Posts tagged Photo
Posts tagged Photo
Trying to strike a balance.
This time of year.
I mean, sometimes it really does look cool.
Point of impact.
Potential puns to caption these photos:
Well, you get the picture.
Falling for you.
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them." – Thoreau
Market St. Bridge, Chattanooga, Tenn.
When the Shutdown hits your neighborhood. Or at least one you’d like to look at.
Staff Photo by Maura Friedman/Chattanooga Times Free Press
Cooper Brinn (left), Jamie Boyd (center) and Dwight Boyd (right) examine a sign that reads “Because of the federal government shutdown, all national parks are closed.” on the locked gate to Point Park On Friday in Lookout Mountain, Tenn. All three tourists were disappointed they could only enjoy privately run sights on Lookout Mountain.
Justin Baker and Mary Meyers are happy to have each other.
Mary serves as a foster grandparent, a senior who volunteers 20 hours a week to read to students, aid teachers and provide “extra love and support,” at an elementary school with a high rate of kids living in poverty, often in single parent homes. The program specifically seeks to place low income seniors in these positions, providing transportation and a solution to the social isolation that can come with financially tight retirements.
The foster grandparent program kicked off in Chattanooga in 1980 with fifteen participating seniors and now has just under 100 volunteers.
The kids vie for a spot next to their classroom “grannies” at lunch and are often tearful when the women leave at the end of the day.
Stretching for love across states and a war. A letter written by John T. Wilder to his wife during the Civil War.
This is why I always keep a camera in my passenger seat.
I shot volleyball for the first time on Saturday. I stayed late to practice more.
Hit & Run.
"Y’all got soft over the weekend on Fruit Loops and kisses from your girlfriends!" - the head coach to his high school football team during this practice
Sometimes when I don’t have any photo assignments at the paper, I set out in search of “feature art.” When someone asks you to find “feature art,” it is code for “go find something cool looking that we don’t know about and take a picture.” I usually only see great feature art opportunities when I’m on deadline to get to/back from an assignment because that’s just how the world seems to work. But luckily Charles was still selling fruit off the hood of his car after I finished my morning work on this particular day.
I’d have stopped anyway because I’m a sucker for small-time food sellers, but Charles was also also magnetic in a way with his quiet kindness and earnest stories of Southeastern produce and its growers. I took a few pictures (including one of Charles holding a photo of his stand at a farmer’s market in the 80’s that ran back then in the paper I now work for– meta) and Charles sold me some of the sweetest fruit I’ve ever eaten.
I still have one peach left.