An Unorganized Heap of What Happened in 2011

I had a bit of time and threw together an unorganized heap of shots from the year. They’re either shots of people I promised to get to them but never got around to it, some of shots that didn’t make it, some shots that did, and some that I simply liked…

I hope your 2011 was a good one and all the best to your 2012, a year pundits tells us a doozie is in store.

All the Best!

The Nutcracker – Draft

In the “doing something new” category, I’ve never been to a ballet until last Friday.

This show is an annual tradition presented by the Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theater. I’ll be culling through the pics and submit a few to the Editors at the SCENE Magazine for future publishing consideration.

The “rules” for photographing a ballet were a bit different than other live shows I’ve done — The organizers “prefer” nobody moves throughout the show, so….. I got to hang out in the production booth!

I shot this event using mostly my 70-200mm lens from the booth. Lighting was “challenging” and getting the white balance didn’t seem to do the trick as the magenta and red gels were pretty strong — So we made a guess…

The Return of STS-135 Atlantis Crew to Ellington & HTML 5

On assignment to Building 990, Flight Hanger for the B-57 and welcome home ceremony of the STS-135 Atlantis crew. The hanger was about as full as it could be and the temperature outside felt like 105 degrees.

Was able to get a few good shots from the media pit and need into learning shorthand reporting.

Found an interesting video that is pretty self explanatory:

Putting HTML 5 on my sooner than later list….