Dec 30, 2011
As a follow up to the previous post that featured a gallery of my favorite pix from 2011, here are a few "leftovers" that never made it on the blog, or maybe the paper or the gallery. However, I still like'em.
The most substantial work I did this year, I think, was a continuing series of portraiture, mostly for the weekly Q&A.
Chef Joe Day
Mayor Bob Andrew
Cell phone pix became a little more ubiquitous for me, here's my favorite one of those.
Dec 28, 2011
I always feel a little weird saying that this is my "best" of one year or another, so lets just say these are a collection of images that I liked best or were most happy with over the last 12 months. Here's to 2011,
Dec 21, 2011
Dec 12, 2011
The first two hoops games I shot this year — NHS-IHS boys and girls — I set up some remote lights, which I don't do too much of anymore. Didn't really love the results so went back to ambient. It's still a work in progress IMO.
Dec 6, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Dobby noted that the deer rack on his garage wall was captured by Ilwaco's first mayor, oh so many years ago.
Unfortunately, these were about as close as the ducks got to us all morning. The guys were also skunked when Tim went out with them. Guess the CO is bad luck for ducks!
Despite not getting a shot off I was totally pleased with how it went, and even got a slice of Mrs. Wiegardt's marionberry pie afterward. Totally worth getting up at 6 am for!
Nov 28, 2011
The picture above is the first time I've seen Brush look somewhat normal since this whole thing started. All the previous times I've photographed him in court he was haggard looking, unshaven usually, and in a jail jumpsuit with shackles. Quite a bit different today as he was clean shaven, wearing casual clothes, and strolled around the front of the courtroom during breaks.
The trial is set to last for the better part of the next three weeks, and I will likely be in attendance at least once each week.
(FYI, in case it wasn't obvious enough, any opinions shared on this blog and mine, and mine alone and do not represent the newspaper or anyone else. This is simply a retelling of things as I saw them.)
Nov 22, 2011
Back on Halloween I got this pic of these porthole pooches while trick or treating in Ilwaco. It's running this week coupled with the pic below, which is really way more Halloween-esque, though I just took it like a week ago. (Thanks to my man Stu for the assist on this one!)
The first real winter storms started hitting us this week and I did something I don't think I've ever done before — shoot the enormous waves crashing into the cliff face at Waikiki Beach in Ilwaco. They were HUGE
This past week was also the start of winter season sports practices. It felt really weird shooting a hoops practice on Friday instead of a football game. It threw off my whole week.
And finally, LB police chief Flint Wright was the Q&A this week, and this was the result of our two minute portrait session — I really like it.
Happy turkey day to all, and to all, a good gravy
PS - I also finished up my new portfolio website, which has a link at the top of the blog (or HERE if you prefer). It has a variety of galleries in a variety of categories Take a look, lemme know what you think
Nov 12, 2011
Well, I sure wasn't expecting to be posting these pix, especially so soon. The Comets, who went into the first round of the state playoffs last night undefeated and ranked second in the state. However, they draw the short straw and had to play a really, really good Adna team, and could just never get on track, losing a season-ending game 41-8.
This was probably a bad sign — in more ways than one... The sign the cheerleaders made for the team to run thru after halftime ripped in two thanks to a gust of wind.
You can see some more pix from this game on the Friday Night Sights Blog HERE