8/02/08 – Xavier Mascareñas/AMERICAN-STATESMAN; The Angels played the Cubs at a little league game Saturday at the YMCA baseball field at East Old Bowman Road and North Mays Street in Round Rock. Liz Dominguez gets her granddaughter Aaliyah Barron, 2, to drink water during the game while Aaliyah’s father, Anthony, provides cover from the scorching sun.
there are better examples i did this summer for the news stuff, but i was only able to access the last month of PDF’s when i did this at night, so i went by the dates for the hardcopy clips i had. overall, i’m happy with it.
they just published the story, which was holding for awhile, in yesterday’s (Sunday) paper. not all of the photos ran. so here they are, in a kind of order.
right off the bat- here’s my first attempt at outdoor studio strobes. even just having access to one light helped immensely, and enabled results i could not have had otherwise.
heres what i got. didn’t like the crop at first in the photo of the little kid (the full-frame had his grandpa holding him up at the fountain), but like it now. still, for me the photo was also about the grandpa in it, and his taking his grandkids to the river. one of those things where being present made a difference. maybe i could have captured that better, but anyway, heres the photo, and another option for that feature (which i’m glad they didn’t use — seem a little awkward.
i felt horrible for the bands involved. they were out there al day, and there couldn’t have been more than 100 people total in attendance, for the day, for the festival which went from 10 or 11 in the morning to 9 p. m.
7/05/08 – Xavier Mascareñas/AMERICAN-STATESMAN; The ‘Born on the 5th of July’ EXIT Music Fest featured four stages of music at Waterloo Park in Austin on Saturday. Lorin Rhyne rest on her mother, Carey, between sets at the festival. They set up at the ‘Shut Up and Sing’ stage, near the drum stage. ‘Jingle,’ a miniature longhair daschund, rests at their feet.
first time shooting fireworks, and it was actually fun. the fun part was actually looking at the results, because you never know with long exposures (chances of parts of frame burning out, lots of dead pixels, ets.). thanks to Rudy G for a few quick pointers on shooting them.
this was a strange one. it was by far the most orchestrated event i have photographed involving police in an airport. obviously. the City of Lakeway PD earned the honor of flying the flag, which was on the Texas captiol during the 911 terrorist attacks, by raising money to aid injured and disabled veterans from the Middle East.