Monday, March 30, 2009

On the road

I shot this out the window of my car a week or so ago during the break. I mainly just liked the cloud formation but would sell out immediately if FedEx ever wanted to buy it.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sunday, March 8, 2009

March 7 - Northwest Navy Competition

The NROTC units from the University of Idaho and Washington State defeated units from Oregon State, Washington and Utah in the Northwest Navy Competition on Saturday, March 7, at the University of Utah campus. Chrony writer Kassidy Mather shot the video and I put it together in iMovie.

March 6 - Red Rocks vs. Arizona State

I did a bunch of work with video this weekend. This right here is my very first video. It's of the gymnastics meet against Arizona State. I recorded the clips with the 5D Mark II. Nate Sorensen read the narrative and we both edited everything together on a confusing version of iMovie.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Perfect Orange

A couple of days ago I peeled the perfect orange. It is truly a thing of beauty.

These photos were taken the day I peeled it; today it is shriveled and ugly because nothing good in this world lasts.

Feb. 28 - Utah 50, BYU 63

Last Saturday I shot the rivalry basketball game down in Provo. Covering the Utes in previous years I have gained some experience shooting post-game disappointment. The way the Utes had been playing this year, however, I thought I might get to shoot celebration for a change. After BYU shut down the Utah offense in the second half, that's not what happened.

I'm not sure if Tavernari was having a friendly chat here or taunting Nevill in the second half.

Near the end of the game, this failed and forced offensive play was pretty much the KO punch for the Utes.

I saw the Tribune ran with a shot similar to the above photo (Rick's moment was better than mine). One thing I liked about this shot though is how the the white basketball standard in the top-left corner makes it feel like the ball is jumping out of the photograph. I think it adds to the overall effect of the image, but some might just find it distracting. Let me know what you think.

Another thing I have been noticing is that despite the 5D Mk II's great high-ISO noise performance, everything I take with it seems a bit soft in comparison the 1D Mk II. The Cummard shot below, albeit grainy, seems to have such a greater level of detail than the shot above taken with the 5D.

My Backyard

Often I will look out the window and see flocks of birds landing on the power lines in my backyard with the mountains in the background. I always think to myself, "I want to photograph that." So I did.

Next on my list is the squirrel that carries acorns across the line.