Nebraska vs USC

Posted: January 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

At the end of the fall semester at the University of South Carolina, three buddies and I decided to road trip across the US. In order for us to road trip, we had to sacrifice not going to the Capital One bowl. Instead of being in Orlando, we decided to stop by good old Lincoln, Nebraska and show them some southern hospitality from the Gamecock nation. To show our true love for USC, two anonymous international students from Australia had previously tattooed a Gamecock on their butts.

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Post 12

Posted: April 14, 2011 in Uncategorized

This photo was taken by Harry How at the 2011 Masters.

Nick Watney plays a bunker a shot on the second hole during the final round of the 2010 Masters Tournament.

I post this relating to the Masters since it was close to Columbia and it was very recent, being only last weekend. It made me think that doing golf photography would be fairly easy. They only play in the sunlight and if it’s late and/or raining they can’t play. This would be very easy for lighting situations. Along with the lighting helping to the photographers needs, the action is pretty much still for 4-5 hours while a player walks 18 holes. Swinging a club only takes a couple of seconds so with a fast shutter speed you can get all of the action like the photo above does. There is no back and forth action like there is in basketball and lacrosse. While the players walk to their next shot or hole you would have the chance to walk with them and change your equipment in case you were interested in using a different lens or changing the settings on your camera. So sign me up for golf photography 🙂

***For the extra credit I commented on Lindsey Daber’s blog

Post 11

Posted: April 7, 2011 in Uncategorized

Zion

Photograph by Victor Novikov

Rising in Utah’s high plateau country, the Virgin River carves its way through Zion Canyon to the desert below. The park’s striking vertical topography—rock towers, sandstone canyons, and sharp cliffs—attracts 2.5 million visitors a year.

I was looking through the top 10 most visited national parks in the United States and Zion came up. Not only is this scenery beautiful, but the way the photo was taken adds to it. I love the long shutter speed on it to give the effect of running water throughout the mountains. I’ve always been fascinated with landscape/nature photos and I would like to play around with a long shutter speed in the near future and get a good shit such as this one.

Post 10

Posted: March 31, 2011 in Uncategorized

Machu Picchu

Photograph by Robert Clark, National Geographic

Lofty Ambitions of the Inca

“Rising from obscurity to the heights of power, a succession of Andean rulers subdued kingdoms, sculpted mountains, and forged a mighty empire.”

 

This is a real crisp picture and while many have taken pictures of Machu Picchu, this photo is incredible. The contrast in color with the bright green grass against the dark green/brown mountains really show how different they are. The leading lines in the mountains draw you into the photo and if you follow the main one it gives you a notion of how vast the mountains around Machu Picchu really are. The clouds are almost like a mid-tone of the picture since you have a vibrant green along with a dull color of the mountains and the clouds are neutral. The settings on the picture I would guess ISO 100/200, f 2.8 with an average shutter speed.

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Posted: March 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

Photograph by Vincent J. Musi, National Geographic

 

“A woman milks a mare in the village of Kogershin in southern Kazakhstan. Recent archaeological studies have shown that the Botai people of the Eurasian steppes were the first to actively domesticate horses, 5,500 years ago.”

 

This is a great picture of a woman milking a mare before night time and makes a great cover photo for this story. The sun eclipsing the shed during sunset is a great touch. I believe it complements the added light focused on the mare and the woman. For the most part the colors are regular and dull, but the red clothing makes a great contrast to the horse along with the background. Technically I’m not quite sure how he took the photo, but I would guess around a f 2.8 with an ISO around 400 or so.

 

Post 8 – Event Gallery

Posted: March 21, 2011 in Uncategorized

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Posted: March 17, 2011 in Uncategorized

With the tragedy in Japan, I thought it would be a great place to look at photos that tell a story about the tragedy. Here is the skyline of Tokyo, Japan. Any other day it would look even brighter than it already is, however it is dim compared to normal because power supply due to the destruction of the nuclear plants.

I love the contrast in the sky opposed to the skyline, even though it is night completely bright like it should be it does enough to tell the story about the power outage. The way the image is cropped with the one lit up skyscraper being dominant in the middle adds a nice touch even though it’s not symmetrical. It does not say who took this photo, but it is from cnn.com.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/16/japan.tokyo.notebook.lah/index.html