Monday, July 31, 2006

Likely last day in studio! oh boo!

A little photo illustration action on these... (a bit of photoshop magic)







Sunday, July 30, 2006

subscription

So i added this new subscription thing, which I don't think show you the pics, just the captions... so boo for now until i can figure it out!

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Sports!

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Wiffle ball team, Snakes on a Plane player Bryan Adamcik, 18, pitches the ball at the Wiffle ball game in Elizabeth Milburn Park in Cedar Park on July 29. The games continue the following day and are open to all ages. Snakes on a Plane had been playing for about a week and includes five members, all graduate of Cedar Park High School. The score was two wins and no loses until this game.

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Wiffle ball team, Snakes on a Plane player Blake Gardinier, 18, watches as a ball thrown by Greg Sariti, 34, of Club Duca passes him by at the Wiffle ball game in Elizabeth Milburn Park in Cedar Park on July 29. The games continue the following day and are open to all ages. Snakes on a Plane had been playing for about a week and includes five members, all graduate of Cedar Park High School. The score was two wins and no loses until this game.

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Michael Solomon, 17, of the boys and girls club placed 4th in his heat of the 100 meter dash of the 17-19 year old boys during the Games of Texas Track meet held at Round Rock High School.

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Cordero Gray, 17, of the Fort Worth Wildcats placed first in the prelims of the 100 meter dash of the 17-19 year old boys during the Games of Texas Track meet held at Round Rock High School with a time of 11.02 seconds.

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(center) Julian Macarthy, 17 of the Wylie Flyers places second in his heat during the the 100 meter dash of the 17-19 year old boys during the Games of Texas Track meet held at Round Rock High School.

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(center gray) Daryl Zavesky, 18, competes in the 110 meter boys hurdles at the Games of Texas Track meet held at Round Rock High School. Zavesky will be a freshmen at Rice University this fall on a track scholarship.

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Donovan Harris, 16, from Beaumont placed first in the prelims of the boys 15-16 years olds 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.45 seconds during the Games of Texas Track meet held at Round Rock High School.

Friday, July 28, 2006

That's awesome!

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Juniors at Westwood High School Lisa Gu, 16, Helen Wang, 16, Amber Makhani, 15, Kae Wang, 16, work in their converted guestroom-office to produce Candid Magazine. The girls hope to release their magazine to 12 local high schools around Austin and are having a premier party at BookPeople on August 12, from 7-9 p.m. Their magazine aims to provide entertainment and education for teens by teens. Five thousand issues were printed and the second issue is to come out next semester.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

ahhhh....

So after this week, theres only 2 more weeks of my internship... went by so quickly...

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Tyra McGinnis, 6, helps Christopher Galabeas, 4, put on his oversized camp shirt on the last day of Pass the Torch Basketball Camp. The camp which included 125 kids ages 6-12 started on Tuesday and taught the kids fire safety as well as basketball. The camp which started nine years ago is hosted by the Austin African American Firefighters Association and was held at Zaragosa Park.

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Sebastian Morquecho, 8, struggles as Caroline Garcia, 7, tries to retrieve the basketball during their last day of of Pass the Torch Basketball Camp. The camp which included 125 kids ages 6-12 started on Tuesday and taught the kids fire safety as well as basketball. The camp which started nine years ago is hosted by the Austin African American Firefighters Association and was held at Zaragosa Park.

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Oscar Lopez, 14 unhooks a fish that he caught from beside the Longhorn Dam on Thursday afternoon.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

stuff

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Arlene Valls, 46, gets a cavity filled during a visit to theTheo Dental van from St. David's. The mobile van was purchased with money given by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation.

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Caesar Collazo, 41, has been working with the Theo Dental van from St. David's for about 2 years. The mobile van was purchased with money given by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

comma

So I'm a dork and apparently there's suppose to be a comma after the age in all of my captions... I never thought about it and was just told about it today... Sorry copy editors!

Health fair and Dog show!

