Sunday, September 19, 2010

Shorthorn Shots of the Week 9/19

Another interesting week goes by at the 'Horn and more opportunities to get better at what I do. I'll start off with a couple of photos from the Sept. 11 memorial that was set up outside of the Central Library. It is an annual sight but it always gives me chills still thinking about what the flags represent and seeing all of the visuals from that day. This week also offered a few challenges with a oozeball portrait and the worst photographic lighting for a restaurant I think I've ever seen. Oozeball is our annual mud volleyball tournament at UTA and this was the first year I've actually had a chance to play and not work. It was ablast and I'll have a short video up shortly of a test I did with my new little GoPro HD video camera that I strapped to myself for an interesting point of view. The Candlelite Inn restaurant offered me the challenge of keeping the intimate ambiance while working with only candlelight and a stringof christmas lights. I was using a few sniper breathing techniques, learned from Call of Duty, since I didn't have a tripod. We also had our first comedian of the semester perform and he definitely exceeded my expectations. He even gave a student father $25 on the spot. I'll be taking part in the Texas Multimedia Workshop next weekend at the State Fair of Texas so Shots of the Week may be a little late but always great. Enjoy.
Flags representing the lives lost during the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia rest on the lawn in front of the Central Library on Friday. The College Republicans placed the flags on Friday morning at 5 a.m. as part of the "9/11: Never Forget Project". (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Political science senior Jordan Shirley helps pick up flags from the "9/11: Never Forget Project" memorial on Friday in front of the Central Library. The flags were placed by the College Republicans to memorialize those who died during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Biology alumnus Shahmir Abbasi has been on winning oozeball teams for the past two years and was named MVP in 2008’s tournament. Abbasi’s secret to success is that he keeps moving so his feet don’t get stuck in the mud. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Candles and small hanging lights create an intimate ambiance that has not changed since the restaurant opened in 1957. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Each of Candlelite Inn's nine booths has an old style, miniature jukebox that diners can play songs on for 25 cents. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Manager Kim Garey said that flank steaks are one of their most popular dishes along with guacamole and their variety of pizzas. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Comedian Ralph Harris impersonates his grandfather as he tells a story on Tuesday in the Rosebud Theatre during the first One Mic Stand event of the semester. Harris’ jokes covered a wide range of topics from dogs to relationships and he also gave a student father $25 after saying he had a fund to help single mothers in college. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Comedian Ralph Harris impersonates an illegal immigrant caught in a border fence during his One Mic Stand performance on Tuesday in the Rosebud Theatre. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

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