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Fall: Season of The Arts!

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That’s right, it’s Friday ArtWalk season!

First Friday ArtWalk – November 6th, 2015

Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtWalk on November 6th, 2015 is guest co-hosted by Mindy Linder, Eugene Concert Choir Marketing Director and Jorah LaFleur, Eugene Poetry Slam Maven. Mindy and Jorah are thrilled to unite for this festive fall ArtWalk that is exactly one month before Eugene Concert Choir’s wild holiday romp, A Dickens of a Christmas.  The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at Jacobs Gallery (Hult Center), followed by stops at 6:00pm at The Jazz Station (124 W Broadway), 6:30pm at InEugene Real Estate (100 E Broadway), 7:00pm at OUT ON A LIMB Gallery (191 E Broadway), and concluding at 7:30 pm at Oregon Art Supply (1020 Pearl St).   ArtWalk is from 5:30-8pm and always free!  Visitwww.lanearts.org for more information.

Shelley Roenspie, The Jazz Station 2

Sponsor: Eugene Concert Choir presents A Dickens of a Christmas
Sunday, December 6th at 2:30pm at the Hult Center

Eugene Concert Choir is proud to support Lane Arts Council and sponsor this evening of art and fun leading up to Eugene Concert Choir’s holiday concert, A Dickens of a Christmas, on Sunday, December 6th at 2:30pm in the Silva Concert Hall at the Hult Center. This event is a festive choral adventure through time where “Christmas Past” is a Renaissance Yuletide Feast, “Christmas Present” is Merry Olde England of the 1800s, and “Christmas Future” is Today! This concert will be a rollicking good time for the whole family! Holiday tickets sell fast and are available at the Hult Center Ticket Office or EugeneConcertChoir.org.

Details about the First Friday ArtWalk guided tour stops for November 6th:

5:30 pm  Jacobs Gallery (Hult Center)

Jacobs Gallery shows “Natural Selections,” an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Analee Fuentes, April Coppini, and Harold Hoy through November 21st.

In her artist statement about the show, Analee Fuentes states, “Most of these works are from the series, ‘Natural Selections.’  This sequence consists of large-scale paintings (5 x 4 feet) resulting from a very close and long look at a very beautiful fish, all of which I have caught at one time or another.  In the ’70s I worked on a fishing boat in Kodiak, Alaska and was overwhelmed by the Salmon’s swirling colors as they made their way upstream. They have continued to thread their migratory paths into my Oregon veins, where I believe them to be unfathomable and sacred creatures.  Straddling abstraction and representation, these paintings are an exuberant tribute to the fantastic color, patterning, and spirit that fish reveal.”

April Coppini’s statement includes “My work in the past few years has been a vague effort to record something wild and unseen about the form of animals; movement, life, the space between things. Shortly after hearing about the rapid disappearance of honey bees in our country (termed ‘colony collapse disorder’), I imagined a series of bee drawings. Displayed in the same erratic way that bees fly about, and conveying something of their importance or intrinsic value, my hope was that my effort to create these bees, would, in some way create more actual bees in the world. Since then, I have drawn and shown over 1000 bees, and the response to them has been both humbling and hopeful.  I have no idea whether or not my drawings have actually helped the bees in any significant way (and/or helped us in the manner that all things are connected- we do, here, after all, depend on them to pollinate over 90% of our crops) but they have garnered more attention and inspired more conversation than anything I’ve ever done.”

Harold Hoy states, “My work has dealt with the relationship of Humans and the Environment (nature) since the late 1960’s. I feel that there is not a more important subject for me to deal with in my work than this subject. Most of my work deals with the co-existence of humans and nature that humans should live in harmony with nature and not dominate over nature.  The concept of this sculpture is based partly on an old child’s toy, the ‘Erector Set.’ I had an Erector Set as a child and was very fascinated with ‘inventing’ interesting machines, buildings, etc… This sculpture and the sculptures that I have been building for many years represents to me the task of rebuilding nature to the way it was before humans exploited its riches. Of course, it will never return to its original state as long as humans inhabit the Earth, however, humans can help to restore the forests, and streams, help control air and water pollution, and help control population growth to allow nature to take its course.  This sculpture has been constructed of steel using nuts and bolts in the manner of construction as in the Erector Set. The bronze tree at the top of the sculpture was cast in bronze using a real branch from a tree as the form.”