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Ed Cates, 70 helps out and applies the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to a vehicle at the anti-theft auto etching booth. The APD held a health and safety fair on the bingo lot at 1919 E Riverside Dr for the community to come out and learn about how to protect themselves as well as learn about how to keep their families healthy.

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Fernado Rojas, 5 receives a free hot dog during Saturday mornings stroll through the booths with his family. The APD held a health and safety fair on the bingo lot at 1919 E Riverside Dr for the community to come out and learn about how to protect themselves as well as learn about how to keep their families healthy.

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Chato Armonta, 39 who has operated the train company for over two years takes a train filled with kids around the lot. The APD held a health and safety fair on the bingo lot at 1919 E Riverside Dr for the community to come out and learn about how to protect themselves as well as learn about how to keep their families healthy.

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Daniela Noonan, 3 waves as she passes by on the train provided as entertainment for the kids. The APD held a health and safety fair on the bingo lot at 1919 E Riverside Dr for the community to come out and learn about how to protect themselves as well as learn about how to keep their families healthy.

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Janet Gibson clips, while Louisa Chandler both of the HWY 620 animal hospital, holds Oscar Wilde during the first ever Central Texas Duchshund Rescue Reunion at the Triple Crown Dog Academy in Hutto. Some of the events included a silent auction, agility test, dog look a like contest and a costume contest.

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Peanut Butter, "PB", bits a hold of his owner Susan Gilfillan's pants leg during the first ever Central Texas Duchshund Rescue Reunion at the Triple Crown Dog Academy in Hutto. Gilfillan flew down from Fort Lauderdale, FL to attend the event for the weekend. She adopted PB in January from the CTDR.

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Trixie, who is 4-years-old has her hat adjusted for the costume contest by Ellen Donsbach, 24 who is a veterinary technician at the HWY 620 animal hospital. Trixie tied for first place in the contest. Dachshunds of all sizes showed up with their owners to the first ever Central Texas Dachshund Rescue Reunion at the Triple Crown Dog Academy in Hutto. Some of the events included a silent auction, agility test, dog look a like contest and a costume contest.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

More kids!

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Second year camper, Emily Garcia, 14 from Lake Jackson, TX came out to the 16th annual Sunshine Kids "Teen Lake Escape" for a week of fun. Sunshine Kids Foundation is a national non-profit volunteer organization based in Houston established as a recreational group for children who are seriously ill with cancer. The group of 19 kids came to Lake Travis from July 19-23 for a week of fishing, parasailing, fishing, swimming and other fun water activities.

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First year camper, Nick Harter, 14 from Alvin, TX hangs onto the tube during the 16th annual Sunshine Kids "Teen Lake Escape". Sunshine Kids Foundation is a national non-profit volunteer organization based in Houston established as a recreational group for children who are seriously ill with cancer. The group of 19 kids came to Lake Travis from July 19-23 for a week of fishing, parasailing, fishing, swimming and other fun water activities.

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Jesse Paterson, 10 sprays his little brother Jake, 7 with water while playing in Little Stacy Park. The boys were at the Parks and Recreational Summer program, which involves local parks in Austin providing a free day watch service for parents to drop off their kids from 9-5 and also feeds them lunch along with the service.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

A morning row

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Returning from a 7 am trip from kayaking and fishing Andy Crowel, 37 starts to head in with a container of Bluegills and Bass fishes on Town Lake. Crowel who kayaks about once a month has been going to Town Lake for the past five years.

Friday, July 14, 2006

More kids!

So I've been shooting A LOT of kids lately... anyhow I've produced my first multimedia for the Austin American-Statesman... Kent Cummins Magic Camp.

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Jamari Fowler, 8 plays with the controls the the military helicopter that was stationed on out the field of Allan Elementary during their end of the year celebration. The Austin Police Department Eastside Story Summer Camp Program ended its 2006 session with festivities that included a visit from the military, AFD, and APD who showed up in addition to their water activities.

