A picture is worth a thousand words. There is so much to ask about one picture. Why did this person take this picture? What was the purpose of the picture? Was there a reason behind making this picture black and white? Is there a hidden message behind this picture? All of these questions would sum up just what the photographer was thinking when taking it. Or they just thought, oh look a pretty tree, let me take a picture of it for no reason.
— Christine Bennett (@cmb4291) November 20, 2014
Here is a picture I picked out to write about. I loved this picture for a few reasons. One because I love the fact that the picture is in black and white. It gives it a completely different tone then it would if the picture was in color. Two, it is a building that all of us students can relate to seeing every day on campus. I must have past by this building a hundred times already and never really looked at it.The emptiness of the streets around it makes it seem abandoned or spooky. It makes me wonder when this picture was taken because there is typically a bunch of students walking by, especially with all of the soon to be freshman invading all of the building on their tour of the campus. To expand on the tone of the picture, the black and white of the picture gives it a dark feeling. Around this time in every semester, all students get that feeling of dread to go to school. It’s to cold out and only three weeks left of school and any student can feel that dreading feeling when they see this building, I sure know I do. I don’t want to get out of bed because my brain has already shut down for the semester. The black and white effect also gives it this spooky feeling like the building is haunted. I believe it is haunted, just not with ghosts. It is haunted with zombified students who are rooming the halls downing coffee to try and stay awake. I also take part in this zombified feeling. Especially when Christmas music is playing everywhere and when I think of Christmas I think of no school! Is is December yet? Anyway, so the emptiness of the building is really interesting. It makes it seem like no one goes to this building like it is abandoned. Though it probably was filled with students inside in class, it gives a different feeling. It almost gets my hopes up that the semester is almost done and campus will be a ghost town, literally!
— Brittany Smith (@BrittanySmithRU) November 20, 2014
Here is another picture that I picked out to talk about. It goes along perfectly with my first picture. Though it is not a picture that was actually taken by someone, but it is still considered a picture. I love this picture because it is something that all college students learn oh so well in their freshman year of college. College sucks! I regret not living it up in high school because I did not have the bills and responsibility that I do now that I am in college. I have no time for myself or to hangout with friends. It is as if your needs and wants go on the back burn once you hit college. The sad thing is that college haunts you for years after because the debt that we rank up in four years of college will follow us till we die…
I also love that this picture is so relatable. Every college student can relate to this feeling. It is a picture that any student can look at and laugh at how they can relate to it, especially around the time of finals. Stress consumes you at the end of the semester no matter if your are an extremely smart student, the stress will haunt you till that last paper or test is done. Oh the feeling is like a giant weight is lifted off of you.
To go back to the picture, I love that is is not just a snap shot of someone. It is a cartoon which gives it a more funny and relatable vibe. I don’t know what it is about cartoons that make a picture more interesting but I guess it is just more appealing since we all see selfies every day that a cartoon is nice to see once and a while. I mean I can only look at every angle of someone’s face for so long. Anyway, both pictures are different from each other but somehow have a similar vibe and subject to them yet are so different at the same time.