Yesterday we covered a sport that we never have before, ultimate frisbee. We showed up to the Indoor Sports Center in Rockford, Illinois, to find the soccer fields full of flying discs. No one explained the rules to us or what to capture but we just jumped into it.
The event was the Elite-Select Challenge of the Triple Crown Tour, governed by the USA Ultimate organization. The parking lots was full of cars with license plates from all over the United States. Once we made our way to the field, cameras in hand, we were thrown into a different world. KB Digital has covered countless soccer, football and basketball games, along with many others, but never ultimate frisbee. We soon realized how the game is played (or so we think) and that helped us better position ourselves to get better shots.
The field has two end zones, and the teams start off at opposing sides of the field. The disc is throw across the field and the receiving team then goes on the offense attack to get the frisbee into the opponents end zone. Simple but fun. While some people may not expect this sport to be extreme…. some of the dives we saw on that field caught us off guard. The players out there were diving to catch that disc and falling flat on their stomachs like it’s life or death. Kudos to ultimate players!
Last night we were cloud-gazing and sensed something epic was going to happen. We quickly set up our drone and went straight up from our parking lot.
Not even two minutes later, the sunset light hit the clouds just perfect as to create a beautiful gradient in the skies above. The end result was spectacular as a the dark blue clouds from the east faded into the bright yellow clouds on the west, right as the sun was setting. The image was taken from Loves Park, and looks southwest over Rockford towards Byron, IL. In fact, if you look close enough, you will see the two cooling towers from the Exelon Nuclear Plant just outside of Byron. That’s an impressive 25 miles straight-shot view.
While we are not totally pleased with out foreground in this image, we believe the skies above compensate enough to make this still a great photo.
Today was just a perfect day in northern Illinois and KB Digital had a beautiful, huge house to shoot. Our client is a repeat realtor with ReMax from Byron, IL, and always has amazing homes for us to do.
The house sat on several acres of land so not only did we utilize our professional DSLR camera, but also our drone as well. Being a mid-summer day, everything was so green and beautiful. Flowers were in full bloom and the big, blue pool in the backyard added the summer vibe to everything.
Once we got the exterior of the house done, it was time to go inside. If you thought several aces, a huge pool and a 5-car garages was enough, you’d be surprised how much was inside. We had to make sure to cover it all, inside and out. The house featured 3 bathrooms, several bedrooms and a fully finished basement. The kitchen overlooks the back porch and the huge yard so we had lots of natural light coming in, but it also made it difficult to shoot into the windows.
At the end of the day, we spent over 2 hours at this property. We had so many pictures and video clips to transfer but better safe than sorry. Processing the images and putting the video together will take some time and we hope to have the final product up soon. If you need any real estate photography done for yourself or your business/client, please feel free to reach out to us.