Saturday, December 25, 2004

Merry Christmas!

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

No Trespassing

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Car Ride

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

Bentley looking out the car window on the way to my grandmother's house.
He's one curious little dog.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Last Published Photo of the year - Tree Lighting

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

Emily Wilder and her brother Benjamin take a closer look at the tree during the Tacachale ceremony Tuesday night.

To read the article that accompanied the photo click here.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Merry Christmas from Bentley and Me!

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

Here's the card Ginger made of me.
I love it! Thanks Ginger!

Final for JOU4603

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

Don't be caught with Santa's milk!

Monday, November 29, 2004

Published Photo - Grieving

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

Melissa Dominguez, a UF junior majoring in public relations and Spanish, lost her father when she was 10 years old

To read the article that accompanied this photo click here.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Published Photo - Micanopy

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

While loading a painting into her car, Jean Tyson pauses to talk to Brenda Osborne, who was passing by Tyson Trading Co. on her bicycle in Micanopy on Tuesday afternoon.

To read the article that accompanied the photo click here.

Monday, November 22, 2004

Holiday World Dance Recital

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

Amira Sa'id, a professional belly dancer, performs Sunday afternoon at the Holiday World Dance Recital put on by the Middle Eastern Dance Association at the Thomas Center. All proceeds benefitted the Alachua County Humane Society.

(not a published photo)

Friday, November 19, 2004

Published Photo - Israel Awareness Week

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

Justin Bangs, Daniel Bloom, Becky Rosin and Jewish Student Union president Ari Kaiman compete in the "Most Extreme Israeli Challenge" Thursday night at the new Hillel Jewish Center.

To read the article that accompanied the photo click here.

To see more pictures click here.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

JOU4603 - Assignment 11

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

Headshots of Ginger.
Click on her picture to see more.

JOU4603 - Assignment 10

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

Person using product. :)
Good chewing Lynn.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Published Photo - Puerto Rican Week

Puerto Rican Week
Originally uploaded by morgpet.

Andria Roa speaks up during the discussion forum hosted Tuesday night at La Casita for Puerto Rican week.

To read the article that accompanied my photo click here.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Veteran's Day/ World Peace Vigil

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

Mike Fara and Heather Loring stand on the corner of Main Street and University Avenue Thursday night. They led a silent candle light vigil in honor of veteran's day and to support world peace.

It was beautiful.

Portrait of Professor

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

Professor Langford has been teaching in the UF College of Music for the past 33 years.

This photo was originally suppose to run with an article about him on Friday but because of budget and an enormous amount of ads, which take priority over photos, it was cut due to no space.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

JOU4603 Group shot

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

This week we had a little fun in class.
We challenged our teacher Tommy Thompson to create a group portrait of our class, or those of us who showed up this week.

The class usually starts at 7:10pm or 7:20pm so we figured a yawning picture would be very appropriate.

So much fun.
We later took the group shot to a new level as we divided up and jumped into the shot from both sides. A few bruises may surface, but we had fun bonding.

Monday, November 08, 2004

Published Photos - Bikers on Parade & Gator Walk

Two published photos today.

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

To read the Bikers on Parade article click here.

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

To read the Gator Walk article click here.

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Jou4603 - Assignment 9

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

In studio fashion shoot, using only little on/off camera flashes.
(I used three Vivitar 283 flashes.)

Fun fun!

Friday, November 05, 2004

Published Photo - Recurso Gala

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

Wonderful event with two great speakers.

To read the article that accompanied my photo click here.

Voting Location

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

My voting location on Nov. 2 was the Harn Museum. It is such a gorgeous building and I thought I should document where I voted for the first time ever.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Election Night Photo Coverage

Along with five other Alligator photographers, I went downtown Tuesday night to photograph the local results of the election. Although none of my photos ran in the paper, three did make the election night photo story posted online.

Elections Photo Story

My photos are numbers 1, 5 and 6.
Because there were so many of us, we split up during the night and I had the least luck of actually catching photos of the candidates.

Sunday, October 31, 2004

Jou4603 Assignment 8

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

Motion & Stop motion

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Published Article and Photo - Lunar Eclipse

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

My first article accompanied by my own photo.
It was a long night.

To read the article I wrote click here.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Published Photo - Haunted House

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

Morgan Petroski / Alligator Staff
Patrick Banis, chairman of the Jaycees haunted house, works behind the scenes Monday night. The house will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.

To read the article that the photo accompanied click here.

Monday, October 25, 2004

Biketober Fest. '04 Daytona Beach, FL

backside babe
Originally uploaded by morgpet.

Home for the weekend and for the excitement of Biketober Fest. (click on the pic to see more)

Thursday, October 21, 2004

JOU4603 - Assignment 7

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

Lighting was to highlight the product, not the person.

Brad with hairdryer... lol. He was a good sport.

Friday, October 15, 2004

Jou4603 - Assignment 6

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

Fashion shoot this week with a transparent prop (sunglasses). Eva is so much fun to photograph. :)

Friday, October 08, 2004

JOU4603 assignment 5

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

Ice House Gallery :)
Fun time.

(Click on picture to see more.)

Published Photo - Towing

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

This one wasn't posted online but was printed in the paper today.
Here's the link to the article that accompanied it.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Published Photo & Article!!!!!!
This is my published photo for the day.
This is my very first published article in the Alligator. :) It concerns Starbucks increasing their price by 11 cents starting today.

