I'm glad to finally post this essay I've been chipping away at over the past few months. I saw a note on the staff calendar left from Nathan Morgan that it could make a neat feature, so I followed up on it. It started out as a good excuse to practice some underwater photography, but as you can see from the layout it ended up being a little deeper than that. I want to send out a special thanks to coaches Kathleen Wenz, Becky Barnes, and Jennifer Rey and the entire team for their hospitality and letting me into this portion of their lives for the past few months.
The layout was done by Nick King who put in hours into the design to ensure that the presentation came together right. This is why I love working for the Daily News.
May 23, 2012
This past Sunday was Midland's first marathon. Nick King and I tagged teamed the event, and it was my job to photograph the start and the middle, while Nick caught the finishers at the end. It was painful to watch the some of the runners slug it out in the heat - especially later on in the race. Marathons can be emotionally charged events and I admire any runner that takes on the task of running 26.2 miles. I hope to join their ranks one day soon.
May 7, 2012
May 4, 2012
May 1, 2012
This accident happened a few blocks from my house though I didn't get the call until a half hour after it happened. When I arrived everyone was on their way to the ER and the emergency crews were packing up. I'm not sure of the extent of the injuries (the other car was much worse). The scene was silent with the highway closed and the emergency crews gone when I clicked the shutter for this photo. Life is short, live it well.