Saturday, April 28, 2007

SLC - UF takes 3rd place in NCAA

There were some sad faces in Salt Lake yesterday evening.
Including my own.
I expected the Gator girls to win the National Championship and you could tell they were very much hoping to as well.
There were no tears though and I think the girls remained strong throughout the evening. This can only drive the returning girls to try harder next year.
Georgia won for the third year in a row.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Salt Lake City Day 2

The Gators advanced today to the final six competition which will be held tomorrow.
Salt Lake is still Salt Lake though and the speed limits average around 30 mph.
I had to "join a club" tonight to have a drink.
The people of Utah are very nice and friendly thus far.
Shooting gymnastics is going better than anticipated and tomorrow I hope to focus on doing some close-ups with the 300mm.
Although I lugged it all the way here I haven't yet used it. But tomorrow I will force myself to do so to add some variety to the photos.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Salt Lake City!

Well I made it.
I'm safely tucked into my hotel room and enjoyed some room service dinner after a long day of plane rides leading up to a quick switch over to photo mode as soon as I touched down in Utah.
A 12:30pm landing gave me not much time to make it to the scheduled practice today but I made it just in time to catch a tail end of uneven bars and all of the beam.
1pm Mountain time tomorrow is competition.
That's 3pm back home.

High Springs Pioneer Days

Soccer POY

Another "sportrait."

04.18.07 Virginia Tech Vigil


Another dance assignment, wonder why? :)

Basketball POY

POY "sportraits"
It's that time of year again... play of the year.
And sick of the typical waist high portrait I ventured into a different direction with the boy players of the year. Since I had two out of three on the first day I decided on the "look" of the photos and just went with it.
(With the aid of some of the guy photographers in the office and cheering on the basketball players. I guess if one guy thinks it's cool the rest will too.) Either way it worked.
The basketball players loved it and were pumped to keep jumping for me until I got the shot.

Friday, April 20, 2007

National Child Abuse Awareness Month

They do this every year here. A group will plant as many pinwheels as there were cases of reported child abuse in Alachua County in the past year. This year they planted 1,716 pinwheels.

04.15.07 Airshow

I tried to find something different than the standard planes in the air.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Prom Rugby 2007

FINALLY got to shoot this, it only took me 4 years...

Spring Art Festival

Cold Easter

04.08.07 Gator Baseball Loss

04.07.07 Gator Baseball Win

La Chua Trail

Big gator on the La Chua Trail... one of my favorite places to go when I need a break and need to experience nature.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Spring Break Public School Style

Spring break is this week for Alachua County public schools.
The paper needed some photos showing this so I was on the hunt for spring breakers all day Sunday.

Bye-bye UCLA

Some portraits