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CHS Water Polo Wins Season Opening Tournament at Wilcox

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on September 7, 2015 by kendoophotography
Tournament MVP Kevan Auger.  ©2015 Ken Doo Photography

Tournament MVP Kevan Auger. ©2015 Ken Doo Photography

The Carmel High School Varsity Boys Water Polo Team opened its season by winning the Wilcox Tournament last weekend. This year marked the second year in a row that CHS Water Polo has won the tournament.  Images from the Wilcox water polo tournament may be viewed and purchased at www.kendoophotography.instaproofs.com  Proceeds help to support CHS Water Polo.  Ken

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CHS Water Polo Team & Individual Photos and the 2014 CHERRIES File is Online!

Posted in Events, General with tags , , , , , , , on November 21, 2014 by kendoophotography
Brett Luch fires on goal. An image from the Cherries File. ©2014 Ken Doo Photography

Brett Luch fires on goal. An image from the Cherries File. ©2014 Ken Doo Photography

The 2014 Carmel High School Boys Water Polo season has finally come to an end, marked by an exciting finish with Carmel beating Soquel to win the league Championship.  Photos from Frosh, JV, and Varsity games remain online for purchase at www.kendoophotography.instaproofs.com.  Also just posted online for review and purchase is the “Cherries File.”  The Cherries File is an accumulation of the best images from throughout the entire water polo season. It’s worth a look!  Team & Individual photos are also posted online at http://kendoophotography.instaproofs.com/enterEvent.php?id=1143304  The Frosh, JV, and Varsity Team photos will be on display at the end of season banquet coming up in December. Each team portrait was photographed using a medium format digital camera, with the resulting image printed large at 40″ x 60″ with incredible detail.  All work is produced in studio and I have since expanded my fine art printing offerings to artists and photographers with Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction.

Please contact me at my boutique portrait studio in Carmel if you have any questions.  Ken (831) 626-1844

 

Bob Walthour: The Passing of an Icon

Posted in General, Portraiture with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2014 by kendoophotography
Bob Walthour at home. ©2014 Ken Doo Photography. Cambo WRS, IQ180, HR90

Bob Walthour at home. ©2014 Ken Doo Photography. Cambo WRS, IQ180, HR90

Coach Bob Walthour passed away last weekend, marking the loss of a much loved and respected local icon in Carmel, California.  I had gotten to know Bob through US Masters Swimming on the Monterey Peninsula. On occasion I would join Bob in the early morning hours at the old excuse of a pool at Carmel High School, where we would swim in the incredibly shallow water. On some mornings my eldest son Kenny would sit next to Bob.  Kenny was probably barely four years old; he’s now nearing twenty years and swimming competitively. That old excuse of a pool is now a world class facility at Carmel High School, named after none other than Coach Bob Walthour. Long since retired, Bob would still swim with Masters at 5:00 A.M. well into his eighties. He was often seen observing swim meets at Carmel High School.

A portrait session with Bob Walthour at his home earlier this year.  ©2014 Ken Doo Photography

A portrait session with Bob Walthour at his home earlier this year. ©2014 Ken Doo Photography

I had the opportunity to photograph Bob a few times both in my boutique portrait studio in Carmel and also at his home in Carmel, just a few blocks away. The last time I photographed Bob was just in March of this year (2014). It was a special portrait session for me because I chose to use a Cambo technical camera with an IQ180 medium format digital back, along with a Rodenstock HR90mm lens.  Not exactly a fast moving portrait outfit, normally intended for landscapes!   Bob sat patiently for me while I used a Microsoft Surface Pro tethered to my IQ180 to assist with framing and focusing of the portrait.  I used a single studio strobe.  I converted the huge 80 megapixel RAW files using Capture One Pro 7. I then opted to convert the selected portrait into B&W and printed the portrait on the studio’s specially converted K7 B&W piezography fine art printer.  I love Bob’s personality in this portrait.  We’re going to miss you, Bob.

The Bob Walthour Aquatic Center remains unfinished and is still seeking donations to complete the facility.  Contact www.carmelpool.org for donation information.  For more information on medium format digital portraiture or fine art K7 B&W Piezography printing, contact me at the studio at (831) 626-1844.   Ken

CHS Water Polo 2013 Season Ends – Cherry Files are up!

Posted in Events, General with tags , , , , , on November 18, 2013 by kendoophotography
Varsity Boys Team & Individual Photos.

Varsity Boys Team & Individual Photos.

The 2013 CHS Water Polo season has come to a close!  It’s been an extremely busy season and already plans in place for coming seasons.  This year I photographed somewhere over sixty water polo games!  These images are available for purchase online.  The “Cherries File” for the Frosh, JV, and Varsity Boys teams is also now available online.  The Cherries files contains select images from each game subjectively deemed to be the best images from the game.  You can view and purchase images at my event website, www.kendoophotography.instaproofs.com

CHS Frosh Team & Individual Photos

CHS Frosh Team & Individual Photos

CHS Boys JV Team & Individual Photos

CHS Boys JV Team & Individual Photos

CHS Girls JV Team & Individual Photos

CHS Girls JV Team & Individual Photos

CHS Varsity Girls Team & Individual Photos

CHS Varsity Girls Team & Individual Photos

 

Please contact me at my boutique portrait photography studio in Carmel if you have any questions about ordering water polo images or special requests.  Ken 831-626-1844

CHS Water Polo Season Begins!

