Posts Tagged ‘photos’

I don’t normally write haikus (pronounced ‘high-coo’), but I thought I’d give it a try.  I’ve written what I call a “Chaiku” (pronounced ‘shy-coo’), a combination of “Chi-town” and “Haiku”-  yeah, laugh it up, you know it’s clever.  Here are some 5-7-5 format poems representing various sides of Chicago.  Enjoy. Write your own in a comment!

Maybe next year, Cubs.

Don’t stop believin’, White sox.

Superbowl shuffle.



The Windy City,

I love that skyline and the

Taste of Chicago.


I walk along the

beach, through the “wild hundreds”

and Michigan Ave.


Repeat the 3-peat

and see Michael Jordan fly,

no one is better.

First things first: You can check out my website for all the Blackhawks Parade Pictures. http://www.wix.com/daveharbin/photos-and-prose    OR    click the photo to link to the website


Mind you, just about all my shots were taken above eye level; meaning I couldn’t see what I was shooting. These photos prove that it does take a little bit of luck to get great shots. Due to the incredible mass of people there, I held my camera high into the air just to see over the waving arms of crazy ‘hawks fans.  You had to be there to really understand the madness.

The streets of Chicago hosted about 2 million screaming fans, from toddlers in Toews jerseys to elderly men and women reminiscing on the 1961 championship. Die hards and fairweathers showed up for this historic event dressed in Stanley Cup Championship gear.  There was red as far as the eye can see.

Aside from the ridiculous heat that 2 million packed in people creates, the weather was perfect.  The Stanley Cup glistened in the sunlight as game winning scorer Patrick Kane hoisted it into the air.  This will truly be a day to remember.

Next up… CHICAGO CUBS!!

Dancer Pics

Posted: May 29, 2010 in Photos
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I thought I’d show you all some different forms of dance.  The shots I’ve taken range from cultural to liturgical. Maybe you’ll be inspired to get up and try out a few new moves yourself!  Stand up, move to the beat and don’t be afraid to let loose a little. Click on photos for a clearer, larger image.

Enjoy.

Hawaiian Luau

75-300 mm lens

Interpretive

75-300 mm lens, blurred edges

Paunjalay
75-300 mm lens
Hip-Hop
Wide Angle lens
Speedlite 420EX flash
Which one will you try?

I coach Filipino girls’ offensive/defensive line at school.

This is something that just sort of happened.  I’ve always seen myself as somewhat different for as long as I could remember.  As a youngster I really got into skateboarding, listened to scream-o rock music (still do), and wore 100% polyester dragon shirts to school… everyday. I wanted to be myself, and even though it’s not the average or stereotypical way of life for a young black boy growing up near Chicago, I liked it and that’s all that mattered.

I joined the Philippine Student Association at my university in hopes of broadening my horizon, and I became attached to the organization after a couple weeks of playing basketball with the guys and meeting some pretty cool people.  I joined their football team that plays UIC, Loyola, DePaul and NIU in a one day, tackle tournament in Chicago. The event is called Rice Bowl. I played defensive end for the men’s team and we went undefeated, taking home an awesome trophy in the process.

Long story short, I became Athletic Chair of the organization the next year and was  head coordinator for the annual tournament. There is also a women’s team which plays two-hand-touch.  When I became chair, I coached the girls offensive/defensive line  and set up all our practices.  It was hard work that year, but it paid off, as they  too went undefeated!  I was so proud of them, and was exhausted from the long year. The girls really heeded my advice and direction, and I couldn’t have asked for a more dedicated bunch.  They deserved to win.

We’ll try to bring home two trophies next year…

(Photo credits: hover over each photo to view photographers– check out their photos at http://www.brenansalgado.com/blog and http://www.flickr.com/photos/jondayrit/)

How’s That Taste?

Posted: May 19, 2010 in Photos
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Nothing To Do Tonight

Posted: May 8, 2010 in Photos
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