Monday, November 26, 2007

sports post

Since the last update I've taken quite a few more pictures. This post is going to be all sports, though. I've been gathering hours on the sidelines here shooting the multiple state final games that have taken place this month. None of the St. Louis teams that made it to the state final game won. All losses. Start of with some soccer at the Anheuser-Busch Center and then class 3, 4, and 6 football at the Edward Jones Dome. Lots of sad high schoolers. Oh, and for the last game I shot on Saturday I took the time to go shoot from up high. Managed to get that photo of the opposing team stretching over the goal line for their seventh touchdown. Lots of sad high schoolers.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Up to date

Might as well start this post off with a photo from a fire that seriously damaged a home across the river in Illinois. At first I was trying to shoot this from over the backyard fence, which was the first good vantage point I came upon, but I noticed people just kind of standing around in the yard so I walked around the block to the front and just walked right back to where the action was. I wish I could shoot more fires up close and wide like this. I was able to get off quite a few shots before someone noticed me and told me that, for my own safety, I needed to go back out to the street. The second shot here is of construction workers at a new building that I was asked to get a shot of. I did the basic building mug shot, but had this nagging feeling that I needed to try for something more. Luckily, my next assignment was at the building next door so I hung around and tried to make something more compositional and feature-ish. Up next is a portrait of a 96-year-old woman who originated the linguine recipe pictured in photo number four. The fifth photo is from a slow feature hunting day. These guys are cleaning one of the old buildings at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery while a stone fox on the adjacent building looks on. Got the Gateway Arch in there, too. Now if only it were ethical to photoshop out errant light poles. Next is a shot of a young woman who is fixing to open her own shoe shop downtown (it's the red building behind her). Silhouette shot of an F-15 Eagle in the Missouri National Guard hangar at Lambert Field. <<<(that was not actually a sentence) I think I made some sort of offhand remark about how I thought interns were supposed to shoot all of the high school sports assignments. So, last week I shot high school football and soccer.

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