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This picture is a snapshot of my favorite spot at Seneca Park Zoo. The image captures the path that leads from the main trail down to the wilder part of the park.  This image, in my opinion, visually represents the concept of “inside/outside” mentioned by Zagacki and Gallagher.  They say that “by ‘inside/outside,’ we refer to the experience of moving (1) between constructed spaces, such as a museum space or an urban landscape, to less constructed, more organic spaces such as the outdoor park or the rural landscape (p. 3).”




This is a beautiful picture. I don’t know about you, but I really enjoyed this week’s reading. Generally we talk about how mankind ruins nature. This week we get to focus on how we can coexist with nature and appreciate that which is man made along with that which is organic.


Great picture! I really identified with Helmer’s statement about how often, we as the viewer believe that images only serve as “window” to the location of the actual image. While this is true, this image illustrates her point that quite often, we can’t just look at the image and know exactly where it was taken or what the image actually is. At first glance, I thought his was a picture of the woods. Come to find out- its of the Seneca Park Zoo! I automatically assumed that your camera was a window to the woods somewhere in New York state and fell in to the trap that so many novices of visual communication analysis do !


I agree that for the most part, Seneca Zoo does a good job of this, but the second you leave the zoo you are back out into the city.

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