20 March 2010

Wind Damage

Last weekend brought severe winds that caused a lot of damage in the area, included downed trees everywhere. If only I had our wood burning stove installed to take advantage of all the free "fuel" laying around here.

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18 March 2010

Skateboarding is Not a Crime

Ironically, while photographing skateboarders for a news story about opening a local skate park to give the kids a place to skate safely, I almost got smacked by a skateboard that flew from underfoot, under a passing car, which clipped the side and shot the board right back at us - just a few feet from my head. Hope they open that skatepark soon...

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23 February 2010

Polar Plunge

Jumping into frozen waters with air temps at a toasty 37 degrees and a nice 10 mph wind, these guys raised over $13,000 for COARC, a local not-for-profit that assists those with developmental disabilities. They almost made it look fun and painless!

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16 February 2010


A few photos from kids Bingo day at the local New Lebanon library.

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14 February 2010

Dairy Farmer

Dairy farmers are hardcore. I called at 9:00 am to see when I could come take a photo of Jim Davenport, of Ancram, milking the herd for a news story, and he said I was already 5 hours late. So I had to catch the second shift at 4:00 pm.

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27 January 2010

Catamount Ski Action

I have officially started shooting regularly for The Columbia Paper, my area's weekly newspaper for Columbia County, New York. I'll occasionally post some photos of interest from my assignments, along with my usual stream of weddings and human rights work.

From this week's selection:

Danny Legg, 15, of Hunter, New York, competes in the USA Snowboarding Association's halfpipe competition at Catamount Ski on Sunday. The weekend event was part of the Catskill Mountain snowboard and freestyle ski series.

Despite slightly warmer temperatures and a steady drizzle, skiers took advantage of the weekend slopes at Catamount Ski Sunday afternoon.

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19 January 2010

Portrait of Carlo Devito - local filmmaker

Portrait of Carlo Devito, local winery guru and also filmmaker extraordinaire, who released his newest film, "Locals," documenting the Hudson Valley's agricultural link with New York City's farmer markets. Check it out!

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07 January 2010

Community Messiah

Another backlog photo from a news assignment from The Columbia Paper, just before Christmas: A community signing of Handle's Messiah in Chatham. My farewell photo to the official end of the 12 Days of Christmas.

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03 January 2010

Scenic Hudson Overlook

Finally getting around to posting a photo from a news assignment last month. Kids from the Hudson, NY area Head Start program had the chance to attend the opening of the new scenic overlook over the Hudson river.

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02 August 2009

Volunteer Fire Company Parade

Photos from the annual volunteer fire company's parade in Claverack, New York, as featured in the Columbia Paper this week.

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