The other day while on assignment at a living history event for Texas independence day, this camel laid down to relax (i’m assuming, I don’t have super camel powers where I can communicate with them.) It looks pretty comfortable and I found the photo amusing, though the phrase “dead camel” went around the office a few times, it was still one of my favorite photos from the day.
This one because of this young lady’s expression, came in a close second:
A couple weeks ago Dianna Wray and I covered a murder trial in Goliad, Texas. Delbert Andrew Mills was being tried for the murder of his wife, Patricia Leigh Mills, in 2003, when she died in a house fire. At the end of the trial he was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. These are a couple shots of the emotional moments of her family following the verdict.
Last night was the big rivalry game here in Victoria, Texas. Victoria East High School vs. Victoria West. Though the rivalry is all in good fun, people get pretty excited to be there and root for their school. We had four shooters and three reporters at the game to cover it. The photographers were doing individual features, general features, game action and produced video. It was an intense, but fun night. Of course the game ran late and we all ended up booking it back to the office for deadline, then spent the next hour yelling at our computers to work faster (that was possibly just me), but we made it and had a nice spread of photos in our A section and sports section today. My assignments were all feature related, so here are some of my favorite shots from my night.
And here is our front page. Our designers are very talented and creative. It makes for great photo pages! We also had a full photo front on the sports page, in addition to photo spreads inside both sections, but I don’t have those pages yet. Will post more later.
For those not in Texas, I wanted to share the pages of my and JR Ortega’s Autism series that started this weekend. There are three additional parts for the next three Sundays. Below are the pages from today! Also, please visit here to watch the Video. You really get to hear the mother’s story in her own words and see their everyday life with Autism. I think its a really important piece of the series because everything is said and shown straight from those struggling with this disorder.
Yesterday was a very busy day for a writer and I. There were 13 fires reported in our coverage area. We were able to cover 5 fires in one afternoon, no easy feat mind you. We encountered multiple grass fires, structure fires and home fires. Though I have plenty of flames photos, these two were my favorite from the day’s work.
I took this photo for fun on Friday and it touched off a bit of a debate in our newsroom. I posted it on our Advocate photo blog and our Editor saw it, liked it and wanted to run it ASAP. Our Sports department said they liked the photo but it wasn’t a “Sports Photo” so they didn’t want to run it in their section. This of course led to a discussion on our Advocate facebook page and in our newsroom, what is a “Sports Photo”? Do features only work when its a cheering crowd? Would you run this in your Sports section as a feature?
Our Editor wrote a Column about it (with the photo on A1) today, read it here.