Sunday, August 26, 2007

Kart Racing


My fellow NewsGatorian and coworker Mark L is an avid kart racer, and he was nice enough to invite me out to the track today. I showed up a little bit late, but managed to shoot a couple cards worth of pictures while waiting for Mark's race.




Mark, driving the grey kart, #37, was doing quite well until his kart's drive chain slipped off. He managed to fix it himself while still on the track, burning his fingers in the process, and got back into the race. Unfortunately it was not meant to be -- the chain slipped again and got wound up inside the engine, knocking him out of the race. Better luck next time, Mark!







Check out the gallery for all 31 photos.

Monday, August 20, 2007

PPD 99



Poor chubby dog panting it out at the park last Saturday.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Millenium Bridge Shoot


Last weekend I went on a photo shoot with Christian and a couple girls he knew, Elise (left) and Ronnise (right).



We headed down to the Millenium Bridge (that's the one with the goofy spire at the end of 16th Street). We started out on the train tracks beneath the bridge. There were a couple of railroad drifters down there, waiting to catch a train to San Francisco and hitting a bottle of Wild Turkey. I guess that added some authentic railroad flavor. Thankfully they didn't cause any trouble.



At sunset we headed up on top of the bridge and continued shooting until well after dark. I walked away with about 575 photos, about 6 GB worth. I managed to pare it down to 74 photos. You can see all of them in the gallery, if you've got the time. Christian took about 650 photos and managed to pare it down to the 50 or so in his gallery.




A few more of my favorites...




Monday, August 13, 2007

PPD 98



This is the spire on the Millenium Bridge, and the end of 16th Street. But I think it looks like it could be floating in space somewhere, perhaps attached to a satellite or the space station.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

PPD 97



This shot of the building on 14th & Champa being demolished needed a little kick. So I ran it through a process to give it a faux-miniature look that I've been looking for an excuse to use.

For the photoshop geeks out there it's basically a lens blue filter, masked out with a gradient. Pretty easy really.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

PPD 96



This was originally an overexposed shot I was going to use for an HDR merge, but it looks cool on it's own. I think it's got a futuristic, "Minority Report" sort of feel, with the tower disappearing into the distance.

Hat tip to Wendy for making me take a second look at this one.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Lane At Work



Apparently one of the posts in my blog caused some duplicates to appear in Lane's product. Here he is working late to fix the issue. How's it coming, Lane?

Lane At Work



Apparently one of the posts in my blog caused some duplicates to appear in Lane's product. Here he is working late to fix the issue. How's it coming, Lane?

Sunday, August 05, 2007

PPD 95



I try to stay away from flower photos. But these two flowers have a little more character than usual -- they're not perfect, so they've got a little more character.