Archive for 2014

Waupun Volleyball State Tournament 2014

Posted in Personal Projects, Photo Assignment, Sports, Volleyball with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on Wednesday November 12, 2014 by PSB Foto

November 11, 2014~

Attended the Wisconsin State Volleyball tournament on Friday evening (November 7, 2014) and covered the Waupun Warriors.  Always high expectations for Waupun when I make the trip to State which takes place at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Tough match as Tomahawk defeated Waupun in four sets, 25-20, 25-20, 14-25, 25-20.

“I think that we didn’t come out as strong as we should have,” said senior Blake Buchholz, who had a Division 2 state game record 28 kills in a match that covered four sets. “We played our hearts out and it showed. I couldn’t be more proud of my team right now, we did as much as we could.”

2014 State Volleyball Waupun v Tomahawk Blake Buchholz

Blake Buchholz (22) Waupun goes up for a kill. Blake set a Division 2 state game record with 28 kills in a match that lasted four sets. Photo: Patrick S Blood/PSB Foto

“It was a tough Tomahawk team, we knew that they were going to be a tough team,” Waupun co-coach Krista Baisch said. “I thought that we didn’t play to our level that we needed to play to. I don’t think Tomahawk beat us tonight, I think we beat ourselves.”

2014 Waupun co-coach Krista Baisch; image by Patrick S Blood/PSB Foto

2014 Waupun co-coach Krista Baisch; image by Patrick S Blood/PSB Foto

“There were a few moments in the match where we could see us coming alive but then it just went away,” Baisch said.

Going into the game, Waupun knew that Anna Nyberg and Hanna Meyer were going to be tough. The duo combined for 33 kills.

“They are great left sides, but once we figured out how to block them, I thought we shut them down pretty well,” Baisch said.

Stats: WAU — Blake Buchholz 28 kills, 18 digs, 2 aces; Claiborn Bronkhorst 11 kills; Taylor Brown 18 digs; Jasmyn Bensley 10 digs; Kyra Verheyen 38 assists, 9 digs.

PSB Foto Assignments 2014

Posted in Baseball, Football, Photo Assignment, Sports with tags , , , , , , , , , , on Tuesday September 2, 2014 by PSB Foto

September 2, 2014~

Just a quick update as things are starting to heat up with photo assignments~ will be covering Brewers, Badger football, and Brewers over the next two weeks. Check back often or click on Corbis link on home page for most recent photos.

GoFundMe for Double B Vineyards

Posted in Personal Projects with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Thursday February 20, 2014 by PSB Foto

February 20, 2014~

After a brutal winter I have set up a GoFundMe account to re-stock the Double B Vineyard. My nephew and I enjoy spending time  working in the vineyard and hopefully, teaching him some life lessons along the way. Hard work, budgeting, math skills, social media skills via GoFundMe, and photography of the vineyard  are all part of the learning experience. We also plan on utilizing the photos to report to our ‘stakeholders’ and donors in the future.

For more information, or to donate, please check out the link> http://www.gofundme.com/6zzbww

Double B Vineyard

Thank you in advance and I look forward to reporting to any donors on our progress. It’s fun to make dreams come true 🙂

 

After bright explosion, astronomers rush to study new supernova

Posted in Personal Projects with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on Wednesday January 22, 2014 by PSB Foto

January 22, 2014~

Saw this and had to share with my followers…

A Type 1a supernova was spotted a few hours ago, and if you have access to a telescope and clear skies, you may be able to see it yourself. It was spotted in the Cigar Galaxy (galaxy M82),  and scientists are hailing it as a spectacular chance to study a relatively rare event.

Apparently the supernova is 11.4 million light-years away from Earth. This is the closest such supernova that has been detected since 1972, and is poised to give astronomers and cosmologists some invaluable insight into how such stellar explosions pan out, and what we can learn about neutrinos, gamma rays and dark energy from them.

Location of the white-dwarf that went supernova about 12 million years ago, and whose light reached Earth on January. The galaxy is the M28 "Cigar" galaxy.

Location of the white-dwarf that went supernova about 12 million years ago, and whose light reached Earth on January. The galaxy is the M28 “Cigar” galaxy. Photo by Gallery Picture Library

 

Tuesday Tips ~ Keys of Winning Photojournalists

Posted in Personal Projects with tags , , , , , , , , on Tuesday January 21, 2014 by PSB Foto

January 20, 2014~

Just saw a great article by Alex Garcia, of the Chicago Tribune, entitled:

Tuesday Tips: 10 Key Traits of Winning Photojournalists 

Had to share with my readers as so many points are spot on.  I realize it is from 2010, but some things are ageless.

I am going to list his top ten but you must read the full article for his explanations.

  1. A lone wolf orientation
  2. Single, or have a flexible family life
  3. An Immovable Faith in the Power of an Image
  4. Fearless
  5. Fast and Decisive
  6. Ability to Self-Edit
  7. Competitive, Very
  8. Clever
  9. Relentless
  10. Anointed

As an award winner in several photo contests I can attest most, if not all attributes, are required for an award winning entry.

 

2014 ~ Happy New Year!

Posted in Personal Projects with tags , , , , , on Thursday January 2, 2014 by PSB Foto

Jan. 2, 2014 ~

May I always remember to:
Encourage youth. Find the time. Keep a promise. Forego a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Listen. Think first of someone else. Laugh a little. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth.

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