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Friday, October 31, 2008
Here is another photo from the Snow v. Hurricane game and this guy in the green was amazing. His name is Adam Timo and he plays quarterback, running back, punter and kicker. If he could throw the ball high enough, I'm sure he could play QB and receiver on the same play. Trouble is, he had a bull's eye on his back the whole game and Hurricane defeated Snow despite this one man wonder.
I went down for the St. George Marathon and to prepare, I decided to eat some pasta, drink lots of water, stretch my legs and shoot a football game. A natural choice. The last time I tried this technique prior to a marathon, I slept in and missed the first five miles of the race. (which I went back and made up at the end) But this time, I left the game early, got enough sleep and made it to the bus with time to spare.
So I was introduced to a guy who identifies himself as a Traceur. My wife posted an entry on her blog about this very thing. A traceur is a title for someone who actively participates in Parkour, (and I mean ACTIVELY) which is a sport of urban running, climbing and flipping. This Anthony the Traceur made some very nice pictures for me. Here is a link to watch this art form in action.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
One of my favorite events at weddings is the whole, cut-the-cake-and-shove-it-in-each-other's-face photo. I know what they say, "that's how you will treat each other through the whole marriage." Whatever. My wife and I were very respectful during this ritual at our wedding. Some couples are like that, and some have a full on cake wrestling match. The messier they are the better the photos.
On a side note, I LOVED the design of this wedding cake. Very fresh and original. Nice choice.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Here is a quick experiment using Lex and flowing water as a subject. This was commissioned by Stevo who wanted to see the water blur.
The topic, shutter speed.
If you know any of the basics of photography, you will understand how a camera shutter works. The photo on the right was shot at 1/15th of a second at f/22. The one on the right was 1/4000th of a second at f/2.8.
I took a field trip today with my daughter to a place in Logan called the American West Heritage Center, also known as the Jensen Farm. It's a living farm where they use mostly all the same type of equipment and techniques they did back around the year 1916. It was a bit of a wake up call thinking about how many things we take advantage of these days.
Before refrigerators, they used to cut ice out of a pond in the winter and store it deep in the ground in the summer to keep it from melting. Every week, like the milk man would do, an ice wagon would drive around and deliver chunks of ice you could use in the ice box. What a huge difference 100 years makes.
Of course, my favorite photo of this event wasn't anything from the farm but the ride up. There were several classes on the trip and this is one of the teachers, Mrs. Benson
I don't remember much about my days as an elementary school student but I do remember that we always had the flag displayed for the Pledge of Allegiance. Well apparently, this classroom hasn't yet installed a flag pole/bracket. I thought it made an unusual photo.
My wife has really missed seeing an occasional post of one of the kids on this blog the last few weeks. This is an image that made me proud since one of the little guys seems to be into using a hammer. Maybe if I train him well, he can do the house repairs instead of me.