Light Leaks

Just one light

Just one light

Portraits have always been my weak point when it comes to newspaper photography. Give me an hour at an event and I’ll bring back some nice images. Give me some lights and a subject and I freeze up. Rob, my boss, noticed this right away after I started working in Gainesville and has been helping […]

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Summer of Mud

Summer of Mud

With school starting around here this week, I figured I’d post a “what I did this summer” essay. Summers around this college town can get pretty slow. With all the students gone, not much happens around here so it gives us time to find and work on projects. I’d seen signs and a few other […]

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Dinkytown Birthday

Dinkytown Birthday

It’s been a while since I posted some photos so I figured I’d just toss everything into one mega-blog post. So here’s a quick rundown of my favorite photos from early July until now. Lots of daily assignments, two journalism workshops and a birthday. Enjoy! Last day of a summer camp… the shaving cream pies […]

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A Dancing Horse and Fireworks

A Dancing Horse and Fireworks

Since I graduated high school,  I think there’s only been 2-3 Fourth of July weekends I haven’t worked. And that’s not a complaint. The festivals and events surrounding the 4th are usually a pretty good time. Rain was the theme this year. It threatened, delayed or pushed forward every event…  From shopping for fireworks, to […]

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A bench in Starke

A bench in Starke

God or no God? Bench or no Bench? Commandments or no Commandments. Lots of debating took place outside the Bradford County courthouse on Saturday after the the American Atheists installed a monument (bench) next to a Ten Commandments monument. The American Atheists were trying to get the Ten Commandments monument taken down, but came to […]

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Supreme Decision

Supreme Decision

It can be tough sometimes to watch major news happening somewhere else. The journalist in me wants to be there taking photos. I had that feeling on Wednesday after the Supreme Court struck down DOMA. It’s a pretty historic decision and being in DC for something like that would have been amazing. So I did […]

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Van Poyck Execution

Van Poyck Execution

On Wednesday I headed up to the Florida state prison for another execution. William Van Poyck was accused of shooting and killing a prison guard back in the 80’s. The normal group of protesters gathered outside the prison in the area for those opposed to the death penalty. (A bus full of people from Palm Beach […]

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Tropical Storm Andrea

Tropical Storm Andrea

It rained… a lot. The first named storm of the 2013 Hurricane season passed over Gainesville on Thursday. Tropical Storm Andrea dumped a ton of rain and a little bit of wind on north-central Florida. I never wish for a storm, but when one comes, I get a little excited to head out and photograph […]

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Going Green... Monster

Going Green… Monster

Gainesville had two local teams playing for the state baseball championship on Thursday in Ft. Myers. Just so happened to be played on the field where the Boston Red Sox have spring training. And from what I heard it’s an exact replica. I’ve never been to Boston, but at least I know what Fenway kind […]

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Mother Nature is a softball fan

Mother Nature is a softball fan

The plan was to drive to Vero Beach on Friday, shoot some softball games. Sleep. Wake up Saturday and shoot a game, then drive home. But I guess Mother Nature is a softball fan and wanted to celebrate Mother’s day by watching the 6A Florida State Softball game. The Championship game on Saturday made it […]

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