I've added a few new photos to the gallery from my Basic Photography class, including a neat shot of a fire hydrant in downtown Salem and a couple of the projects that we've done so far.
The hydrant was especially nice as a "diamond in the rough" shot. We were tasked with going out to three different locations to take photos for about half an hour. During that time we could only move about one step in any direction from our original place and had to take around 30-40 pictures. I chose the entry to one of the alleys in downtown Salem as one of my three locations, thinking that some of the city/nature views would allow for a fun balance. I took the picture of the hydrant as a filler while trying to line up something interesting and it ended up being one of the only photos I ended up liking... Who knew?