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Archive for November 13th, 2009

Great Photography in the Austin American-Statesman

by on Nov.13, 2009, under Photography

I have huge respect for the great work done by the photography staff of our local daily, the Austin American-Statesman. Their images are of consistently high quality and creativity. This is shown beautifully in a video posted today on the paper’s photoblog, Collective Vision. This piece shows images taken at Fort Hood following last week’s terrible shooting and is narrated by the three photojournalists assigned to cover the story. Their pictures are powerful, sensitive and very touching. Congratulations Jay Janner, Rodolfo Gonzalez and Ricardo Brazziell on another job very well done!

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Trip to New York

by on Nov.13, 2009, under Photography

Nikki and I got back from our trip to New York last weekend (and, yes, I’m only now getting round to writing about it. It’s been a pretty busy week). Nikki was attending the Backspace Writers’ Conference and I had a couple of days to wander around taking pictures. We also managed to fit in a Broadway show on Friday night (Mary Poppins – it was excellent!) and a very enjoyable 5 hour dinner at “Angelo & Maxie’s Steakhouse” with one of Nikki’s high school friends.

My days were filled with long walks carrying far too much camera equipment. I reckon I covered something around 15 miles each day and ranged as far as Brooklyn from our hotel base at 32nd and Park Avenue. I ended up with about 600 pictures, most of which still need to go through the editing process. The gear-carrying was a test to see how I could handle the backpack over an extended trek and I’ve pretty much come to the conclusion that I need to be more selective and carry a smaller bag when I go to Utah in February (for National Geographic photographer Raul Touzon’s Bryce Canyon and Zion photo expedition – won’t that be fun!).

Look out for more pictures over the coming couple of months as I find time to process them.

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