Throughout the week I tried to capture a variety of moments; a mix of the mundane and exciting. The diversity of settings I captured includes a variety of lighting and I enjoyed playing around with the composition of each photo.

At first I thought it made the most sense to tell the story in the chronological order of the photos but as the week went by, a different order started to take shape. As it stands now, my photo essay works to tell both the story of a single day and that of my week as a whole. It begins with coffee (as all great things do) and then introduces our protagonist. In the third shot, we meet our supporting cast (my housemate) and after school we begin our adventures, visiting the beach, the park, and San Francisco. Finally after a yummy dinner, we drive back home as the sun sets.

Coffee beans sit in a jar on the counter in an apartment in Berkeley, Calif., on Sunday, June 13, 2021. Lily always begins her day with a hot cup of coffee. (Lily Ramus / Journalism 110)
Lily Ramus, 19, poses for a self portrait in her room in Berkeley, Calif. on Sunday, June 13, 2021. One of her hobbies is collecting music posters. (Lily Ramus / Journalism 110)
Olivia McHaney, 18, of Redding, Calif., stands in the kitchen of her apartment in Berkeley, Calif., on Thursday, June 10, 2021. This is where she and her housemates attend class during the pandemic. (Lily Ramus / Journalism 110)
Sea foam washes up at Buchanan Dog Beach in Berkeley, Calif., on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. The San Francisco skyline and Golden Gate Bridge are visible in the distance. (Lily Ramus / Journalism 110)
The 400 block of Castro St. bustles during Pride Month in San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Lily Ramus / Journalism 110)
Olivia McHaney, 19, of Redding, Calif., laughs with friends at Tim Moellering Field in Berkeley, Calif., on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (Lily Ramus / Journalism 110)
The ‘Vegan Ramen’ steams in a bowl at Ramenwell in San Francisco Calif., on Thursday, June 10, 2021. The hot soup complimented the chilly weather and outdoor seating. (Lily Ramus / Journalism 110)
Olivia McHaney, 19, of Redding, Calif., drives home after a long day of exploring San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday, June 10, 2021. She enjoyed watching the sunset on the way back to Berkeley, Calif.. (Lily Ramus / Journalism 110)