I got this one on my way out to Coulterville this Monday. It looks cool, yes, but not nearly as cool as it did in real life where it was much more…subtle. It was so dim you barely believe it was even the sun. Just a really rare and unique sunset. Oh well.
So Meghan and I finally bit the bullet and started living life in the ’10s (Or the teens or whatever we’re gonna call this decade…), and bought smartphones. Woot! I got a Samsung Galaxy SIII, which is every bit as functionally badass as an iPhone but isn’t used by everyone and their mother.
So, Instagram…I don’t know what I used to think of it: Pretty hipstery, kinda lame, but there were a ton of actual decent photographers who used, some of whom I knew personally and could verify that they weren’t douches. And now I use it too. I still think the “Everyone who takes one decent photo thinks they’re an honest-to-God photographer” thing wears a bit thin, but damned if I don’t really like Instagram.
It’s been nice to have with me on shoots to kind of document what I’m document or get something out there before I get “The Paper” shots in
I guess the thing is, I don’t always have my camera on me. Sometimes, it’s due to forgetfulness or being in the wrong place at the wrong time, other times it’s a conscious decision because I’ve already worked enough. But my phone is with me.
And let’s not forget the already way-too-common pet photos…
So I like it. I’m gonna keep using it too, until it gets old or the next cool thing pops up. I’d put it on here, but WordPress-hosted blogs don’t have an Instagram plugin or sidebar…yet. Anyways, come and follow me on there if you’re into that sort of thing. The name’s Hagglesworth.
I went to the Oakdale Homecoming parade last weekend to shoot some photos for the newspaper. I got this rather nice picture of Mr. Gary Torrens, set up with a nice view right before the parade kicked off.
I liked the photo a lot, but didn’t have the space to run it, and other photos told the story better.
“This is the first parade I didn’t march in,” said Torrens. “Normally, I marched with the veterans’ float, but this year we didn’t have one.”
Yep, there’s a lot of these. Starting to worry I shot enough of them that I’m going to disappoint whoever I forgot. Oh well.
Yep. Pretty awesome coworkers. You want to know what they did for me on this, my last day there? Pizza, drinks, hanging out. Oh, and Jennifer baked this for me:
Here’s a little bonus for you. I sent that picture to Kyle. To show you how far it’s come along, here’s the original:
I sent him the final above and the original and then, I got this back. Can’t keep an artist down. Here’s Kyle’s “Banksy-ed” version:
So that’s about it for my farewell pics. I’ve got two more I’m trying to schedule, so I’ll try to get those in. Thank you all for checking them out. Adios!
Roadies….some of my favorite pictures, and definitely a good way to spend time, both artistically and in the grand scheme of things. Meghan decided we had spent too much time indoors over the weekend and said we were going out, adding, “Grab your camera!”
The best part is, after that, she took me out to dinner too. I love my wife.
Roadies, or pictures taken while out driving, are some of my favorites. I’ve shown plenty before and will show plenty more. Because sometimes, you just gotta go take some pics for fun, not because you have to.
So I haven’t updated in a while and I figured that this might be a nice way to put a few more there.
Here’s one Meghan took.
Did a couple more where we went to some of the local country cemeteries too.
This next one I shot with a telephoto into the woods where some light shafts were hitting. Like a 30th of a second, from a moving car.
Hope you like ’em. More coming.