6:00pm  The Jazz Station (124 W Broadway)

Bright and textural impressionist inspired paintings by Shelley Roenspie are featured at The Jazz Station for the months of November and December.  Shelley moved to Oregon in 1972 from California, where she learned the basics of art from her teacher Richard Carmassi.  After studying art at Sierra College, she moved back east to the Brandywine art village near Philadelphia (the home of Andrew Wyeth). Under the influence of the Brandywine school of painting, Shelley created a unique style and found the freedom to put her gushing emotions onto the canvas in the shape of intense, vivid colors, generating an out of the ordinary vision of truth.  Shelley spent many years as an equestrian showjumping coach in Oregon, but has always painted. Since retiring from coaching in 2009, painting is her passion and full time affair.  Open until 7pm.

Music-

5:30-7pm: Spencer Doidge/Neil Janssen duo, FREE

8-10:30pm: Roger Woods Organ Quartet, $10 general admission

6:30pm  InEugene Real Estate (100 E Broadway)

“ReEnvisioning Maps: The Cartographic Art of Dave Imus,” a new show by America’s most award-winning cartographer, demonstrates that maps, too, can be fine art. Imus aspires to create maps with the same attention to the structure and beauty of the land that Leonardo used to capture the structure and beauty of the human form.

To Imus, clarity and beauty are closely-related concepts. He notes that the world is profoundly exotic and beautiful, and if a map presents the world as a clear, artistic expression, that map will be beautiful, too. So while his maps richly inform the mind, they also please the eye.

Imus was one of the last cartographers in America to make maps with hand tools. Though today Imus does use a computer, he uses it as an extension of his hands, giving him, not the machine, complete control of interpretation.

“ReEnvisioning Maps” is arranged to take you through a progression of works, beginning with maps that illustrate the beauty of basic geography and finishing with more abstract geographic interpretations.

First you will see an 80”x 60” framed canvas of the “Essential Geography of the United States of America,” one of four Imus maps to receive America’s most prestigious award for cartography, and which Slate called, “The greatest paper map of the United States you’ll ever see.” The show then takes you to dramatic enlargements of Oregon and Alaska, each from “Essential Geography,” and afterwards to numerous new works, all framed canvases of Yosemite National Park, Chesapeake Bay, the Great Basin, “Evening in California,” “Western Terracottisphere,” and more.

More info at www.imusgeographics.com

7:00pm  OUT ON A LIMB Gallery (191 E Broadway)

OUT ON A LIMB Gallery celebrates its 4th Anniversary during the November ArtWalk!

This month, Michael Whitenack is the featured artist, an amazing wood sculptor, painter, and story teller extraordinaire.  Michael states, “I respond to stories and events that intrigue me.  The wood constructs are fun to make and my sketchbooks are filled with drawings waiting to appear.”  The show includes some 3D paintings, as well as sculptures that are hung on the wall and free standing.  Tim Boyden, the owner of the gallery, also collaborated with Michael on a few pieces in the show.

Music: Bryce Krehbiel, a folk singer/songwriter.

7:30pm  Oregon Art Supply (1020 Pearl St)

Jill Atkin shows pastels, watercolors, and mixed media.  She states, “Pastels are my first love, with their richness and permanence.  I am now finding a lovely juxtaposition to pastels with watercolor.  Watercolor… with its fluidity, transparency, and quirky temperament.”

Music: Taylor Irving on acoustic guitar.

In addition, these galleries and venues will also be open during the ArtWalk from 5:30-8pm on November 6th:

•Broadway Commerce Center lobby (44 W Broadway) “The Return of Dan Bruce,” large abstract paintings evolved from serendipitous discoveries by the artist prior to his departure from Eugene in the late 1970s.

•Cowfish (62 W Broadway) Paintings by Anj Marth.

•ECO Sleep Solutions and Gallery (25 E 8th Ave) Felted wool home décor and apparel by Tylar Merrill, clay tile collages by Annie Heron, wall art by Mari Livie, whimsical hand painted wood, linen, and silk pieces by Lybi Thomas, wood sculptures and imaginative, fanciful masks by Cedar Caredio, and Luminessence light sculptures by Stephen White.

•Eugene Public Library (100 W 10th Ave) “Celebrate 50 Years of Eugene Symphony” with a free concert by a classical string quartet at 6pm,  and a historical exhibit and reception starting at 5pm.

