Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mudcats vs J'ville Suns 5-18-09

I went to cover the Mudcats playing the Jacksonville Suns at Five County Stadium on 5-18. Finally got a decent shot of sliding at home plate from a high angle and pleased with the images from that night.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Tail of the Dragon-US 129; 318 curves in 11 miles!

I took a break and went to Graham County (Robbinsville), NC to get some mtn. bike and motorcycle riding in. Rained on the mtn. bike day and ended up shooting the bikes rounding the curves on US 129. It is 318 curves in 11 miles from Deals gap, NC to Tennessee. There are guys who do this shooting for a living but my pics are not too bad!

Railhawks Soccer 5-9-09

On the night of May 9th, and after two graduations, I covered Carolina Railhawks' soccer and was okay shooting. A big rain delay did not help but images came out fine but may need longer glass to shoot downfield as a 300mm is not quite enough! The Canon EOS 1D & 1DMk2-N worked like a charm in low light

College graduations May 9th , 2009

I covered college graduations for The Carolinian , two in one day plus a soccer game, and was difficult but managed. Shaw and St. Augustine's College had their events in two locations not too far from each other. Met Corey Lowenstein from the News & Observer at St. Aug ( thanks to her for getting us in and creating 'media parking!).
In the above photo, a St. Aug student waves to family during the marching-in of students
Ms Shaw University April Cannon appluads back to family members & friends at Shaw's Graduation in Downtown Raleigh
St Aug. Students march into the Quad at the start of their graduation exercises.
Shaw Divinity School grad Floyd Green
Two St. Aug students cheese for the camera in a self-portrait before the start of the St. Aug graduation

Monday, May 4, 2009

Carolina vs Chattanooga

I was out Friday night, May 1st, at the Carolina Mudcats game where they took on the Chattanooga Lookouts. Game images are OK but missed a crucial score due to a missed manual focus..........or I moved in excitement. Anyway, here are some of the images shot for The Carolinian.