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November images so far...

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If I was to really catch up, this would be too long to read since it's been a very long time since my last post. But summer vacations, and a heavy work schedule has derailed a strong train of planned posts. 

So let's start out with this month so far.

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Halloween - okay it's not November but close enough. I walked around downtown looking for anything interesting other than just photographing kids in costumes. I found this petting zoo with fuzzy bunnies and waited a half hour until a scary costumed child showed up. It makes a nice contrast.
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I got to Leavenworth early and found a street scene of a couple getting ready to scare kids. It's a bit soft, shot with a slow shutter speed, but fun none-the-less.
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And at the volleyball game I was in Leavenworth for, I saw a family of dragons watching on the sidelines. Late in the game the little girl was getting pretty tired, providing me a closing picture of the Halloween series.
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The next day, Friday, Nov. 1, I heard a fire call with a man trapped in the building and got to the scene to watch the police struggle with first, convincing the man to leave and then second, getting him out. It's unusual to get to a fire and actually photograph a rescue.
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At the football game I covered that night, an injury on the field brought the game to a halt. I concentrated on the reaction of the crowd and the ambulance. The fans were very concerned. The shot of the ambulance leaving with yardage markers in the foreground told the story pretty well I thought - and it can be used in any future stories about dangers of football.
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The next day, Saturday, I went to photograph the moving of the dragon prop for the Wen. schools play but rain forced them to get a trailer. This is the photograph I had in my mind when I heard that. I have another shot of just the head sticking out but thought readers needed to see more of what the dragon looked like.
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I wrote a small story about the dragon move and then wrote a longer story and photographed Kelly Schindele who provides closed captioning live for news programs in New York, Georgia, and Arizona. I tried to show her working out of her home to contrast that with knowing she is working for these large t.v. stations across the nation. I was fortunate that her children hadn't left for school yet and were walking nearby getting ready to go.
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On Wednesday, the capitol tree came through Wenatchee so after finding out the route through Wenatchee from reporter Mike Irwin, I waited at the top floor of the YMCA to get a view of it turning the corner. It was about 1/2 hour late but worth the wait.
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You couldn't see the tree very well through the small windows at the back of the trailer so I concentrated on window cleaning and a hood ornament.
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Later that night, a report came over the scanner that a tanker truck had hit the Super 8 Motel building. It ended up being pretty small but as I was leaving I noticed the way the light from the fire truck's headlights lit up the scene and made this photo.
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And finally, yesterday, I went to a signing class at Eastmont High School and liked this view of just the teacher's hands as she was instructing the students. I liked the posters in the background (normally I look for a cleaner background without the clutter) and the kids trying what she is doing. That's it so far for November. If you have any questions or topics you'd like me to respond to, let me know!

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