Think. Compose. Expose.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
This is a sequence from a remote camera behind the net of a recent women's soccer game. Luckily, camera's today are tough enough to take the occasional kick. The cool part is the last image in the sequence shows the UVa player who scored the goal. The last image overall was what I had intended to capture with the camera position.
Scanning through 1500 images under deadline from Saturday's UNC football game I was bound to overlook and image or two. Although my colleague Megan Lovett got THE game winning shot, this was a nice runner up showing good emotion from Cedric Peerman after he scored a TD in the last minute of the game.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Last night while 99% of you were in deep sleep, I had the genius idea to drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway and photograph the Perseid Meteor Shower. The above blurry photo is the only visible fruit of that labor. But what you can't see are the dozens of fireballs that streaked all around the tiny frame of sky that I was capturing. Or the crisp mountain air that transported me straight into Fall.
It was a really great night. And even though I had to wake up four hours later for work, I'm thinking of doing it again tonight. Even though yesterday was the peak night, there will still be meteors for a few more days. I have experience now, I have a better plan. Then again, my pillow seems really attractive... maybe I'll try again during the Leonids in November.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
This image comes from a story that never made it into the paper. Uriah J. Fields, a local musician and civil rights leader, belts out a song while visiting central place on the downtown mall. Fields is a mall regular and known for his singing. According to Ace from the Cville- Fields served as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s secretary during the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-56 (about which Fields later wrote a book, Inside the Montgomery Bus Boycott) and fought in the battlefields of the Korean War. He’s one of many interesting characters here in beautiful Charlottesville, VA.