Improvising a lighting setup test for a quick portrait with no assistant. What is the exposure comp. for a mirror http://flic.kr/p/i2FNwJ
Fall Color, a set on Flickr.
On a day where I had a bunch of advance assignemnts we realized that we didn’t have anything for live publication.
I got the ubiquitous “fall color” assignment. The subtext is – on a weekday go somewhere in our coverage area on a weekday and make a picture of colorful leaves and don’t take too long because there are other assignments to handle.
Part of me loves these freeform assignments where there aren’t a lot of paramaters and I realize a lot of folks who don’t shoot photos every day for a newspaper would relish getting paid to take pictures of leaves. For me these type of assignments end up being frustrating because I know that with some planning and some time to work on it I would make some really fun photos that really said “FALL! ” Shooting some colorful trees nearby in midday sun is a little removed from ideal. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’m a newspaper photojournalist. . . So it goes.
Sunrise Boats, originally uploaded by erictwright.
Boats blast off from the Coosa Landing marina on Saturday Morning November 2, 2013. (Gadsden Times | Eric T. Wright )
In between crazy early assignment I tried to make something out of the beautiful sunrise.
It was prettier in person.
You had to be there.
Train Track Work, originally uploaded by erictwright.
Workers repair a section of the railroad track that runs through Locust street between 5th and 6th Streets in Downtown Gadsden on October 24, 2013.
Gadsden Times Photo by Eric T. Wright
Even after seeing them repair the sections of rubber buffered train track stuff on Locust St. I still have no Idea how it all works.
All I know is that it’s super squeaky and I know I’m going to pop a tire on of those the weird bolts that pops up occasionally.
Santa arrives at mall, originally uploaded by erictwright.
KIm Gardner and Sadie Ellison, 4, wave as Santa Claus arrives pulled in a horse drawn carriage at the Gadsden Mall on November 9, 2013. (Gadsden Times | Eric T. Wright )
On Saturday we had our annual and obligatory start of the Holiday season . . . in the first week of November.
Let that sink in . . . Christmas is here . . . already.
EKU at JSU, a set on Flickr.
Somehow it took me until November to shoot a college football game.
Luckily it was a blowout for the Gamecocks so I was able to nab several scoring plays in the first half.
It almost seemed like a waste to go since we had Alabama and Auburn playing big opponents – but I go where they tell me to go.