Thursday, September 27, 2007

a few more from last friday that i was considering....just throwing these out here, in case i missed something in them at first edit

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

after peeking around the pole at me, swinging from side to side, i think she felt maybe she could sneak a secret look from right behind it

Saturday, September 22, 2007

more from the Friday night and Monroe County's version of it, at least...i may be posting a few more sporadically throughout the week - 3 cards is a lot to look at, and when i get some feedback here, there may have been some i missed...or those, hmmm, i think i dig it, but i'm not 100% sure. anyway, trying to stay away from the teen sideline scene last night, and it was homecoming, so i wanted to work that, as well...had a little trouble getting out of "daily" mode and into the kind of feel/mood i'm aiming for, but i think it came together more as i went on...just trying to keep an open mind/eye, not overthink things and be in that place where you're seeing the pictures that are there instead of looking for them...lemme know what y'all think....& thanx for looking

at small schools, everyone chips in to help, including the athletic director-come-ticket seller

homecoming night means EVERYONE gets extra decked out with the team spirit

something about this i kind of liked, not sure why, or if in the grand scheme of things i'll end up using this

love the expressions on these guys' faces, especially the guy at the bottom right

after their half-time performance, the band parades to the fence-line, stopping their playing to lead the crowd in a rally-cry...trying to get that, i stepped back into their line-up, only to find, the cheer over, the instruments went back up as they paraded side-ways off the track...of course, there i am in the middle of them, and they're walking towards me, but facing away, so i'm dodging the staggered onslaught of band members and their very large instruments til i could get out of the pack....i felt a little like i was living in a game of "frogger!"

homecoming floats and would-be queens await their turn to parade around the field at half-time

think this might be one of my favorites from the night

these little girls were cheering for all the potential queens - no particular favorite...they all want to be on the homecoming court when they grow up

just when you think it's time to go... thankfully there's room for more on the card - loved the single light just over her head...lucky...this is also one of my favorites

Monday, September 17, 2007

"This is actually really relaxing," said Anthony, as his sister and friend turned him into a mummy, burying him in a sand pit in the park Monday. What a lucky find! With no assignments and the weather being back to summer, I was looking for a feature - makes me feel bad when i've not shot a thing as i head home - and i was striking out til i happened upon this. One of those moments when you pull over super-fast, scramble to grab your gear and get out of the car before they all get up and run off to something else or head home (which inevitably seems to happen WAY too often!) Also one of those moments when you head back to your car, only to notice that in your haste, you parked about 2 feet away from the curb like a complete moron! Guess i'm not doing much to dispel those stupid old cliches about women drivers, huh?

Saturday, September 15, 2007

more and more and more football Friday nights....almost didn't go since i was tired getting up for the early shift after little sleep after staying up too late visiting with a very dear friend whom i miss terribly!! anyway, after i scanned through the list of games and realized one was on the field literally 2 blocks from my house, i knew i'd feel WAY too guilty, so, off i went, and here's what i got....

mmmm, free hot dogs!!!!

this little girl isn't a terribly big fan of football, and she doesn't want to be a cheerleader, either. her favorite sport is soccer, which if you live in Monroe/have been following the public forums regarding a sports writer's recent article, you would know is really funny!

i love the bleachers in this field

these boys don't actually go to this school - but we recognized each other from last week's game. their team was playing away, so they came to this one instead. "so, this is what you do on a Friday night if you don't have a home game to go to?" "what else is there to do in Monroe," one of the kids said. good point...look where I was on my Friday night, too....

girls hangin...more and more clusters of kids on the in numbers??

cheers! can't decide between these two -- feel free to weigh in, and to say neither....there's plenty of football season left to go

Friday, September 14, 2007

this is haleigh. when she grows up, she wants to be an astronaut and fly to Mars!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

so, here was this cool old guy, just sitting there in his truck cab, while he waited for construction crews to unload half of a pre-built home from his tractor bed. he seemed pretty contemplative. one of the construction guys shouted out to him - "hope you weren't in a hurry," as they were having trouble with a misaligned roof on the half-a-house. "i had a hot date, but she's gettin' cold now," he said.

Monday, September 10, 2007

So...just a few more from my recent Friday night fun! Luckily, the very threatening-looking storm stayed away just long enough for me to be able to do some work for this project after shooting the action for sports....which is what led to the circuitry death of my camera a couple weeks ago, incidentally -- just got that gear back, too -- makes me happy!

what would Friday night football be without young love, eh? This is probably my favorite from what I got that night.

trying to show the concession stand, without being too literal...I really want this essay to have a certain feel - one that puts you more in the mood of sidelines life...and of course, MOMENTS, MOMENTS, MOMENTS!

not sure if this works or not, but just another one trying to capture the mood

I think I can probably keep working this and get something better, but an image like this would really help to establish the concept. By the way, I'm not sure why these kids look so dejected - they were SPANKIN the other team -- final score was like 40-7!

Cheerleaders pose for a group photo...hopefully this doesn't seem creepy...there was just something that caught my eye about the body language of all their legs.

watching the half-time show

Any thoughts so far? anyone? anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

just to add on to the thread i started yesterday - found this one sitting here on the desktop - works? yes? no? hmmm.....