•Eugene Yoga (245 E Broadway) Additional work since the October ArtWalk by Washington artist Tom Boatright.  Tom uses raw ingredients, such as oils, resins, metallic and luminescent powders, and glass beads to create stunning one-of-a-kind pieces that cannot be duplicated. More info: http://www.tomboatrightoils.com/

•FourWinds (273 W 8th Ave) A new gallery featuring a variety of work from several local artists – visionary paintings, provocative photography, quality handcrafts, unique jewelry, and much more.

• gilt+gossamer (873 Willamette St) A series of abstract paintings investigating the interaction of science and art by David CP Placencia. This series is inspired by physics, nature, and images captured by neuroscientists in Eugene, Oregon.  Additional info:  Khaostasis.com

•Goldworks Jewelry Art Studio (169 E Broadway) Featuring original jewelry by Goldworks staff.

•Harlequin Beads and Jewelry (1027 Willamette St) Jewelry by local artists. Closes 6pm.

•The Lincoln Gallery (309 W 4th Ave) “ArtChics Annual Art Sale and Benefit” – The ArtChics, a local women’s art group, is having their annual art sale to benefit OSLP Arts & Culture Program.  Some of the creations offered include felted fashions, textile art, hand woven baskets, art dolls, jewelry, and much more.

•MECCA (449 Willamette St) “MECCA Tribe Show” a collection of art made by current and former Board Members, volunteers, and MECCA teachers.

•Mosaic Fair Trade Collection (28 E Broadway) Unique jewelry made by fair trade artisans from around the world.

•The New Zone Gallery (164 W Broadway) “Portraits of Trees,” which includes many mediums, acrylic fabric painting, neo-Victorian fashions and Steampunk art by Sarina Dorie and “The Cabinet of Steampunk Curiosities,” a month long exhibition of Steampunk art.  Music: Lotus Unfolding, featuring cello, guitar, and sitar music.

•Noisette Pastry Kitchen (200 W Broadway) A show coordinated by the Eugene Weekly, highlighting work by Sara Talmadge, Neal Williams, Santiago Uceda, and Marlis Badalich.  These artists were hand-picked by the EW to design art for their distribution boxes along Broadway.

•Off the Waffle (840 Willamette St) Work by Patricia Montoya Donohue and Diane Farquhar.

•Oregon Wine LAB (488 Lincoln) “Travels with Pastels” by Anna S. Horrigan. She paints cities, landscapes, and people in every environment throughout the United States and Canada, including the rivers where her husband fly-fished. Music: Singer, songwriter, and musician Michael Kevin Daly.

•Pacific Rim Art Guild & Gallery (160 E Broadway, basement) “Photography: An Artist’s View Through the Lens” – Come and enjoy the all member photography show that takes a snapshot of the heart.  Music: Kat Kaufman and Brendan Curran duo.

•Passionflower Design (128 E Broadway) A beautiful array of local and regional artisans, open until 7pm.

•Red Wagon Creamery (55 W Broadway) “Mermaid Summer,” work by Aaron Sullivan.

•Schrager & Clarke Gallery (760 Willamette) “Paintings,” new work by Mark Clarke. In this group of paintings, Clarke moves further into abstraction – trees dissolve into massed color and hills and valleys melt into each other. Also, new wood and gas-fired vessels by potter Tea Thanhbinh Duong.

•Shadowfox (76 W Broadway) Dynamic displays and a unique, wide range of work, including shadowboxes, lights, wooden pendants, and sculpture.

•Townshend’s Teahouse (41 W Broadway) Work by Farley Craig, a figure drawing instructor at Maude Kerns Art Center.

•Urban Therapeutic (749 Willamette St) “The Body as Art,” a demonstration of Bo Yoga by instructor Nate Guadagni. Bo Yoga incorporates dance, martial arts, yoga and Bo staff to enhance active focus and sense of rhythmic movement.  Join us for an engaging and interactive presentation!

•Vistra Framing & Gallery (160 E Broadway) “The Natural World: Tide Pools and Flora,” watercolor paintings by Joanna Carrabbio.

•White Lotus Gallery (767 Willamette St) “Transformations, Journeys: Photographs by Gary Tepfer,” through November 14th.

TONIGHT’S EVENTS – additional events on November 6th:

•First Friday ArtTalk featuring Henk Pander at the CENTER at Lane Community College’s Downtown Campus (101 W 10th Ave)
Lane Arts Council presents an ArtTalk by Portland artist Henk Pander.  The ArtTalk will take place at the at 6pm, with an artist reception immediately following the discussion.  This ArtTalk is sponsored by the CENTER at Lane Community College’s Downtown Campus.  FREE!

