John E. Faught

I worked as a photojournalist for daily newspapers for several years.
These are photos of everday stuff... and an odd job here or there.
Sunset last evening

Sunset last evening

Well it’s that time of year again. We have a pretty good crop of ducklings, but the hawks are picking them off pretty quickly. The adults are pretty aggressive. The largest male took a couple of runs at my head while I was shooting these.

My buddy Sam wanted some pictures of his beard before he shaves it off. We did several looks and these are a few from one.

PRESIDIO LA BAHIA - GOLIAD, TEXAS

Presidio La Bahia, designated a National Historic Landmark, is considered the world’s finest example of a Spanish frontier fort. This is the most fought over fort in Texas history, having seen participation in six National Revolutions/Wars for independence. Spanish, Mexican and Texas soldiers all garrisoned its fortified walls. Here, at the Crossroads of Revolution, was felt almost every attempt to forcibly change the governmental order of Texas.

http://www.presidiolabahia.org/today.htm

Shot this in a park in Friendswood, Texas

Nikon D300, 85mm f/1.8G

Shot this in a park in Friendswood, Texas

Nikon D300, 85mm f/1.8G

A few images from the League City skatepark

I was testing a new lens (Tokina 12-28mm f/4). I also pulled out the 50mm for a few. Lit with a Yongnuo 565, manual, full-power; trigger by an SB-700 on camera

AUSTIN

A few from a senior session with Austin earlier this evening. He is the salutatorian and an all-state athlete. I watched him ride a bull in a local rodeo a few years ago. Austin plans to attend ORU next year.

Two more from Friday’s session with Dade - NCR Ranger

NCR RANGER

I photographed Dade Morton in his NCR Ranger this morning in Baytown. A local plant is installing some reactors and is using a lot on 146 as a lay down yard. The first image is what I envisioned when Dade’s dad, sent me a picture of the reactors. Sam also served as a mobile light stand (I may need to hire him for my upcoming sessions). We got some other great images at another location as well.