Photo: Goucher College hosts 2012 Alumni Weekend.

“Alumni and current members of the Goucher Men’s Soccer team huddle together after their annual alumni game during Alumni Weekend at Goucher College Saturday, April 28, 2012.”

I went home to Baltimore last weekend for a quick break from Boston and to shoot the Goucher College Alumni Weekend festivities.

I really enjoyed my time home, and it was good to catch up with old friends, professors, and other various Goucher types. I was also happy to shoot something other than baseball for the first time in several weeks.  

A Trustee Dinner.

"Sophomore Niloofar Nourbakhsh receives an applause after giving a brief piano performance in front of the Board of Trustees and members of the Senior class at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland Friday, February 24, 2012."

I was lucky enough to get a call to shoot photographs at last week’s Board of Trustees dinner with the Senior Class at Goucher College. I’ve attended several of similar events myself, and I’ve photographed many more. 

They’re always enjoyable, and always bring together an interesting mix of people from different parts of the Goucher world. 

I was there as a photographer for the cocktail party and for some award presentations after dinner, but as per ritual whenever time allows, I wandered off and shot a bit on my own. That probably wasn’t the best idea, as I was so sick that I don’t even think I could see what I was shooting. It was day three of some awful virus.

That’s why I like this one better black and white, dark, and nondescript. It’s kind of how my Dayquil/Nyquil/Advil filled brain was functioning at the time. 

Goucher Tennis.

"Goucher Men's Tennis freshman Nick Pelensky follows through on a serve during a match against Penn State-Harrisburg Friday, October 14, 2011 at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland."

I shot the Goucher Men’s and Women’s tennis match last Friday for the Goucher Athletics department. It was nice to be back on my home turf, see people I haven’t seen in awhile, and test out my new 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, which I’m still getting used to. 

Here’s one that I thought was interesting.