Monday, March 28, 2011

Fencing With Fashion

This is the last of the fencing photos I will be posting. These two young ladies are just as fierce and aggressive as any of the boys, I watched that day. It was an enjoyable match to watch. Click on the picture to enlarge it and you will see the tip, (wrapped in pink) well placed in the chest. They caught my eye with their fashionable socks and the pink face shield and vest. Go girls!

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Point Is...

Kids of all shapes and sizes where at the tournament. I wittiness a b-i-g and t-a-l-l young man, age 13 to 15, take on a short and little young man of the same age. An unfair fight based on size to say the least! I didn't think the short kid had much of a chance. His opponent has a height and reach advantage. To my surprise, the little guy schooled him and out scored him severely! I latter found out the big guy was new to the sport and the little guy had been fencing for awhile. The point is.... you can't judge a book by it cover or a little kid with a pointy stick (sword) is just as dangers as a big kid, if he knows how to use it!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Musketeers In Training

I went to a fencing competition at Weber State University to help a women get better pictures with her DSLR camera. I had no idea how big the sport was! It was great fun! Lots of action and quick moves. Be sure to click on the pictures to see them larger. It is crazy to see the end of the sword poking into the body! Score! Point! Next victim (opponent). Cropping was done to exclude all the parents and spectators.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Frozen Puddle

f/13, 1/160 sec., ISO400, Crop and levels adjustments for both pictures.

As a kid, I always loved to walk on and brake the ice of little puddles. Once in awhile the puddle would be deeper than I thought and I got more than I bargained for! It is funny the things that trigger childhood memories. Now as an adult, I get out of the truck, photograph the puddle, get back into the truck and drive over the puddles, keeping my feet dry! Yes, I'm still a kid at heart!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Colorful Kite

f/9, 1/200 sec., ISO 100

f/9, 1/160 sec., ISO 100

Get the kids outside and introduce them to some old fashion fun, kite flying!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Rusty Nail

both shot using f/11, 1/80 sec. ISO 200

Saddled Up

70-200mm lens with 2x teleconverter, f/13, 1/250 sec.,
ISO 200, cropped with some levels adjustments.

And they were heading west!