Friday, December 19, 2008

Beautiful Prospects

Yet another Athlete of the Year assignment...
This time I was given some extra time to think about it and after looking for some ideas on the internet I came across a photo of an old woman sitting in a hair dryer at a salon. I stared at it for a minute and then thought to myself, "Hey! That kind of looks like a helmet!" So the idea unfolded. I found a salon in Longmont that would allow me to do this and decided not to tell the players what they would actually be doing, giving them no chance of turning me down. The shoot turned out to be super fun and the guys were actually pretty into it...I guess there was no reason they shouldn't be with two cute gals hanging on them.

Erie's Cees Doxsey, left, and Longmont's Jake Johnson are the 2008 Times-Call Football Players of the Year. Doxsey, a senior defensive tackle, had 133 total tackles this season and is the defensive player of the year. Johnson, a junior dual-threat quarterback, totaled 1,774 yards and 21 touchdowns this season and is the offensive player of the year.


Monday, December 15, 2008

When Buildings Freeze

As I climbed into my car this morning at 6:30 a.m., the thermometer read -14 degrees. I could hardly touch the steering wheel and the condensation from my breath reached all the way to my windshield. It was worse than freezing. Walking across the street made my finders sting, and the worst part is, I don't think the temperature ever really broke into positive digits all day. All I have to say is thank God for seat heaters.

In honor of this arctic day, I was sent out to find the cold weather feature photo. I had some issues in doing so, because to document the cold I wanted to be outside. However, because of the cold, everyone else was inside. I drove around for a long time and eventually started looking for details instead of people. This building caught my eye...I think it looks like it should be in Alaska or something. So I pulled over, got out and started taking some photos of it. Of course, the only person to walk into the scene "kindly" decided to walk around me (I hate when they do that). However, even in her courtesy, she still made the picture.

The building is vacant, and I am assuming has been for quite some time. I think it froze so severely because it has been too long since it has been internally heated. The white marks on the walls are frost, not to be confused with graffiti.


Monday, December 8, 2008

From Blondes to Burros

A good day's work at the good ol' Times-Call.
Yea, let's punch with the burros...


Brittany Wade: Times-Call athlete of the year for gymnastics.