Steel Lasso Adventure
Well, I now sit here ready to begin a new process in the profession I chose as my career called photojournalism. I began my journey to this point nine years ago, after I graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma. I have worked at four newspapers in this short amount of time, and I have undergone many of these new endeavors. Learning to blog will be one more experience that I can add to my ever growing list of experiences that I have been able to learn from and enjoy just because of the career choice I made (it seems) forever ago. This is my first attempt at blogging, so forgive me until I hone in my blogging skills, and most of all wish me luck……….Here goes.
THE STEEL LASSO
For my first entry I am writing a ‘How was that photo taken’ post for a photos I took on the opening of the Steel Lasso roller coaster.
I was given an assignment to photograph the official opening of the Steel Lasso roller coaster at Frontier City. The directions were simple go get a photo that can carry page one. Easier said than done, but don’t tell anyone I said that.
I was given the assignment a few hours ahead of time, so I tried to put some thought into what I might do before I got there. Since there are a number of limitation to getting a ‘GOOD’ photo when taking pictures of a roller coaster, one being that it is hard for me to shoot those behind me while riding the thing, and it is not a guarantee that you will get a good photo by standing on the ground watching others enjoy the thrill ride as they zoom past you overhead.
Mickey and Amber Reed, from left, enjoy the front seat thrill ride on the new Steel Lasso roller Coaster at Frontier City on Thursday, July 24, 2008, in Oklahoma City, Okla. The Steel Lasso is the Oklahoma’s first suspended roller coaster. Staff Photo by Chris Landsberger
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