Friday, July 31, 2009


I get to travel to all the exotic places :)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Boat Race

The Scripps Fairy dropped by overnight, leaving bundles of new-to-us photo and video equipment. It was exciting, yet sad, because all the equipment once belonged to the staff at the Rocky Mountain News. Now its being spread out among the papers left in the chain. My excitement returned when I found a lens marked "GANNAWAY" on the barrel of a 16-35mm. With my new tool in hand, I set out to make some fantastic images with a lens once used by a Pulitzer prize winner.

The funny thing was, my favorite images of the day (from a cardboard boat race) were shot on my own trusty 50mm 1.8 (above) and my 70-200 zoom (below). They are the lenses I carry around all the time.

It's a quick lesson on how it's not the equipment, but the photographer. The lens may not give me Pulitzer powers, but it's a nice motivator. I hope every time I see that name on the bottom of my lens I'll work a little harder to get the best image.

I'll try and make you proud, Preston.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

City Swim Meet

I went to the City Championship Swim Meet today, apparently a little too late. While I came away with some nice, clean swim images, I didn't have time to try and get the sort of odd, quite, behind the scenes images I like to play with. This group of girls, hanging onto one another as they go from the staging area to the starting blocks, was the closest I came to something different.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

July 4 Parade

Flags, palm trees and little old ladies. Just a few of my favorite things.