Archive for April, 2012
Memorials
Memorials

(Paul Kuehnel – York Daily Record/Sunday News) The memorials of York often creep often into my frames. Sometimes these traces remind me of stories I have covered, other times, a life that might have crossed my path. I think of the landscape that will change around them forever, the lives that will move on and [...]

Surprises
Kavita Williams of Windsor and her daughter Arianne Waterhouse, 3, try on Indian scarves called dupattas during Heritage Day at HACC York Thursday, April 26, 2012. DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - KATE PENN

I went into Heritage Day at HACC York with somewhat low expectations.  These kinds of events can be really hit or miss depending on how into it the participants are. As soon as I walked in my attitude changed. People seemed genuinely interested in learning a little about other cultures (the free food probably didn’t [...]

Winner crowned in bulldog contest
Lilli, owned by Wendi French, of West Des Moines, Iowa, looks on during the 33rd annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest Monday, in Des Moines, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Monday was the 33rd Annual Drake Relays and to kick off the event they hold a bulldog beauty contest. This year’s winner was a robust bully named Tyson. Isn’t he a handsome devil? Some other bullies included one donning a beautiful wedding dress, tie and of course my favorite bully accessory the every fanciful tutu. [...]

Not a cat lover but…
An emotional Christie Logue holds two of the kittens rescued from her Royal St. home in York city from a mattress fire on Friday, April 20, 2012.

Post by Jason Plotkin There are days when I feel like I’m the only photographer on staff who isn’t crazy head-over-heels in love with cats. Not many days go by that Paul, Kate or Eileen don’t go on about their own cats or look at photos of cat and just go silly. (To be fair, [...]

PTSD focus of Pulitzer effort for York Suburban grad
Scott Ostrom, a U.S. Marine and Iraq war veteran living in Boulder, Colo., has battled post-traumatic stress disorder since his return from combat. His struggles have been captured by Denver Post photographer Craig F. Walker in a photo story that recently won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. In this photo, Scott is comforted by a friend during an argument with his girlfriend over the phone. "Sometimes I get into fights. It's not a talking thing for me. I handle it like a Marine, like it's a combat situation," Scott said. "Being diagnosed with PTSD is an interesting thing. ... It means I have nightmares every night. It means I'm hyper-vigilant -- means I'm weird about noises in the middle of the night and lock my doors. It means I have no fuse and if I get attacked, I'm going to kill. ... I don't want to feel this way." DENVER POST - CRAIG WALKER

By BRAD JENNINGS Daily Record/Sunday News Soon after Denver Post photographer Craig F. Walker met Marine veteran Scott Ostrom on a hiking excursion, he knew the Iraq war vet would be an ideal subject for a photo story Walker hoped to tell about the invisible wounds of post-traumatic stress disorder. “I thought it was a [...]

Old attic story
Old attic story

(Daily Record/Sunday News – Paul Kuehnel) Old attics tell stories. The only problem is that the voices are usually silent unless you can find a connection. Anyone who has cleaned out an old attic for a relative or a friend knows how difficult it can be to assign value to a forgotten object; it’s up [...]

Today is Bulldogs are Beautiful Day
Today is Bulldogs are Beautiful Day

Yes there’s a day for everything. And even bulldogs get their days. On April 15 some lucky bulldogs in Allentown, PA took part in the America on Wheels 3rd Annual Bulldog Contest. And they are not alone in celebrating how beautiful bulldogs are. Drake University has their own Beautiful Bulldog contestwhich is on Monday. If [...]

Are you a weekend warrior?
Bob Graffin of New Freedom is an instructional media specialist at York College and an avid cycler. Photo taken Thursday, April 19, 2012.  DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - KATE PENN

I’m in search of more subjects for my series of portraits of weekend warriors. Bob is an instructional media specialist (read a/v guy) for York College who takes off on his bike on weekends and doesn’t return for hours. He competes in races each year and spends countless hours on the road and stationary bike [...]

Photo of the week: Award Winners
Photo of the week: Award Winners

Last week we heard the news that a couple of our visual journalists had been honored in the Keystone Press Awards. You can read more about all the awards the York Daily Record won here, but I wanted to share our visual award winners. Chris Dunn took second place in the photo story category with [...]

“I never won anything really in my life”
“I never won anything really in my life”

Thursday night, I shot Northeastern’s annual “Mr. NHS” competition. Last year’s show was one of my first assignments for The Daily Record after being hired from The Dispatch, so this event is actually the first annual/repeating event that I’ve shot for the same paper. I expect many more to come. To make it a little [...]

Impartial? Not when it comes to this boy
Impartial? Not when it comes to this boy

Post by Jason Plotkin I pride myself on being able to work any scene and no one in the room knowing my feelings about what I’m covering. I’ve spent years at a variety of political events and no one I’ve taken pictures of, does, or should know where my feelings lie about what I believe. [...]

Sunrise, moon sets
Sunrise, moon sets

(Paul Kuehnel -York Daily Record/Sunday News ) Just before the sun rises, the moon slips behind the trees at Gifford Pinchot State Park Sunday before Community “SON” Rise Service Easter morning. Droid X panorama photo  

Station cat
"Back off."

I went to the West York police station three times today for various (work-related) reasons. The first and third times I knocked on their door, a large-ish cat with dirt and debris caught on the fur of her underbelly lurked nearby. “Is this the station cat?” I joked as one of the West York patrolmen [...]

Almost Full
A nearly full moon rises over the bleachers before a lacrosse game at Central York High School Thursday, April 5, 2012.  DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - KATE PENN

Sports reporter Steve Navaroli pointed out this almost full moon as we waited for a lacrosse game at Central York High School. I love how big it looked so low in the sky.

Kids and cameras
Kids and cameras

It’s amazing how early in life kids recognize a camera. One-year-old Ella Livelsberger followed me around like a shadow as I photographed at the York YWCA Early Learning Center at the York County School of Technology. I’d be photographing kids playing and suddenly there she was, staring at me with those pouty lips in the middle [...]

Broken mirror
Broken mirror

(Paul Kuehnel – York Daily Record/Sunday News) A minor accident with a kaleidoscope of potential reflections in broken glass. Unfortunately, I was late for an assignment and needed to be at another in an hour so it would have to stand as a quick twitter picture. Originally published as a twitter pic via WordPress for Android [...]

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