Friday, April 22, 2011

Doggy Biscuit Hunt

Tonight was the 12th annual Easter Biscuit Hunt at the Wiscoy for Animals store in State College. The store hides hundreds of doggy biscuits around the store and opens the doors to the pups. Owners are to let the dogs sniff them out and grab the biscuits as they find them, though some dogs just chowed down before their owner would notice. Lots of noses to my lens as the hunting went on.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

High School Baseball

I have been covering a lot of high school and college softball and baseball in the last few weeks. Today was a close game, and a very long and cold game.

The pitcher for Bald Eagle Area pitched the entire 9 innings, throwing 172 pitches!

With the score tied 4-4 in the bottom of the ninth this double to right field led to the Eagles win.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Spring Is Here!

Spring has "officially" been here for a couple of weeks but it definitely hasn't felt like it. I'm not sure why I expected the happiest of valleys to be warm when I moved back to State College in March, but I had this thought of beautiful sun and outdoor afternoons. This week brought no beautiful sun or wanting to spend time outdoors, but with the start of softball and baseball games, spring is officially here.

Relay for Life

Hiking boots, rain pants and an umbrella and off to Relay for Life on a rainy Friday night. Great job to all those who braved the weather and still participated in the event with so much energy and enthusiasm. The specific story I was covering was on a girl who said if she raised $1000 dollars she would shave her head. Her mother is a cancer survivor, her cousin lost her battle with cancer, and her best friend was recently diagnosed. She received over $1000 in donations, and despite her mom's offer to donate another $1000 for her not to do it, she shaved her head on stage as a crowd of relay participants, friends, and family cheered her on.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Vole Ballet

I photographed the dress rehearsal for Vole, which is Penn State's ballet club. Unfortunately they did not start on time, which meant I was not able to stay for as long as I would have liked. Once they put on costumes and they had stage lights working it helped to make my images visually appealing.

I really liked the reflection on the wood floor and was disappointed that none of the songs I was there to photograph did their routine with point shoes. I still like the way this image turned out.

This last image I did not submit with my assignment but am still drawn to it. At the end of my internship in Allentown all the photographers looked at my work and gave me some suggestions on how I can continue to grow. One of the comments was to be more daring, and edgy with some of my images. To me this feels edgy, but I wasn't sure if it comes across sloppy and not visually appealing. Any thoughts?

Friday, April 1, 2011