"Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts." Minor White

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

All-Area Girls Basketball

More sports portraits wrapping up our all-area basketball season
All-Area girls basketball team, from left: Gridley High senior forward McKenna Cox, Sutter High junior guard Courtney Clingan, Lindhurst High junior center Brenna Gates, Sutter High junior point guard Courtney Gravel and Colusa High junior forward Caroline Meyers.
MVP Abby Cranford, junior, Williams High School
Tim Sheridan of Biggs High School girls basketball coach of the year

Friday, April 9, 2010

Hydroponic Tomatoes

Had the chance to check out a local tomato growers greenhouse this past Saturday here in Sutter County. It was pretty neat. The article from the AD by Ashley Gebb can be read here. Also check out Ashley's green life blog here.

Alan Claphan harvests vine-ripened hydroponically grown tomatoes in the greenhouse which he built with his business partner Peter Myburgh last year, just west of Yuba City, on the 5000 block of Franklin Road. The men hope to expand their business by adding another greenhouse and exploring the options of growing cherry tomatoes, peppers and lettuce.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

All-Area Boys Basketball

Lately I have been working on trying to shoot better portraits in my daily photographic life. I feel like this is an area where I can always improve. So I took it upon myself to set-up a shoot of all the first team all-area boys basketball players for the Sports Department here at the Appeal-Democrat. So with the help of Nathan Weyland who assisted me and after spending 5 hours in the Yuba City High School locker room I came away with a couple of shots that I kinda really like. That's Nathan trying to kill some boredom between shoots and the lighting set up of 4 lights.One main in umbrella softbox, two rim lights and one background light. The final images is how it ran in the paper.