Archive for March, 2013
Praying the steps
Catholic faithful stop and pray on each of the 85 steps leading up to Holy Cross Immaculata Church, Friday, April 14, 2006, in Cincinnati. An estimated 10,000 people take part in the annual Good Friday tradition that dates back to 1861. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

It’s Good Friday and people all over the word are observing the holiday in different ways. For newspaper folks, it usually means another day at work and maybe a chance to cover other people during this holy day. One tradition that I think of every Good Friday are the people in Cincinnati who “Pray The […]

Favor for new citizen
Amir Cooper, left bottom, is all smiles as he watches his wife, Sarun Sara Cooper, from Cambodia, take the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance during the ceremony held at the York County Administrative Center on Thursday, March 28, 2013.

Sometimes a photo comes because I’m won over by someone I’ve met. On Thursday, I was covering the Naturalization ceremony at the Old York County courthouse. We cover these three times a year and they are always neat. I have no doubt that I take my citizenship for granted, so it is always special to […]

VIDEO: Private funding for low income housing, a messy video edit shows complex issue
Ron Kent Jr. lives about 8 blocks from the Thackston Park Project ans was part of the Community March In Support of Economic Fairness and Inclusion in York March 25, 2013.  YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - PAUL KUEHNEL

Interesting that this story is at number two at this morning. I didn’t think there would be that much interest. After covering this, assembling a video was a nightmare. I basically had 35 minutes of people shouting at each other. There are so many issues layered together, but the one standing out in my mind…

DreamWrights: Shooting a random, active scene with one key thing in focus
A chaotic scene where the FBI arrests everyone in DreamWrights production of "You Can't Take It With You" during a dress rehearsal Monday March 18, 2013.  YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - PAUL KUEHNEL

YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS – PAUL KUEHNEL Getting a photo with one key element in focus while the rest is random motion is more luck than skill. In this photo, the FBI arrests everyone in a DreamWrights production of “You Can’t Take It With You”. The FBI agent is in focus while everyone is in motion. I used a combination of a relatively slow shutter speed and panned quickly following the subject I wanted to lock in. A Nikon D3S with eight frames per second helps when you have about 15 seconds of action to capture.

Avalong barn: A peaceful moment before irreversible change
An excavator moves along tearing down a one story addition to the Avalong barn in Springettsbury Township Tuesday March 19, 2013 in preparation for demolishing the main building. YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - PAUL KUEHNEL

(YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS – PAUL KUEHNEL) Taking pictures of a building demolition is often pure documentation. The shock and awe of the moment, a building changing fast that has stood for decades, is often enough for an interesting picture. What I like about this picture is the majestic symmetry of architecture against a powder puff sky. A yellow claw pops out of the blue and green about the change everything.

PIAA wrestling: Shooting away from the mats
Jamar Henry of Reynolds High School takes a moment to himself after losing his preliminary match to Terrell Fields at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa., on March 7, 2013.

Last Friday, I had the opportunity to photograph the first round of the PIAA state wrestling championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Because YDR photographers were covering local wrestlers for the newspaper and GameTimePA, I had almost total freedom to wander around and shoot whatever I wanted. For most photographers, this is a dream […]

When drive-by ‘shooting’ is a good thing
10-year-old Jose Flete fights through defensive pressure while playing basketball at Lincoln Park in York city on a mild Monday

Post by Jason Plotkin Photographers are sometimes required to get something called “Free Art”. Some call it “Found Features” while others call it “I drive around in my car for hours and hope to run into something interesting.” This technique is used when it is a light news day and editors need photographs to fill […]

Senior student Paige Gross virtually crashes her car while texting at Central York High School Friday, March 8, 2013. AT&T and Peers Awareness develop the Texting and Driving Simulator for teenagers to get hands on experience while distracted on the road. "Its a juggle to do everything," said Gross. DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - SONYA PACLOB

  Posted By Sonya Paclob “I’LL BE THERE IN…” What is wrong with this sentence? It’s incomplete and also it is part of the awareness campaign “It Can Wait,” by AT&T and PEERS Awareness. Senior Karly Spangle at Central York High School was told to text her friend, “I’ll be there in 20 min,” while […]

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