So, I’m here. In Germany. Like, I’m living in an entirely different continent. Yep.
It’s taken some time to transition into life here, but I have to say I’m falling in love with Germany and Europe more and more with each passing day. Also, married life is wonderful.
Yesterday was the tenth anniversary of September 11, and Steven volunteered to cover two ceremonies at both the Grafenwoehr and Vilseck Army posts. I attended the afternoon ceremony in Vilseck with my 7D and my 70-200, my only two pieces of digital gear. Hopefully I’ll add to this soon, with a wide-angle. Until then, it’s definitely a test in composition and patience with my long lens.
Here are a few photos from yesterday:
I spent part of the afternoon at the Violin Shop in Bonita Springs for a photo column. While I was there a 12-year-old girl came in to try out two cellos. I loved the contrast of her bright purple nail polish with this elegant instrument.
Eesh, it’s been awhile.
After two months as a reporter, I’ve been able to take a break from covering Lee County government and get back to taking pictures. With two photographers out of town, I’ve been put back on the photo beat for my second-to-last week at the Naples Daily News.
Yep, you read that correctly. My last day at the paper is June 23 and on July 2 I’ll be marrying my wonderful fiance, Steven. In September I’ll join Steven in Germany, where he’ll be working for the Stars and Stripes and where I plan on freelancing and working on some projects of my own. This blog will become much more active once the wedding is over and hopefully Steven and I will begin on a new venture together, telling stories in different forms about the lives of US Army soldiers and their families abroad.
Until then, it’ll probably be slow going for this blog, but for now here’s a photo from today’s feature hunt.
I drove out to Immokalee on Sunday to take pictures for a story on Lake Trafford Park. Lake Trafford is one of the largest (if not the largest) lakes in Collier County. It’s also home to hundreds and hundreds of alligators and other incredible wildlife. I took an air boat ride to see more of Lake Trafford and was amazed at the amount of beautiful birds and gators out there.
Here are a few more photos from yesterday’s Swine Show. If I wasn’t working Saturday evening, I would definitely be at the livestock auction. If you’re interested in reading my column about Mark, an 8-year-old boy who’s showing his first swine, it’s here at the Naples Daily News. Below is the photo that ran with the column:
I went to tonight’s swine show at the Collier County Fair. It was ridiculous amounts of fun. Tried shooting portraits and enjoyed spending time with a kid and his hog, Black Licorice.