14 September 2008

*"Pigs, Football & a few Angels..." Sept. 2008

The week that was - September 9 - 13, 2008. Put this one in the books. Just when I thought I was done finding imagery with similar color schemes as last week's yellows, greens & reds, the very first image here in the slideshow gallery below screams with reds & yellows over the bland tones of brown. More reds with the coverage of Curtis Sliwa and his Guardian Angels arriving in Middletown, NY - one of the main cities in my paper's coverage area. A few generic assignments mixed in, including a trek to a really nice vineyard up in Ulster County, more HS football practice, waited nearly 3 hours to photograph four HS soccer players that stand over 6' (photo'd them in the gym as their game was played in a downpour & no way was I setting up lights to shoot them in the rain, although it would've been a killer image on the field if we'd gotten a break with the weather) and finally a real-life football game after driving nearly 90 miles for a farming feature story, highlighting how local farmers are turning to raising pigs for slaughter. That assignment capped off the work week, and reminded me how humbling this business can sometimes be; considering I thought last week's gig photographing a guy in his backyard picking up dog-poop was about as low as I'd ever been. Here's a look at some of the favs from the week. "Cheers." -cg.

*(Use the arrows at the bottom of the player or click the image to scroll forward through the slideshow. Enable full screen viewing by clicking the 4-way arrow icon above the credits button at lower right of the player. )

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