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 slower day today than most. Snagged a cool shot in the morning on my way to work of the fog. Later shot the construction site where they are putting in a new Applebee’s … BIG news! 😉
A busy day this day. It started early covering a chef doing cooking demonstrations at the local farmer’s market. I then covered a ribbon cutting ceremony (not pictured) and had to book it to go cover a presentation of a report on the future impact of fracking on the area. I then got back to the office in time to run out and cover an awards ceremony (not pictured … kind of boring photos). That evening I drove out a long way to cover a flag retirement ceremony. It was really interesting and slightly surreal with Boy Scouts cutting up American Flags, but the actual burning of the pieces had to be postponed because of major rain storms coming through the area.
Another Wednesday when I had to crunch in a bunch of shooting into a short period of time. Wednesday is the last day of the billing week so I have to make sure I stay on hours. I shot two assignments and got a couple cool feature shots of the clouds (there was a storm rolling through). I covered the Air Force Reserve Brass Quintet and a minor league football team. The football photos came out real cool … Nice sunset/storm lighting.