Thursday, December 30, 2010

Across the street




A shot I stopped to take when I was literally walking into work today. What I really wanted was someone with a pink mohawk to walk past at the same time...

Sunday, December 26, 2010

DC Metro, Christmas Day



Something about this scene reminded me of Blade Runner--the subject in the picture said he'd seen that movie dozens of times. He and a co-worker joked that they were happy I was taking pictures, to "show NYC how much better we are."

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Play



Brother and sister--he was a villager but couldn't stand to keep his costume on any longer. I remember when I thought these things were just so taxing; clearly, I had no idea how good we all had it.

Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Daily Life









A morning still life; the potato chip factory on my way home from work; high school wrestling; a Thanksgiving turkey farm outtake. Strange to think that I have seen three seasons in PA in my six months, not to mention I can still (I hope!) pack everything I own into my car.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Oompa Loompa




An Oompa Loompa from a performance of Willy Wonka several weeks ago. Thanks to Shane Dunlap for the crop--I loved the subject's face but didn't like my image until he cropped it this way; I think it's much more interesting. There's something about her that reminds me of film version I saw of A Midsummer Night's Dream when I was a kid...she's like a little sprite.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Various and Sundry









Pictures from the last few days or so plus a straggler from Halloween. The Halloween parade had no light save the streetlights here and there, so I waited for a firetruck to come by, which provided the light on the girl's face. The tuba picture is from a German dinner--I love the instrument's slightly dented, vintage look.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween









Some selects from some work I did today--more to come. Halloween seems to be a huge holiday here with parades in many small towns.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Day's Work







Some selects from yesterday's assignments. I love that about journalism--in the space of a few hours, I got to go to a powerlifting event (that's 700 lbs in that picture), a Tea Party rally, and a late afternoon parade.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

House Fire

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Auction House

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Untitled



I got an assignment to cover a charity walk that a nine-year-old girl created to help her mom, who has cervical cancer. Over 500 people turned out for the actual walk, then friends and family walked past the hospital so she could see them out the window and joined her up in her room. This was a moment near the end of that phenomenal day.

Silent Witness, Gettysburg, PA







Sunday, October 3, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Demolition Site




Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sports












Some sports images from the last few weeks. Sometimes I find what's happening on the sidelines as interesting as the game itself.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Blessing of the Pets




This was a pet blessing/memorial, so there were not a lot of dry eyes in the house (plus it was a rainy day)but I loved it when some low growls would erupt during the service.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sushi




My first food shot ever: black diamond sushi (seared black pepper tuna, spicy scallops, scallions and black caviar). Taken during rush hour in a very dark restaurant, so I had to work fast.

Friday, September 10, 2010

End of Summer



A image from a campfire program assignment last month in Gettysburg National Military Park, somehow appropriate to the end of summer since the weather is changing so quickly here in Central PA. I went to this assignment and there was actually no campfire: there was a big light behind the boy and a movie screen in the front. (Our editor said it looks like a still from an Elvis movie--I agree!). Having been to a lot of these types of programs growing up in a family of naturalists/biologists, it made me a little nostalgic. What was not so nostalgic was pulling out of the battlefield at 10pm and getting lost on the backroads and crab shacks of Maryland for over an hour. Perhaps a GPS might be on the Xmas wishlist this year...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival

Scenes from the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival at the end of August. Weather was hot and we had deadlines to meet but each day was fun in its own way. And if you don't know who Ralph Stanley is (I didn't), you will by the end of Day 1, guaranteed.