I feel like every time I write a blog post I have to fight the urge to start with, "the past week has been busy (or hectic, or crazy, or exhausting)". Perhaps most of my weeks are that way, hence this is a giant blog post to compensate for my web absence as of late. Anyway, in lieu of an actual blog post theme I thought that I would share some stuff that I have shot recently that you may have missed, and some images that you definitely didn't see because I didn't turn them in. That is unless you have been standing behind me as I edit all week, in which case please stop being creepy, or say hello, preferably by bringing me a sandwich.
The Saturday before last I found myself in Port O'Connor for Poco Bueno. Although I was dreading the assignment because it is rumored to be hot, fishy smelling (I don't even eat seafood), hot, crowded by drunk people, and hot, is was not that bad and was overcast for most of the day making it a nice day by the water. Here are two of my photos from the event that went into the gallery Frank Tilley and I compiled. Found HERE.
I thought that this was an interesting take on the traditional "people looking at things" photo. At least here he is looking at things in duplicate.
I really liked these photos because I think those boys were the most excited out of anyone at the event. I appreciate that.
Last week I ventured out of town yet again (I am practically a truck driver with a camera some weeks) to Galveston for a dance camp for young girls. I was determined to come out of that assignment with at least one "pretty" picture of the dancers that I liked. Finally they turned that lights off to stretch and I managed to make this photograph of one of the girls looking out of the door.
Onto photos that you haven't seen. I had the pleasure of meeting former Dallas Cowboy's player Jay Novacek when he spoke at Club Westerner last Thursday. Although the club is what I like to call "the-terrible-dark-yellow-cave-designed-to-ruin-my-life" I did get this photo that I liked of Novacek's shadow as he was being interviewed by Don Brubaker from the TV News.
This past Saturday I jumped from cowboys to beauty queens (and back again. I covered the Victoria Open Pro Rodeo directly after the Miss Victoria Pageant Saturday night, my life is a little strange sometimes.). Neither one of these photos made the cut for the paper but I held on to them anyway.
First is what I like to call my Cindy Lou Who photo. Getting pretty is not always a pretty process which I am sure any woman who has ever been in a beauty pageant, wedding, gone to the prom or worn a bikini will tell you.
Second is from backstage at the beauty pageant. I tried really hard to make this photo work but it still remains an almost for me. This contestant was pacing backstage and rehearsing her speech before going on stage and I just wanted her to move just a little more into the light and cover up that garbage can but she never did. I wish that I would have been able to photograph the formal wear part of the competition but alas, I had a rodeo to get to.
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