The job comes with perks.
I love the challenge of making an interesting photo, no matter the situation. That is something I had to do my first day on the job.
The town is building a Mr. Fuel gas station right off the interstate. I guess I should say they will be building one. Right now, it is just an empty field. I decided it was best to show the location and leave the empty field in the background.
As we were winding down for the day and getting ready to send the paper off to the press, news breaks. A man robbed CVS Pharmacy.
Here is how it played the next day.
The next morning, I drove to Tri Elementary School to cover a science fair.
I then shot a portrait of a kid who is donating almost 50 pairs of his shoes to Haiti.
For something a little different the next day, I photographed a hearse pulling out of a funeral home. The man being cremated was a well know member of the community that road a Harley. So it was only fitting to take him to the grave the same way.
That night, we kept an eye on the window waiting for the impending snow storm. The next morning, we started getting pounded by snow, accumulating something like ten inches in the next 24 hours.
Thank god I bought a Subaru!
This morning I had my first sporting event. Almost all of the games for the weekend were canceled because many of the counties were in a level 3 snow emergency. That means if you travel on the roads and it is not an emergency, you can be ticketed or arrested.
The regional bowling tournament was postponed a day so I shot that briefly this morning. When there isn’t a good vantage point to shoot from in front, it is difficult to make a nice bowling shot. I focused on the coach and team while a teammate was bowling.
So what’s next?
Unfortunately, I can’t predict spot news. But I do know my area is set to get another 4-8 inches of snow on Tuesday. I have a feeling more snow photos are in my future.
I love being a photojournalist. I have something different to do every day. It never gets old and it never will.