Archive for June, 2013
Slivers of light, magical moments, complex media
With no hands, Aiden Perry, age 5, left, of Manchester, left, looks over at Laci Lesher, age 6, of Chambersburg while riding the carousel during the Shrewsbury Volunteer Firemen's Annual Carnival Tuesday June 25, 2013 in Shrewsbury. The carnival runs until June 29 with fireworks at 11 the last night. YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - PAUL KUEHNEL

YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS – PAUL KUEHNEL
Most of the magical moments at country carnivals are random and fleeting. There is a short window at carnivals, right before sunset, where light comes alive with shadows and glow. Rides give motion to golden sunlight and harsh shadows that die the minute the sun slips away.

Covering the 125th Gettysburg anniversary (1988)
Brother against brother fight Sunday June 26, 1988 during a reenactment of Picket's Charge, the final charge of the Battle of Gettysburg. About 12,500 mock soldiers and civilians in period garb took place in the 3 day event to commemorate the 125th anniversary. YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - PAUL KUEHNEL

YORK DAILY RECORD – PAUL KUEHNEL
I covered the 125th anniversary for the York Daily Record 25 years ago today on June 26, 1988

Gold flakes fell from faces in heaven
Gold flakes fell from faces in heaven

YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS – PAUL KUEHNEL
Sometimes I randomly walk into magical moments.With lens pointed at the dome, glass compressing the artist into the heavenly face of the risen Christ surrounded by eight Old Testament prophets, gold flakes showered around me. Glitters of gold sticking to my gear and clothes.

A father’s love in graphic detail
A father’s love in graphic detail

YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS – PAUL KUEHNEL
Kelly Logan holds a body bag up along side a banner of his 16 year old daughter who was killed by a gun shot to the stomach. It was graphic moment in a rally filled with religious songs and calls for universal love…

Taking Control Parkinson’s
From left to right; Terry Striebig, and Tom Fitz stretch as they listen to Don Neiman, patient and instructor at New Fairview Church of the Brethren DAILY RECORD / SUNDAY NEWS - SONYA PACLOB

Every week at the York Daily Record, my job is to check into the weekly paper and pick a hyperlocal event to cover. The event was parkinsons exercise at a church which offered free exercises to patients and caregivers. I talked to a Don Neiman on the phone who has parkinson’s and also a volunteer […]

Somewhere between video and still
Somewhere between video and still

YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS – PAUL KUEHNEL
I have become somewhat obsessed with Google+ Auto Awesome. It is probably the lack of effort in creating them and how quickly an idea can be applied that doesn’t quite lend itself to video and could be more than still.

For more information on how I process these animated .gif images see my post in…

Belly Dancer Danelle
Harlyn Laughman, right, and Milton Myers, middle, celebrates Father's Day with belly dancer Danelle Bender at Windy Hill Senior Center on Thursday, June 13, Spring Grove. "Last time I saw a belly dancer was 60 years ago," said Myers. DAILY RECORD / SUNDAY NEWS - SONYA PACLOBHarlyn Laughman, right, and Milton Myers, middle, celebrates Father's Day with belly dancer Danelle Bender at Windy Hill Senior Center on Thursday, June 13, Spring Grove. "Last time I saw a belly dancer was 60 years ago," said Myers. DAILY RECORD / SUNDAY NEWS - SONYA PACLOB

I love senior citizens especially the ones in York County. I take care of Neighbors content for the York Daily Record. Reading through hundreds of events each day, I come across events that need more investigation. Windy Hill Senior Center advertised their event that read, “Hey!! Come in everyone, and help celebrate Father’s Day on […]

The context of shouting
The context of shouting

YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS – PAUL KUEHNEL
It’s often difficult to give context to a moment captured with one still image.

What you see: An man in military gear shouting at kids the opening day of camp.

In reality: Sgt. Geoffrey Emschweiler knows everything about keeping fellow soldiers alive on the battlefield.

one minute equals three hours
one minute equals three hours

Fun was had this week when reporter Lauren Boyer and I went to Central Market. We asked vendors and customers to spell some of York County’s difficult words. What people don’t know is how much it takes to edit a 4 minute video. The idea spawned by reporter Christine Loman who noted last week was the […]

Morning tennis
Morning tennis

This morning, I set out for a weather feature. The only hitch was, I usually do weather features when the weather is… well, not so nice: Snow, torrential rain, torrential heat, you name it. But this morning’s weather was just perfect. And yet, school isn’t out quite yet, so I couldn’t count on kids doing […]

Candid political moments
Kevin Schreiber, right, marvels at the inside of the dome at the state capital building in Harrisburg Tuesday with his nephew Liam Yousif, age 3 shortly before his swearing in ceremony. YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - PAUL KUEHNEL

YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS – PAUL KUEHNEL
A swearing-in ceremony photo, with one hand on the Bible, is a defining moment that begins a political career, but not always the best photo of the day. Earlier in the day, Kevin Schreiber said to me while walking through the halls of the capital building, that he just felt like sliding down the huge, smooth brass railings

When camera images become paintings
Brenda Yarrison, a narrator, during a quiet moment next to the The York No. 17 locomotive building steam before people arrived to take it's first public ride from New Freedom to Glen Rock and back Sunday. YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - PAUL KUEHNEL

RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS – PAUL KUEHNEL
Sometimes the light is just right to make a camera image, a painting. In this case the light filtering though the exhaust smoke of the York No. 17 locomotive was a great block to help fully saturate colors so the direct sun wasn’t blasting my lens. At the same time, the light is falling on the subject.

My Month in Mobile
My Month in Mobile

May is gone. June has finally arrived. That means time to reflect the good ol’ days of mobile.Mobile journalism is growing part of the Daily Record newsroom. Not only do I have to take pictures and videos; I have to capture my view through my cellphone. How do I do it all? I’m not sure, […]

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