Archive for March, 2012
March favorites
March favorites

These are my ten favorite photos from the month of March in no order….

Crazy warm March
From left Fred Brooks and his 10-month-old son Fred Brooks Jr., Kareem Abrams and his daughter Shayla Ambrams, 1, and Janice Wright and her son James "Junior" Wright, 1, all of York, feed geese in the unseasonably warm weather at Kiwanis Lake Thursday, March 8, 2012. DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - KATE PENN

At the end of each month I look through the photos I’ve taken. This was taken March 8 during a crazy warm spell.  Warm days this early is spring are great because I appreciate them so much more when they are sandwiched between cold and rainy weeks. In a few months 76 degrees won’t phase […]

Holy crap. Look what I found
Holy crap. Look what I found

I’m not sentimental. I usually don’t keep things from high school or college. My wife is more of a pack rat with things like that than I am. But I have to admit, I was a little more than tickled to find these two credentials from my first year in York while going through boxes […]

Newsprint anchor
Newsprint anchor

(Paul Kuehnel – York Daily Record/Sunday News) The dead tree version of the York Daily Record becomes a life-size version of the doomed Titanic’s anchor at the Christian School of York. However, unlike the real thing which weighed 15 tons, the news clad version has a base of foam and would float. Published via WordPress […]

Photo of the week: Cute moment
Six-year-old Ty Anderson wears his father's hat as York City Police Officer Ryan Anderson receives two Chief's Commendations during the York City Police Departmental Awards Ceremony Friday, March 23, 2012.   DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - KATE PENN

I promised that this week I wouldn’t pick another tear-filled photo as my favorite of the week. In fact, I hope this week’s photo does the opposite. Newspaper photographers go a lot of the same events every year. There are certain things we just have to cover, whether it’s the St. Patrick’s Day parade or […]

Celebrity auction
Celebrity auction

(Paul Kuehnel – York Daily Record/Sunday News) Celebrity auction getting under way at Martin Library shot with a Droid X panorama. It’s hard to get interesting photos of people looking at autographs lying flat on tables.

Sad day, happy photographs
York Catholic's Morgan Klunk, Carly Marks and Karli McFatridge leap up in the air for a photo before the Irish's 71-47 defeat to Seton LaSalle, the District 7 champions, in the PIAA Class AA championship game Friday at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center.

I spent the day yesterday photographing York Catholic girl’s basketball team battle hard at the state championship game in State College. Although they lost and we ran photographs that reflect this, two of my favorite photographs never made it in the paper. They showed a lighter side of a tough day for the Irish. The […]

Web fins
Web fins

(Paul Kuehnel – York Daily Record/ Sunday News) It’s the web equivalent of fins. An old HP keyboard specially equipped with the in-ter-net. Found cleaning out an old house. (Uploaded/published via WordPress for Android)

Some people are awesome
Xay Vang of York Township holds a container full of fish as his daughter Maisee Vang pulls a white perch off her hook at Lake Williams in William H. Kain County Park Friday, March 16, 2012.  DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - KATE PENN

  I ran into Maisee Vang fishing at Lake Williams with her parents Xay and Kia. I was having kind of an off day and they were just bursting with fun, family banter and pure joy. A few minutes in their company and I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. Getting to meet people […]

Five to one thousand
Five to one thousand

York Catholic’s Rachel Forjan — a senior — is five points away from a career 1,000, and she has only one more game to achieve her goal: Tomorrow’s state championship game. I went to York Catholic’s practice last night to make this preview video. It was the first time I’ve used a DSLR for sports […]

Down three flights
Down three flights

(Paul Kuehnel – York Daily Record/Sunday News) 13-foot city council desk still a pain to move Two decades ago, it took York 10 people to move; this year they hired professionals and it still took hours.  The Hill Storage & Rigging Co. crew says, “You have to be smarter than the table”, before lowering 13-foot desk […]

Ancient map case
Ancient map case

(Paul Kuehnel – York Daily Record/Sunday News) The wooden stakes in the foreground are not for vampires. They are to do land surveys. This ancient map case is part of the city of York archive. It contains some records that have not been transferred to digital. It moved to Market Way from King St about […]

Crisp raindrops on my windshield
Crisp raindrops on my windshield

(Paul Kuehnel – York Daily Record Sunday News) Crisp raindrops on my windshield cut away the spring allergy season. Processed with Motorola photo workshop on a Droid X, published with WordPress for Android

Along for the ride
A little overexposed, but I didn't turn this in for the paper, either.

