Nov 29, 2007

Been awhile, here's some stuff

Hey out there,
Wow, it's been over two weeks since I've posted on this blog (I have been posting to the Friday Night Sights blog though). The week of Thanksgiving I was out of town pretty much the whole week. That was an interesting couple of days.
On Saturday the 17th I went to Tacoma to cover the Naselle-Life Christian playoff game which started at 7 p.m. Naselle lost the game 22-0, ending their season. The game was fast, as there weren't a lot of stoppages in the game, so I stayed after for a long time. The team has given me great access throughout the year, including the locker room before, during and after the games. This is where I got a majority of my pix from that game, including this one below which I think pretty much summed up the feeling of the team. The team was great to be around all year and I really appreciated the opportunity to be there to document it.

This week on the cover of the Life section we ran a retrospective on the teams historic season, which you can read HERE.
We ran seven pix in the paper, but you can find a slideshow gallery of like 35-40 pix from throughout the season HERE. It features mostly pix of things away from the games, like this one from the Homecoming game.

After getting home from the game around midnight I stayed up at least another hour starting an edit of the 800-plus pix from the game (because I knew I wouldn't be able to sleep until I knew I had some decent stuff). I was up three hours later so we could leave town at around 4:30 a.m. to make the 9-hour trek down to California. Now normally we wouldn't be killing ourselves to make it down in any certain frame of time, but that day was the final performance of the play my dad was in, "Arsenic and Old Lace." My dad played Teddy the crazy brother who thinks he's Theodore Roosevelt, a comedic role that in my opinion made the play. He even looked the part. We got to hang out with family, play some Balderdash, and go to a "real beach" (our beaches don't have rocks or aggots). I handed the camera off to Vinessa for most of the time.

We had a good trip, had Turkey Day on that Tuesday cuz we had to get back by Wednesday night so Ness could prep for the big Thanksgiving service she was doing at the restaurant. All-in-all, all good.

One last thing, here's the link to the audio slideshow I did last week on a group of high school kids that are in the first ever cadet program with the Pacific County Fire District.
I worked on this piece for a little over a month. I liked how it worked online better than in the paper, as we only had enough room for like 5 pix, and I think it definitely needed more to help tell the story. Once again, many thanks to the kids and the fire department for the great access!


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