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Stanley Banks, 6 and Montrea Howard, 6 slide down the brightly colored air slide during festivities at the Allan Elementary scool. The Austin Police Department Eastside Story Summer Camp Program ended its 2006 session with a celebration that included a visit from the military, AFD, and APD who showed up in addition to their water activities.

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Channa Johnnson, 9 takes a leap in the air on the inflatable slip and slide during the celebrations at the Allan Elementary school. The Austin Police Department Eastside Story Summer Camp Program ended its 2006 session with a celebration that included a visit from the military, AFD, and APD who showed up in addition to their water activities.

Saturday, July 8, 2006

A hot Saturday

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Sara Moulton, a chef on the Food Network, held food demonstrations at Barton Creek Square Mall on Saturday. For the crowd she made Fried Chicken Salad and French Toast Mozzarella and Prosciutto sandwiches. Assisting Moulton is David Savoie, 21 from the Culinary Academy of Austin. The event was hosted by Simon super Chef Live! and included beverage sampling and cookbook sales as well as autographs.

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"How many of yall fry your turkey?" asks Sara Moulton, a chef on the Food Network, during a food demonstrations at Barton Creek Square Mall on Saturday. For the crowd she made Fried Chicken Salad and French Toast Mozzarella and Prosciutto sandwiches. Assisting Moulton to the left is Kayla Taylor, 20 and David Savoie, 21 both from the Culinary Academy of Austin. The event was hosted by Simon super Chef Live! and included beverage sampling and cookbook sales as well as autographs.

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Chris Fry, 26 straightens out cups of wine during the Simon super Chef Live! event at Barton Creek Square Mall on Thursday. Fry works for The Catering Company owned by local Austinites Kirk and Kim Price, which catered the event with five different kinds of wine from Jacob's Creek Australian Wine.

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"We are practicing for Olympic National Park", says Kristen Myers, 33 as she walks with her husband Nate, 33 and son Aidan, 4 at the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve off of Loop 360. The Myers live in Round Rock and came out for the first time to the park to prepare for their trip to Olympic National Park in Washington.

Friday, July 7, 2006

Portrait and feature hunting!


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Austinite Stephanie Nance has loved trailers for many years, she now paints travel trailers for a living out of her garage.

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Larenz Demps, 3 skates on his own at the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex on 1156 Hargrave St.

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Decked out in her favorite color pink, Sami Johnson, 6 skates on her own at the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex on 1156 Hargrave St.

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Sion Carr, 3 looks up at the screen as his mother, Shannon Carr, 35 helps him picks up the bowling ball during his first family bowling game and outing to the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex on 1156 Hargrave St. (back left and right) Tiarra Pegues, 11 and Tori Carr, 5 also came out to bowl with the family.

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Trey Carr, 3 walks back from rolling his ball at the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex on 1156 Hargrave St. This was his first time bowling and going to the complex with his twin brother, sisters and mother.

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Tristan Hanson, 4 crawls out of the shark bite portion of the kid's kingdom soft play area which also includes a spiral slide, web tower, rope climb, boppity bags, rolling pins and a quake tube at Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex on 1156 Hargrave St.

Thursday, July 6, 2006

Stroll and portraits

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Dorothy Richter, 85 feeds the geese that she suspects came from the East side of Lamar Blvd. A friend had called her the night before expressing concerned that the geese were missing from their usually spot which for a while been transformed into a parking lot. Richter has been coming to Zilker Park to swim and feed the birds for about 30 years.

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(left to right) Cavan, 6 Rylan, 3 and their mother Jennifer Bennigson, 35 start out their day with a morning canoe ride at Zilker Park.

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Matthew Odam and Allen Chen, editors of Austinite blog which is a web site that tells about things going on in Austin.

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Phil MacNut is a member of the local group called dorkbot. They comprise of a group of people who get together monthly to show off their inventions and innovations. MacNut invented this musical instrument that he implanted inside a vintage 1984 Macintosh computer that he purchased at Goodwill. The devices is connected to a Moog keyboard and is played by waving hands near the antenna of the machine.
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