Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Zulu the 3-month-old Zebra is part of the state fair petting zoo.
Dislikes: Kiddie hands that grab ears, people calling out "Hey Zebra come here."
Likes: ZB (aka Zulu's Buddy) which is his goat best bud, being scratched on the neck, people who know how to give treats properly, and licking my hands.
Monday, September 10, 2007
I have figured out how to post Soundslides into Blogger! (Actually with some help from SS's own Joe Weiss. THANKS!!) So here is my first multimedia piece for the Journal. I suggested it after realizing it's most likely the biggest game of the season and the first home game. I was responsible for some of the feature photos, sound and final production. The photos included were taken by staff photographer Jim Thompson, fellow intern Shaminder Dulai and myself. I upgraded to Soundslides Pro and enjoyed using it without any problems!
Panhandlers exist in ABQ too. But they are not nearly as common as in Gainesville. Currently the mayor suggested more restrictions on them. Right now it is illegal to panhandle during evening hours near entertainment districts.
Sunday, September 09, 2007
I turned this assignment from a photo illustration of a 20-something sitting at a computer into a quick portrait series to better illustrate the generation which I, and my friends, are a part of. It required some fun and well-worth-it overtime. I'm loving the openness of creative freedom here.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Monday, September 03, 2007
I experienced my first cornfield maze yesterday. I followed in this family and we let the 4-year-old and 5-year-old get us lost. It was soooo much fun. We went in circles so many times and didn't even bother to look at the map. Guaranteed good time, children and a maze. We were rescued by an employee.
The physical energy of this city is amazing. As I was driving at 6:15 am to this assignment the marathon was already in full swing and I was passing people of all ages along Coors Boulevard just going for a morning hike. This is an active place to live. Live it up and get moving should be the city's motto.
This next photo is somewhat of an outtake but yet reminiscent of Borat and thus had to be saved for posterity. He won the 5K and I think his one person cheering squad was more excited than he was.
To highlight an upcoming event by the YWCA, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, city officials suffered through 30 mins of high-heel wearing good times. Halfway through the shoot they all had to sit down because their feet were killing them. Every woman in the office was standing behind me egging them on. Then when we were done one man sat in the wrong spot (in front of my still ready camera) as he gracefully took off his red high-heels. I wish I had video of the shoot. I haven't laughed that hard on any assignment ever. The men were such good sports as I asked them to stand, sit, cross their legs, turn out their front foot, not roll in on their ankles, etc.