•The Season Spa and Salon (370 W 6th Ave) Join their Anniversary Open House Gala which includes photography by Kim O’Neil, jewelry by Stella and Dot, and Tess Lasalle Leather Goods.  Also enjoy a sweet treat, cocktails, 10% off all retail, and complementary make up application by Chanda, and chair massages by Celine. 6-8:30pm

•No Shame Eugene at the Atrium (99 W 10th Ave)
The doors open at 7:30pm with live music. The show begins at 8pm with fifteen original, 5-minute acts including monologues, sketch comedy, and the experimental. Each show is comprised of the first fifteen acts to register with the host when doors open – come as a performer, or no shame in just watching!  FREE!

About Lane Arts Council

Lane Arts Council cultivates strong and creative arts communities by providing high-quality arts experiences, engaging people of all ages in arts education, and encouraging artistic endeavors.. Visit our website at www.lanearts.org to learn about our arts education programs in schools, First Friday ArtWalk, professional development workshops, and more.

Photos: Softball Oregon vs. ASU Games 1 & 3

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Games 1 and 3 against Arizona State were very entertaining.  Oregon has a very good softball team as indicated by their ranking which was number two as of game time.  Cheridan Hawkins is a great pitcher.  She really hums the ball over the plate.  As a rule, the Oregon bats come to life more often than not.  It’s always fun watching girls hit grand slam home runs…or any home run.  Oregon has a nack for getting on base either through hits, walks, or being hit by a pitched ball.  Once they are on base, watch out because they have very good base runners and tend to steal a number of bases each game.  This is my first year shooting softball so I’m becoming a little more comfortable moving around the field.  The fans have been great.  It sometimes gets a little bit rowdy but that’s softball.  I’ve noticed the girls of the opposing line up along the rain of their dugout and are constantly trying to distract the Oregon pitcher.  Shooting Oregon softball has been a fun experience.  I look forward to shooting the remaining games at Howe field.  The weather was perfect for both games I attended.  I missed Saturday’s game because I was shooting the Pepsi Invitational track meet.  Check out the photos posted below – hope people enjoy looking at them.

Until next game…

Photos: Oregon Baseball vs. New Mexico State

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It’s Baseball Season!!

Baseball season has started at PK Park.  I haven’t been involved with baseball since Pee Wee ball when I was in grade school.  I have enjoyed attending two of three New Mexico State games as a photographer.  Photographing baseball is a process and I need to work on the process.  I need to establish what to shoot and what not to.  I can tell I’m changing what I’m looking for during the action.  Once certain shots are in the camera, then I need to look for action, reaction, and special moments.   I need to look around the stadium and be aware of fans, players not on the field, and the coaches.  There are stories happening during the game and I need to make sure I convey the story being told.  My goal is to improve each and every game and become a good story teller.

The first game was a Friday night game which presents challenges for a photographer but I am starting to like night games.  The second game was at 2:00 Saturday.  I really enjoy shooting action games and baseball is filling that bill.  More to come…

Photos – CFP Championship Game Part 2

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I thought I was finished processing photos and had posted my final football post – well not quite.  I have more Mariota photos to share with you.  Marcus is thought of very highly in our household so I could never show too many photos of our QB.  I hear today that he was awarded the Manning Award for the best college QB.  I have also included photos of other plays.  I don’t have any spectacular shots but it was so much fun shooting players of this caliber.  I thank everyone for the support they have shown me during this experience…especially family and friends.  Our family has put our lives on hold while attending the three playoff games but it’s been an experience of a lifetime.

I will have posts of other sports, wildlife, and travels we have taken the past several years.

Dave

CFP Championship Game – Oregon / Ohio State

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My final photo essay for this football season.

It was my honor to be at the inaugural CFP Championship Game in AT&T stadium.  It has been a thrill to be on the sidelines for every game Oregon played this year except the Colorado game when I was sick.  What an experience it has been to cover a Heisman winner and to watch him play at such a high level.  There were so many stars on this years team and they have set the bar high for teams coming behind them.  This football season fulfills one of my bucket list line items.  I thank Kelly Asay for giving me this opportunity.  I hope people have enjoyed some of the photos I’ve posted in my photo essays.  I will go into the off-season and work at getting better.

