Friday, September 15, 2006
Friday, September 08, 2006
Monday, September 04, 2006
Yesterday I had 3 short little assignments in the early afternoon. I got them done pretty fast, not because I was rushing but because they were very simple. So I finish my assignments and head home for the day. Home is 45 mins from the office and the city of Ocala.
At about 6:45 pm I get a call from one of the Ocala editors telling me there's been a plane crash and he can't get a hold of any other photographers. So I begin my mad dash back to Ocala. Turns out all the photographers were out of town and one was in church until 8 pm.
The 2-seated airplane crashed in a peanut field a little south of Ocala. Hiking across the peanut field was interesting. I was praying for no snakes. The plants were almost up to my knees.
The occupants of the plane died upon impact, an elderly man and woman. They couldn't be identified when I was on scene. The small plane was registered in Louisiana so the people were most likely not locals.
Here's the ARTICLE
The rodeo was late Saturday night. Late night rodeos are a challenge for lighting as I learned. The arena was so dark and had a weird mix of lights, some looked to be flourescent and the others looked like tungsten and then I was throwing my flash into all of that. This time I did however take my flash off my camera and had Khuong hold it off to the side for me, attached still to the camera by the 2-foot-long Canon cord. It helped quite a bit.
I can't find the article online now, even though I read it yesterday...
But here are the 3 photos that were published. One of my favorites was left out. Again, I'll try to post it later.
One photo that wasn't published.