Favorites from March 2014

Here are some of the frames I enjoyed from March. Better late than never.

Dr. Thomas Danko looks at OmarLe'quan Stearns' eyes Wednesday, March 5, 2014, during his six-year exam at Crusader Community Health in Rockford. MAX GERSH/RRSTAR.COM ©2014

Dr. Thomas Danko looks at OmarLe’quan Stearns’ eyes Wednesday, March 5, 2014, during his six-year exam at Crusader Community Health in Rockford. MAX GERSH/RRSTAR.COM ©2014

Frozen river walker

A man walks across the frozen Rock River towards emergency responders waiting at the docks behind the Lombardi Club on Monday, March 10, 2014, in Rockford. MAX GERSH/RRSTAR.COM ©2014

Illinois Guns

A sign banning firearms marks the south entrance door of the Holmes Student Center on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. MAX GERSH/RRSTAR.COM ©2014

Franchesco's chef

Executive Chef Charles Baptist arranges deliveries in walk-in cooler Monday, March 24, 2014, at Franchesco’s Ristorante in Rockford. MAX GERSH/RRSTAR.COM ©2014


AnnDee Nimmer stands with her RoomTagz on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at her in Rockton. MAX GERSH/RRSTAR.COM ©2014

bruce rauner

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (center) greets Diane (left) and Hank Krist on Monday, March 17, 2014, while talking with patrons at Egg Harbor Cafe in Rockford. MAX GERSH/RRSTAR.COM ©2014

bnc softball

Boylan’s Dekoda Wallin reaches for the ball Monday, March 31, 2014, during a game against Stillman Valley in Davis Junction. MAX GERSH/RRSTAR.COM ©2014

Ash wednesday organist

Organist Bonnie Dickinson plays the music for hymns Wednesday, March 5, 2014, during the Ash Wednesday service at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Rockford. MAX GERSH/RRSTAR.COM ©2014

I also had the opportunity to do a few multimedia pieces in March. The first video I did was a quick hit video for a large package we did on the heroin epidemic in our community.

I also did a video for St. Patrick’s Day on how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness.

After the long winter, we had finally stated to see signs of spring. I decided to do a time lapse of the Rock River melting. The time lapse captures the river thawing from frozen to flowing over nine days. The lapse started at 5 p.m. on March 6, 2014, and ran through 2 p.m. on March 15, 2014, taking one frame every twelve minutes. Each day is compressed down to four seconds. The diagonal black bars that appear midway through the lapse are blades of the camera’s shutter which started to malfunction. That’s what I get for using an old backup camera for the project.

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