Thursday, May 5, 2016

My Month of April on the Treasure Coast

So it was another eventful month on Florida's Treasure Coast. I'm still enjoying the newness of the place as I explore the various counties in our coverage area. Having daily assignments is probably the best way to get to know the area and the assignments are as varying and diverse as the people and landscape here.

One day I could be covering beach erosion, watching body boarders in the surf, and the next day I could be covering the exhumation of a body at the center of a cold case from the early 1990s. (Both of which happened by the way.)

So, along with body boarders and cemeteries, I also covered a beauty pageant, possible future flooding, environmental education, professional tennis, an airport disaster drill, an evidence search in the lagoon, an orchid show, Relay for Life, spring camp for a Canadian football team, a food festival, a torch run through Sebastian and high school track. Whew! it was a busy month.

Here are a few photos from those assignments. Enjoy.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

New Home, New Job, New Experiences

Okay, so its been just over a month since I made the move from the arid flat-lands of West Texas to the humid climate of Florida's Treasure Coast. It has been quite a journey, one I'm glad I took even though it meant leaving behind family and friends. My new position is as a photographer for the Treasure Coast Newspapers based out of the Vero Beach office. It's been a nice transition from a chief photographer with some administrative duties to a daily shooter.

My role is pretty simple here: make the best images I can for the assignments that come my way. And over the course of the last month, I've had several interesting assignments. I've gone to a shelter for homeless men, a soup kitchen that has been in operation for 25 years, I watched a group of teachers get their heads shaved, watched firefighters extinguish a house fire and photographed two New York Mets spring training games. It's been a full month.

Here are a few of the photos I've made from those assignments and few others. I'm looking forward to seeing what the next month has in store.