Tuesday, October 30, 2007

News, Sports, Features

I've been keeping busy lately and my phlog updates have suffered as a result. The first two photos are from a four-alarm fire in Festus, Mo. a few days ago. The third news shot is of search and rescue crews investigating a building that collapsed last week. Luckily, no one was trapped inside. The fourth shot is from a regular section called "At Work With." This guy works for Critter Control. I also got to shoot my first NFL game this weekend. Here's a wide-angle shot of the 0-8 STL Rams on their way to the most recent loss. Photo number six is a feature I got during a rainy weekday on the north side of town. I thought it was worthwhile to shoot since they were cooking out in the rain, plus I thought I could do something cool with the mural on the side of the building across the street (it's a skyline of St. Louis - always easy to recognize by the Arch). I never did get what I wanted with the mural, but this seemed like a nice moment. United Auto Workers went on strike at the Chrysler plant outside of town so I spent the day out at the picket lines.

Lastly, I put together a soundslides from the 2007 Greater St. Louis Marching Band Festival at the Edward Jones Dome on Saturday. The marching band festival combined with the football game meant I spent most of the weekend walking around on fake grass. Click on the photo below to see the soundslides on the Post-Dispatch Web site.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Month Two of Post Posts

Starting into month number two up here in St. Louis and I've got a bunch of photos I never put up from last month and few fresh ones, too. Here are the highlights, I guess. First off is a fresh shot from this weekend's Scottish Games that I'm happy about. Then I've got two pictures I shot at a carnival celebrating Rankin Technical College's 100th anniversary. I liked the first one, but my editor wanted the second one (a different shot entirely actually ended up running). I've also got some food photos that I promised two posts back. The first one is the one that ran, I think. The second is my favorite because I think it looks like it is from 1984. Lastly, some shots from a baseball practice being conducted by one of the two teams that will be competing this weekend in an effort to break the record for World's Longest Baseball Game.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Constructing Photos

One month into this internship and I'm already preparing to send out another slew of portfolios for an internship in the Spring. Hassle. Something I shot at the beginning of last week ran today. There's a winery south of St Louis that is building houses on site for people to buy and live in. The idea is to create a little village at the winery/vineyard. None of the houses are finished yet, but there is a spa and restaurant done already. The houses are supposed to be reminiscent of the old French colonial architecture in nearby Ste. Genevieve. I basicly tried to get construction photos that showed the expansive view. Try to show a sense of place and not just a bunch of construction photos. Despite it being an overcast day it turned out pretty well, I think.

Of course, shooting at a construction site wouldn't be complete if I weren't given a hard time by the workers. This guy asked to borrow my camera so he could take some shots of me. I told him he was going to have to find his own camera if he wanted to take any pictures. He found one.