Thursday, April 26, 2007

Hoppy Belated Easter

Realized that I never did anything with these photos after taking them (anything meaning look at, display, show off or post on a phlog). So, just in time for the end of April here are some shots from Easter Sunday brunch at the SKA(J) house.

An Easter Smorgasbord isn't complete without a pastel pink sweater. (sweater provided by Josh)

Easter Eggs Benedict? Anyone?

Charlie arrives!

This Easter Basket contained a John and Carlee instead of a chocolate bunny.

Josh never leaves the house anymore without his copy Idiocracy on digital video disc.

The two master chefs responsible for preparing Easter Sunday Brunch preferred to remain anonymous.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Portraits at 17mm

I woke up early on Saturday morning and discovered my house full of fellow early birds standing by windows with pretty morning light. So, I did some impromptu photo sessions with all of my sleepy housemates. Most of the shots are at 17mm...I don't know why but it felt right. The first photo here is red because of the red sheet my housemate uses as a window curtain.

Then I went for a walk around the neighborhood and snapped a few shots of things that seemed photo worthy. I don't usually just take pictures of signs, but these seemed a little odd so I couldn't resist it.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Apart from the Herd: a photostory

This is a photostory I completed recently about Bubba Kurtz, a dairy farmer in Live Oak, Fla. He decided to break with the milk co-operative a few years ago and now he raises his grass fed herd, miks the cows, bottles the milk and distributes it all himself with help from his wife, Leslie, and his two daughters, Virginia, 15, and Amelia, 17.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Spring Break at The Florida Times-Union

I spent my spring break this year doing a practicum at The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, Fla. It was a good oppurtunity to learn from a veteran staff of newspaper photographers and I came out of the week with a few clips of my own.

Two people stroll in the shade of the north side of the Modis building in downtown Jacksonville, Fla. on a sunny Wednesday afternoon, March 14, 2007. The top of the Modis building, the second-tallest building in Jacksonville, can be seen reflected in the angled windows of the building's own distinctive, flared base.

Fifth-graders from Andrew A. Robinson Elementary School watch as one of their fellow students, who is reflected in the window, prepares to participate in the First Annual Egg Drop contest at the University of North Florida on Thursday, March 15, 2007. The students worked together in teams to design protective cases for their eggs, which were then dropped onto a target from two stories up. Points were calculated based on whether the egg broke, where it fell on the target, and the weight of the protective contraption.

S. P. Livingston Elementary School fifth-graders watch as one of their classmates releases his egg from the second story of a building at the University of North Florida.

Jessica Stamps, 17, and Shawn Shults, 18, spend part of Wednesday afternoon at Riverfront Park off of River Road in San Marco. Both students, Stamps at Douglas Anderson and Shults at Wolfson, had a short day of classes with the schools letting out early.

Participants in the 30th annual Gate River Run in Jacksonville, Fla. pass by the last water stand before the finish line at the end of the 15k race.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Sad End to Celebratory Evening

The mood quickly turned somber early Tuesday morning. At a time at which most of the revelry had already subsided following UF's title win, a Gainesville Police officer was critically injured in a hit and run accident at the intersection where the celebration had taken place. The officer passed away Wednesday afternoon from the injuries he received. The driver of the vehicle was intoxicated.

UF Celebrates Second Basketball Title Win

The University of Florida's third national championship title in less than 365 days gave a crowd in excess of 25,000 people another excuse to take to the streets and celebrate on April 2, 2007.