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Queen for a day

We published our annual photo package on the Apple Blossom queen, documenting a fraction of her life as queen, with and without her crown. I started the day with her at a ceramics shop and ended it with worship team practice. I thought it would be interesting to look back 25 years and see how I covered that queen. In 1989, Stephanie Smith was the Apple Blossom queen. She was from Wenatchee High School and the daughter of an Eastmont teacher who I had as an advisor in annual staff ...
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Hockey and stand-alones

These past seven days were filled with playoff hockey games and hunting for stand-alones. A stand-alone photograph is one that presents some news value to the readers without needing a written story to support it. Enough news is given in the caption to support the photograph. When the stories that reporters are writing don't lend themselves to strong pictures, news photographers take part in the great picture hunt. (The first edition of David LaBelle's book was a stronge source of inspiration for me out of college.) I drive to locations ...
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Spring

Spring has sprung - first week of April

With spring weather in the Wenatchee Valley, photographer Mike Bonnicksen and I have more opportunities to find interesting people - and things - in our wanderings. Here's how the first part of this week worked out for me.
Community Connections

How far are we willing to go to achieve greatness?

"How far are you willing to go?" asked Dr. Gene Sharratt at the conclusion of the inaugural TEDx Wenatchee Valley event on Thursday afternoon. The them of the event was "Connecting the Dots," in reference to the habit of organizations and individuals to operate in silos rather than collaborate and cooperate.