Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A lovely night

Great night to shoot soccer up in Omaha. How bout a little moon action?

So, I built a pin hole camera "lens" for a digital camera. I will explain it more in detail in a later post, but a pinhole camera is just about the most basic and early form of camera. It creates very blurry images, and you have to expose the image for a long time. In this case, 25 seconds at the soccer stadium.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Pro tip: Don't be an idiot like me and leave your sunscreen at home. My head looks like a tomato.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Rainy days

Shooting soccer yesterday in Omaha was wet. It was misting the entire day, and there was not a part of me that was dry by the end of the day. Starting off, here is some very low clouds on the Omaha skyline. I saw someone with a red umbrella and was hoping they were going to come by for this shot, but they did not.

This is what happens when you get crazy amounts of rain really quickly. The field flooded. They had to call the last game of the night because of the rain/hail/lightning. Gretna on 6-0 over Hastings after only one half.

View from the press box. Writers have it easy. They get to sit in a nice, warm room while I am on the field the entire day grumbling about my shots being blocked by ref's butts.

Leaving the stadium after the game was called.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The animals of home

Did my good deed of the week yesterday, as I saw a mother duck and her ducklings walking outside my apartment. She was obviously hurt, so my brother and I called Lincoln Wildlife Rescue. Turned out she was probably bit by a snapping turtle, and sadly her right leg was too injured to save. But, her ducklings and herself will be taken care of by a vet and then released into the wild.

And to top it off, here is a really fat squirrel, eating sunflower seeds.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Uno De Mayo

Went out to Joe and Tracey Ruiz's house for a cinco de mayo party this weekend. I love nice light.