Friday, June 9, 2017

Grad Walk Farmers Market


My first Grad Walk, it was a really whirl wind but lots of fun.  My flash battery went dead half way through, but it did not matter much with my D500 and its high ISO abilities.




This track team was great to work with.  They posed themselves just like this.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Bluegrass in the Forest, Waves of Perfection

Bluegrass in the forest was a blast.  Went a little bit on all three days to capture the light and the bands the way I wanted to.  Snuck upstairs on Sunday when less people were around to make an issue out of it.

Waves of Perfection did not go as well for me this year.  The venue was changed, the new venue had almost no appeal and the light was dark and inconsistent.  My photos of the event were printed in black and white and that's fine with me.

B18-19 May 25





B-4 May 25 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Three front page photos out of four


On a roll with front page photos this month.  Festival season has started and a staffer is about to leave, so that means more work for me.  Team sports photos are just about done.

Lucky here.  

Went to this on my own and then sold it.

The long lens felt bulky and cumbersome here, so moslty used the shorter lens.

Track teams know how to have fun

Saturday, April 29, 2017

March for Science


April 27 no.17 A-1
April 27 no. 17 A-16

Apr 27 page B-4

Apr 27  B-17

Apr 27 B-16


Apr 27  B-1

Spring Sports


I have not been given any spring sports assignments, but I did go out and take these pictures while doing varsity photos:






Real Estate


Some Real Estate work for my collection.  Editorial work is starting to pick up with the return of warmer weather.


All shot with the D500, 17-50mm Sigma Lens with in camera HDR.  I need a new head for my tripod, my ballhead will not hold my rig at an angle.  Perhaps my rig has gotten too heavy over the years.







Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Valentines Day at the Senior Center



Jan Balmelli and Al Walp of Shelton do the Boot Scootin' Boogie at the Valentines Eve dance and  fundraiser sponsored by the Mason County Senior activities  Center held at the Pavilion in Sentry park in Shelton, Washington on Friday February 13th, 2015







I decided to go to the senior center to photograph their Valentines Eve dance and fundraiser. 


Bill Hillstead and Betty Berry dance at the Valentines Eve dance
 and  fundraiser sponsored by the Mason County Senior activities Center
held at the Pavilion in Sentry park in Shelton, Washington on 
Friday February 13th, 2015




Shanna Cox and Ted Little stand at the bar during their "romantic Valentines Eve" at the Valentines
 Eve dance  and  fundraiser sponsored by the Mason County Senior activities Center
held at the Pavilion in Sentry park in Shelton, Washington on Friday February 13th, 2015


Robert and Michelle Kurtz on the dance floor at the Valentines Eve dance
 and  fundraiser sponsored by the Mason County Senior activities Center

held at the Pavilion in Sentry park in Shelton, Washington on 

Friday February 13th, 2015


This venue is very dark so I was happy to have my new fast wide angle zoom.  This was the first time I got to use my new lens in this room.  I can say that the lens helped a lot.  It was nice to be able to shoot at 2.8 from 17-50mm!  

 David and Kathleen Hopkins tear up on the dance floor at the Valentines Eve dance  and  fundraiser sponsored by the Mason County Senior activities Center held at the Pavilion in Sentry park in Shelton, Washington on Friday February 13th, 2015



Friday, January 27, 2017

Famine

Ah well the feast is over.  Two of my varsity photos have run since the end of the feast, but no more sports assignments for me now that more help has been hired.  I can say that I know how to shoot basketball now.

Jan 19th B-4

Jan 26, B-4

Saturday, January 14, 2017

A nice wrestling photo essay, wrestling under the spotlight

Slam Dunk.  My editor said that as far as he knew this was the first time he had
ever run a photo of a high school boy dunking the ball.  Yelm at Shelton Boys Basketball


Jan 12 B12-13

Wrestling under the spot light.  This is tricky stuff and my new camera really helped.  Most of the shots that were printed were taken with my D500 with my f/2.8 70-200 Lens.  There are a few wide angle shots taken with my D7100 f/2.8 17-50 Sigma lens and external flash.  The flash photos with the d7100 were poorer quality, but the wide lens let me get in closer.  I'd love to have two D500's, but that's just not happening.


Jan 12 B-1

Jan 12 B-1


Jan 12 B-5

This bowling meet was in Port Orchard and Kitsap Sun photographer Larry Steagall was there.  You can bet that I watched him so I could learn.  He tended to hold his camera over his head a lot, so I did the same for the high five shot.  Ron Quin was there as well.

Jan 12 B-6

Jan 12 B-12

Jan 12, b-13