Thursday afternoon wasn’t the first time I got to ride along in a tractor as a farmer planted his corn. But Thursday afternoon was certainly the first time the farmer — Denny Ilyes of Twin Pine Farms in North Codorus Township — has ever planted corn seed so early in the season. I asked, and […]

Bathroom humor
General contractor Jeff Firestone of Dover installs a partition in the men's room of what will be the Cornerstone Bible Church Thursday, March 15, 2012. Volunteers from the church have been spending three days a week building the church. DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - KATE PENN

Members of the Cornerstone Bible Church in Dover are pitching in three times a week to build their new church. If a photo makes me smile or laugh even just a little I’m pretty happy. This one does just that. Check out more photos with less toilets when the story runs next week. Until then, […]

Killing time
Killing time

I was sitting in a preschool class waiting to take some pictures when the kids started coming up to me and being all goofy. So this video is what I do to kill time.

Happy at the end of my shift…
Happy at the end of my shift…

My goal at the end of every shift is to at least find one image from my assignments that I like. I know it sounds simple, but there are days where it just does not happen. This past weekend, I found a few I was proud of. Waiting for the right moment or angle doesn’t […]

First to welcome
First to welcome

(Daily Record/Sunday News – Paul Kuehnel) Jack Barbor, of York Township, who began attending Asbury United Methodist Church in 1945, is the first to run up and greet the Rev. Yvette Davis during a social after worship at the York church Sunday. Davis will be the first female and the first African-American pastor in the […]

Leaving with something else…..
York College freshman Jennifer Lindsay, right, and  Kayla Kovalsky, make a failed attempt at catching a football while sporting shorts on a mild THursday,

Sometimes what draws me in to take pictures isn’t always what I leave with. I was driving around looking for a weather feature. It was an unusually warm March day and I was passing by York College. The students were out and I noticed a lot of people in shorts participating in various activities. Even […]

Not the subject
Not the subject

Jackson Gauldin is 5 years old. He likes to play with his cars, watches cartoons, and his 2-year-old sister Ashlyn has a rare brain disorder, lissencephaly. His parents have done everything they can to ensure that Jackson has a typical life despite having a sister who has special needs. Reporter Frank Bodani and I spent […]

“This Little Thing”
“This Little Thing”

Sometimes, you don’t make deadline. Sometimes, that doesn’t necessarily spell disaster. I met Maria Lytle’s mother, Delma, in early January when I was covering an assignment about live performances by a local musician’s students on First Friday at Central Market. As I watched the students sing and play various instruments in turn, Delma told me […]

Alpha and Omega?
Alpha and Omega?

(Daily Record/Sunday News – Paul Kuehnel) One of my first published photos, for my college newspaper, was through a window in Christ Chapel at Gettysburg College. I come across these doors occasionally on assignments at churches of the same vintage.  What photographer could resist framing a church assignment photo through a cross. The Rev Tim […]

Photo of the week: Saying goodbye
York College men's basketball head coach Jeff Gamber and his wife walk off the court after York College lost 70-52 to Franklin & Marshall College in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament on Friday, March 2, 2012, at Franklin & Marshall College. DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - CHRIS DUNN

I feel like my photos of the week so far have all been of people crying. I promise to change that soon, but not yet. This week’s photo is from Chris Dunn who covered York College basketball coach Jeff Gamber’s last game. Gamber announced his retirement at the beginning of the season, but it’s always […]

Nameless ’72 photographers
Nameless ’72 photographers

Just found a complete June 25th 1972 York Sunday News Agnes edition in near perfect condition cleaning out an old house. Interesting how self-promotion has changed.  (Uploaded with WordPress for Android)

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