Friday, May 28, 2010

Golden Hour Shot Put Practice

This was my first time shooting shot put. Luckily, it was a practice so I could play around a little and get used to it first. It's a pretty hard sport to shoot. The photos will run in tomorrow's Las Vegas Sun. Here is one of the photos that is not running (a very similar one is running instead) of a female shot putter getting ready to throw.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I Love Art

How have I never seen this before? There is an artist who painted the bottom of the Stratosphere onto two separate building walls near Colorado and Third Street. If you stand in the exact right spot, the paint aligns with the actual building and magic happens. Brilliant. I love art.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Brief Sadness at the Little League Game

Running this photo made me kind of nervous. It ran in today's Las Vegas Sun, part of our new weekly photo page. I thought Peter's mother would get mad at me for showing a photo of her son crying. But, I thought, she WAS standing right next to me while I was taking the photo, and the whole situation was way too cute not to share. She hasn't yet contacted me about the photo, which I take as a good sign. I hope they keep this clipping for years to come, and show it to Peter when he's older.

Here's what I wrote to accompany the photo page:

Wednesday night's baseball game was going well for the Angels. Then, near the end of the game, the tears started. Peter Fisichella walked into the dugout crying. He had struck out. Catcher Austin Price rushed over to console his teammate.

"It's OK, Peter don't worry. You'll get it next time."

He leaned in, his hand softly patting Peter's back.

"Hey Peter, don't cry. We can practice together in my backyard."

The tears stopped and the Angels went on to win the game against the Mets, 7-0. They advanced to the next round of postseason tournament play in Henderson Little League's rookie division for ages 6-8. The spring-season tournament, and the high drama, will play out through May.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Debate Moments

Yesterday, I attended a debate between Republican U.S. Senate candidates. It was being taped for Face to Face with Jon Ralston on KVBC. These are the front runners in a tight primary race to see who will run on the Republican ticket to try and unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the general election this fall. This is a group of pretty interesting people, and the off-moments were definitely more interesting than the actual debate.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

More Stripper Extremities

While spending time backstage at Badda Bing Men's Club for a story about their strip club house mom, I became a little obsessed with shooting the hands/feet of strippers (see previous blog post). It's just comforting to know that strippers also eat Doritos and cut their toenails.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Stripper Shoes

I've been all about strippers for the past couple weeks.