Reflection on Assessment Feedback

Completion and moving on to the next Module

I was very pleased to be given 75% for People and Place. It’s taken a while to sink in I think because I felt quite ‘flat’ for a while. I received the written feedback two days ago and it’s quite brief. In fact comments on achievement against assessment criteria pretty much match the wording for the criteria. However, the Overall Comments and Feed Forward state:-

This is an excellent submission and your dedication to your studies and furthering your understanding is exemplary Your final project is visually accomplished and effectively and evocatively conveys a sense of the spirit of the place, and responds very well to the theme of the module as a whole. Great to see you developing personal projects independently of the module – try to pursue these in Assignments.

I felt particularly pleased at the words, “…evocatively conveys a sense of the spirit of the place” because that is something I’d been aiming for since Assignment 3. I’d also expected I might get a comment about the personal projects as well.  Somehow or other I just hadn’t been able to think around them enough to fit them into an Assignment and yet I’m not sorry about that. The work I did on Winchester Cathedral transferred into Templemere in terms of endeavouring to enter into the spirit of those different places.  Somehow, I think I’ve found an inner key; a floating absorption that seems to alter my vision and breathing and allows me to connect people and place in a way that satisfies me.

I feel more grounded now and in a better place to approach Digital Photographic Practice where I’ve been lagging for various reasons.  Many thanks to all those who’ve followed and encouraged me with feedback and support and I hope you’ll stay with me on my journey.

My new blog for DPP can be found at http://catherinebanksdpp.wordpress.com

13th December 2013