Jan 12, 2010

New year, new pix

So here we are in 2010, the world keeps spinnin' and my camrea keeps clickin'.... hey, what else am I gonna do right? And while I have been spending a little more time around the house over the last couple weeks for various reasons, the news cycle keeps spinning too, so it was kinda like a back to work week for me lately in some ways.
It used to be — and honestly it wasn't that long ago — I hated shooting inanimate objects, especially for a lead feature. Now? Eh, not so much. I have found that when I do get the opportunity to shoot like an old house or something I'm looking forward to it, as was the case with the Colbert House, which we ran a feature on last week. This was especially interesting to me, as my house is not even a half a block away from it. Of course the lead pic, above, was a little out of the ordinary I guess, but I liked it quite a bit. Below are still life's found inside, including a turn of the century (the 20th, no the 21st) wheelchair and piano.

One thing that seemingly never stops this time of the year (or really 3/4ths of the year) is sports. Saturday night I was up at Naselle for the girls game with South Bend (I was up in South Bend the night before for the boys match-up). And while I usually shoot from the balcony at that school I decided to switch it up ... and subsequently got nothing I liked all that much. However after figuring out probably the best way to light the Naselle gym, I was pleased once again with the results.

Last Thursday I shot a new Tae Kwon Do class that is being taught at the Elks Lodge of all places. The atmosphere was just too unusual not to try and incorporate into the shot somehow.

This is a couple weeks old now, but still one that I liked. Essentially someone accidentally drove into the front window of the Long Beach Pharmacy. WHile getting the standard pix of cleanup I noticed how the man somewhat resembled the mural of clammers on the side of the building, Bingo, front page wildart.


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