Category: Photography

Musings

Focusing on the cheeleaders

Floyd County High School’s cheerleading squads add a lot to the athletic events and have been a pleasure to photograph over the past 12 years. They will be with the Lady Buffaloes Saturday evening for the Virginia High School League state basketball 2a semifinals at James Madison University in Harrisonburg.

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Musings

Favorite photos of 2016

End of the year.  Time to select favorite photos of the past 12 months.  I shot more than 10,000 images over the year and will close out my sports photography for 2016 Thursday night in Lady Buffaloes basketball action in Floyd. It’s been a fun year and, fortunately, we had a lot of photos from

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Musings

In photography, luck is often key

Spent about three hours this morning selecting about 45 photographs to submit to The Floyd Press for this week’s paper. The 45  selections were culled from more than 2,500 images shot at various assignments last week. Makes one remember the old days as a newspaper photographer when picking photos for submission involved using a magnifying

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Musings

A little slice of time

When photographing high school sports, I often try to look for a right instant of time to catch action or a look by an athlete or other patricipant that, I think, expresses the intensity of the sport. Sometimes, what I shoot is an accident that still gives a photos that I like: A football player

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Musings

Hitting the dirt, bull riding style

The bulls bucked, the riders flew and the rodeo clowns helped keep things safe Friday night at Chantilly Farms as the Floyd Livestock and County Fair kicked off in wild style Friday night. More photos and story on this event and the Fair itself in the next edition of The Floyd Press.

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Musings

Horsing around and more in Check

Check’s community festival brought area residents together for games, music, food and a horse pull at the elementary school Sunday, plus a gathering of alumni from the old Check high school and others who attended elementary. The horse pull was a main attraction as five teams hauled a weighted platform that started at 2,000 pounds

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Musings

Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys

Bluegrass legend Jesse McReynolds and The Virginia Boys took to the stage of The Floyd Country Store Thursday night as part of The Crooked Road Homecoming series of concerts throughout Southwestern Virginia. McReynolds, who is 86, was part of the Jim and Jesse bluegrass duo and pioneered a mixture of “cross picking” and “split string”

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Musings

Good weather, good music, good weekend

A nice, albeit hot, weekend for the area and lots on tab for those of us who always want and need something to do. Good, clear weather means music on the streets along South Locust throughout the Friday evening.  Nuthin’ Common, a popular band, plans their first music of the season next to The Station

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Musings

Youth helps preserve bluegrass & traditional music

Some might claim that bluegrass and traditional country music serves the older generation but spending two days at the Chantilly Farms Bluegrass & BBQ Festival disproves that belief. One needs only to see strong performances by young groups like Gravel Road, The Wildmans, the Church Sisters and others to know that it will most likely

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Musings

Sunrise

Perhaps, after all the clouds, rain and cooler than normal weather, we can actually now enjoy Spring and then Summer. Perhaps. Then, again, Mother Nature is a prickly thing with some bitchy tendencies. Time may tell. Or it may not.

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