These are just a few pictures I shot over the break or right before break that might be semi interesting to look at. This first photo (above) is the ENMU choir singing Christmas carols on the steps in the administration building on ENMU campus. They were going to a few different buildings that day and luckily I was at work in the communication services office when they started singing in the admin building. I had missed them last year, but I think I made up for it this year and had my camera with me to shoot a few shots for work.
These two shots are probably my favourite from break. I got a call from the newspaper here in Portales to shoot wild art and they gave me a tip that First Presbyterian Church would be practicing for a service that was being held Christmas Eve. I showed up just in time for them to begin practicing and shot for about 30 minutes. They even did a posed picture dressed in their choir garb when I first arrived. Shooting inside the church was nice and it had excellent lighting and definitely had some great people to photograph.
Nothing overly exciting about the story behind this photo. I had to do my usual short interview on a Monday afternoon for a piece called “It’s Their Job” that goes into every Tuesday’s newspaper and as I was leaving the office a few other people had showed up as Steven, the person I had interviewed, prepared to leave. Don’t know what exactly it is about this photo that I like, but I do. And now you have had to look at it.
Last picture, just my friend Ana at a gas station on the way to Denver. I can’t tell you where we were at because I had just woke up from a lengthy nap. Probably one of my favourite road trips, Ana and her sister Vicki are quite an entertaining duo. We played odd games on the way up, such as “bridge”, where the goal of the game was to hold your breath every time you drove over or under a bridge. I am also pretty sure there were sing-a-longs and many snacks eaten on the drive as well as many fellow motorists judged. As for actually being in Denver, it was really great. The entire time was entertaining and I wish i hadn’t had to leave the city to come back to school. The only downside was that I was lazy or too preoccupied to shoot any photos while actually in Denver, but I look to change that this summer and hopefully update the 6 year old Denver skyline picture I have as of now.
If you didn’t already know, Eastern New Mexico University has a new head football coach. Josh Lynn has taken the position, replacing former head coach Mark Ribaudo for ENMU football. According to the ENMU athletics web page, Lynn coached New Mexico Military Institute football from 2005- 2011, turning the team around and bringing them up to be the 6th ranked team in the nation and Lynn is also an ENMU graduate. These are pictures from the press conference held at Greyhound arena Wednesday Dec. 14th to announce Lynn as the new head coach. Not the most exciting, but I liked the pictures, so you will have to deal with viewing them, plus it was my first press conference, albeit small, a press conference nonetheless. Enjoy.. or don’t.
Tis the season of basketball and this being my first time ever shooting basketball, I have quickly come to both like the sport and hate the venues. This goes doubly for high school basketball. Each new gym in this area is a nightmare; each one lit like a cave in a middle eastern mountain range and none of the coaches ever have their rosters ready, plus the warm up music is usually some form of nickel back-esque band. But despite those downsides, shooting high school basketball is fun and definitely a challenge. These are a few of my favourite shots from this season so far.
It has been quite a while since I have updated and I have shot a ton of photos in that time, so I thought why not post all of them out of sheer boredom and need for attention. This post is the first of many and will start with my most awesome holiday discovery.
I was rooting through my closet and came across an old leather camera bag and in it was my old canon AE-1 that I first started shooting with “seriously.” Also found some lenses with it, including a 28mm 2.8, a 50mm 1.4, and a telephoto that’s a 2.8, though I forgot the zoom range. Now all I need is some film and I can shoot with it again. Pretty stoked.
This photo is from a rather strange event I went to for ENMU that included holiday foods and indoor “ice skating.” The ice skating part was rather ugly as it was on what looked to be maybe teflon coated flooring which they would mop down with water every 15-20 minutes. It really was quite a mess but some people actually made it look like ice skating. I liked this photo because despite how lame the indoor ice skating might have actually been, everyone there was having a great time and this girl in particular was having what looked to be the best time.
This last photo is just of my old roommate, Tyler Anderson. He came to visit for thanksgiving break and was dead set on having a good time. And that is exactly what happened the entire time he was in town. This photo sums up his visit; badass.
More to come! for the one person who might read this.