Think. Compose. Expose.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Seeing the light

I was lucky enough to see and capture this image when hiking Old Ragg in Madison County for the 1st time ever last week. A big thanks to my tour guide Jason Watson (pictured). This is by far the best hike in the area.

Close call

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.

The overlooked photo

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

Need color for the front page

Here are two photos proposed for the front page of the DP. The one on the right is more visually stimulating but the left photo was choosen because it was a color front. It would have looked good on A2.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Great Balls of Fire

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

Fields with Song

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.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Crosby, Stills and Nash

Local photographer Jack Looney getting up close and personal with the band on Thursday night at the Charlottesville Pavilion.