August 30, 2009

Candlelight Vigil


_MG_4230, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
Part of the freshmen indoctrination is they all had to put their cell phones down to play with lit candles.

Convocation


_MG_4086, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
I was shooting the freshman convocation and was simply amazed by how many of them were texting the entire time. Don't get me wrong, I do my share of texting, but come on people. Time and place....

August 29, 2009

Harassment by Craig Shoemaker


Craig Shoemaker, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.

It was Freshmen Orientation week at Cal U, and one of the events was Craig Shoemaker, a Cal U graduate. In case you don't know, he is a stand-up comedian. He decided to harass me for taking photos. I thought it was pretty funny.

Evil Genius


_MG_2920, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
A comic and collectibles store opened in Cal and I covered it.

August 26, 2009

Football


_MG_3560, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
I don't do as much sports shooting as I'd like. This was one of the last shots I got from the game, and just liked the motion blur on it.

Pascal Dupuis


_MG_3156, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
Part of the freshmen orientation was a visit from Pittsburgh Penguin Pascal Dupuis. I got a lot of photos of him with various people, doing radio shows, signing autographs, etc. I just think this one is my favorite, and it doesn't have a real purpose except the usual I ran out of important things to cover and spend my free time doing my best work.

School Spirit


IMG_3078, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
Not really an amazing shot, but just kind of peppy.

Office Space


F87T3031, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
I was playing with settings on the camera, in the office, and shot this. The vignette is completely natural, and it is what caught my eye.

August 20, 2009

Student Life


_MG_2946, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
I, from time to time, take photos to make fun of people and things. This is one of those cases. It works in a way though, so I decided to post it.

Under Construction


_MG_2944, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
I was shooting campus for the back to school issue, and got this photo of the workers laying the Heron walkway.

August 14, 2009

Spuds


_MG_2836, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
A new greasy spoon opened in Cal and I had to get photos of the grand opening. There was an overwhelming no one there, and I made a huge joke out of the whole thing. Notice the one balloon.

August 11, 2009

Lightning


_MG_3518, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
On warm summer nights when it rains, I love to take my ipod loaded with Norah Jones and my camera on a tripod and try to photograph a lightning strike. I finally succeeded. It isn't an amazing shot, but it is still something I've tried to do for years. Hopefully, the next will be better.

August 8, 2009

Snowdon Building


_MG_3504, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
So, the store fronts of downtown Brownsville have been photographed enough. I decided to hope a fence or two, and hit the backs. I used to go back there a lot with my grandfather. That was probably about 15-20 years ago.

Hawk


_MG_3464, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
I have a lot of wildlife visit my yard, a family of hawks among them. I had to chase this one a few blocks to get a good shot of it though.