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Taking to the Skies

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I spent about three days shooting at the Porter County Fair to prepare for a mobile newsroom I’ll be apart of via Ball State come the Indiana State Fair. I came away with quite a few photos, and I was able to use my GoPro for the first time, which I’m sure I’ll use more later on.

My favorite images came from the Kiwanis Balloon Launch. I’ve included them with some of my other photos. I’ve been to a few hot air balloon events with my family through the years, but never was able to see them so close.

My time spent at the fair made me realize how many opportunities for photos I’ll have. I covered 4-H events ranging from animal judgings to smaller projects, the events going on, interesting people, sunsets, people setting up, and interesting light.

I’m interested in pushing myself for the full 17 days of the fair to produce quality content and different photos each day.

Friend and photographer Jonathan Miksanek will also be working the fair, so we shot together. You can check out his images from the fair here.

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Winter Adventure

I went back the White River today to shoot some photos for my art photography class and my photojournalism class. I like the colors in this photos.

I went back the White River today to shoot some photos for my art photography class and my photojournalism class. I like the color in this photos.

I left today a bit before sunset to get some shots for class of a bridge over the White River. The assignment was to shoot more photos with the  lecture in mind. I enjoy some of the photos I got today, despite the snow in my shoes and wind on my face.

The geese on the river hardly noticed me, except for the guy on the left. I was able to stay far enough way to shoot them without scaring them.

The geese on the river hardly noticed me, except for the guy on the left. I was able to stay far enough way to shoot them without scaring them.

The sun on the the bridge was really pretty tonight.

The sun on the the bridge was really pretty tonight.

This photo was taken for my photojournalism class where I was supposed to demonstrate a low aperture. I love the detail in the snow as well as the wood on a low branch.

This photo was taken for my photojournalism class where I was supposed to demonstrate a low aperture. I love the detail in the snow as well as the wood on a low branch.

Polar Vortex

This is one of the first few vehicles I saw on campus after the emergency state was lifted. The roads were still unable to be cleared at that time.

This is one of the first few vehicles I saw on campus after the emergency state was lifted. The roads were still unable to be cleared at that time.

It’s been an interesting week here in Muncie, Indiana. We’ve gone from extreme cold to mild and rainy in a week. The main concern now for everyone is flooding. The snow is melting quickly causing very large puddles on campus, flooding the grass, and making lots of feet wet and miserable. The village is a street just off campus that contains, a bookstore, an ice cream shop, and six bars. I decided to take my camera with me when I went to turn in my visa application at the travel agency for the Olympics. Yay. I had spent most of the week indoors because the cold was miserable, so being out with my camera for the first time resulted in two hours of shooting and wandering around down by the village. I’ll be heading out tomorrow early to check out the flooding along the White River and shooting around. Here’s some images from my snow coverage and my first time in the sun after a week!

Care for a seat?

Care for a seat?

Ready to ride!

Ready to ride!

The beginning of the meltdown. The puddles in the village yesterday ranged from my ankles to nearly to my knees. One wrong step and you would end up swimming!

The beginning of the meltdown. The puddles in the village yesterday ranged from my ankles to nearly to my knees. One wrong step and you would end up swimming!

Yes. I got hit with giant car splashes multiple times.

Yes. I got hit with giant car splashes multiple times.

Scott Dinius, left, an industry and technology major works to shovel outside of Jimmy John' with Hayden Wolfe, a junior phyiscs major. Today was the first the two have been able to shovel since the extreme temperatures started last weekend.

Scott Dinius, left, an industry and technology major works to shovel outside of Jimmy John’ with Hayden Wolfe, a junior phyiscs major. Today was the first the two have been able to shovel since the extreme temperatures started last weekend.