August 26, 2010
Journalism isn't a useless career!
August 25, 2010
August 24, 2010
August 21, 2010
What I will say though is that everyone I met and talked to this season was amazing, and I am going to be really bored until next season. From a photographer and spectator point of view, it is an amazing sport that is both serious and fun at the same time. Anyone who gets the chance to go to a bout should. Again, I look forward to next season.
On to the photo. The un-edited version is farther down my flickr stream, but this seems to be the much better version. Basically, I had a 16 x 20 frame laying around that I always wanted to put up, and figured that I should pick one photo from the season and put it up. I selected this one, which happens to be from the last home game. The un-edited version has a lot of yellow, so I did the old hand-coloring technique, and colored Snot Rocket Science (still my favorite name) back in. The problem was the motion-blurred arms, and it took three of us to get that to look good. I was very grateful at the time to have such good help, and even more once I got the photo up in my office. I am quite pleased with the results, as well as all my time spent at Romp N Roll. Is it next season yet?
August 5, 2010
From time to time, as you probably know, I have been awarded the opportunity to meet and/or listen to a lot of worthwhile speakers. Today, I spent the afternoon and evening listening to this crew give motivational talks to high school track and field players.
The two men on the left are coaches that have worked with Olympic athletes among other notable athletes. The man on the right, is the most notable in my eyes. Apparently, Cal U has as a Track and Field coach, a two time Olympic Gold medalist. He gave a very good speech to the group, and this shot is from the Q and A session at the end. This was taken as soon as he put on one of his gold medals.