it would have the rubber band to curl around and create elastic energy. As soon as I let go of the car, it would start moving forwards using kinetic energy. This shows the energy transfer of elastic energy to kinetic energy.

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The above movie shows the car going in a straight direction.

 

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Create and Improve #2

Day 4:

I finalized by 1st prototype which was an energy potential car. The materials included rubber band (7 cm), 2 CD disk (radius 6 cm), long wooden stick (9.3 cm), short wooden stick (3.3 cm), and 2 pieces of cardboard (11 cm by 5 cm).

The way the car works is by spinning the wooden stick in one direction so that the rubber band is going to be tied between the two CD disks which creates elastic energy. When released on the ground after spinning the wooden stick, the car will transfer elastic energy to a kinetic energy having the car to move in a certain direction.

 

My intended scenario was to have the energy potential car to move forwards after spinning the wooden stick in one direction. However, the energy potential car was spinning in circles which meant that there was a significant problem during the process of making the car. Next class, I would need experiment with different dimensions or resources of materials that can help the energy potential car to move forwards.

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Create and Improve

Plan

Day 3: Finalize sketch and plan, start making energy potential car

Day 4: Finalize energy potential car, evaluate and think of rooms for improvement

Day 5: Start making improved energy potential car (adding improvements)

Day 6: Finish all cars and fixed car

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Define and Inquire

5 Precedents:

Energy Potential Car #1, Energy Potential Car #2, Magnet Potential Car, Plastic Bottle Fan, Rolling Machine

How will your device/toy demonstrate energy transfer?

The potential cars have rubber bands connecting two CD disks with two cardboards attached together. There is a thin wood which ties the rubber band and when spinning it in one direction it can transfer elastic energy to kinetic energy. The car will start moving until the elastic energy has been fully transferred. Other precedents such as magnets and rolling machines involve the use of magnets to have the force to move the car.

What new skills do you need to learn to create your device/toy?

The skill to construct materials with correct dimensions is the new skill that I can learn. During the process, I will have to use correct figures and measurements. For example, the CD disk needs to be correctly placed so that the car wouldn’t be unbalanced.

The car is going to have a greater mass on the side where the small wood piece is attached. However, since the other side of CD disk has a rubber band stabilized, the car wouldn’t go to a specific direction.

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Breaking the Barriers (Capstone Video Project)

With 2 months of hard work and research, my finalised Capstone Video was done. Several SDG goals were there and my topic was SDG 16 related global governance. Although it was a hard topic, I still managed to research sophisticated websites through primary, secondary, and various sources.

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Experiencing Graph and Equations with Visualisation of Catapults

Preparing the Challenge

At the start, my group searched for a lot of ideas to fix and make catapults. We considered about sustainability, accuracy, and several other techniques a catapult needs to get a successful product. In the end, we planned out just a simple catapult to build in the Phet Lab during Math Class.

Making the Catapult

During the process of building the catapult, there was a lot of problems. Our visualisation of the catapult wasn’t nearly to our plan and we felt like we wasted our time during the first session of building. That was the point where we changed our minds and decisions to construct a new source which was a crossbow. A crossbow as a whole is very hard to make and takes a substantial amount of time. Although it took several hours to build and finalise the whole product as a whole, we were able to manage and make the catapult at the end.

Testing the Catapult

During the catapult challenge, I felt like the crossbow was okay and was on average. When the size of the ending point was shrinking to a smaller size, it was getting harder and harder to make the accuracy percentage to a higher level.

Reflection

Going through variety of perspectives, acknowledging diverse lenses, our final catapult was successful. We tried to use a much solutions and ways to solve out different challenges and I got to know a whole lot about quadratic equations and graphs.

Click the catapult JS link below to see the video.

Catapult JS

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Polymer Project Journal Entry Notes 4

Design Journal Checklist # 4

 

Optimising Prototypes

  • You describe important observations about each of your prototypes and identify strengths and limitations of each prototype.
  • Recommendations for future improvements to your design.
  • You make a claim about which prototype was most effective for meeting your goal, and your claim is supported by evidence from your observations.
  • You present a clear method for how to make your final design.
  • You reflect on the design process and what you have learned.

Communication

  • Your writing is clear and concise with few grammar errors
  • You use scientific terminology
  • You create multimedia that suits the post and presented my information in a way that clearly explained my topic.
  • Group video is also linked to post
  • Your blog post demonstrated a sound ability to meet the publishing standards for a blog post, including a clear title with “Polymer Journal #”, a category of “Science,” and tags

 

Prototype Observations

Prototype Observations Strengths for this Prototype Limitations for this Prototype
-Color is light blue

-Not too sticky

-Bouncy

-Easily rips when pulled on each side

-Easily breakable/fragile

The bounciness and the stickiness was very close to what we needed it to be. Wearable products need these techniques. It was to weak for it to be a strong and tight wearable product. It easily ripped off which wasn’t good to use.
-Color is light green

-Very sticky

-Not bouncy

-Stretchability is excellent

-Not easily ripped off

The stretchability and the tightness of the polymer was very effective. There was less inconvenience with putting it on a shoe (easily attatch to stuff). It was too sticky, so it caused the feet to get stuck in the shoe during the experiment. Useless when it is hard to take something on and off.
-Color is pink

-Not too sticky

-Stretchability is just right

-Not easily ripped off

-Bouncy

-Soft

The criteria was all met and it added all the benficial points of the first two prototypes which meant that this was the best design. It had to have a little more stretchability, but it was full enough to have a complete wearabel product’s ability.

 

 

Prototype Claim

Use evidence from above observations to complete.

 

Prototype # 3, called Loopie, was most effective for meeting our goal because:

Our goal was to create a polymer that is not too sticky, stretchability is long/wide, not easily ripped, bouncy, and soft for a wearable product. As we can see in the picture above (pink), it has the perfect ability and technique. All the expectations were accomplished. In order to have a wearable product be convenient, it needs to have a just right stickiness and soft texture, so that it doesn’t cause any other catastrophic problems. For mainly shoes, it can be very effective. With various sizes using our hands to stretch it for larger use, it can be beneficial for kids who are growing. On the other hand, glasses can be fixed (shown in the video).

 

 

 

Method of Final Design

Give a summary of how your final product will be made.

Make sure you list the steps and amounts used.

 

  1. Start by having PVA solution, borax, water, white glue, plastic cup, stirring rod, and graduated cylinder.
  2. Pour 51 ml of PVA solution using the graduated cylinder into an empty plastic cup.
  3. Pour 0.5 ml of water and white glue using the graduated cylinder into the plastic cup.
  4. Pour 10 ml of borax using the graduated cylinder into the plastic cup.
  5. Stir the substances inside the plastic cup using the stirring rod.
  6. Put the substance changed to a polymer on your hands and gently smooth it out.

 

 

Reflection

What was the process like?  What was challenging?  What was interesting?  What did I learn?

I felt like that in order to create a perfect polymer, it is very challenging. At first, I thought the we just needed to combine the materials given and mix it to create and meet our expectations. However, that wasn’t easy, because the accuracy and the specific amount of materials change and makes the whole process to fail. I found out that white glue wasn’t the main one that made the polymer sticky, it was when white glue was mixed with borax the most stickiest part. Originally I thought white glue itself was very sticky. I learned that in order to create a polymer, we need to understand process of polymerization and if we slowly see the process, the connection between the polymer and the actual experiment is very fascinating to do.

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