Monday, November 26, 2007

A Fun Way of Seeing...

While freezing Saturday afternoon and evening, I put my time in on the sidelines of Rival Weekend. In Atlanta the Georgia Bulldogs took home a victory over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets for the seventh straight year. What a game. BUT, given the fact that my brain cells were beginning to freeze, I started seeing things a little different. It's kinda hard not to see the resemblance here. It's just a fun way of seeing a sweet action shot ;) Both my images, just about 15 months apart...

Rival Weekend-UGA vs GA Tech

My thought stream from Saturday's game:
Cold, Too Many Media people, Cold, DEF not paying 20 bucks for parking, Cold, no place to plug in my lap top because I walked a few blocks rather than paying for parking, Cold, These past players need to get off the sidelines so I can get my camera in there, Cold, where did the sun go, cold, will someone please win this game, Cold, is Georgia REALLY dancing the Soldja boy in the end zone after they won... WOW, did I mention I was COLD the hole game...

University of Georgia senior Sean Bailey (4) catches a 55 yard pass from quarterback Matthew Stanford before being brought down by Georgia Tech junior Brian Mimbs (32) late in the third quarter.

University of Georgia senior Thomas Brown runs past Georgia Tech defensive players Avery Roberson (34), Anthony Barnes (12) and Dijay Jones (23) during the fourth quarter of Saturday's rival game in Atlanta. Georgia Bulldogs win 31-17.

Georgia sophomore quarterback Matthew Staford (7) hands off to Knowahon Moreno (24) during the first quarter of Saturday's rival game against Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Georgia wins 31-17.

University of Georgia Richardo Crawford (98) celebrates with fans in the stands after the Bulldogs defeated the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 31-17 in the annual rival game Saturday. This win marks the 7th straight Georgia victory over Tech.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

GFL 6 and 7 year old Football

Last Saturday morning I experienced my first taste of winter when at 7:30am I left my apartment to be faced with drained camera batteries, because I left them in my car in the cold over night, and ice on my windows that sent me on my way 15 minutes later than I would have liked. Not gunna lie, Florida girl panicked a little when the ice didn't disappear instantly, but i kept it together and sat in my car with gloves and a jacket on until it defrosted.

After my ice experience, I was clear on my way to photograph 6 and 7 year olds playing football. So precious. I arrived at the stadium to find ice on the field and mothers way over zealous about their child's ability to tackle another 6-year-old to the ground. Enjoy.

Shiloh 7-year-old Christian Kelly (71) followed by teammate Darius Morgan (56) arrive at the field Saturday before their team takes on the Dacula 7-year-olds in the Gwinnett Football League county finals.

6-year-old South Dacula running back Ulysses "Jack" Jackson runs through North Dacula 6-year-olds Joseph Sosa, left, and Isaac Townsend, 20, during the third quarter of Saturdays championship game.

6-year-old tackle

6-year-old Half time snack;)

As the morning light creeps up over the stadium, Dacula South 6-year-old league head coach Mike Grove peps up his offensive line in between plays during the third quarter of their game against Dacula North.

Dacula South 6-year-old league coach Bryan Grove tosses player Cameron Grove (23) into the air as the third quarter comes to an end on Saturday during their county final game.

6-year-old cheerleader for Dacula north Lilly DeLoach, left, celebrates with teammate Jada Milis after the Falcons scored a touchdown in the first quarter of Saturday's championship game.

7- year-old Charlie Nabers gets ready to take the field for Dacula North during the second half of the the Gwinnett Football League county finals.


Night of Lights

Schachi Sevak, 8, (left) concentrates on spinning her tea cup as Rishima Sharma, 4, sits back and enjoys the ride Saturday evening during the Indian Festival of lights in downtown Duluth. The festival offered rides, games, fireworks, and traditional Indian food.

Suparna Srirama (left) looks through traditional Indian winter shawls from both India and Pakistan as stand operator Naila Rizwan looks on.

Neeharika Chimmana, 8, is reflected in red and yellow lights from the traditional Indian art design of Rangoli, which is a colorful arrangement of rice laid out in a decorative.

