These past two weeks have been depressing because of midterms, but the photo walk really helped me relax now that I’m done. I thought the walk was nice because I was able to explore new things that day. I have actually never seen the CSULB sign that was shaped with plants before. Also, I have never been to the Japanese Garden even though I have lived at Hillside College during my first year, which was right next to it. Although, I have been to the Pyramid before so it wasn’t new to me. Two out of three things were new to me so I thought it was great! Our group didn’t have to walk all across campus to get to the Japanese Gardens either. Instead, we took the campus bus to get there, which was really convenient.
For my photos, I decided to take as many as possible so I could choose the ones I liked after. I wasn’t really looking for anything in particular, but I did try to capture some photos while crouching to see if that changed the view a bit. I was never really into photography and my phone’s camera is mediocre in terms of quality, but I did like the photo I took of the zig-zagged bridge because I thought it had a nice design. The koi fishes were really awesome too!
My group’s guide was Maddy Braverman. I thought she did a splendid job at being the photo walk guide. She was very friendly and welcoming to everyone. I thought her idea for hopping on the campus bus was great because it saved us from walking a long distance. It also allowed for more time to explore the Japanese Garden as well as the Pyramid after. Nothing went wrong and everything went very smoothly. Props to Maddy for being an awesome photo walk guide!