My experience at the National Football Playoff game at AT&T Stadium…  This stadium is amazing.  Everything about it is grand.  I’ve done my camera setting checks on the field and systems appear to be go.  Only 4 hours to game time.  The bus ride to the stadium was pretty neat – a 4 car police escort.  Check in at the stadium included having all of our bags on the ground in front of us while a dog niffed every bag.  Then our bags were searched and we were all wanded. Once inside, we are pretty much left to go where ever we are permitted.  Grabbed a bite to eat in the media area and headed to the field.  I’m amazed every time I walk onto the field.  There are so many media people of all sorts at the game.  It’s very busy on the sidelines.  Neat to be part of the crowd.  It’s very difficult to get shots that don’t include people of some sorts.  ESPN has a large contingency of photographers, TV, and video shooters.

Shooting during the game was fun.  The end zones were for kneeling only and space was usually at a premium.  I normally will be found at the end of the field where Oregon will score.  Unfortunately, there weren’t many opportunities to get action shots except for Ohio State when they started a drive.  I will not attempt to critique the game but I will say it became eveident early on that Oregon was struggling to get momentum going.  I wish Arik and Marcus all the success in the NFL.  I hope their dreams come true.  They have given us so much throughout the season.  Mahalo.

Photos – Rose Bowl – Oregon / FSU – 2nd Post

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Photo essay number 2.  I have assembled more photos from the semifinal game at the Rose Bowl.  As I have mentioned, shooting the Oregon Duck football games has been quite an experience for me.  Each game I pick up valuable information like where the best spots on the field might be…although, it’s somewhat luck as one never knows where the action will be on the field.  I’ve learned a lot and have much more to pick up on for games in the future.  There is one game left in this football season and that is the National Championship game on Texas on January 12th.  It will be a night game and one I am really looking forward to shooting.  I’ll need to be at the top of my game to get some good action shots.

As for the semifinal game in the Rose Bowl, it is an experience I won’t soon forget.  Being part of the media group was fantastic, being in downtown LA was cool, meeting some friendly taxi drivers, being treated by an EMT at the LAX terminal, and spending a day at Disneyland with a hundred thousand people…well, somewhere close to that number of people.

Next photo essay – early next week.

Semifinal Game – Oregon / FSU Rose Bowl

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It was an awesome experience attending the inaugural semifinal game at the Rose Bowl.  To shoot pictures at the game made it even more special.  It was my first trip to the Rose Bowl and I found everything to be first class.  The media room was quite large, the staff had food prepared for the media before the game, during halftime, and after the game.  The rules for shooting the game were not out of the ordinary but there were a couple of rules that if broken the photographer and association they shot for would lose their privileges.  The field was natural grass and looked to be in great shape.  Being a part of the action and watching the Ducks take it to FSU, was awesome.  Mariota once again led his team to a lopsided victory.

I have to thank the BCS committee for their hospitality to the media.  The food they provided, the shuttle service to the game and back, were top notch.  I will be attending the National Championship game in Texas on Januray 12.  We now know we will play against Ohio State.  That should be quite the game.  For me – an experience of a lifetime.

This is the first of a couple of posts.  I will have more photos to get up on the web.

“Cheap Champagne and Midnight Kisses”

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BJ here with your special New Years eve edition of the 3 W’s

This year has been a pretty crazy one for me, which  started with me in bed sicker then I have ever been with the swine flu.

From becoming KFLY’s radio station rock mom of 2014 to shooting the Ducks football game a dream come true, it was a  year of unforgettables for me!

Mariota
Marcus Mariota photo shot during the Civil War game | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

I bought myself a bass and even learned a song on it, went to Motley Crue’s final tour met Kip Winger, the Bullet boys and Florida Georgia line and flew in a B17 bomber. I even wrote my own column for Eugene Daily News.

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FGL | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

I made many good friends, there were also some lost who will be missed and always remembered. Adena, Alex, Ron,Terry and Bitboy this column is dedicated to you!

Terry
RIP Terry Hutchens | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

So today I went out and found a dress, a pair of sparkly high heels and am ready for the night!

Party hat on and noisemaker in hand im headed for Happy Hour on River Rd. in Eugene to ring in the New Year with  ” Dragstrip Superstar.”   Derek Zane, Jeff Blaser, and Scott Johansen are sure to launch us into 2015 with a rock and roll party we wont soon forget!

Dragstrip Superstar
Dragstrip Superstar Show | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

This year like every other year I’m making a New Years resolution. This years resolution is …”wait for it”…. no its not a gym membership or a diet.  I’m gonna be more adventurous…do things I never thought I would and take as many band photos as I can!!!

