Posts Tagged ‘Panorama’

I have been a photographer since high school and for those who have not yet read the blog introduction and tried to guess my age, I was in high school at the end of the 60s.   Yes, I will be 57 this year and later this year I will start homeschooling my two sons who will be in the 2nd and 4th grades.  It’s OK, do the math.  Everyone else does.

I sat down tonight to crop a bunch of pictures to use in the header.  Generally when I am taking pictures, I am thinking in either horizontal or portrait format and in a ratio of 4 to 5.  We photographers also like to use the rule of thirds in our composition.  In a nutshell it says that the image will look better if the horizon is either one third of the way up from the bottom or one third of the way down from the top.  The same general principle applies to vertical objects and their proximity to sides of the images.

So what does all this have to do with homeschooling and my blog?  Well as I mentioned when I am taking pictures I am thinking or visualizing the final image at a ratio of 4 to 5.  The blog header requires a ratio of 4 to 1.  Not 4 to 5 … 4 to 1.  I have to think out of the frame (box) in order to recompose these images to fit the header requirements.  Thinking out of the box will be a trade mark of mine as I endeavor the teach my kids over the next few years.  Like every parent, I want the best for my kids but I am known for taking the road less traveled.  I will rely on standardized curriculum and other resources to keep me and the kids on track for learning what they need, but some of it, maybe a lot of it, will be out of the frame or box.  This blog is about the trip down that less traveled road and all of the stuff that I find lying around the box.

So, back to the header images.  I will endeavor to change the header image each day but at the very least I will change it each time I post to the “this guys to old to have kids that young and try to home school them too” blog.

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