Quick update from the Illinois Girls State Track competition last weekend. I'm leaving out the basic running across the finish line shots. Instead are the falling, crying, pole vault, umbrella and praying to track shoes shots.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
My internship here in Peoria is drawing to a close and I've not posted nearly enough photos. As I move from my basement apartment back into my car I feel I should put up some shots before I become too consumed with other tasks. These are just a few shots I took in April that I have close at hand. In order, first is a feature shot of a Mustang League baseball team's first practice of the year that I stumbled upon after driving out to shoot a high school game that was canceled due to cold weather. These guys were tough enough to brave the chilly temperatures, though. Next is a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force watching the Prairie Air Show from out on the wing of his plane. Last month I also spent a rainy Friday evening at and Illinois State Police "Safety Check Point" where there were no major violations or arrests, just lots of people handing over their ID and proof of insurance. Fourth is a shot of some children playing with Peoria's anti-litter garbage can mascot. Second to last is a feature I found of some guys at a RC Car (remote control car, savy?) race track just north of the city. I saw the top of the observation deck through some trees on my way to shoot another assignment and decided to check it out. I'd never seen an RC car track before. Interesting way to spend a Saturday. And finally is a face painting photo, generally reserved for intro to pho jou assignments, I realize that I've never really shot face painting before. So, this fills in that gaping hole in my life experience. I just like that you can see this little girl's brother, who's face is painted like a tiger, staring on has she gets a flower painted on one cheek and a rainbow on the other.
Photos by Tom McCarthy Jr. at 3:40 AM