So I had to take a portrait of this guy Matt Beckwitz of the Alamance County Genealogical Society at City Hall, which is a pretty unimpressive building for photos. But the story was about the preservation of trench art, which isn't something you hear about every day, so I really wanted to make it interesting somehow. I got there, and the guy seemed to feel rushed, well I wasn't sure because he wasn't much of a talker. So I took something not so great and let him on his way. And then the sky became marvelous, right as he went back inside - should I try this again? Would he be into that? Well, I got him to come back outside, and he was nice enough to concede. I thought - there's this gorgeous sky, and the thing he's holding is a plane - and look, there are flags- an American flag even! Well, there are plenty of things I would do differently, like spin that plane around going the opposite direction, and maybe have a third light in there somewhere. But I guess I got my sky portrait out of the way.
This is how I will always remember the 2007 Photojournalism Conference in Atlanta...
Julie Moore of Burlington has trained her German Shepherd Ripley to jump over hurdles at the K-9 Corner adjacent to the Beth Schmidt Park in Elon Tuesday afternoon.
So I've been pretty slack about updating this blog-(sorry!) But you really haven't missed that much. My internship at the Burlington Times-News is culminating in a few weeks, I will stay until I have to go back to class and hopefully be able to go to a few games after it officially ends. Here is some stuff I took a while back- for my first college basketball game which was a Carolina game. I got hit on the head with a basketball, and had a really good ball scramble frame in which the uniform was blown out. I had a really good time overall and learned a few things about things. For these I used a combination of D2H and D1H with a 70-200 and 50mmm.
These are from the Carolina vs. Duke game a couple of weeks ago - a real hair-splitter. Greg Little saved the day-that's him in the middle there (8), in the bottom photo.