Looking back: A Yorktastic wedding
Sunnyside Farm Dogs
Penn State coach James Franklin greets fans before PSU's 31-24 double OT loss to Ohio State at State College on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Jason Plotkin - Daily Record/Sunday News
Looking back: York Symphony Orchestra’s new conductor
Here I am. Standing in a dumpster. Like a stinky crazy person. Photo by YDR reporter Hannah Sawyer
Looking back: A Yorktastic wedding
Looking back: A Yorktastic wedding

People often ask if I photograph weddings. I answer I’ve photographed a few, but I typically work for the newspaper on Saturdays and so am not in the position to market myself as a wedding photographer. As I learned last week, though, sometimes working for the newspaper on Saturdays means you end up covering a [...]

Sunnyside Farm Dogs
Sunnyside Farm Dogs

There is little I love more than farm dogs…except farm dogs casually interacting with/ignoring giant turkeys. The dogs at Sunnyside Farm in Dover roam the fields keeping away would-be predators, sleep as turkeys feed next to them, and spend their time being all-around adorable. Want to know more about these turkeys and/or see more photos? [...]

A change of plans leads to a special moment
Penn State coach James Franklin greets fans before PSU's 31-24 double OT loss to Ohio State at State College on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Jason Plotkin - Daily Record/Sunday News

Post by Jason Plotkin I wasn’t even planning on being there. And when I was, I was planning on leaving early. I’m sure glad I stayed. You see, I was covering Penn State against Ohio State this past weekend and I needed to get a photograph for a future story by Evening Sun reporter Mike [...]

Looking back: York Symphony Orchestra’s new conductor
Looking back: York Symphony Orchestra’s new conductor

I have vague memories, growing up, of my dad playing classical music very loudly on his record player. My family tolerated years of my older brother’s violin lessons until he had spent enough years practicing that it became easy listening — and then he decided he was done with the violin. At my grandma’s house, the [...]

Two days, three dumpsters
Here I am. Standing in a dumpster. Like a stinky crazy person. Photo by YDR reporter Hannah Sawyer

Post by Jason Plotkin There are days when this job really stinks. And on the last two days, I think I’ve taken that stink home with me. Yesterday, I met up with York Daily Record reporter Hannah Sawyer on Walnut Street in York to do a story about the cleanup efforts of that neighborhood. A [...]

#TBT: Photographed on a Thursday: Batfan
York Suburban senior Joe Bentz sports a Batman costume as he cheers on junior Emily Perina on the way to her first place finish in the YAIAA Cross Country championships at John Rudy Park on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005. YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS-JASON PLOTKIN

Post by Jason Plotkin Being a superhero dork, I enjoyed finding that I found this photographed I took on Thursday in 2009. Fans of high school sports are always entertaining, but this York Suburban cross country fan took it to whole new bat-level.

Looking back: A walk to school
Looking back: A walk to school

Sometimes, the best assignments are the most ordinary ones. More pictures from last week:

Cursing at a State Senator
Mike Waugh poses in the large arena of the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa. on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Waugh has resigned as a York County state senator and has been appointed by Gov. Tom Corbett to serve as executive director of the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Jason Plotkin - Daily Record/Sunday News

Post by Jason Plotkin I cursed at Mike Waugh. Not in a bad way, but in a way that I thoroughly embarrassed myself. The thing about Mike is, although he never forgot it, and laughed about it every time we saw each other, he never made me feel like the fool I felt like. You [...]

Looking back: Workin’ on the railroad
Looking back: Workin’ on the railroad

Watching three volunteers — none of whom was what you’d call a spring chicken — and a hired contractor working to rebuild part of the Ma and Pa Railroad last week made me appreciate how labor-intensive infrastructure is. It’s not a new realization for me. Every time I go on a long roadtrip, I consider the [...]

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