Monday, November 24, 2008

October Portraits

Some selections from the month-long portrait frenzy.






Wednesday, November 19, 2008

First snow of the year.

It was October 14. It snowed on top of the Sandia Mountains and I was sent to the crest to see just how much snow there was. I kinda forgot about driving in snow and briefly got stuck in a ditch... but four-wheel-drive got me out. I made it to the top and back. At least this year I didn't slip on the ice and fall on my butt. :)




It's been a while...

I've been really bad about blogging for about a month and a half. I've been busy with Balloon Fiesta, portraits, election day fallout and quite a few pet related stories. On top of all that I had two different dances events I photographed for myself on the side. It's been a few crazy weeks and I think I got sick twice during all of it.

So here we go. I'll try to break the past month down into categories. The first... Balloon Fiesta.








Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tweet Tweet


A Sunday Bird Expo kept me surrounded by feathered friends.


Sports sports sports.

A short lived schedule change gave me Friday night lights practice, on top of other high school sports...








Midway @ the Fair


Saturday, September 20, 2008

.NM State Fair Queen.

Thank you ladies for allowing me to hang around during the speech competition!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A dive.

The pool had re-opened and a feature photo was needed. This little guy was having fun diving although his father kept correcting his form.


Lobos Tab 1

I was assigned to photograph Louie Lobo and Lucy Lobo for various sports tabs throughout the season. I had about one hour to get as many different cover shots as I could that could be saved and used for different games. It was high pressure but very fun. I'm going to publish them on here as they are published. So here's the first and probably my favorite from the night. The poor girl dressed as Lucy Lobo had to keep jumping on my command and I know she could barely hear me yelling "1, 2, 3..." through the costume.


Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Slew of portraits.

Lately it seems as if I've been on portrait detail. Just my imagination I'm sure...

UNM's new announcers were shot in the studio, where I attempted some film noir look. It sorta worked I suppose. Next was a quick office shot of two Sandia Lab researchers who helped crack the anthrax case. They were finally given clearance to talk about their work last month. Then I photographed a Picuris Pueblo potter. And finally a man who has worked at a local hospital for nearly 47 years cleaning surgery tools.

And there are more portraits of UNM's Louie and Lucy Lobo, but they haven't ran yet, so I'll hold off on those for now.


mp_anthrax04/A1/Morgan Petroski/082108

mp_picuris01/ARTS/Morgan Petroski/081308

mp_lucero01/A1/Morgan Petroski/081808


This was for a story about how Argentine tango is growing in Albuquerque. Dance is still my favorite thing to photograph. Some things never change. :)

mp_tango04/ARTS/Morgan Petroski/081208

Glowing light

Cross-country running practice one afternoon as the sun was setting. Man I love the light out here. Still it does amaze me. I try not to use fill-flash (yeah sorry photo editors who like fill-flash) when I can use the natural southwest glowing light instead.

mp_gonzales/RR/Morgan Petroski/081108

It's September.

A year anniversary of my landing in Duke City has come and gone. As year two creeps by I realize suddenly that I will begin to see things repeat themselves, events, holidays, etc. As obvious as this is to many, I see it presenting a challenge, at least for the first repeat year. Last year I saw the city and community with fresh eyes. Seeking creativity out of yearly events is my job now. I know what to expect and somehow feel as if the city doesn't have much more to show me. Now I know this to be not true, but with the state fair and balloon fiesta coming up next on the calendar it's what I'm facing. Maybe in a week this feeling will have passed. Maybe this is me finally realizing I'm here for good (for now). Maybe it won't be as hard as I'm imagining. Maybe.

Show me what you've got Albuquerque...

Monday, August 18, 2008

Christmas in July

Nothing like water aerobics being led by "Santa" in July.

mp_santawater/RR/Morgan Petroski/072408

Golf Fashion

This story finally ran last week. Running around on a golf course with my big ol' lights trying to avoid golfers playing through was quite interesting. At least it was a sunny day, windy but sunny.

mp_golffashion01/SPORTS/Morgan Petroski/071508

mp_golffashion05/SPORTS/Morgan Petroski/071508

mp_golffashion03/SPORTS/Morgan Petroski/071508

Thursday, July 24, 2008


I wish this sprayground was a hair higher for us grown people. It looked soooo fun. Summer is almost over...

mp_sprayfeech01/METRO/Morgan Petroski/072308

Broken Amanda

One of our reporters, Amanda, wrote a first-hand story about her soccer career and the numerous injuries that came along with it. I didn't know a person could break both arms four times each.

mp_amandasoccer/GO/Morgan Petroski/070308

Thursday, July 03, 2008

End of the Trail

This was an assignment I wish I had known about beforehand. It would have made a nice multimedia. Next year. Next year. Single Action Shooting Society's final event of the year is considered the world championship for the shooters and brought participants from around the world.

mp_SASS01/MVT/Morgan Petroski/062208

mp_SASS04/MVT/Morgan Petroski/062208

mp_SASS06/MVT/Morgan Petroski/062208

mp_SASS02/MVT/Morgan Petroski/062208