Archive for February, 2009

Senator Wyden comes to Campus

 

Oh what a night last night.

Went to Salem to visit my friend Kenny from OC.

Lets just say it was fun.

 

Yesterday Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) came to the UO campus to talk to students about financial aid and scholarships, etc. It was very interesting. 

There were two other photographers there. One from Lane Community College’s newspaper “The Torch,” and one staff photographer from ODE. I wasn’t shooting for ODE or anyone, just for fun and my portfolio.

 

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) speaks at the University of Oregon's Knight Library on Thursday.

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) speaks at the University of Oregon's Knight Library on Thursday.

 

The lighting was really great. The room had a low ceiling that wasn’t 100% white, but had a small warming hue to it. 

 

Sen. Wyden speaks about how a UO financial aid plan can become federal law.

Sen. Wyden speaks about how a UO financial aid plan can become federal law.

I used my trusty 40D with 28-135mm 3.5-5.6 IS USM, and the 430EX external flash (with no diffuser) on a flash sync cord (handheld). Bounced the light off of the ceiling.

 

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) explains a financial aid plan proposed at the meeting.

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) explains a financial aid plan proposed at the meeting.

 

Senator Ron Wyden speaks infront of the audience for the panel meeting. Approximately 20 students and staff attended.

Senator Ron Wyden speaks infront of the audience for the panel meeting. Approximately 20 students and staff attended.

Hope you enjoyed the photos.

-t

Not Really News…

 

I haven’t posted a blog in a long time, and I have the rest of the day to screw around so I decided to write one.

I got a new blackberry. I love it. I can get on facebook, deviantART and everything while at corps, or during class (or during tests haha).

I’ve yet to figure out most of its features though. I want to be able to sync it with my iCal on my MBP.
Thursday night was a great concert by The Helio Sequence. Opening bands were surprisingly good. The first band was Yeltsin (ok), and the second was Audrye Sessions. Sessions was great. They have a great setlist and are very unique. Their new album “Audrye Sessions” came out on iTunes today. I just bought it. 

 

Audrye Sessions guitarist Ryan Karazija and bassist Alicia Marie Campbell play at the WOW Hall in Eugene, OR, Feb 12th, 2009.

Audrye Sessions guitarist Ryan Karazija and bassist Alicia Marie Campbell play at the WOW Hall in Eugene, OR, Feb 12th, 2009.

I often change band photos to black and white to get rid of the disgusting orange lighting at the wow hall.

Still a great venue though.

 

Audrye Sessions drummer James Leste (Left) performs with bassist Alicia Marie Campbell (Right).

Audrye Sessions drummer James Leste (Left) performs with bassist Alicia Marie Campbell (Right).

 

Audrye Sessions guitarist/keyboardist Michael Knox plays in the dark at WOW Hall, Feb 12th, 2009.

Audrye Sessions guitarist/keyboardist Michael Knox plays in the dark at WOW Hall, Feb 12th, 2009.

And now onto The Helio Sequence.

It was another great show. very unique. I love their sound. The synth really creates a nice feel, and the drumming is simply amazing.

The Helio Sequence drummer Benjamin Weikel, a former member of Modest Mouse, plays at WOW Hall in Eugene, OR, Feb 12th, 2009.

The Helio Sequence drummer Benjamin Weikel, a former member of Modest Mouse, plays at WOW Hall in Eugene, OR, Feb 12th, 2009.

 

Guitarist/Vocalist Brandon Summers plays songs from their album " Keep Your Eyes Ahead," which was released January 29, 2008.

Guitarist/Vocalist Brandon Summers plays songs from their album " Keep Your Eyes Ahead," which was released January 29, 2008.

 

Originally from a suburb of Portland, the Beaverton, OR band has played nationally, and performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Originally from a suburb of Portland, the Beaverton, OR band has played nationally, and performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

 

The Helio Sequence drummer Benjamin Weikel performed with Modest Mouse for their album "Good News For People Who Love Bad News" before partnering up with Brandon Summers in 1999.

The Helio Sequence drummer Benjamin Weikel performed with Modest Mouse for their album "Good News For People Who Love Bad News" before partnering up with Brandon Summers in 1999.

 

Oregon Crusaders Jan/Feb camp

Oregon Crusaders Jan/Feb camp

In other news, the Oregon Crusaders are working hard to be the best in Open class this year. We’re working hard for No. 1.

I’m in the middle of that line.

 

Oregon Crusaders 2009 Drumline

Oregon Crusaders 2009 Drumline

I didn’t take these photos (since I was marching), but Papa Q used my camera (Rebel G + 50mm 1.8).

Shot on Tri-X 400, developed by me in HC-110 (b).

If you know of any trumpets interested in marching this summer, send them over to http://www.oregoncrusaders.org. We need trumpets, and this year is going to be great!

Or, if you know anyone interested in marching at all, we can teach them how to play brass (I didn’t know how when I joined in 2007!).

It’s a great experience and it will change your life.

 

I also went skiing a few weekends ago. Brought 3 cameras. It worked out very well, and it was a lot of fun.

 

Brandon Lee lands a jump at Willamette Pass.

Brandon Lee lands a jump at Willamette Pass.

I’m going to try to take more skiing photojournalism. It’s a lot of fun to shoot while moving so fast.

 

Riley Grubb lands a jump at Willamette Pass

Riley Grubb lands a jump at Willamette Pass

These aren’t edited…btw.

Really just for fun.

 

Riley Grubb jumps off a small ledge at Willamette Pass

Riley Grubb jumps off a small ledge at Willamette Pass

 

Willamette Pass is located on the east side of the Oregon Cascades, south of Mount Bachelor (Pictured)

Willamette Pass is located on the east side of the Oregon Cascades, south of Mount Bachelor (Pictured)

 

That’s about it. Hope everyone is having a good week. Try not to get sick like I am. It sucks.

Have a good one~


Tom Walsh

is a photographer in Eugene, OR. Mainly focusing on street photography and social documentary. He shoots bands and portraits as well. Tom goes to the University of Oregon where he intends to graduate with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography.
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