First – Happy New Year! And welcome to 2011!
OK – I’ve posted what I thought were 10 of my better rodeo images from 2010. But when it comes to the rest of the portfolio – not only does the whole process become more difficult – but definitely much more diverse.
I’ll take a bit more time with this one – and maybe a note or two on why a particular image made the cut. So – in no particular order – here’s 10 images from 2010.
Agree? Disagree? Let me know.
The first two images come from Willamette Celebration – one of the best photo experiences I’ve had. I probably could have tossed in 20 images from the weekend – but that sort of breaks the whole “10 images” motif. These two images, I thought, stood out from the pack.
This image – I thought – just simply worked. It sort of tells the whole story without the need for much introduction.
For the Newsboys – I pretty much just kept the hammer down for the entire time they were on stage. Great show.
Next up – Pt Lobos. I’d like to get back there and try a few more. It’s funny that this image didn’t make the blog earlier – but it has since bubbled towards the top of my list. Maybe it’s the story it conveys – not sure.
Hot air balloons have become a bit of a theme for me the last two years. This image turned out better than expected. To get this shot – I was down flat on the ground – and with a bit of neck strain – pointed the camera up at the people milling nearby. Just glad nobody stepped on me.
The last couple of seasons – I’ve tried to shoot a bit of rugby (when I can make it out there). It’s a club sport at the university – with great action – and casual sidelines.
Campus Rail Jam Tour – a.k.a. Snow in the Quad. Could have been named Snowboarders vs. Photographers.
I shot this image at a Tea Party rally in early 2010. For a number of reasons – those images haven’t seen the light of day. But I liked this image.
Two years now – I’ve shot the Pro Life rally in Portland, Oregon. This image is from the march leading up to the event in downtown Portland.
Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. Local iconic architecture (and some might consider it trite, boring, overdone, and only good for postcards). This image (I thought) was kinda fun – and just sort of worked.
Mt Jefferson from Russell Lake. 30 second exposure with some filters near sunset. This was taken not far from the tents.