Monthly Archives: August 2011

No, DeShong Park did not finally get lights so you can hoop at night. The picture above was actually taken in broad daylight, just before the sun started going down. The nightime illusion was created by simply darking the background, and highlighting the sunshine. It’s amazing what you can do in post-processing. I generally don’t […]

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The young ladies that play at DeShong Park on Sunday afternoons are coached by a very smart man. He knows that some of the best female basketball players to ever play the game, began by playing street ball against the boys. The ordeal is meant to toughen them up, strengthen their resolve.  With this objective […]

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After spending the past weekend in the Carolinas, it was good to be back home again. Returning to my normal routine meant shooting at DeShong Park on Saturday mornings. I’m comfortable shooting there, and more importantly the fellas are comfortable with me being there. We have a working relationship that seems to benefit us both. […]

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Determined to get better shots of soccer play, I returned to Pinckneyville Park this past Wednesday. I brought along my Nikon 55-200 mm kit lens, which would allow me to get closer to the action. The drawback to being closer is that, you tend to cutoff vital body parts like heads, hands and feet. All […]

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My Saturday morning shoot was at Boyd Hill Recreation Center in Rockhill, SC. A disc golf tournament was taking place that I thought would be interesting.  Disc golf is played like traditional golf, but with a flying disc. Each hole begins with a drive and ends with a putt into an elevated basket target with […]

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I was hired by Word Of Faith Community Church to photograph their annual Family and Fun Day in Charlotte, NC. The church service and event was held at McDowell Park/Nature Preserve.  I was already familiar with the church members and park, having  previously shot their family day event  last year. Nestled underneath a group of […]

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Always looking for new and exciting photography opportunities, I ventured out to Pinckneyville Park in Duluth to shoot a lunchtime group playing soccer. Bright sunny days are best for shooting action sports. It was extremely hot, and probably the very worst time of day: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. However, I made it without passing […]

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I couldn’t make it to DeShong Park for my normal Saturday shoot this week. So, I decided to come out on Sunday afternoon. I knew right away that things were going to be different… The speed at which these guys played was incredible.  Not only did I have to change my normal position on the […]

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What started out as a meetup shoot with the Georgia PhotoWalkers at Marietta Square, turned into an opportunity to photograph the Marietta Farmers and Artists Market. The variety of vendors, the cool morning temperatures, and festive atmosphere combined to form the perfect morning shoot.  Marietta Square is located in the historic district of Marietta, GA. […]

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Like a family that occasionally has it’s disagreements, the guys at DeShong Park certainly have theirs. Back and forth arguments over things that seem trivial to the casual bystander. However, this is all part of a bigger plan.  Having spent much of my youth on the basketball courts, I understand that grandstanding is part of […]

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