Park Feature

6-year-old Korryne Freer, left, swings from the monkey bars at Collins Hill Park as her brother, Colby Balcom,3, plays with his uncle Dan Balcom who is visiting from upstate New York.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Accident Sugarloaf

Sunday night was rather chilly here in ATL, and I had the sudden urge to go pick up some starter logs for my fireplace/chimney thing I have on my porch. So, I headed out for the .2 minute ride to Publix where I discovered a little more than I expected. As I was pulling into the parking lot I saw that the road, Sugarloaf Parkway at Old Norcross, was shut down and that there were many fire trucks and ambulances around. Being the good photojournalist that I am, I grabbed my camera out of my trunk and went exploring. I walked up tot he scene to find that four cars were involved and at the time we knew that one person had died and one was critically injured. I talked to witnesses who saw that accident happen and then to the police who said they were investigating whether street racing was involved. Needless to say that accident scene was horrible and there were crushed cars all over the highway. Nothing like a little spot news for the portfolio on your day off;)

Illuminated blue by police lights, Investigator Bozeman (left) and Sgt. Higginbotham examine the scene of Sunday nights crash that left one 16-year-old boy dead and closed down Sugarloaf Parkway for several hours said police.

Under the white sheet lies the body of a 16-year-old who was shoved through the car and killed during the accident Sunday night. Police are investigating the possibility of street racing as the cause for the accident.


So I had some time Saturday afternoon after work in Atlanta to walk around Centennial Park and hit up little five points with Travis.. Such a fun, relaxing, beautiful day. Looking back I feel I can name it the day of feet;)

What a Cowboy...Nice Boots!

Volleyball Semi-Finals

I shot the state semi-finals for Volleyball last week. Wesylan advanced to the finals, and yes, all their starters wore different color hair ties.

State Softball

Buford wins class-AA State Softball title down in Columbus Georgia. This is the first ever womans championship in any sport for the high school.

Buford outfielder Nicole Bell leads her team in a pep cheer before the class-AA championship game Saturday afternoon in Columbus. Buford wins 8-1 to bring home their first ever state championship title.

Buford short stop Whitney Holman(6) tags out Berrien County's second baseman Ivy Lancaster(9) in the third inning of Saturdays class-AA State Championship game in Columbus. Buford claims the victory along with the first ever woman championship in school history.

Buford pitcher Melissa Higginbotham (1) slides in safe to home plate during the 3rd inning of Saturday's AA State Championship game. Buford wins 8-1 to bring home the AA state championship title and the first ever title for women sports at Buford.

Buford outfielder Nicole Bell steps to the plate during the fourth inning of the class-AA state finals in Columbus.

Buford catcher Ansley Kozloski (left) and outfielder Nicole Bell (right) soak head coach Tony Wolfe after their 8-1 AA state championship victory over Berrien County. This years State Softball Championship marks the first state championship victory for any women's sport at Buford.

Ghost Tours

So I had to work Halloween night, and I'm not going to lie I am not a huge fan of Halloween (I get scared way to my assignment brought me to downtown Lawrenceville to participate in a ghost tour.. BOO!

Madame Macabre is a ghost tour guide storyteller from the Aurora Theatre in downtown Lawrenceville. On Halloween night she leads a group of visitors around the mile and a half path leading through the old county Jail. Ghost tours run from May through October and can be arranged for private tours in the off months.

Visitors listen to Madam Macabre in Honest Alley during a ghost tour in downtown Lawrenceville Halloween night. According to Madame Macabre, when the town was first founded, horse traders use to work down the alley, and one night it was said that skeletons were seen walking that way.

Pumpkin Feature

Just a little pumpkin out-take form my feature hunting the week before Halloween. There was a large pumpkin patch on Lawrenceville-Suwanee road that had huge inflatable pumpkin bounce houses, and we know how much I love the bounce houses;) Meet 8 year-old Hailey Gaudette who as of four days before Halloween still did not know what she was going to be.