This past Friday the Carnival of Madness tour rolled through town with a stop at the Lubbock Events Center. Though Evanescence was the headliner, I was really anticipating seeing Chevelle and a group I’d only just started listening to, Halestorm. I missed the first two openers, Cavo and New Medicine, though I heard good things about them.
Chevelle didn’t disappoint! Despite hitting some technical issues with the guitar setup midway through (in which I was really hoping for a kick-ass bass/drum combo jam), they managed to put on one of the more impressive rock performances I’ve seen out of a trio. In my opinion, their performance was more powerful than Evanescence (Amy Lee’s vocals seemed drowned out for the most part by the four-piece and various synth orchestrations backing her up). (more…)
The scene was idyllic–the setting sun, the greens of the trees and grass, the warm glow of the lights illuminating the soft white of the chapel. Everything came together naturally. All that was left for me to do was shoot away (and keep people out of my shot). (more…)
At Max’s urgings, I went back and looked at these long-exposures that I took while we were hanging out on the dock at Buffalo Springs Lake earlier this month. I’m actually a little surprised they turned out pretty good. Usually, my D90 doesn’t like extreme low light or long exposures too much, but the noise and color distortion is rather minimal in these. (more…)
Having never shot fireworks before (at least with a DSLR), I didn’t have super high expectations, so I was pleasantly surprised with how well my first attempt went.
Of course, it didn’t hurt that we spent the entire evening out at Buffalo Springs Lake with friends on an absolutely beautiful night. (more…)
Drop what you’re doing! Go outside! It’s snowing out!!! (more…)