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The Story Behind The Photo

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Now that both presidential candidates have chosen their VP choices, it got me thinking about my newspaper photography days.

Vice President Dan Quayle visited the Roanoke airport during the 1988 election, and I was there shooting for the Radford News Journal. The airport let the campaign use a hanger and it was packed as you can see from the photo on the left.

Instead of shooting from areas set up for photographers, I was milling around with the crowd photographing those attending and looking for photos out of the ordinary. Back in the day of course I was using Tri-X film and pushing the film to ISO 1600 to get an image in the hanger. For cameras, I used a couple of Nikon FM2n bodies.

I really liked Vice President (then a candidate) Quayle and was thrilled to get to shoot the event. Years later, I received an autographed copy of his book Standing Firm.

These are the only two photos I still have from the event. I took these home from the office because I didn’t get the print right the first time and had reprinted them for the paper. The News Journal closed years later, and I guess the negatives no longer exist.

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August 31, 2008 at 5:14 pm

Opening Day At Carlisle

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Carlisle School held its opening ceremony for the 2008-2009 school year this morning. It’s a really nice ceremony as the first-graders and seniors sit on the stage together and the seniors march into to the sound of bagpipes.

Many of the seniors sat on that same stage as first-graders. The current class of 2020 (yes 2020) sat in front of the seniors and spent their time swinging their legs, waving to mom and dad and occasionally picking at each other. You can see that in the first photo.

Sorry Lee, I couldn’t help but post the last photo. What was that you were saying to me?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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August 28, 2008 at 2:30 pm

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Today’s Portrait

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August 17, 2008 at 10:42 pm

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Portraits

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I have been post processing a portrait session today so I thought I’d post a few.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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August 17, 2008 at 6:05 pm

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Happy Birthday Donna

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Today, August 15, is my sister’s birthday. She’s 52 by the way, and yes I had to say that. That’s her in the high chair on her first birthday. Donna, consider this your birthday card since I haven’t sent one. She’s older than I am so I didn’t take this photo.

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August 15, 2008 at 6:41 pm

Today’s Portrait

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August 14, 2008 at 1:10 pm

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Today’s Portrait

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August 11, 2008 at 2:48 pm

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