Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Spent most of my day in Salado dashing between assignments and hanging out in the Salado Visitors Center sending photos back to the paper. Last assignment was at a Salado Eagles Baseball practice. After I shot my assignment I had a bit of time so I hung out shooting silhouettes at the batting cages. I think this meets my silhouette quota for the month.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Last Friday I covered a talent show in Belton, a.k.a. "Belton's Got Talent". It was kind of a flash back to high school or college seeing how these kids were before taking the stage. Now, I never went on stage, but I remember being nervous as hell when I got my first real photo assignment via the sports department at the weekly newspaper in Las Cruces, The Bulletin. I was so scared I would screw it up, but the old sports editor there, John Keith, kept calling me for the next three years to shoot his assignments, so I couldn't have done that badly with the first one. Flash forward to me now: I'm shooting at least three assignments a day, plus roaming Central Texas for wild art, and I still get nervous once in a while. In the end, I've learned those nerves help me stay focused.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
Spent most of my morning trying to re-organize my archive, but I was sidetracked by looking at old images. The shot above I took at a football game in September 2011. Now to get away from my archive and my machine I'm taking my dog and a holga for a walk.
Monday, February 11, 2013
I covered the Bell County Rodeo this week. While I have covered rodeos all over the place, the first day of this rodeo was something new for me. Normally, you just hear the national anthem followed by a Christian prayer. But this time, the announcer spoke for all the faiths practiced in the U.S., mentioning that he had great respect for them. Everyone then bowed their heads in prayer. I don't know if this
is happening at other rodeos, but I was was pleasantly surprised to witness it in Central Texas.
Monday, February 04, 2013
Spent my weekend with these two lovely ladies. Ok, so I spend most of my weekends with them, but this weekend was different since I had three days to hang out (not the normal Sunday/Monday weekend I get every week). We spent the weekend touring around the area, first at the Walker Honey Farm and Winery then Sunday headed out to Mother Neff State Park. I could definitely get used to three-day weekends, but tomorrow it's back to the grind stone. I feel pretty refreshed after all the wandering.
Friday, February 01, 2013
Rain that collected on my passenger side window early in January as I wandered Temple looking for weather art.