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Back in March, I pulled somewhat of a double shift. Our newsroom was short on staff photographers for the day, so it was decided that I would not only design my normal pages, but also attend the Iowa State softball game as a photographer. One of my images was used as main art (a bit intimidating, I must say), but both photos were displayed on the website. (If you would like to see relatively fuzzy versions of them, go here.) 

I took more than just those two shots, of course. The ones below are images I took throughout the seven-inning game. Just like in February, when I shot the Iowa State women's basketball team, this was a new experience. However, I did appreciate the slower pace of softball, and I would be eager to try it again. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon, and the only thing that bothered me in the slightest were the mounds of sunflower seeds I stood on just outside the fence.
















Note: As you can tell, I'm having great difficulties with the new Blogger Dashboard. Currently, my biggest problem is with photos. Can anyone explain to me what I'm doing wrong when it comes to centering? Each photo has a mind of its own, and even if I go in and write the HTML code myself, it doesn't work. Also, has the time it takes to upload photos increased? (Of course, that could always just be me being inept; and I'm perfectly okay with being corrected.) Anyone's thoughts or comments are appreciated. (And if you want to call me curmudgeonly inept, that's cool, too.)

Update: I fixed the centering of images on this post. It involved inconsistencies in the code. Again, if anyone is having any sort of similar issue with Blogger, I'd like to hear it. 

7 comments:

  1. Great work! I would love so much to be able to takes photos as my job!

    That's cool that you had a similar deer experience! Aren't they just magical? Hope you're having a good week. :)

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  2. P.S. I'm disliking the new blogger dashboard at the moment (as I do most change; it will pass) but I upload my photos and size them from flickr.. cut and paste the HTML code. When I'm done writing my entry I select all and then center it all in the format.

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    1. I'm never a fan of change, either. :) Both Blogger and Facebook have had to force themselves onto me. I actually just use Photobucket for my HTML links. However, when I copy in the links, Blogger likes to think that "centering" is actually a bit to the right. Quite frustrating. I'll eventually figure something that is smoother.

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  3. Great photos! I would find it hard to shoot a sporting event, but you captured such candid moments. The first pic is definitely my fave though!

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    1. Thanks, Arielle! I've never really done a lot of sports photos, so it is nice to get the opportunity here. I just like to look around and see what else is going on at a game; there is so much more to the atmosphere of a sporting event than just the action on the field.

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  4. Those are such great action shots! Nice work :)

    Oh and please don't get me started with Blogger. For a while it was telling me I couldn't upload anymore pictures! UHH WHAT?! Then I couldn't change my little default picture. Well, one out of two things solved. I also hated the new layout so I changed it. I can't remember where, but there's this little button to go back to the old style. Hope it works for you!

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    1. Thank you!

      I actually found the little link on Blogger so, for now, it's still in the old format. I'm not looking forward to when it, once again, forces itself onto me.

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