Photography

One Spark, The World’s Crowdfunding Festival

One Spark took Jacksonville by storm two weeks ago, April 9th – 13th. The city was bursting with art, creativity, musicians, innovators and much more. Never has the city experienced such a robust time in the spring. Experience the last day of One Spark through these images captured by your’s truly, AlbaCarol.

 

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My Piece of Jacksonville.

Jacksonville has been home to me for three years. Being that I’ve lived in places like Harlem- NY and Miami-FL, people would assume that Jacksonville would be less than impressive to me, but that’s far from the truth. From rainy days to sunny days, and from football games to a nice relaxing night, I’ve experienced some of the greatest times in the city of Jax. The people that I have encountered here, have been some of the most interesting people I’ve ever met; and the tranquility of places like Riverside and the Landing by the river, makes up for the craziness I may experience in a days work.  This is my Jacksonville and I love it – especially at night.

So there was this scavenger hunt…

 

It started off as a simple assignment for my assembling digital media class and turned into an adventure full of fun! I know it sounds cheesy, but I couldn’t have enjoyed myself more than I did in a class! The task of finding specific items and capturing them in a certain way to display the uniqueness of it was indeed fun. I never considered myself a photographer, but the way I was squatting down at certain angles to take pictures and the action of taking multiple pictures of one object at a time, sure made me feel like one.

The scavenger hunt included finding ten items but they had to be specific of course (or it wouldn’t have been a legit scavenger hunt). The items were: a reflection, “weird perspective”, person but no faces, rust, lines, something moving, discarded, signage, “intense color” and an interesting texture.

Who would’ve though ten simple things that I had to take a picture of could be found at dinner, and in the parking lot of a shopping center! Thank you Town Center for you made it all possible. I’m sure I could of found some of the items else where, but I feel like I found my items perfectly. I also need to give thanks to Baby’s R Us and Chipotle and my friends. If it weren’t for those two places and people, some my beautiful pictures would not exist!