Posted in Events, General with tags , , , , on September 1, 2013 by kendoophotography
CHS Water Polo Hell week JV-Frosh with Coach Carl

CHS Water Polo Hell week JV-Frosh with Coach Carl

And so it begins again!  Water Polo at CHS opened last month with the start of Hell Week.  This marks the fifth year that I’ve been photographing for the CHS Boys Water Polo Teams.  Each successive year has seen growth of the CHS Water Polo program, and I am pleased that both of my sons be part of this wonderful program.

Returning CHS Water Polo alums return to help out during Hell Week.

Returning CHS Water Polo alums return to help out during Hell Week.

The season this year started with an opening scrimmage this weekend against Valley Christian High School, featuring games for the Frosh, JV, and Varsity Teams.

Wyatt Laughlin scores for Carmel Water Polo. ©2013 Ken Doo Photography.

©2013 Ken Doo Photography. Wyatt Laughlin scores for Carmel Water Polo. (Please RESPECT copyright laws!)

You can view and purchase images from the water polo games at my event site:  http://kendoophotography.instaproofs.com/   Proceeds help to support the CHS Boys Water Polo Team.  (The event photo link remains embedded on the right column of my blog).  If there is interest, I will post images from Hell Week for viewing.  See you at the Pool!  –Ken

For more information on event photography, contact me at my boutique portrait photography studio in Carmel or call (831) 626-1844.

 

Friends of Carmel Aquatics (FOCA): Working to Complete the Bob Walthour Aquatic Center at Carmel High School

Posted in General with tags , , , on August 21, 2013 by kendoophotography
©2013 Ken Doo. Photo taken for Monterey Bay Masters Swimming.  Masters swim at the CHS Pool M-F from 0500-0700.  Cambo WRS, Phase IQ180, HR70

©2013 Ken Doo. Photo taken for Monterey Bay Masters Swimming. Masters swim at the CHS Pool M-F from 0500-0700. Cambo WRS, Phase IQ180, HR70 T/S

Friends of Carmel Aquatics (FOCA) is offering annual memberships and asking for your help in securing donations to complete the Bob Walthour Aquatic Center at Carmel High School.  Many people on the Monterey Peninsula are aware that the CHS pool is probably the finest swim facility in the area.  What many do not realize is that this facility remains sadly unfinished.  Ever wonder what those large metal stantions off to the side of the pool are?  They’re unfinished building supports for a planned pool covered classroom area, complete with audio-visual teaching capability and heat.  Currently there is no covered area to keep towels and personal items dry from the elements while users are in the pool.  This covered facility is the first project to be completed but requires funding from the community.  Other projects include a water fountain, bathrooms/locker rooms, and repair of the facility’s timing/touch-pad systems.

Please join FOCA with an annual membership ($25).  Brochures are available at the pool or may be downloaded as pdf files here.FOCAprintF FOCAprintB   For more information, see www.carmelpool.org

Carmel High School Swimming and Diving Team & Individual Photos

Posted in Events, General, Portraiture with tags , , , , on April 29, 2013 by kendoophotography
CHS Boys Varsity Swim Team.  ©2013 Ken Doo Photography

CHS Boys Varsity Swim Team. ©2013 Ken Doo Photography

The 2013 MTAL swim season is quickly coming to an end.  The MTAL Championship meet is this Friday, May 3rd at the Bob Walthour Aquatic Center at Carmel High School.  I enjoyed photographing the team and individual photos for the swimming and diving teams.  As is the usual for the central coast, weather is difficult to forecast.  Earlier in the day it was sunny and actually quite warm.  But by the time the Girls and Boys swimming photos were taken, it was actually chilly and foggy.  You can actually see the wisps of fog moving across behind the Varsity Boys Team photo.

CHS Girls Swim Team.  ©2013 Ken Doo Photography

CHS Girls Swim Team. ©2013 Ken Doo Photography

Regardless, I chose to photograph the team and individual photos using a medium format digital, a Phase One DF camera mated with the IQ180 digital back.  This combination allows the use of leaf shutter lenses, which are particularly helpful on bright sunny days using a short flash sync and studio strobes.  The medium format digital files provide ample image information which allows me to create exceptional quality canvas banners for the team at the pool.  Some of these banners (and team photos) can exceed six feet in length.

CHS Diving Team.  ©2013 Ken Doo Photography

CHS Diving Team. ©2013 Ken Doo Photography

For more information on team and individual photos, contact me at my boutique portrait studio in Carmel, CA or call (831) 626-1844.  ken

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