Saturday, August 13, 2005

Blue Balloon

I took my best picture of the summer this evening. I think it's my best, at least. I'm not the one who should be judging, but I really like it. See for yourself. Agree? Disagree?

balloon

I photographed the Bergton Fair in western Virginia tonight. My LAST assignment as a free-labor intern (supposedly). I had five hours to finish up and I FINISHED!!! I say supposedly because Wednesday when I mentioned to my boss that I only had five hours to go, he thought about it for awhile and then said, "Well, I could definitely get you some freelance work here at the newspaper if you'd be willing to shoot the fair next week." (This is a different fair, by the way.) I said, "Umm... I don't exactly want to make working for free a habit." He said, "No, of course not. I wouldn't recommend it either."

Sounds like a manipulation tactic to me. But it worked for him, I guess, as I am at their disposal next week for the Rockingham County Fair. And then after that, I'll hopefully be a "freelancer" as I continue to also work at my other job I just started yesterday. It's at this place called Artistic Photography, a studio that does weddings and portrait work. Anyway, we'll see how that goes...

More about the fair later. I'm tired.

12 comments:

Steven said...

I do agree. That blue ballon makes that picture!!! Wow wow woW!!!

John said...

I agree (for what it's worth). Good luck on the new job.

cbonney said...

Terrific picture, but the summer's not over yet. Don't let the paper take too much advantage of your generosity.

Heather/SHTEZQ said...

again yoiu leave me in awe i love the blue balloon. Thanx good luck w/ new job.

Scotty said...

Like I said at Flickr, this is an amazing picture. With shots like this, you should have no trouble with freelance. Best of luck to you in the coming months. Are you staying in Harrisonburg, or moving on from there?

Emily said...

Thanks to all... Scotty, I'm planning on most likely staying in Harrisonburg at least for another month or two until I figure out where I'd rather be and a job that corresponds. :-)

gRaCeY said...

I know nuts about photography, but I do know this is a great picture! :)

Rachel said...

I think it's the best, because you hardly see an image quite like it. best is so relative though, I really liked the pictures you took of the guy and girl with the dog, and so many more. Oh, and I know, I need to start shooting more, I've been so busy I haven't blogged. People have even left comments on my blogless entry...

Jamie Dawn said...

That's a fan-tabulous picture!
I reserve that word for really good stuff.
I believe you'll start making a lot of money with your talent. Keep up the good work.

hbl said...

Yes, but 'free lancers', like contractors, get paid for their work. Good luck to you.

Chiwi said...

I must Say, I Love your works! And this is one of them! Keep up the great job! and I'm sure you would do fine as a freelance, It's always hard to get the ball rolling, but once it's rolling, it will snow ball! :)

pwog said...

dear ms. emily,
i love this blue ballon, it looks fabulous, i really think you have an eye for photography, adn those little kids how ever did you get them to pose for you, anyways ciao babe, have a fabulous day.