It was supposed to be a quick Saturday with one shoot, but I got the call for a Greyhound bus that grounded out and got stuck partly in the road blocking traffic. Turned out a bit longer than I expected, but that’s the world of news for you!
Stuff the Bus
A quick day, did mostly housekeeping paperwork and kept my hours short to save up for a busy week ahead. Shot an accident where a car was struck and went off an embankment. No one was severely injured.
An average day of shooting. Took a portrait of a new principal at a local church that has a school. I then took a grip and rip for the business of the month (not everything I shoot is fun and exciting). I then finished off the day with coverage of Live on Main. Not busy, but busy enough.
Business of the Month
Live on Main
A slower day for photography, but I went out and shot a story on a boxing club that trains beneath a bar. The lighting was atrocious, but I think I did pretty well considering!
HOT! It was so very, very hot this day. The thermometer was no indication of how incredibly sweltering it was here. For instance, the thermometer read 89 in the morning, but the heat index was at 105 … ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE!! Of course, as luck would have it, I had to spend the vast majority of the day out in the sauna they call weather here. I started out the day shooting portraits for an ad, then I shot a house being moved through downtown. This was followed by football practice at a local high school then photos of that same school’s newly renovated elementary school library. This was followed by a photo for a group of horse riders who made a charitable donation to a local group (to be used for Camp Sunshine … for those of you who have been following my blog). I then went from there to shoot another high school’s football practice. I was beat by the end of the day and dehydrated to the point of cramping (I was just unable to keep up with the amount of water I would have had to be consuming to keep hydrated). Welcome to a Mississippi summer!
Parklane Football Practice
Parklane Library Renovation
McComb Football Practice
A busy Saturday! Got a call from a friend about a major wreck on the Interstate. I shot out there to cover it and turned out it was two adults and four children rolled in a minivan. Everyone was transported to the hospital, but no one sustained any major injuries. I then had to go cover a pep rally where the New Orleans Saints cheerleaders (the Saintsations) came. Busy, busy Saturday.
A whole lot of driving this day! My photographing for the day started out with covering a jack-knifed truck on the Interstate. The rest of my day was spent driving all over the place with a writer for a couple assignments. I had to drive out to a “local” high school for media day to shoot some portraits and get some head shots for possible future stories. From there we went up to another county’s courthouse to document a Tuskegee airman receiving a Congressional Gold Medal (technically a bronze replica as the Tuskegee Airmen were awarded the gold medal as a group, so the original gold medal resides in the Smithsonian). A cool day with a LOT of driving (over 120 miles all told), but I got to shake hands with a Tuskegee Airman … Pretty sweet!