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Alexis Johnston and members Girl Scout Troop 28 prepare to march in the Park Hill Parade

Alexis Johnston and members Girl Scout Troop 28 prepare to march in the Park Hill Parade

This post’ll be short and sweet. I’m about to head out to watch the Colorado Rapids and a firewworks show with the other interns. Happy Fourth of July everyone! Continue reading ›

Volunteers Karen Metz and Josette Mastra look through binoculars surveying a female eaglet along E120th Avenue near, E-470 where an eagles nest is located on Thursday, July 03, 2014 in Commerce City, Colorado.  Volunteers  rotate in shifts to keep watch over the baby eagle, as it is expected to take flight soon, and it's nests proximity to E-470 tollway is worrisome. (Photo by Kent Nishimura/The Denver Post)

Volunteers Karen Metz and Josette Mastra look through binoculars surveying a female eaglet along E120th Avenue near, E-470 where an eagles nest is located on Thursday, July 03, 2014 in Commerce City, Colorado. Volunteers rotate in shifts to keep watch over the baby eagle, as it is expected to take flight soon, and it’s nests proximity to E-470 tollway is worrisome. (Photo by Kent Nishimura/The Denver Post)

Cars zipped past, traveling at speeds more than double what her parents could fly at, the young eaglet peered over the nest’s edge. She turned around, and pooped. The process repeated itself multiple times over the course of the nine hours I was parked on the shoulder of 120th Avenue near the E-470 tollway. Continue reading ›

Benji Elson jumps down from the roof of the Topsy Turvy Bus while Sonia Wilk, and Jacob Chatinover work on setting up the bicycle powered smoothie blender at Cheeseman Park on Friday, June 27, 2014 in Denver, Colorado

Benji Elson jumps down from the roof of the Topsy Turvy Bus while Sonia Wilk, and Jacob Chatinover work on setting up the bicycle powered smoothie blender at Cheeseman Park on Friday, June 27, 2014 in Denver, Colorado

Believing I had escaped the “Land O’ Festivals” a.k.a. Tampa, FL, I found myself photographing two assignments relating to the Jewish Food Festival. Continue reading ›

Left turn here. Followed by a right turn there. Dust kicked up behind us as my blue Honda Civic sped down the dirt road in the Rock Mountain Arsenel, a wildlife refuge, next to a MLS soccer stadium, on the peripheries of Commerce City. We had seen the state trooper and the a black SUV fly on by; but soon their dust cloud too started to settle and pretty soon, Thad and I were lost. Continue reading ›

Spencer Shepard, 21, of Orlando, FL takes a selfie while running away from a pack of bulls during The Great Bull Run.

Spencer Shepard, 21, of Orlando, FL takes a selfie while running away from a pack of bulls during The Great Bull Run.

Hundreds risked themselves during the Great Bull Run, an Americanized version of Spain’s running of the bulls, which came to the Tampa area, in Dade City, Florida. Continue reading ›

February started out rough. I had hurt my back photographing Barry Manilow and took a few days to recover. February saw a lot of prep sports for me. With the paper sending me multiple times to Melbourne (near the space coast) on assignment to cover state soccer (twice), State Basketball in Lakeland and the Strawberry Festival in Plant City, I’d say I was pretty busy. The staff are great, I basically get to do my own thing. I’m definitely loving Tampa. More after the jump. Continue reading ›

January was practically a blur for me. After finishing up at The Gazette, in late December and after a plane ride home and a week and a half stint with the White House Travel Pool, I was off to Tampa, Florida for the second of a three internship run at The Tampa Bay Times. I got here, and I hit the ground running shooting assignments, meeting people and making some pretty cool friends.
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Assistant Conductor Brendan Kelly is seen before the 12:45 p.m. Silver Star to South Florida departs from Tampa Union Station at 1:30pm.

Assistant Conductor Brendan Kelly is seen before the 12:45 p.m. Silver Star to South Florida departs from Tampa Union Station at 1:30pm.

I’ve always been a bit weary about photographing around mass transportation areas: Airports, Seaports, Bus Depots, Train Stations. Having to deal with overzealous security personnel and employees who feel that people with cameras are terrorists is quite the frustrating conundrum. This experience was entirely different. The staff and passengers were overly welcoming and open with me being there to photograph the sights and sounds of the train station. You can read Philip Morgan’s article online at TamapBay.com: Train travel is picking up at Tampa’s Union Station There are more images after the jump. Continue reading ›

I’m not much of a concert photographer. Shooting concerts is something I did a few times when I first picked up photography. My good buddy Shaun Mendiola did a lot of concert photography. He worked for BAMP Project, and shot a lot of stuff for them.

Last night I got to photograph Barry Manilow at the Tampa Bay Times Forum for the Times. Concerts aren’t my favorite thing to photograph, but I’m always up for a challenge. Still being relatively new to the area I wasn’t sure what to expect for shooting the concert. Would they give us pit access or would we be situated by the soundboard? So I took a 300 + 500. Next dilemma:how to get everything to the forum. I was unaware of the conditions in which we would be able to store gear. Like with shooting sporting events at the Forum we have access to a media workroom where we can chain up stuff. So, I shoved everything into a backpack and made due with what I had.

Alas, I somehow threw out my back. Continue reading ›