Cutting Room Floor

I have finally had a chance to go over all of my images from the Tour de Missouri, as well as my other shoots from the week, and found three images that I thought were particularly interesting but were unpublished–they did not find their way into the Columbia Missourian, or my Blog, for that matter–until now!

Old Courthouse reflection, St. Louis, Mo.  Canon 5D II and 24-70mm f/2.8 L @ 70mm; exposed 1/500 sec. @ f/5.6, ISO 100

Old Courthouse reflection, St. Louis, Mo. Canon 5D II and 24-70mm f/2.8 L @ 70mm; exposed 1/500 sec. @ f/5.6, ISO 100

I saw this composition with the imperfect reflections of office buildings and the Old Court House as I was walking to the downtown Hilton to pick up my press credentials for the first stage of the Tour of Missouri.  This is cropped fairly heavily, so I do wish that I had switched lenses to the 70-200mm f/4 I L IS, but I was in a rush to get to the race before it started without me!

More after the jump!

April Greenwood, left, and Luke Musselman, right, continue their conversation behind their coworkers as they promote Liquigas and the other major sponsors of the Tour of Missouri.  Canon 1D IIN and 300mm f/4; exposed 1/1000 sec. @ f/4, ISO 200.

April Greenwood, left, and Luke Musselman, right, continue their conversation behind their coworkers as they promote Liquigas and the other major sponsors of the Tour of Missouri / Canon 1D IIN and 300mm f/4; exposed 1/1000 sec. @ f/4, ISO 200.

Oh, do I ever wish that the “amputated leg” on the left edge of the frame were not there!  It interrupts what is otherwise a comedic juxtaposition of stiletto-heeled boots and men’s (extremely) casual-wear.

Dustin Lane, pictured on the 13th tee and a manager of the Perche Creek Golf Club, is promoting "night golf" at the club's three-par course in Columbia, Mo.  The club has installed several lights to illuminate the course at night, and it is beginning to grow in popularity.  /  Canon 5D II and 70-200mm f/4 L IS @ 70mm; exposed 1/200 sec. @ f/11, ISO 100.

Dustin Lane, pictured on the 13th tee and a manager of the Perche Creek Golf Club, is promoting "night golf" at the club's three-par course in Columbia, Mo. The club has installed several lights to illuminate the course at night, and it is beginning to grow in popularity / Canon 5D II and 70-200mm f/4 L IS @ 70mm; exposed 1/200 sec. @ f/11, ISO 100.

Dustin Lane was my first environmental portrait assignment for the Columbia Missourian.  Knowing that the story is about how the Perche Creek Golf Club is now illuminating its golf course at night, I came to the golf course–at 4:00pm–with the idea to knock the ambient light down a stop and use lights to add drama.  While the select for the paper is very dramatic and one I’m happy with, I feel that this other photo (above) is a better image, even if the concept of “night golf” doesn’t show through nearly as well.  Of course, I worry now that I’m reviewing the photo, which I made using three lights surrounding Dustin, that I may have made him look a bit too much like Dexter.  Not intentional!

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