The exact moment Dixie High School’s Quinton Gray heads the ball.
Screen shot detail
Last assignment of the week, a breached canal flooded a neighborhood in Murray. Can you get any luckier with street names while covering a flood?
that or this
Taylorsville’s Aubrey Kilpack slides into second as Taylorsville defeats West High School softball
Speaking of nine year old camera technology, I had the latest Canon EOS 1D-X in my hands for a while recently and did some comparisons with a much older Mark IIN. Left half of the frame is the 2N, right is the X…
I walked into the Cathedral of the Madeleine and fired off two quick frames, just as I would normally shoot a situation. This is a 100% crop of the center of each frame. Left half is the Mark IIN with my old 16-35, right is the X with my nearly new 40mm pancake. ISO:1600, both cameras set to same size (4MP) JPEG.
C shot the left side with a Mark II, image by the X at right. Both at ISO:3200, same focal length.
So that’s how far sensor technology has come since 2004. And how bad some of my glass is. The younger me would kill the older me for carrying this sh*t around. Such disregard for the craft, he would say.
Then again the younger me could buy a new lens for under $300 and a pro camera for $500.
How I miss the Canon F1-N.
Makes me wonder, was it worth the cost? $4k back in 2004. It was great having good equipment for the year and a half it took before the paper upgraded. But… here we are now and it’s a useless prop. Don’t be like me… sell and upgrade before you lose all value.
Repairs stopped last September, which is about when my camera started to skip frames on me, like this:
As I packed gear for that football game, I knew the camera was doing this but I took it anyway. Better to have a freaky camera than no third body with a wide angle lens. This frame of John White IV going animal style after a touchdown proves it:
Bonnie Ellis, Daily Herald darkroom, January 1989
At some point The Daily Herald in Provo, Utah, donated their photo archive to BYU who then categorized the contents. Here are a few of the best entries:
- Various men fishing (5 proof sheets, 18 negatives)
- Various businesses and businessmen in 1979 (37 proof sheets, 10 negatives)
- Senior citizen ladies with a quilt they made for charity (1 proof sheet)
- A cow (1 proof sheet, 1 negative)
- Twenty-six mysterious stones found by Capt. Jay Barker (2 proof sheets, 6 negatives)
- The Osmonds (Marie and the Osmond Brothers) (30 proof sheets, 3 negatives)
- “Rex the Pig” (4 proof sheets, 6 negatives)
- A burned Satanic barn (1 proof sheet, 6 negatives)
- Traffic accidents (50 proof sheets, 300 negatives)
- Traffic accidents (25 proof sheets, 120 negatives)
- Traffic accidents (60 proof sheets, 300 negatives)
- Traffic accidents (50 proof sheets, 240 negatives)
Assignment: Colorado Rockies vs. Seattle Mariners.
Can’t anyone catch a foul ball?
Assignment: Young Women’s conference, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I love video screens…
…and people who react…
Finally edited my takes from the NCAA Basketball Tournament, where I shot eight practices and six games. More than ever there is a wide divergence between the edit I would submit for publication (the professional) and the personal edit I would post here. Looking at the personal, it’s more about two things: graphic images of unusual moments, and storytelling images. Here are some of those…
New Mexico Lobos guard Jamal Fenton realizing his team is going to lose to Harvard.
Belmont Bruins guard Kerron Johnson splits Arizona Wildcats’ Brandon Ashley and Kaleb Tarczewski.
Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Kelly Olynyk kicks the ball after a dunk against the Southern Jaguars.
Wichita State’s Carl Hall — Boomshakalaka!
Wichita State Shockers guard Ron Baker and four Gonzaga hands.
Harvard Crimson guard Siyani Chambers leaves the court after chipping his tooth and losing to Arizona.
It’s here: http://www.facebook.com/trentnelsonfoto
Sports Illustrated photog John W. McDonough