November 1: It's time to say goodbye. It's that time of the year. The weather is turning colder and without a doubt, the days are getting shorter (ie, less light for outside sports). It's time to say goodbye to local Fall sports. There are a few football, soccer and volleyball games going on with teams… Continue reading Time to tackle new things head on.
October 29: Whoops. Sometimes I'm able to catch some spectacular shots. Athletes showcasing incredible talent and skills. Athleticism, that if I han't caught it with my camera you would never believe my story. And of course there are times when my shots make the blooper reels. Candidates for "America's Funniest Home Photos." Unfortunately, such was… Continue reading I meant to do that.
October 27: Little men playing a big man's game. Friday night under the lights is an iconic American event. High School football being playing across this big country. Wooden bleachers, cheerleaders, marching bands. Here locally, at least, there's also Middle School football. And when it comes to cross-town rivalries, it's a big thing. Manteo and… Continue reading Football, it’s not just for Friday nights anymore.
October 24: A petunia by any other name... Once again I took a photo and immediately saw something else. This time I b edumacated. Who remembers having to read those lines in school? Until next post be kind, be safe, and go find out "What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks?" Please subscribe to the blog… Continue reading “Alas poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio”
October 23: Wow, what a concept. Yes, what a concept, photographing a football game during the day, in Light!!! ISO 100 baby!!! The word “photography” literally means “drawing with light”. The word is derived from the Greek words phōtós meaning “light”, and graphê meaning “drawing or writing”. So if LIGHT is the cornerstone of photography,… Continue reading “In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary” – Aaron Rose
October 21: It's like herding cats. It's time to organize. I need to finish editing a countless "stack" of photos. I've been on such a mad rush to shoot so many games, matches, events, that it's now time to stop and smell the petunias. Time to just seat outside in the cool air with a… Continue reading Trying to get your ducks in a row
October 17: "The best laid plans of mice and men." Remember last post when I discussed planning for a shot? Well, I envisioned a shot, I planned for the shot, the play started to unfold to yield the shot, I didn't get "the" shot. I don't often shoot from the end zone at a high… Continue reading Close, but no cigar
October 15: "Close to the action" There's a lot to getting a good sports shot. Of course you need access to the field, but there's a lot more. You have to anticipate where the action will be. Prepare your gear to capture the action. Follow the action all the way to the end - even… Continue reading ‘Don’t stand, don’t stand so, don’t stand so close to me’
October 14: "No. You people drinkin the wrong water.." A lot of people support a football team. There are of course the coaches. There's the trainer, but don't forget the water boy. The Bobby Bouchers of the world. Always there to give the players what they need. H2O. Sweet tasting water. Until next post be… Continue reading ‘You’re a better man than I, Gunga Din!’
October 9: I'm wit ya tweety, I'm seeing some strange stuff too. Is it live, or is it Memorex? Should I take the blue or the red pill. Man, things are getting weird. Admittedly, I did recently watch the rock documentary "What a long strange trip" about the Grateful Dead. Did the acid culture somehow… Continue reading I tawt I taw a puddy tat!!!