Another daily work update.

These last two days have been pretty slow assignmentwise except for portrait assignments. I really been enjoying these and took it as an opportunity to experiment with my lights. I like how these turned out.

Fairfield resident Christina Hartley, 29, was shot in the legs after she intervened in defense of a family friend being beaten and robbed outside her Union Ave. apartment.

Vacaville Christian High School varsity basketball teammates Christina Southern and Lyndsey Elm, in red, react to the missed shot of one of their teammates during their game against Forest Lake Christian High School Tuesday night. Despite any game mishaps, the Falcons went on to win the game and maintain a tie for first place in their conference.

As the token late shift sports photographer here at my paper, I must say I have been pleasantly surprised at how much I have enjoyed photographing the wrestling season. Normally I could care less for the sport but as a sports photographer (who is always looking for those peak action moments) it has been a lot of fun. I am finding a lot of success with my off camera lighting set ups and have been adamant in practicing with them. Other sports like football or basketball you may only get two or three opportunities a game to shoot those epic moments but with wrestling, it much more constant. This allows me more time to practice. It is continuous battle. You see the aggression, the pain, the victory and the defeat.

The other night I got an assignment to document a local comedy club here in town for a vacant/emergency opening story slot in the paper. Here is the little piece I wrote with the photos.

As the final half-light of the day bleeds into night and Fairfield transitions from work to play, a billboard beacon glows golden in the sleepy downtown sky. In the midst of the awakening night life stands Pepperbellys Comedy and Variety Club. Six days a week the big glass doors open, welcoming the young and old into one of the premier comedy clubs in the Bay Area where the stand-up routines of traveling comedians, variety acts and karoake entertain throughout the evening. As the night ripens, the club smoothly transitions from a single comedian in a golden spotlight to a packed dance floor bathed a dynamic multicolor. And as the night wanes, customers leave with music rhythms pounding in their memories, phone numbers written on napkins and smiles on their faces. Until the next time.