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Amanda Blows Bubbles

Amanda Blows Bubbles 5 by BenKleppinger
Amanda Blows Bubbles 5, a photo by BenKleppinger on Flickr.

I took this during an engagement photo shoot for Amanda’s cousin, Caleb. See a few more, including a shot of a bubble inside a bubble here.

Night Game

Night Game by BenKleppinger
Night Game, a photo by BenKleppinger on Flickr.

I spent a little while tonight in Millenium Park with a tripod shortly after sunset, and captured a few good extended exposures. Full album here.

Wildflower Walk

Wild Hyacinth by BenKleppinger
Wild Hyacinth, a photo by BenKleppinger on Flickr.

Amanda and I went on a guided wildflower walk Saturday at Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge. I got this photo of some wild hyacinth, as well as many more. See my Flickr album here.

Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt

Terrence Jones (3) finishes off a big dunk against Vanderbilt.

I shot my third UK game of the year for the Advocate-Messenger today at noon. It was a great game from start to finish, with both teams playing their hardest and best the whole way. With its 83-74 win over Vandy, UK clinched yet another SEC regular-season championship and extended its home-game winning streak to 51.

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Birdwatching in Boyle County

Sunday morning, Amanda and I headed out to the Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge in Boyle County to count birds and participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count. When we first settled in at the bird blind, we didn’t see any birds for about 20 minutes, but then they started mobbing the feeders outside the blind and we got all kinds of great photos. Read the rest of this page »

Train tracks at night

Amanda and I took a brief field trip Wednesday night to check out the scenery around Danville as the sun was setting. We wound up taking photos on the Main Street bridge over the railroad tracks, and I shot this three-photo panorama.

Kentucky vs. Radford


Marquis Teague gets a hand on the ball as a Radford player attempts to go up for a layup.

On the eve of Thanksgiving, I shot the Kentucky vs. Radford basketball game for the Advocate-Messenger. The game was a slaughter — UK won 88-40. The first half was more fun to shoot because by the second half UK was so far out ahead that the game was already decided and no one seemed to be pushing very hard to score.

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Kentucky vs. Marist

I get to serve as the Advocate-Messenger’s back-up photographer for UK games this season, which is an awesome job. I’ve been a Kentucky basketball fan since I was 5 years old and my pastor gave me a UK sweatshirt, so this was somewhat dreamlike for me. It had been several years since I shot a basketball game but I shook the rust off enough to get some decent shots. UK won 108-58.

For more on the game, visit Vaught’s Views.

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Spider in my window

We have a cool little spider guarding our living room window for now. This evening, it was spinning a bigger web.

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Night Lights

The bright "star" in the center is Jupiter. I guessed it was Mars, but Amanda's guess of the fourth-brightest celestial body visible from Earth proved to be the correct one.

I shot some extended exposures on my tripod at two different Danville locations tonight — along Clark’s Run Creek and at Hilldale Cemetery. Amanda joined me for the expedition to the cemetery.

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