All posts by Madeleine Perkins

maddyperkins.me

http://www.maddyperkins.me

My website is in its preliminary form partly because I don’t have work that’s ready to be displayed on it yet. It’s strengths include that it has a good, clean theme and a very user friendly navigation bar. I also successfully managed to get my work on the home page – which was something I had been having trouble with.

My theme didn’t support the uploading of a photoshopped logo but I think the one the theme comes with is sufficient and clean cut enough for someone who is planning on being a sports broadcaster. I did create a logo – when I tried uploading it to themes that would support it,  it came out pixelated and strange.

Here it is. I plan on continuing to omit it from my site.

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I had no trouble embedding my resume and figured out how to adjust the picture/remove the comments from my about page. However, even though the site is attached to my twitter account, the tweets haven’t been posting yet. I have only recently added that component, so hopefully it’s just taking some time to sync. If not, that’s a wrinkle I’ll have to smooth out.

I think this site is basic but just what I need right now. There’s definitely room to grow.

Feedback is appreciated – WordPress is hard.

 

 

 

Wednesday Knight Fights

Well, here it is. A bunch of crazy dudes fighting each other with Medieval Weapons.

Lessons learned:

  • Church gymnasium lighting is not the best. It presents quite the challenge when you’re trying to shoot fast-moving sparring matches.
  • Knight fighters may be enthusiastic about the idea of you taking their photograph, but when you actually show up they get wary.
  • Say what you want about this bizarre practice session, their armor is HEAVY and they do beat the bejesus out of one another. I tried on a helmet and felt like my head was bogged down by rocks.
  • I tried to take portraits of a few of the knights using the portrait setting, but they did not come out well. I did not include these in my essay.

Nonetheless, challenge accepted.

Ch-check it out:

https://madeleineperkins.jux.com

 

Scavenger Hunt – Moment, Light, Color. Maddy Perkins

Moments

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23 September 2013 – New York, NY.  Visitors observe James Turrell’s “Aten Reign” at the Guggenheim. 23 September 2013 – 09/23/13. Photograph by Maddy Perkins/CUNY Journalism Photo
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25 September 2013 – Mount Vernon, NY.  Passengers wait for train delayed by New Haven Line Service Breakdown. 25 September 2013 – 09/25/13. Photograph by Maddy Perkins/CUNY Journalism Photo
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25 September 2013 – Bronxville, NY.  Early morning view of Cross County Parkway from Midland Avenue. 25 September 2013 – 09/25/13. Photograph by Maddy Perkins/CUNY Journalism Photo
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26 September 2013 – New York, NY.  Early morning view of One World Trade Center. 26 September 2013 – 09/26/13. Photograph by Maddy Perkins/CUNY Journalism Photo
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23 September 2013 – New York, NY.  View of James Turrell’s “Aten Reign” at the Guggenheim. 23 September 2013 – 09/23/13. Photograph by Maddy Perkins/CUNY Journalism Photo
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26 September 2013 – Bronxville, NY.  Flowers in a Midland Avenue apartment building’s garden. 23 September 2013 – 09/26/13. Photograph by Maddy Perkins/CUNY Journalism Photo