Recent Work (March-June 2014)
I used to put one of these wrap up posts out each month, but 2014 has kind of gotten away from me. So here is a selection of my work from The Kinston Free Press from March to June, 2014. (As seen in print and at kinston.com).
Luke Guthrie, 2014 U.S. Open, Pinehurst No. 2 golf course
Brantley Wood, 2, places an American flag on the grave of a WWII veteran at Westview Cemetery in Kinston, Saturday, as his father Chris watches.
A suspect is placed under arrest after a ‘shots fired’ call near Teachers Memorial School in Kinston, Thursday.
Jim Furyk, 2014 U.S. Open, Pinehurst No. 2 golf course
David Gossett. 2014 U.S. Open, Pinehurst No. 2 golf course.
Being a trail course around The Refuge’s grounds, runners were able to enjoy waterside views and flowery scenes as they traversed the trails.
Participants in the Run for the River 5K, a new addition to the 9th annual race, that has featured an 8K, make their way down Herritage St. amid a steady rain shower Saturday morning.
Jake Jennette, of Swansboro, is currently the Commanding Major General of the Northern Army of Virginia reenactment group. Jennette’s participates in Civil War reenactments all over the East Coast, including the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg reenactment in 2013. Saturday, he portrayed General Robert E. Lee at the Civil War Living History weekend in Kinston.
Herman McLaworn speaks to the crowd gathered at the Vietnam and Korean War memorial, Saturday, prior to the wreath laying ceremony.
Marlei W., 8, laughs as she awaits a pitch while practicing, Friday, June 13, at Fairfield Park in Kinston. RADD (Raising Awareness for the Developmentally Disabled) softball finished up their season on Saturday.
A storm front and heavy rain roll across Greene County toward Snow Hill, Thursday.
From left, Elliana Sylvia, 10, Dori Ballard, 9, Addie Hudson, 9 and Carolina Henderson, 9, finish the race strong, sprinting along the trail toward the finish line.
Competitors speed out of the start during an early heat at Saturday’s ATV races at Ironclad Motorsports in Kinston.
Joe Hargitt, of King’s BBQ Restaurant in Kinston, pulls meat from a pig cooking over a grill at a party at the Weymouth Center in Southern Pines, a short drive from Pinehurst, Thursday.
Marietta Williams, of Ayden, dances with the Carolina Girls at the Shad Festival in Grifton, Saturday.
Payne Stewart statue, Pinehurst No. 2 golf course. 2014 U.S. Open.
Nick Morreale, of Greenville, peers out from the woods as he lines up his second shot in Saturday’s round one action of the King’s Cup Pro-Am disc golf tournament at Barnet Park in Kinston.
Ahoskie Post 102’s Ackerman Grace safely slides across the plate to score beyond diving Kinston Post 43 catcher Brett Davis in a Friday, June, 13 game at the Kinston High School baseball field.
Jake Jennette, left, portraying Confederate General Robert E. Lee, adjusts the hat of Mason Jones, 7, of Kinston, Saturday during the Civil War Living History Weekend events at the First Battle of Kinston Battlefield.
There have been some nights that I’ve shot where the light show just goes beyond explanation. This was one of them. I set up across the Neuse River from New Bern, on this particular evening. At this point, the river is over a mile wide and the water sometimes looks to stretch into infinity at sunset. As the months wear on, the sun sets further and further to the right-hand side of the frame until it disappears off of the image above. However, early in the year it sets directly behind downtown New Bern. This is my favorite time to shoot in this spot.
This was actually shot on the same night as another popular photo, ‘Wave in the Sky.’ (You can see it here.) Shooting through a 10 stop ND filter, I was able to stretch this exposure out to 25 seconds, with the sun still very much in the sky. The yellow glow-ball in the center of the frame is the sun, which was falling to the horizon while the 25 seconds of this frame ticked away.
It’s especially on evenings like the one pictured that I feel very fortunate to live in this little corner of the world.
The shot: Nikon D600, 24-85mm Nikkor lens. 24mm, f/6.3, ISO 200, 25”
June 2014 Desktop Wallpaper
For June’s wallpaper, we have a scene portraying what summer is all about- boats, water and beautiful sunsets.
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Where have you gone, Uprooted Photos?
Wow, I haven’t posted on the blog in ages and for that, I apologize. Aside from the desktop calendars that I share at the first of the month, I can’t remember the last time anything went up on here. With work and chasing a 10 month old around, I haven’t had the time to put anything together. So, I’ve decided to post a little round up of the past few months worth of photos. I do get out to shoot!
Back in late January, we had a little dose of “Southern Snow,” with several inches getting dumped on us here in New Bern. Made for some really unique photo opportunities.
Also was able to take a day trip to shoot on the Outer Banks with friends. Photos from which I am STILL working on, slowly.
And of course, plenty of New Bern sunsets have been shot.
We’ve had some family and friend visits this year as well. I love these weekends because we get to play tourist. Some highlights:
So that pretty much sums up the first five months of 2014. There are a lot of travel plans on tap for this summer, so there will be a lot more to come. Thanks for sticking around!