Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Golf Practice + skirts

These kids were told they could wear costume during their golf practices this week, so they wore the girl's field hockey skirts.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Vermont 50

A 50 mile mountain bike race on Mt. Ascutney.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Cow Crime Scene

What do you do when told to photograph for a story on some drive-by cow shootings? Photograph the cows that witnessed it, of course!

Clancey the cat and my features front to be published tomorrow.

Monday, September 20, 2010

More Editing

Editing my picture page for next Sunday.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Last Flight

Editing for CPOY and internships for next summer/fall.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Ed Larkin Contra Dancers

I finished shooting my first F-Front (kinda a featur-y story page) today. It runs on Sunday, so Ill post more once it runs.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

First Day Photo

This was the first photograph of mine that was published in the Valley News, from my field hockey assignment on the first day of work.


Soccer Practice at Thetford Elementary- this kid was just laying around in the middle of practice and got hit in the head (deservingly) with a soccer ball- which made him laugh hysterically.

Monday, September 13, 2010

fishing/ train tracks by my house

Day six of work today. I get one day off tomorrow, so I'm headed to Burlington to do some much needed boot shopping, visit Ian, and maybe do some biking around.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


.... was a day of trains and dancing, but no dancing trains. I also helped a man from becoming further bald when I notified him that his hat was on fire.

I started the day by photographing the Glory Days of the Railroad festival in White River Junction. It included the normal festival-type stuff, but also had some trains too! I opted to spend most of my time on board the Green Mountain Railroad.

I then photographed the Ed Larkin Contra Dancers, which I will explain more about next week, when my first short-term story is published.

After, I headed over to the City Center Ballet, which was holding auditions and costume fittings for the Nutcracker.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Photographed several things today- a barn raising first, for a family whose main dairy barn was destroyed in a wind storm. Strangely enough, the cows were all fine, they all were crowded to one side of the barn when it collapsed and managed to escape.

Afterwards, I drove from Fairlee to Windsor to photograph a family whose father is shortly being deployed to Iraq.

From there, I drove a short distance to a trailer park where the residents are being evicted within the next month or so- the park itself seemed so out of place from the otherwise pristine vermont/new hampshire landscape, but I really enjoyed talking to the people.

Contra dancing, ballet dancing, and railroads coming up tomorrow.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

In the past week, I've driven about 900 miles, from one internship, to home, to the next. On the way I've exchanged too many hellos and goodbyes to count. I ate a garbage plate, drank yerbe mate in an old bank, photographed a senior portrait session, road the Ravine Flyer 2 many many times, learned to cheat at an arcade game, exchanged my little red car for a slightly bigger sand colored Honda Civic, ate taffy at the Waterford Fair, went to the movies with my mother, swang on the swings in waterford at all hours of the night with my sister and my mom, visited my other sister in pittsburgh and had free italian ice, and moved in to my new farmhouse home in Hartland, Vermont (in no particular order).

Yesterday I started my last internship of the year. I started by finding a standalone, and riding around the Lebanon/Hanover/White River Junction/Norwich area with Jenn Hauck, one of the photographers. I photographed a farmers market, then we took a side trip to get some delicious gelato.

When we returned, I learned how to file my images and discovered how willing everyone is to give a second opinion on an image- I had two people helping me with that part! I then ran off to a Field Hockey game, which was, as almost everything seems to be here, in a gorgeous place- the field was in a small valley surrounded by trees, which made for easy backgrounds and pretty good light.

I got back from field hockey, filed, learned of my picture page assignment (which will run in a week and a half), then drove home through a clear and very starry night.

Pretty good first day! I'm excited to see what I'll photograph over the next few days- and into the rest of the internship!

Lebanon JV Field Hockey Girls practice during the middle of the Lebanon/Hanover game at Hanover High School.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Today begins my first day of work at the Valley News. I hope to start updating this blog
more than I did the past few weeks, and since I haven't yet gone to work, I'll post some from this summer: