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Photos from my various adventures

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Archive for September, 2010

Concert in the Woods

Posted by Ben on September 25, 2010

Last night, I had the chance to go to see the Punch Brothers perform at the Theater at Lime Kiln in Lexington, Va.  I think it was probably the perfect settings for a group like this.  The concert took place in basically a natural amphitheater set in the middle of the woods.  I had been looking forward to this concert since about July, and was not disappointed at all.  Below are a few of the pictures I took during the concert:

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Flying

Posted by Ben on September 19, 2010

One of the best things about fall semester here in Blacksburg has got to be Hokie Football.  The first two games this season were somewhat underwhelming, but this past weekend’s game against ECU gave us fans a little bit more of what we expect from the team.  This is a picture of Ryan Williams diving into the endzone near the end of the first quarter for a touchdown. The season tickets this year aren’t quite at midfield, but they are about 25 rows closer, which is nice.

-Ben

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Blue Skies

Posted by Ben on September 16, 2010

This was one of my photos for Colloquium this week.  The prompt was symmetry and reflection.  This was a shot off the roof of my car while I was out driving last weekend.  I know I’ve done pictures like this before, but it’s a technique I really like.  I had to clean a few spots up in photoshop, but I think it’s pretty hard to pick them out.

It’s been another busy week with classes, research, and dancing, but it’s almost the weekend now.  I’m heading up to Roanoke Friday afternoon to take the GRE general test.  I’m not too worried about this one, I’m much more concerned with the mathematics subject test coming up in a few weeks.

-Ben

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Into the Night

Posted by Ben on September 10, 2010

Wow, the last few weeks have really flown by.  I’ve been pretty busy, and unfortunately haven’t had a whole lot of time for photography or blogging.  Classes have been going well, though I’ve got a lot of work in most of them already.  My colloquium this semester is on photography.  Each week we’ll have a sort of prompt to go out and photograph.  This is the one I took for this week’s class, whose prompt was “architecture.”  This is a photo of Burruss Hall on campus.  I went out Monday night after the disappointing end to the football game.  I set up my tripod in front of the building and set the exposure to about 13 seconds.  There was a little bit of editing to this shot, straightening it and darkening it a bit.  I really like the way the lights ended up in this shot, and the way the building seems to fade into the darkness at the top.

-Ben

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