Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Handy-Can Kind of Day

HandyCan
This photo is literally the most interesting photo I have taken in the last two days. Sad, don't you think? For the last two days I have had to sit out in front of of the Memorial Building, an annex nest to the Schleicher County Courthouse in Eldorado, taking pictures of people walking in and out of court. It's mind-numbing having to take the same photo over and over for an entire eight-hour shift. While I was sitting in my car send one of monotonous photos back to the office I noticed the framing of the two portable toilets under the large trees on the courthouse lawn that had been provided for journalists covering the event. I grabbed my camera and knew that I had just taken my best photo of the day.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Implosion!

Implosion
Finally the day had arrived that University Hall would come tumbling down. The former dormitory on the campus of Angelo State University was imploded to make way for future construction as ASU continues with it's master plan. I was positioned on top of the Junell Center (ASU's basketball arena) with my still camera and a video camera. It was a good spot, but I was limited to a small variety of photos. The ASU staff escorted us to the roof at 7:00 am when it was still dark outside and we had to stand up there in the cold wind for more than hour. But, it was fun to see never-the-less.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Man on the Street


Fifty People, One Question: Brooklyn from Fifty People, One Question on Vimeo.

Recently I have become more and more fond of the man-on-the-street projects. I have been thinking of starting one of my own. On the New York Times blog Lens they posted a video done on a street in Brooklyn and London. The producers of the video asked people "Where do you wish to wake up tomorrow?" This was the the result.


Fifty People, One Question: London from Fifty People, One Question on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Great Slideshow

Document
On the New York Times blog Lens today there was posted a fantastic audio slideshow about a guy who documents his neighborhood. Joseph Rodriguez covers his own community with a camera and the interview he gives is amazing. You can see and hear the story HERE.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Short Shorts

ShortShorts
Folks, your looking at the sexiest pair of shorts in the U.S. military arsenal. Goodfellow Air Force Base held it's quarterly Rookie Firefighter Challenge today, where students of the base's fire school compete through an obstacle course for bragging rights until next quarter. When I first saw this Marine I couldn't tell if he was wearing any pants at all. Everyone in the audience had a good laugh when he stepped out on the course. No one was laughing when he stepped off the course, having just recorded one of the fastest times of the day for his portion of the relay.

Good Sportsmanship

Sportsmanship
Even though the San Angelo Central High School Bobcats are on a 20-game losing streak and the stands are looking more and more empty each week, there are those faithful few that remain to show their support and tell the kids "Good game." "You gave it your best and that's all we ask for," shouted a parent from the stands. Smiles even begin to mix in on the faces of some of the players as they shake hands, receive pats on the shoulder pads and hugs from doting mothers. Central's chances for a playoff birth have been gone for some time, but there is still a chance for one victory this season when the Bobcats play Lubbock High.