Friday, August 21, 2009

Fotographic Phriday...

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“Our task must be to free ourselves...by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”

- Albert Einstein
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Little to say, in fact I'm not sure which photos I'll be posting. I usually gather 'em up and hold them in a folder until I'm ready to post. So... pardon me while I dig thru my virtual pile of photos and find some recent goodies. I'll be right back...

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And seriously? The photos scattered throughout the Morning Donut's archive are for sale as prints, and I could really use the money. I could use a lucrative shooting assignment as well. Heck, even a moderately good paying schtick would help. So contact me... anyway... here ya go, enjoy:

Shot at Portland's Saturday Market. The fellow with the accordian was great. I went and met a friend for lunch (Hi Cinde!) and was amazed at the quality of the street musicians... I'm not much on Arts and Crafts so I have no idea about the merchandise there but I sure enjoyed a perfect Sunday afternoon of Portland summer weather.

The couple here is from Brazil. They asked if I would take a picture for them on their camera and I said "sure, as long as I get to take one of you two for my blog." I didn't even get their names but as you can see they were enjoying their NW summer visit and more than happy to share their day with me/us.




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The Ems continue to be a wonderful venue for my work. These two shots represent a couple of different aspects of the game for me. The first, of Ems' manager Greg Riddoch, is another image portraying the human, family oriented aspect of minor league ball. The player is left-handed pitcher Nick Greenwood, introducing his dad to Rid. These guys may look like men but they're really young men - kids - and no amount of talent will serve them better than their bonds and relationships and the quality of people they encounter on their road thru (or out of) the minor leagues.



This second shot is Ems' catcher Jason Hagerty tossing his bat aside, just taking off for first after launching a pitch for a hit into the outfield. The pose is classic sports photography and it's so cool to be able to grab that specific split second. Just like Chick Hearn, Jim Murray and Vin Scully (I'm a west coast guy so forgive the obvious territorial nature of the examples) are classic sports voices, there are those moments where image wise, it all comes together. Others have done it, obviously, but within a game there are really only a limited amount of visual moments to capture and they're repeated game after game after game so it's natural to see similar images throughout a sports history.


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The rest of today's pics are from here at the farm.




























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The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.”

- Albert Einstein

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