Archive for February, 2012
A living parable
A living parable

(Paul Kuehnel – York Daily Record/Sunday News) An assignment to cover a church anniversary service might sound boring. Add an excellent speaker, a highly regarded pastor, who blends a sermon on the Parable of Talents with his own perceived shortcoming during a period of racial tension in York. Add a few old-timers who were on the […]

That fleeting moment
Kinsely HInton, 6 of Codorus Township, right, reacts after her godsister Isabella Frane, 7 of Codorus Township, accidentally jogged Kinsely's elbow and made her draw one of her flower petals bigger on a Valentine's Day card. People came to Arthur Hufnagel Public Library in Glen Rock to make Valentine's Day cards for "local shut-ins," whose names and addresses were provided to the library by various area churches. DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - CHRIS DUNN

The week before Valentine’s Day, I went to Glen Rock, where people gathered to make Valentine’s cards for “local shut-ins.” For the most part, everyone was contentedly using markers, stickers, stamps and decorations for their red, pink or white cards. The event was in a library, so the atmosphere was inherently quiet, as well as […]

Silence on Ash Wednesday
Two-year-old Brendan Dellinger looks on as his mother receives ashes on her forehead during the Ash Wednesday service at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012.

One thing I am enjoying about our new cameras, the Nikon D3s, is the silent mode. Sometimes when I am in a quiet environment, like a church, the sound of my camera going off makes me cringe. With this new setting, you can still hear something, but it is nowhere as obvious. Two-year-old Brendan Dellinger […]

Mini-photogs
Mini-photogs

Love talking to people of all ages about what I do. Tonight I had a lot of fun taking Cub Scout Pack 25 from East York around the newsroom and answering their questions. You wouldn’t think that a group of 7-year-olds would have a lot of questions, but when you bribe them with candy to […]

Prayers for York
Prayers for York

(Paul Kuehnel – York Daily Record/Sunday News)  Julie Matthews-Salvo prays for the City of York at Union Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Sunday prayer event. Afterwards, Matthews-Salvo said she prayed for city residents to work together to solve neighborhood problems. Originally published as a twitter picture via WordPress for Android. Prayer Service for The City of York […]

Fastnacht love
Fastnacht love

(Paul Kuehnel -York Daily Record/Sunday News) Shooting straight through the holes – Fastnacht Day preparation wouldn’t be complete at the Stewartstown Senior Center without the arrows used to dry glaze on the donuts.  Published as a twitter picture via WordPress for Android.

Meetup
Keyhole Photo

Today we had the first ever YDR photographer Google Plus meetup. It was actually kind of fun and definitely something we can all see potential for in the future. Bonus – we were joined by Alabama based photographer Jeff Haller who added a freelancer’s perspective on a few things as well as a fleeting image […]

Flying high
Flying high

About a week and a half ago, my editor asked me if I get motion sickness. I don’t remember everything from that conversation, although the facts that a) I commandeered a teacup in that infamous Disney World ride, b) made my boyfriend feel sick afterward and c) didn’t feel sick myself afterward seemed to qualify […]

American Dream
American Dream

(PAUL – KUEHNEL-YORK DAILY RECORD) A successful, independent business to the rear of your home. Near the River Bakery, Wrightsville. Originally Shot with a Droid X, processed with Photo.lab on Android, posted with mobile WordPress  

Road mind game
Road mind game

( PAUL KUEHNEL – YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS) Two roads converge. Three modes of transportation The massive Voith Hydro runner crosses the York County Heritage Rail Trail in Spring Garden Township Tuesday  on it’s way to the Holtwood Dam.

WWII Pilot flies again
WWII Pilot flies again

And for today’s “I can’t believe how lucky I am” moment … I present to you …”Flying with a WWII pilot.”

Story in details
Story in details

( Daily Record/Sunday News – Paul Kuehnel ) Couples renew their wedding vows at The Carpenter’s Workshop in Seven Valleys. Sometimes the story is told in details. From the left, couples Kathy and Charlie Meissner, of York, and Rommi and René Kinard share a kiss at the conclusion of the Marriage Renewal Service at The […]

Non-traditional heroes
Non-traditional heroes

(Daily Record/Sunday News – Paul Kuehnel) Sports heroes are common. The brave who respond to 911 calls stand out. Soldiers give their lives to their country. The definition of a hero is well documented. People taking many paths in life can empower others. It’s an honor to give public record to the people who might go unnoticed […]

Secret Window
Seen through a window in the pool, York Suburban's Jennifer Owston competes in the 500 yard freestyle against Dover at York Suburban High School Thursday, February 9, 2012. Owston came in second.  DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - KATE PENN

Ever wonder what lurks in a high school basement? Well if the high school in question in York Suburban the answer is the best window ever. I like shooting sports but it can get pretty repetitive so a new vantage point from under water really made my night. I powered through the darkness, creepy unexplained […]

Photo of the week: Dover Doug
Dover Doug gives Amanda Keister a high five as she holds her 1-year-old son Dylan at the Dover Community Park on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. Doug predicted an early spring to the over 200 visitors to the park on hand to hear his prediction. DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS -- JASON PLOTKIN

Maybe it’s because I haven’t lived in Pennsylvania very long, but I get kind of excited for Groundhog Day. I love seeing groundhogs running around in the summer and I think it’s fun that the state embraces such a strange holiday. Of course, Dover Doug is a little different from Punxsutawney Phil, but he still […]

Face shish kabob
Face shish kabob

I was checking out some photos on the Associated Press website when I came across this image. I’m thinking that maybe these guys could come to the York Fair next year. It could be a new use for skewers in food row.

Carly Smith
Spring Grove senior Mel Riley leans in to kiss Carly Smith before taking the court after halftime on senior night at Spring Grove Area High School Thursday, Feburary 2, 2012. Smith played basketball with many of the girls before suffering a traumatic brain injury when she was hit by a car at the age of eight.  DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - KATE PENN

More than one lady rocket had tears in her eyes during the senior night festivities before the basketball game at Spring Grove Area High School. I’m sure some of this was the typical end of an era tears, but many more were shed because of Carly Smith. Smith, 17, played basketball with many of those […]

Top 10 for January
Chris Weddle, a photographer with the Centre Daily Times in State College, Pa. gets a crowd shot during the Joe Paterno Memorial service

Here are ten of my favorite photos from January. Pretty Penn State heavy, I know.

January Lilac
January Lilac

(DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS -PAUL KUEHNEL) A photo shot with a Motorola Droid X, processed with an Android app, posted via WordPress mobile from the handset, then tweeted via handset while standing in my backyard hanging laundry.

Off the rink
Aaron Miller, 3 of Manchester Township, wipes his nose as his sister Autumn, 7, watches their cousin play goalie for Central York against Hempfield on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at the York City Ice Arena. Central York defeated Hempfield 7-2 to clinch the CPIHL Tier 1 regular season title at the York City Ice Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - CHRIS DUNN

Last night, I shot ice hockey for the first time. This may be a sport that I will never understand, but hey — I once said that about baseball and football, too. As a photographer, I have to keep my eyes open for what the paper asks for (in this case, action shots of the […]

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