Archive for July, 2012
Fast moving tinted glass (video)
Kenneth Farrell, 29, is taken away by State Police from the Hopewell Township neighborhood after his escape and capture.

(YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS – PAUL KUEHNEL)
After a subject is captured, a photographer is lucky for a speeding glimpse. Often there are many patrol cars leaving a scene after capture, one has their man. On this particular day, my 80-200 was literally coming apart so I was happy to see the auto focus working (this time) as I panned and knocked off 8 frames per second.

1A Vacation Bible School
Julia Beiler of Windsor is amazed by a science experiment with a hoover ball that brings home the idea that "when we have God in our lives, anything is possible" at Asbury United Methodist Church in York Sunday July 29, 2012

(YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS — PAUL KUEHNEL)
It’s on the budget for 1A, the story hasn’t been written yet, the event hasn’t occurred and it’s vacation bible school. Although there is some wiggle room to move things around on pages if reality isn’t kind to planning, nothing makes me happier than to find a good picture for a 1A story that was expected to be awesome.

A Storm Brewing
York Township's Jay Dimler hangs off the dugout as he tries to wait out a storm that eventually postponed the end of the game against Hallam Thursday, July 26, 2012.  DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - KATE PENN

I was photographing a Susquehanna League baseball game at York Township Park Thursday evening when a huge storm cloud slowly covered the field. The thing about this cloud was that it was a clear line between beautiful sunny sky and impending doom. It loomed for a good 10-20 minutes before there was any precipitation at […]

It takes a special person to love a journalist
I looked like a fool then and haven't stopped for 15-years.

Post by Jason Plotkin I don’t have many regrets in my life. I’m not the kind of person who believes that I should have turned left when I turned right. There are no wrong turns. Only places I end up and the path that took me there. But I have to admit, I screwed up […]

A photo I couldn’t resist
Animal heads are mounted along the wall of a meeting room at Nixon Park. DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS -- EILEEN JOYCE

A few weeks ago I went to Nixon Park Nature Center for the first time. I was there to cover a reptile week presentation, but I had a few minutes to look around before things started. The presentation was being held in a room covered with the stuffed and mounted heads of animals. (At one […]

My 90-year-old mancrush
My 90-year-old mancrush

Post by Jason Plotkin I thought I’d never get out this funk. I woke up Friday to hear about the horrific Colorado shootings in the movie theater which took multiple lives, including that of a 6-year-old. I spent my entire morning covering the drowning of a 2-year-old boy. Saturday was spent photographing the funeral of […]

How do I tell my daughter about a world with no superheroes?
How do I tell my daughter about a world with no superheroes?

Post by Jason Plotkin One of the best movie experiences I’ve ever had was taking my 11-year-old daughter Hannah to the midnight showing of the Avengers. By the time we got home at 4:15 am, she was still so excited she could still hardly sleep. I get teased a lot because of my love for […]

Favorite photos from June
Members of the York County Veterans Honor Guard are framed by the gold star in a wall as they present the colors at the Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing and Peace Garden on Saturday, June 9, 2012

Post by Jason Plotkin Better late than never. Here are my 10 favorites from the month of June.

All sides need the statue
Joseph Jacobo, a senior at Penn State University, places his hand on the hand of the statue of Joe Paterno before having his photo taken.

Post by Jason Plotkin I was with friends this weekend at a lake. We were having fun as the kids played for hours in the water while I was learning how to get my butt handed to me at bocce ball. At some point, one of the parents called me a Penn State hater. I […]

Fighting for Houston, cont’d.
Fighting for Houston, cont’d.

  Less than a month ago, we published a story of a father fighting for his infant son’s life while caring for his other children. I wrote on this blog that, though the story ran on the front page of the Sunday paper, the story still isn’t over and that reporter Leigh and I weren’t […]

Age of Elegance
Age of Elegance

The Ms. Pennsylvania Senior America Pageant program defines the Age of Elegance in many ways – with VIDEO

West York baseball parade
West York baseball parade

  The winners of the World Series get a parade. The NBA champions get a parade. Heck, even the York Revolution got a parade after they won their second consecutive Atlantic League title. So it’s no stretch of the imagination that the West York baseball team — less than a month after their state championship […]

I look stupid and I’m over it.
At the Mason-Dixon Fair Wednesday, July 11, 2012. DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - KATE PENN

Yesterday I went down to the Mason-Dixon Fair to photograph some typical fair foods. I definitely looked like the craziest person there (which is saying a lot for a fair crowd) – buying up all the fried food I could find, shooting it in various locations then shoving it all in tote bags to bring […]

When Paterno, Curley and Spanier last stood together
When Paterno, Curley and Spanier last stood together

On days like today — as we learn the Freeh investigation’s findings indicate Penn State’s most powerful people knew about but did little to stop Jerry Sandusky’s abuse of children — I can’t help but think back to October 29, 2011. Most might remember that day for the unseasonal snow and ice storm that crippled […]

No cameras in the courtroom? I can’t even get in the courthouse.
No cameras in the courtroom? I can’t even get in the courthouse.

Post by Jason Plotkin Today I had a rare treat. I got to take photographs in the York County Judicial Center. After going through security, I brought my gear up to courtroom nine to photograph Michael Flannelly being sworn in as the latest York County judge. It was a joy to see the judges outside […]

Subtle Symmetry
Subtle Symmetry

Even in a mess of confusion there can be subtle symmetry of shapes, repetition, color…  locked inside an image.

They don’t have to be nice, but they are.
They don’t have to be nice, but they are.

Post by Jason Plotkin The very first weekend I picked up a camera for a newspaper and covered a car accident, someone came up to me and bluntly said, “If you don’t stop taking pictures, I’m going to shove that camera up your ass.” At that point, I put my camera down and walked away […]

How (not) to shoot fireworks photos
© 2012 by The York Daily Record/Sunday News.

  Last night, I covered Red Lion’s Fourth of July fireworks show for today’s front page. I’ve shot fireworks before, but it had been a while… as you can tell. Here, I’ll explain how (not) to shoot fireworks photos. Note that all these photos are SOOC — straight out of camera — so they aren’t […]

A diverse “home” congregation
A diverse “home” congregation

Working Sunday, I usually cover one, sometimes two, worship services. People often ask me which church I attend and I say all of them. They usually look at me strange and then I explain that I have been working on Sunday for the York Daily Record since 1984. After that length of time, all York County […]

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