Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A New Season Begins

Tonight is Game #1 of the SPURS 2008-2009 Season.
We tend to win the Championship in odd-numbered years, so hopes among the superstitious/numerology crowd are high.

Photos are mine, but old...

Win or lose, I just want to watch some basketball.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Rest Of The Wedding

The girl in yellow was robbed by the lady in the wild print dress, who came out of nowhere to snatch the bouquet from her hands.

I have a thing for skylights and pretty ceilings.

The family that dances together...

...stays together.

Daisy the horse...

...took the bride and groom on a carraige ride into their future.

We had a wonderful time, and wish Daniel and Denise all the happiness in the world.

Please keep in mind that I'm not a wedding or event photographer--just a guest who brings his camera wherever he goes, and I wanted to try a few things to see how my new gear would perform in this situation. The light levels were pretty typical for a wedding & reception, and by trying it out for myself I learned a few things.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Denise & Daniel King Wedding

Our dear friends Denise and Daniel got married today. In a stroke of good/bad luck the club I was supposed to thump tonight cancelled all bands so I was able to stay for the reception and take pictures and drink free beer--tipping heavily, of course!

I wasn't surprised at all to bump into ace event photographer Chris Pichado. This young fellow really knows his flash, both on-camera and Strobist style, and is a hoot to party with. He's a member of my camera club and is someone I respect and enjoy knowing.

The happy couple's daughter Amber. She's cute and sweet and completely ignores everyone who tries to get her attention.

The critical 1st dance as dude and wife.

Amber, the legendary Mike Gallegos, and the bride's mom are twisting the night away.

Jeremy the bartender was situationally-aware enough to realize that when I set my camera on his bar and pressed the shutter button followed by holding my hands over my Alpha like it might explode meant that I was taking a long exposure digital photograph and that walking into the frame might be a bad thing.
He's smarter than most people and a good 'tender.

6 more photos in a few days

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

More Chalk It Up!

I love events where I have a wide choice of subjects, from art and food to people and pets. I'm surprised that my long lens never got mounted for shooting candids...

I just noticed that Views Of Texas has passed 30,000 hits. Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Chalk It Up!

It's that time of year again--I don't think we have missed a single Chalk It Up!.

Having a lens that will go wider than my old camera's is a big help for stuff like this.

More from Chalk It Up! 2008, coming soon.

2006 Pt.1
2006 Pt.2
2007 Pt.1
2007 Pt.2

Friday, October 03, 2008

I'm Slacking?

Well--maybe I am.

I'm still taking lots of pictures, just nothing that belongs here.
Maybe this weekend? I doubt it...