I got the chance to participate in the open house for Magnolia Lakes, a local event venue. Lots of great people, great music, and great fun. The hardest part was Carol McGilberry’s Cakes Unlimited, I sooooo wanted to just grab them and run!
Last night I was in Houston shooting a radio industry party at Capone’s on Westheimer. It was a lot of fun, and very loud! One great thing about this location is that it is really two locations in one. Capone’s proper is a very nice bar and grill with a small dance floor right in front of the stage with a live band. The Hideout is in the back of Capone’s and features a DJ, it’s own bar, inside and outside tables, large dance floor and a little more of a dance/party flavor. Here are a few shots from the party:
I have been doing a lot of work for Joe and Jenna Beaver over the past few months, websites, video, and since Jenna owns a frame shop here in town, some prints, edits, etc for her. For those who may not know, Joe is an eight time World Champion cowboy and the all time top earner in the pro rodeo circuit. He is also a roping instructor and holds two day schools all over the world.
I have wanted to shoot some of his students but since the schools are all over the place I have never had the opportunity….until this past weekend when the school was at his own 8X arena right here in Huntsville.
The action is fast, the whole run may take no more than eight seconds, up to a max of about fifteen seconds. You are in close quarters with nowhere to run. Those of you who shoot sports and worry about a linebacker in pads plowing into you, weenies! Try dodging several hundred pounds of calf, well over one thousand pounds of horse, over a hundred pounds of rider all moving at over thirty miles per hour while fenced in to an arena!
Anyway, here are some shots from the event, enjoy!
This was my last football game of the season and I could not have asked for better. The weather was overcast but not too dark and no rain. It was cool but not cold. The action was plentiful. The good news is more sports are always happening, basketball is in season to be followed by baseball so it is not like I will not be busy. Hope you enjoy the set!
Basketball has never really been my thing, so I have never tried to shoot it, until now. Call it a midlife crisis or whatever, but instead of sports cars I am trying new things I never thought I would do (I knew I would do the sports car, been there, done that, got the t-shirt). Johnson Coliseum is a pretty nice place, even given it’s age, but someone needs to spring for some light bulbs because I have been in basements with much better lighting than this place has. It did not however seem to dampen the spirits of the Bearkat basketball team!
Next time I hope to be a little more prepared for the horrible lighting and get some better shots. These will just have to do for now.
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