Thursday, April 28, 2011
You know I am sneezing loud when the softball players and umpires look at me and say bless you. The wind knocked me for a loop today, hold the camera in one hand, a snot rag in the other. Oh yeah I lead the exciting life on assignment.
Things did pick up a tad when a charter bus burned to the ground on Interstate 580 this afternoon. A bus load of kids heading home to Fresno after a trip to the Bay Area found their road trip detoured when the bus caught fire. No one was injured but the bus was reduced to burned out shell. I managed to grab my shots from the Bird Road overpass across I 580 after I heard the freeway was closed in both directions due to the fire. I gambled and tired Bird Road after I heard the fire was near a gravel company. Sometimes I get a little lucky on assignment.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
God I love my job sometimes.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I picked a guy who has sort of become a regular in town. he hangs out at the entrance to the Safeway shopping center on 11th Street. I could have taken a picture of his face, there are no rules against it, but I opted for a shot that highlighted his sign and the parade of cars that ignored his plight.
It's great to be recognized by your peers for your work and it's nice to be able to show the family another 1st Place plaque. Now I just have to find some space on a wall to mount it.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
On this shot I heard the ball impact the bat and saw as the ball heading straight toward me. Putting all thoughts of looking cool aside I flinched and ducked as best I could as seconds later the ball hit the metal bleachers behind me with a clang. The scary thing was shooting with the 300 mm lens my field of vision is pretty narrow so I lost track of the baseball quickly. My last sight of the ball was it heading toward my lens with some speed behind it. It was probably a good distance above me but I am still a little gun shy standing on the field. I probably have a better chance of getting hit by the ball during the between inning warm-ups than I do during the game action.
Monday, April 11, 2011
With the warm summer-like weather upon us Alice and I went in search of the signs of spring with a hike in
. We met up with a friend of Jamestown who led us on a tour of Alice . Table Mountain
This was a different hike to say the least. Our trek would take us on climb of about 900 feet to the top of
We spent almost six hours exploring the mountain top to bottom and its harvest of colors. We made the journey at the right time as the blooms abound and the mountain top is still cool enough to explore. It was a fantastic hike and a great way to add some color to our day.