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Nicaragua Photo Album

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

I finally got around to putting a group of pictures online from Nicaragua. :) Click on the picture to see the rest!

Buck Off

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

This was a just for fun shoot. It was a fund-raiser for a local fraternity held at :08 Wednesday night.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

JOU4603 - Assignment 4

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

Same as assignment 3 but with light source altered. (Flash diffused into umbrella.)

Friday, September 24, 2004

Published Photo - America

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

Rock steady
Classic rockers America, of "Sister Golden Hair" and "Horse with No Name" fame, perform Thursday evening at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts.

(It ran in the paper, but since there was no article with it, they didn't archive it to its own page and therefore it does not have a link.)

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Published Photo

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

Click here for Velma & Tracey album

Below is the link to the article that appeared in the Alligator today. Although my pic is not displayed online, it was printed.

Monday, September 20, 2004

Ginger's Eyes

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

Practicing some of the stuff from this summer. :)
Of course she has the oh-so-hard blue eyes to colorize.

Published Photo

This is from my party patrol ride along.

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Ginger - Assignment 3 Jou4603

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

Assignment 3:
1. Taken from shady area with bright backgound behind subject. (These are the ones of Ginger with the sky behind her.)
2. Taken indoors, with a window behind subject. (These are the three pics with her hair down.)
3. Taken in bright sunshine with the sun either overhead or behind the subject. (These are the rest of the group, including the one posted here.)

To see the entire group of shots, click on the above photo.

Friday, September 17, 2004

Published Photos

Story 1

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

An album of more pics from the photoshoot.
(click on the pic)

Story 2
(with a messed up cutline)

Sunday, September 12, 2004

JOU4603 Assignment 2

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

This week's assignment was a group portrait using reflectors or fill flash.

Friends Jackie, Lane and Jenna were gracious enough to be my subjects.

And in other news... I'm officially an Alligator staff photographer as of tomorrow.

Sunday, September 05, 2004

My day...

Miss hurricane Frances needs to hurry up and get here some time soon.
3:36 AM Sunday and it's just starting to drizzle in Gainesville.
Whoa make that down-pour! It JUST started getting very loud.
Yesterday (aka Saturday) was sooooo long. I shot a roll of film though, notice, not digital. I can't wait to get it back, but that will have to hold off until Frances leaves us. I guess I'll have to start another blog dedicated to film images. :D Yes, so this roll was of pre-hurricane stuff. Film is so exciting.
I've been trying to format my very very own web site from scratch, but have stumped myself after making a few pages in Adobe GoLive. I'll put it on the back burner for now and just work on my blogs.

Saturday, September 04, 2004

Welcome to new york

welcome to new york, originally uploaded by alba.

Not my photo, but thought it deserved to be posted since I don't have any interesting digital pictures to post at the moment.

Friday, September 03, 2004

New Web site

In lieu of creating another blog devoted only to SX-70 images, I am commiting this blog to my digital images only. Therefore, I may change the web address to reflect this, but not any time soon.

My new site of SX-70 images can be found at:

Posting should begin soon, if hurricane Frances doesn't knock out power.

Stay safe Florida.

Monday, August 30, 2004

Change of Pace

I have come to realize I am too glued to my 10D. It's great and all for the photojournalism side of me, but for some reason whenever I use it to take "creative" or "just for fun" shots I am never pleased with my results. It's probably just some road block in my mind, but I have a solution! For a week or so I will dust off and carry around my old SX-70 polaroid camera. I love that camera! This means to post any pics I'll have to scan them at a friend's house (hint, hint, here I come Lynn).

Hopefully I'll also be getting some more daily assignments from the Florida Independent Alligator, those of course will be digital though.

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Assignment 1 - Jou 4603

Originally uploaded by morgpet.
Lynn was my guinea pig once again. :)

Flash environmental portraits...

Direct flash & diffused flash were the two parts of the assignment.

Assignment 1

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

Friday, August 27, 2004

Ashley 1 & 2

Originally uploaded by morgpet.
Latest prints of mine.

Working digital I've noticed I don't print out pics any more.

Is that bad?

So maybe I should go back to film? I admit, I do enjoy it more.

My View

Originally uploaded by morgpet.


Originally uploaded by morgpet.
Yesterday's visitor.

He seemed to be a rather large hermit crab.

I forgot to ask his name, as I was running late to class.

"French Fries"

Originally uploaded by morgpet.
John Henry's "Alachua" on the UF campus. Cost to University: $75,000.
Many have mocked it, including past UF Vice President Robert Bryan who nick named it "French Fries from Hell" and threaten to have himself chained to the piece until it was removed.
It's still there.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Be Creative

Originally uploaded by morgpet.

UF landmark

Originally uploaded by morgpet.
OK so what is this thing? Does anyone know? It's certainly not a sculpture, it's just a rock. A rock that many people say either resembles a potato or even a gator. (I still don't see the gator.)

In my art history class, our first assignment is to define art in our own terms and also bring in an example of something we consider to be art and something that we don't consider to be art.

So is this rock thing art?
My opinion?

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

After the storm...

Originally uploaded by morgpet.
Daily afternoon rainfall in the Gainesville is not the most up lifting, but the sky this afternoon made up for the depressing weather.

Took this picture while in bumper to bumper traffic on Archer.

Wall Art

Originally uploaded by morgpet.
Four foot by five foot art piece by Morgane, which now graces the wall of our apartment.

Pretty cool.