Archive for the ‘Asheboro’ category

Football: Photographer’s Picks

October 14, 2010

For the past several months I covered several of the home games of Asheboro High School’s varsity football team.  I reviewed the photographs and selected some of the strongest.

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Asheboro: Fall Festival

October 4, 2010

For two days, Asheboro’s downtown area was closed to traffic and filled to the brim with visitors.  The festival was originally conceived as a traditional crafts show held at Randolph Community College and then became a general festival as it grew in size and attendance.

A beauty pageant for cows was one of the festival’s attractions.

Asheboro’s Central Community Church had a tent set up offering face-painting.

Asheboro: Quick Tour of the RCC Photography Studio

September 29, 2010

For my PHO-224 multimedia class I was asked to quickly create a one-minute video giving a short tour of Randolph Community College’s photography school.  I shot the movie with a Canon XH-A1 camcorder and used Final Cut Express for editing.  Having a previous background in music composition I wrote the accompanying score using Finale.  I enjoyed all aspects of the production and hope to make the move to more multimedia projects.

Friday Night Football Continued

September 8, 2010

Last Friday I shot another football game at Asheboro High School.   This time the Blue Comets were facing the Randleman High School Tigers.   While I shot the last football game with only a 70-200 mm for a telephoto, this time I included a 300 mm along with a Canon Mark II 5D for a second camera body (the first being a 50D).   During this match I tried focusing on some of the “drama” surrounding the game such as the marching band and pep talks by the coaches.

Asheboro: Randolph County’s Special Olympics Bocce Team Practice

September 2, 2010

Tuesday of this week I took pictures of the Randolph County’s Special Olympics bocce team do one of their weekly practices at the Y in Asheboro.   I learned of the event through a neighbor in my apartment complex who is an assistant coach.

Bocce is an ancient game which involves considerable skill in throwing.   Played in a long rectangular patch of rough ground or sand approximately 60 x 8 ft., a small ball (pallino) is first thrown past the court’s center.   Players from each team then take turns trying to throw larger balls as close to the pallino as possible.

Despite having a lot of room to move around, it was still a challenge finding noteworthy shots to make a 3-picture layout and I feel that the game would look better told in video.   I talked with the coaches and staff afterwards and am considering not only shooting a practice game in video but also try making a small documentary capturing the stories of the players and the lead-up to the state qualifiers and (hopefully) the state championship which will be held around mid-October.