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The Big Ball







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So I finally got the Coronation Ball photos edited. It was like giving birth.


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Without a doubt, this was the most challenging night I've had covering an event. The closest I can imagine is covering a wedding. I don't know how they do it.


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Be thankful I'm not inundating you with all 1k+ that survived the final edit. Instead, you can see a subset here.


Coronation XIX Ball At The Syndicate


More soon.



Playing Catch Up. Again









But I'm still not totally caught up. Life has been a little crazy since Cincy's Coronation. It was my first, and I experienced my second less than two weeks later in Iowa.


Had a great time, but it's left very little left to complete editing.


Since I didn't want to overwhelm, or bore, with one event after another, I'll just post the links.


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Coronation XIX In Town Show At Bronz


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Coronation XIX Out Of Town Show At The Dock


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Coronation XIX Ohiowa Show At Shooters




Working on the actual Coronation XIX ball next. Slowly but surely. Slowly but surely.



Catching Up And Coronation XIX









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So I took this week off work to catch up on the backlog of editing I had to do for the Court shows. Well, and to be able to cover all the events leading up to Coronation.

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I'm almost there...except for the 1k of shots I took last night at the In Town Show at Bronz. Lord.

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For the curious, if I've not already overwhelmed you on Facebook, you can find the current sets below.

Tamika's Country Review At Shooters

Scott's Meet-Greet-Actual Birthday

Scott's Cincy Bar Tour

Scott's Big 4*0 Show

Cowpoke Show At On Broadway

Yes, I've been busy.

If you're around this weekend and looking for some entertainment, here's the schedule:

Friday September 11th Out of Town Show @ the Dock Complex 7 – 11pm
$10.00 Admission
Hosted by the ½’s Daddy Wayne and Eve St. Michael
The Iowa show to follow at Shooters

Saturday September 12th Coronation 19 @ the Newport Syndicate
in the Grand Ballroom
Doors open at 5:30pm
Open bar from 6:00pm to 7:00 pm
Show starting promptly at 7:00 pm
Silent Auction closes after the end of the 2nd set.
$65.00 Admission

Victory Tour to all the local hot spots following Coronation XIX.

Sunday September 13th Victory Brunch
The Kentucky Room @ the Holiday Inn Express Bellevue
11:30 am
$25.00 Admission

Hope to see you there.



Cowpokin









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Yes, another event. This time it's Scott's Cowpoke Show at On Broadway.


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So at this event, it was the first time my equipment simply wasn't up to the task.


As you can see from the first photo, there was a fog machine in use. Which was cool, since the colors from the stage lights made it all pretty dramatic.


But it didn't do me any good. The camera and lens combo I've been using just was fast enough to capture motion and the lights at the same time. Eventually, I just had to start blasting everyone with the flash and post processing was still a giant pain.


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Which lead me to renting a new camera body and lens combo for the coming week. Why you ask? Because of Coronation, of course. Starting on Wednesday, it'll be one show after another until the finale on Saturday. If you're local and want to support charities here in Cincinnati, please come out to the show. Information can be found on the ISQCCBE website here.

I'm also getting caught up, come hell or high water, tomorrow, so except an onslaught. This set is on Flickr over here.



A Little Laua









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As always, I'm slowly moving through the edits. This set is from Tamika's Laua show.

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This was actually probably the most unhappy I've been with a set in a long time. I was just not able to get my head in it. And the girls were all extremely tired from the Gay Bingo at Ensemble Theater.

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Luckily, the coming deluge of shots aren't as mediocre. For the set on Flickr, just click here.

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Meetin' 'N Greetin'









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So we're knee deep the campaign for the Court's new Emperor and Empress. I've shot a ton of shows, and we'll get to that later.

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As a change of pace, I decided to go ahead and post the informal receptions each person has. These are all at Rosie's Tavern. in Covington, Kentucky.

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A new friend brought out a limo for one the events, which made for an interesting evening. For the curious, you can find the full set on Flickr here



The Candidates









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So the Court had a show to announce the candidates for Emperor and Empress a few weeks back. And yes, I'm still experimenting. As you can see.


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Yes, I'm behind. Like three events behind. Or more. But there's only so many hours in the day. I should be in bed now for crying out loud.


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Anyway, here they are.


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Scott Steger for Emperor




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Tameka for Empress




For the a small set I liked on Flickr, just click here. And if you're on Facebook, just go here.


There's all sorts of events around this leading up to something called Coronation. I've been taking a lot of photos...so yes, expect more of this sort of thing. Like A LOT more.


You're welcome.

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Final EOY 2009 Show











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Finally got to these. I've been avoiding processing this set for a couple reasons.

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As you can see, I was experimenting quiet a bit during this one. And that's because I've been getting bored with what I've been doing. But mucking about with exposure settings messes with my head, keeping me out of The Zone.

I don't know how it works for other people, but for me, I have to stop actively thinking. Or maybe what I mean by that is over thinking. It does matter if I'm singing, writing, or even just figuring out a technical issue, if I get into The Zone the results are always 110% better.

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The problem? I don't really learn anything when my consciousness is put on hold. And I still have much to learn, so I know that I'll continue to have these hit 'n miss moments. I'd just prefer to not.

The event wasn't completely full of fail, so if you're curious jump over to Flickr to see the best of the bunch here.

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An Evening With Friends









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A few weeks ago, Don and I spent a Sunday afternoon with friends. Of course, I had to terrorize everyone with the camera.

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And yes, I terrorized the animals too.

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Brian, who is the person in the first pic, is quiet the chef. Even though we aren't able to make it every Sunday, it is a great way to relax and stay in touch.

As always, for the set on Flickr, just click here.

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Racing Towards...Shoes?









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Well, sorta. Last month, Cincinnati has it's traditional Drag Races.

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For those of you not in the know, the Drag Races are basically a relay race between various businesses downtown. Each team has to put on a wig, dress, heals and pursue (because accessories matter), run to one end of the block, and exchange the garments with their team mate. Who in turn, runs to the other end.

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This year, the team from Hamburger Mary's won.

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And no, that's not Mary. That's Joan. God love her.

For the full set on Facebook, just click here.