Wednesday, August 29, 2007
one of the best things about having to report to work by 7am is the sunrises. the second best thing is seeing the setting moon - especially when its full like it was this morning. i've made a few pictures on my commute to work, which usually means i'm late on that particular day. this morning was one of those days.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
i planted a half dozen sunflowers june 1st. (a little late i know....whatever) and today i'm enjoying their beauty. all have buds and you can see the yellow leaves ready to open up, they're just days away. this one is the "alpha" sunflower of the group. he's been out for about a week already and keeps getting bigger and bigger. today i finally took a photo to share.
Friday, August 24, 2007
i was SO excited about the first high school football game of the year. shooting games takes me back to the days i was in the grand haven high school marching band. games were not merely games, they were events. everyone was there, and its nice to see that tradition still lives on - and i still like being a part of that ... but tonight, mother nature had other plans than football. with 15 minutes until kickoff she unleashed one hell of a thunderstorm. heading back to my car, i turned around to get this shot of people doing the exact same thing i was doing - running for cover. strong wind just about pushed me over as i took the photo - and i could feel the horizontal rain pounding my entire back side. it was a creepy feeling. the game was eventually canceled because of lighting. what a show - i left without a single dry piece of clothing ... not even my boxers!
Friday, August 17, 2007
a few pix from last weekend's wedding ... my brother-in-law matt got married. i liked this "reservoir dogs" look-a-like photo and a picture of jack on the dance floor at the reception. their wedding photographer noticed i shot canon, so he let me borrow his bounce flash ... i like the effect, i'll have to buy one ... someday.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Saturday, August 4, 2007
i spent fair week following Evening News report Ray Kisonas around at the Monroe County Fair this year. it's all about being goofy and having fun with the people we meet and interview with a video camera while roaming around the fairgrounds. this is something ray and i started last year and continued again this year, although it didn't really catch on. even tho we put something on the front page every day it just didn't get any hits - at most we got 600 - 800 views - all 5 videos combined. half of which are probably people Ray and I know or work with. oh, well ... it's fun trying new things. video presents a whole new set of challenges. here is my favorite one - simply because it was fun cutting all these short clips together. enjoy. There are more on the evening news fair page too.