Sunday, February 20, 2011

Shorthorn Shots 2/20

Since my posts now come at random intervals instead of weekly, this will be the first Shorthorn Shots post. Being the Photo Editor takes a lot of time away from shooting but it does help me focus on quality when I do get the opportunity to pick up a camera. Last week, we had Tiger of Bengal, an experimental band based out of D-FW, come in and perform in the middle of the newsroom. It was definitely an interesting and unique way to experience this local band. Then we have some shots from one of the most exciting games i've seen played by the current mens basketball team. They were behind 15 points then came back to win in overtime by one with record breaking crowd of over 1,000 going wild. Enjoy.
Tiger of Bengal performs a couple of songs Feb. 10, 2011, at The Shorthorn offices in the University Center. The four man instrumental band is based out the DFW metroplex that is inspired by experimental acts and old jazz bands. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Guitarist Michael Moore, left, listens to the sound mixer while guitarist Sam Dobbin warms up as Tiger of Bengal prepares to perform Feb. 10 at The Shorthorn offices in the University Center. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Junior forward Bo Ingram (#1) is fouled as he shoots and scores during the second half of the Mavericks’ 66-65 victory of Stephen F. Austin on Wednesday at Texas Hall. Ingram scored 15 points in the overtime win against the Lumberjacks. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Freshman guard Bryant Smith, right, dives for a loose ball during the Mavericks' win over SFA. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
The Mavericks bench and fans go wild as the Mavs make a comeback in the second half. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Shorthorn Shots of the Week 2/5

This semester has definitely started off with a bang. A week and a half before school started, I was given the Photo Editor position due to unforeseen circumstances. Unfortunately, this is the reason for Shots of the Week to come on a not so weekly basis. The good thing about it is that I have the opportunity to train a whole new generation of motivated Shorthorn photographers. Hopefully as the semester continues and the new photographers grow, I will have more time to shoot and just manage. With that, on to the shots. First up are a few shots that did not run in print but were just interesting in relation to campus life at UTA. This hawk has stalked squirrels on campus for some time and this was my first opportunity to catch it in action as a crowd looked on. In other news, the DFW area just braved what many have been calling snowmageddon and some of my favorite shots have come from what the campus looked like during this time. Myself, one of my staff and a few other Shorthorners tackled the weather to give the community a vision what was happening at UTA. The weather did not detour the Movin' Mavs from having practice as ice covered most of campus as they prepared for the upcoming tournament over the weekend. Until next time, enjoy.
A crowd of nearly 20 people watches as a hawk devours a squirrel on Monday on the University Center mall.
The hawk protects its meal from nosy a nosy photographer.
Lot 56 is covered with ice and snow Tuesday as the university shuts down after a night of freezing rain hit Arlington. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Ice forms on a window at Johnson Creek Crossing Apartments early Tuesday morning after a night of freezing rain hit the DFW area. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures hit the low teens Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning causing ice to remain frozen on roads. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Mechanical aerospace engineering freshman Brandon Holle leaps onto his “sled” Tuesday outside of the Geoscience Building. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Computer science freshman Sean Kernaghan slides down a hill outside of Kalpana Chawla Hall on Tuesday as mechanical aerospace engineering freshman Brandon Holle watches. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Mechanical aerospace engineering freshman Brandon Holle, left, and computer science freshman Sean Kernaghan walk up Pecan Street on Tuesday in search of the perfect hill to sled down. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
The fountain at the Central Bridge turns into a frozen mass on Wednesday.
Senior David Wilkes, right, shoots over defenders during a scrimmage at the Movin' Mavs' practice Wednesday in the Physical Education Building. The Movin' Mavs will compete in the Bama Fever College Classic this weekend in Alabama. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)