For me a 13-hour stretch this weekend was great example of why it is fun to keep a foot in the world of photojournalism. Dealing with a lot of varied situations can only make you a better photographer.
Friday night started with volleyball as the two Forney ISD high schools squared off. I had about 20 minutes to get some useable shots for the Tribune. Getting there a little early allowed me to get some stock shots of most of the players for North Forney. Of course, you also get a lot of this in volleyball.
Then it was a short drive over for the first night of Rodeo Terrell. The Tribune had a big hole on the front page that needed a photo, so no pressure there. Second rider out of the chute in Bareback Bronc riding was a keeper..
More photos from Rodeo Terrell can be seen at the Tribune's Facebook page.
After editing into the weee hours, it was a early alarm to head to the lake. High school fishing competitions are apparently a rapidly growing, with lots of prizes and college scholarship money on the line. We will look at that in the next edition of Kaufman County Life magazine. No clouds meant a beautiful morning in the boat with some really cool young men and dedicated volunteers who make Kaufman's program a success.
Did I mention the light was great?
You'll have to get the magazine to see the good ones :).
Of course, a large part of fishing is waiting for fish. The 70-200 is NOT a birding lens by any stretch, but hey, the birds were there.
I just need to figure out how to tell them to fly on the other side of me to get the good light. Hmmmmm...
Have a great rest o' the weekend.
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