Professor Polack
Professor Polack, a distinguished computer science professor at the University of Mary Washington, possesses a deep curiosity for global exploration. Driven by a desire to broaden her understanding of different cultures and technological landscapes, she aspires to study abroad in countries across the world. Professor Polack's ambition to study abroad exemplifies her commitment to enriching both his own academic perspectives and the field of computer science as a whole.
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Iceland, where we spent weeks exploring the stunning landscapes of this Nordic island. One of the highlights of the trip was driving around the famous ring road, a 1,332-kilometer highway that circles the entire country. Along the way, we marveled at cascading waterfalls, rugged coastlines, and towering glaciers. We had the chance to immerse yourself in Icelandic culture, sampling traditional cuisine and learning about the country's history and geology. This unforgettable journey through Iceland's dramatic beauty left a lasting impression all of us.
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After leading a study abroad trip to Brazil and Argentina, where the students explored the wonders of the Amazon Rainforest, embarked on a captivating river cruise along the Amazon, and marveled at the breathtaking Iguazu Falls from both sides of the border, Professor Polack decided to create a photo book. With meticulous attention to detail, he curated a collection of photographs capturing the vibrant landscapes, fascinating wildlife, and joyous moments of the trip. I aimed to provide a visual narrative that would forever remind the students of their remarkable journey.

Parrot on Frog

One of my favorite art pieces I saw at Parque Das Aves was the frog fountain. Even though it was a simple fountain sculpture, the water shooting from its mouth was appealing. Also, the green trees were a fitting background for the frog.

One of my favorite birds I saw was the yellow-crowned parakeet. Not only I was able to get aesthetically pleasing photos of them, they were gorgeous birds. I wanted to do more with the photo I had with the parakeet on the rail, so I placed them on the frog.

I chose to create a postcard because I wanted to give a small overview of the Parque Das Aves attraction to a person who has never been there. The green borders captured the heavy emphasis of green in the photo. The text pops from the screen and border, which can be a marketing tactic for people to visit the attraction.