Editor’s note: In his role as UW-Green Bay photographer/videographer Dan Moore writes one blog post a year, always a reflection back on his favorite photos of the year. See his take on 2019…
As both the new year (definitely) and a new decade (depending on your stance in the “there-was-no-year-zero debate”) begin, here are 10 of my favorite photos from last year:
Lunar Eclipse Over the Cofrin Library
This was right in my wheelhouse as a photographer. It was about zero degrees, which was neat, and the sky was clear, so all I had to figure out a way to frame things in an interesting way and be done before I lost feeling in my fingers.
Krash the Kress
Krash the Kress is such a fun event, and this crew looked to be having the most fun of all.
Joe Schoenebeck Feature
If you’ve ever met Joe, you already know that his enthusiasm for science demonstrations is unsurpassed. The challenge with this shot was getting an image where the spark was arcing. It took a lot of frames but I got one.
Rehearsals for Julius Caesar
I can count on getting interesting expressions from the actors in the Theater program, but this shot form the rehearsals for Julius Caesar is my favorite.
Phoenix Sculpture in the Fall
Shortly after the Phoenix Rising sculpture was installed, I was walking from the Cofrin Library to Theatre Hall and noticed how the trees framed the sculpture, and thought, “That’s going to look pretty great with some fall colors.” It did.
Goat Yoga in the Quad
Hello there, goat!
Camp Lloyd Buddies
The connections built during Camp Lloyd are truly amazing, and I think this photo captures the bond between the campers and the UW-Green Bay student buddies.
GB Welcome Party at Lambeau
As part of GB Welcome, freshmen participated in a community service project followed by at party inside the Lambeau Field Atrium. This year’s freshmen were serious about having a good time.
Winter in Autumn
An early snowfall blanketed campus before all of the leaves had a chance to fall. I thought this maple was particularly stunning set against the whites of the sky, snow and science buildings.
Many years ago, when I graduated from UW-Green Bay, I remember the feeling of looking around the Weidner Center for family and generally trying to soak in as much of the atmosphere as possible. It’s something you only get to do once, but I love seeing the looks on the faces of each semesters’ graduates and having a pretty good idea what they are feeling.