Photo Collage Rough Draft

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This is the rough draft of my photo collage. I chose to theme my collage after the Marine Corps because I am hoping to become a Marine Corps officer upon graduation from Washington State University. I used http://www.dotgovwatch.com/, http://www.dot.gov/grow-america, http://www.dvidshub.net/ as resources to find the pictures that I used in my collage. The emblem in the top right corner is the Marine Corps’ emblem. The picture to the left of the Marine Corps emblem is a picture of a officer saluting, this picture shows a little of how the Marine Corps operates, with honor and respect. In the bottom left corner is the emblem for the Marine Corps base in Quantico Virginia where many members of the Marine Corps are trained. Underneath the quote there is a picture of a Marine Corps rifleman and a Marine Corps tank. Both of these pictures show the power, specialty and skill of the Marine Corps, both on their own through the rifleman and with technology through the tank. In the bottom right corner there is a picture of the US Marine Corps War Memorial near Washington D.C. being a memorial this picture shows the United States appreciation for the Marine Corps and what the Corps has done for the United States during times of war. The quote is by John Paul Jones, a famous Captain during the American Revolution. “I have not yet begun to fight” was Captain John Paul Jones response when he was asked to surrender by an English vessel. I chose to integrate the pictures as if they were part of the American Flag to show how the Marine Corps and the military as a whole are part of the nation in an intimate way. I used the blend tool to lessen or increase the dark or light colors seen in each picture in order to make it appear that the pictures were part of the American flag. I also added a shadow to most of the pictures and had to erase the background on some in order to make them fit in as seamless as possible.I Used levels to add different levels of light and opacity to pictures until I felt that the pictures blended together well. I enjoyed working on this rough draft and look forward to improving the collage.

A Fresh Start

I am surrounded by new people, living in a new state, experiencing colder climates and thrilled to be living through it all. I was born in Albuquerque New Mexico where I lived until I graduated high school, I recently made the move to Pullman Washington to attend Washington State University and obtain a Chinese degree.

When I was growing up I was given the opportunity to try a wide variety of different activities and hobbies. One of my favorite pass times was to play sports. I competed in tennis, track and field, basketball and swimming. While I was participating in my favorite sports to keep me active I developed a love for music. I learned to sing, play the oboe, play the saxophone, play the piano and play the trumpet.

My desire to stay busy and active as a child never changed as I grew up. I picked my favorites from the organized activities I participated in as a child and chose to continue them at a more competitive level through high school. I joined the Eldorado High School swim team, concert band, marching band, show choir and concert choir my freshman year of high school and continued in all but band until I graduated.

Senior year the question what do you want to do when you grow up became a lot more serious and relevant then it was when I was a young child. In an effort to answer this question for myself I decide to apply for the NROTC scholarship in dreams of being in the United States Marine. After a few long months of training, applications and waiting I received my scholarship to attend Washington State University and become a member of the NROTC UI/WSU battalion.

These are the activities and accomplishments I have been involved with but they do not say who I am as a person. I am an energetic person, a go-doer, a curious cat, a creative mind and a woman striving to learn new ideas and skills. I struggle to stay still but also fine comfort in relaxation. I am Kaisha Davis.

To learn more about me go to: https://daviskaisha.wordpress.com/about/