So tonight I’m gonna party like it’s 1999

Cliff Cook | photo by Billie-Jo Miller
You Rock Cliff Cook | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Being very claustrophobic it took everything I had to crawl through a little doorway into the back of that B17 bomber, hold my breath and cover my eyes and wait…. we were in the air in seconds and when I could finally open my eyes and breath again I felt as though I could take on the world up there.

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Out the Bomber Window | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

 

So with a heavy heart I will bid farewell to 2014 ,

and as if I was again climbing into the bomber and into the unpredictable and new

I’m gonna take a deep breath …open my eyes  and with great expectations  soar into 2015

heres to all of you, my readers and friends that made  2014  a year that  will be remembered.

Raise your glasses and bring on the “Cheap Champagne and Midnight Kisses!”

Champagne
Champagne and Ducks | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Cheers baby!

If your looking for someplace to dance into 2015…Heres my  list of New Years celebrations.

The Mohawk Tavern: Bulls on Parade

The Embers: Coupe De Ville

Lucky’s: Blue Lotus, Jesse Mead. Cover $8

Mac’s: Karen Lovely, New Years eve bash. $15 advance $18 at the door

Quakers: Jen and the Generators

Riverstop Sports bar: Heavy Chevy 8:30pm

Sam Bonds Garage: Water Tower New Years eve party. 9pm $8

Time out Tavern: Bobby Six Crows Henderson and the Riggin Warriors 9pm

Gridiron: Surviving Lillian

Mcdonald Theater: Floydian Slips 9pm

Wow Hall: Birds of Paradise, Sugar Beets, Plantrae, Octonaut and lots more. Garden of Earthly Delight New years eve. $20

Bugsys, Junction city: Redneck Mothers

The Village Green, Cottage Grove: Blue Light Special 9pm

Westside station, Salem: NEO, $5 cover, $20 reserved seat and dinner, call for reservations

Three Rivers Casino: Amy Clawson and Coltrain

Mill Casino: Toyz

Also just a reminder…  Alien Boy at the Mohawk this weekend the 2nd and 3rd come join them for a rockin night!

Alien Boy show | photo by Billie-Jo Miller
Alien Boy show | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Have a great New Years Eve and remember celebrate safely.

“Dont get behind the wheel if you have been drinking.”

 Use a taxi or designated driver.

 

Happy New Year

 

Go Ducks
Go Ducks | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

P.S. Rose Bowl New Years Day Jan.1, 2015  2pm ESPN      “GO DUCKS!!!!”

 

 

 

Ducks win Pac-12 Championship game 51-13

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This was absolutely the best game and road trip I’ve ever participated in. A group of six of us traveled south on Thursday to cover the championship game. We left at about 1:30 p.m. and arrived in Pleasant Hill at about 10:30 p.m. We stayed the night at a friends house and left at about 8:30 to drive another hour to the stadium.

We stopped and had breakfast and then to the hotel where everyone’s media pass was and proceeded to the stadium. We arrived a couple hours before they would let us in, so we hung out in the media parking area.

1:30 p.m. rolled around and they started letting the media in. We all headed to the stellar photographer’s workroom and found a place to start getting our gear together.

As the evening progressed, more and more Duck fans began filling their seats. Outnumbering the Arizona fans by quite a lot.

After the introductions of the teams and the National Anthem, the game began. And what a game it was. Some say it was sloppy at some points ,but I feel the Ducks played some of their best all year at this game. Not to say it went flawlessly, they just did not let any mistake last very long.

The defense tore up Arizona, keeping their yards gained very low. Meanwhile, the offense went to work furthering record book stats. I hope everyone enjoyed the game. I hope to be able to cover their last game of the season. Until then, enjoy my pictures.

I Shot the Ducks!

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Camera in hand I walked onto the field where in just a couple hours the Oregon Ducks would play against the Beavers in the 118th Civil War Game!

Not afraid to admit i was nervous, what if i missed the best shots, what if i got hit in the face with a ball or trampled by the whole team? Then the Ducks and Beavers took the field for the kick off and I raised my camera to my eye and became part of the game. I scanned the players and clicked the shutter. The bands played loud and the fans screamed for their fave teams and I was there right in the middle of it all. I forgot I was scared, I forgot I was cold, I forgot about everything else but what I was doing. Close up and personal through the camera lens with everyone from Marcus Mariota to Royce Freeman and I loved every second of my very first time and hopefully not my last time shooting an Oregons Ducks football game.

This is what it looked like through my eyes. I SHOT THE DUCKS!

 

 

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