Over Memorial Day weekend, I was able to shoot the Gath of Ball jousting tournament put on by the Freelancers at the Tennessee Renaissance Festival. Jousting is always fun to shoot and I am pretty pleased with what I was able to come up with.
The rest of the images can be seen at http://www.dwrd.net/photography/galleries/2012-gath-of-baal-jousting-tournament/
Back in February, the Locash Cowboys held a tribute concert for Ryan Jones, and I was honored to be able to photograph this event in honor of my friend. I had to leave to travel for work a couple of days after the concert and never had a chance to get all of the images edited. After coming back from another month away from home, I had time to sit down and get these posted. The same gallery is also up at ryansarmy.com.
The rest of the images are located at
I had a good time shooting at the ABQ Zoo. Here is a sample of one of my keepers, and a link to the rest of the gallery.
The rest of the images can be seen at http://www.dwrd.net/photography/galleries/abq-zoo-2012/
I am currently in Albuquerque for work and I am trying to revisit some of the places that I went and took photos back in 2009 just to see how things have changed. Here is a quick shot from the ABQ Zoo today.
Well this past weekend, I once again took a trip to Reelfoot lake accompanied by Chase in search of photos of the the bald eagles that winter at the lake. We didn’t go the route of hiring a guide this year, but instead opted to see what we could find by driving around, as we had decent success with that strategy last year. We made a few changes in preparation such as my borrowing of a family member’s Jeep Rubicon so that we could have the top open for better visibility and the option of shooting easily from inside the car. We both had 500 F4 lenses with 1.4 teleconverters on them, and then I also had a 70-200 on my second body. We spent about 12 hours out shooting on Saturday, and ended up shooting until the sun went down on Sunday even though we both had a couple of hour drive ahead of us. I did have quite a scare on Saturday when somehow my 7D unattached itself from the 500 and fell onto a concrete sidewalk. Luckily the camera landed on the corner of the battery grip and the body was saved. It is cracked in 4 places, and now covered in gaffers tape, but it continued to work for the rest of the weekend.
The rest of the pictures can be seen at