Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Louisville update (Late, as usual)

And so continues the trend of me only posting every month or two.
I suck... sorry.

Had a good Easter weekend in Jasper, and a little happier trip from Louisville.  Had a great visit with family in both cities, and really glad we got a chance to get up there.
Got to see a GREAT concert on 'Good Friday' night in Louisville.  One of my all time favorite bands was playing at the Palace theater. (neat venue)  Death Cab for Cutie!  Sounded great, and was extremely satisfied.  Even the first opening act was great!  I ended up buying their CD which is rare.  Ra Ra Riot, who I had never heard of before seeing them, really played well and had an interesting sound with the addition of a violinist and cellist.
Also before the concert, got to receive the latest Louisville Magazine from my uncle John.  And so becomes another yearly tradition... trying to find what photos of mine made it in!
This year was a very mixed bag.  I think this is the most photos I've ever had in the issues... but they're all celebrity shots except for one.  So I'm excited, and disappointed all at the same time.  And then I remember that I'm not a trained photographer, and I get excited again!  So I will try to improve my derby shots for this year, and maybe swing that trend in 10'

As always, I will show you the unedited versions, but you can always view the actual magazine online.
John has the cover this year, and I think it's an extremely neat photo too.

[caption id="attachment_300" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Actor Adrian Grenier"]Actor Adrian Grenier[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_301" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Big Brown, right before derby"]Big Brown, right before derby[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_303" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Heroes star Greg Grunberg"]Heroes star Greg Grunberg[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_304" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Poker player Rober Willianson III"]Poker player Rober Willianson III[/caption]

And three others that are shot vertically, and I'll have to rotate before I put on the site. :-)
But just in case I don't get to it, because I tend to do that... they were:

Former NFL star Warren Moon and his wife Mandy
Actress Bonnie Somerville
and daytime soap actress Mandy Bruno... Honestly, I thought the dude was famous, not her.

So you can see where I might kind of be feeling like a bad photographer not getting any really cool photos in this year.  But John has already said he's going to work with me before we go out this year, and hopefully that will help with my quality of shots.  But like every year, my favorite shots of course didn't make it!

So with this weekend being Derby... I look forward to another year of good times and being a "professional" shutter bug for the weekend.

Parents made it back from Florida, and are actually coming up to visit today.  In like, 5-10 minutes...

Other than that, things are going pretty good!  Brooke and I finally officially joined our church here.  Doing more landscaping work around the house, including growing grass in back yard!  Finishing up the new studios at work.  Last one will be next week... then to the old studios. :-(   Got new irons last week, and I still haven't played a round with them.  House is coming back together after the ice storm.  Got the gutters replaced yesterday finally.  Now if I can get that fascia nailed back in, I won't have to worry about those birds living in the attic!
You know... just the normal stuff.

Also, I've broke down.  I've been trying twitter for a little while now... it's kinda fun.  It's simple which is something I like... It's social without being super annoying yet like Facebook/Myspace/linkedin, etc.  And actual real celebrities use it.  One of my favorite twitters to read actually is John Mayer's.  Pretty funny guy...
I've also been hooked on Heros, which had the finale last night.  Pretty good...  Hated to see it end though.

Anyways... wish me luck this weekend.  I'll leave Thursday, maybe even in time to get up there for the parade.  Then after the yearly festivites, I'll be coming home to Russellville to celebrate Mom's retirement with a "Tea".  So congrats to her, even though she's already teaching again for a maturnaty leave.  Figures...

Have a good May I guess!