Experimenting with Graphics


The picture above is one that I took while taking an Ethnic & Gender Equity in Education class over Winterim. For this class, I took a trip with 23 other students and two chaperones to Mississippi Valley State University. On our way back home, we stopped in St. Louis at the Old Courthouse where in 1846, Dred Scott sued for his and his wife’s freedom. This is one of my very favorite pictures that I took during this trip. The ceiling of the Old Courthouse was like nothing I had ever seen before. The colors were so soft, and the murals were so detailed. I was awestruck.

Below, I took that original picture and played around with graphics using PicMonkey. I wanted to create a more dramatic look. I wanted to change my original picture to the point of it being almost unrecognizable. I think I did a pretty good job… The colors are brighter, and I added a lot of contrast between the shadows and light. The result kind of reminds me of a stained glass window… I won’t say that this is the best editing job ever, but it was my first attempt!


For now,



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