Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Island Packet - The First Two Months.

I have been at the The Island Packet/The Beaufort Gazette for two months now and I have to say I'm loving it here.  Beaufort/Hilton Head Island are so beautiful, I enjoy working with all of my co-workers so far...overall I feel like picked the right newspaper for me for my first full time position as a staff photographer.  In addition to starting my first full time job, I found out at the beginning of July that I was one of 100 accepted to attend Eddie Adams Workshop in October.  This is a HUGE honor and I'm super psyched.  Now on to the photos!  Thanks for looking!

Debbi Covington of Lady's Island, a caterer who recently published her first cookbook "Celebrate Everything! Delicious Menus for Festive Gatherings and Easy Entertaining," prepared a tomato tart at her home on Friday morning to demonstrate one way Beaufort residents can use the abundance of tomatoes during the summer.

Young Caliber, a rapper from Bluffton, performs during Teen Night at The Boys and Girls Club in Bluffton on Friday night.

Celebrity chef Robert Irvine does push ups on stage with members of the audience during his presentation about healty eating and living during the Back To School Expo. at Bluffton High School on Saturday morning.

Dan Shaughnessy of Hilton Head Island celebrates with his 21-month-old daughter Reese after finishing the Hilton Head Island Firecracker 5000 Family 5K Run & Walk on Tuesday at Shelter Cove Community Park.

Robyn and Greg Kruse of Bluffton wave American flags as F-16's fly overhead as part of Salute from the Shore at Coligny Beach on Wednesday afternoon on Hilton Head Island.

Tabreah Major, 5, slide down the water slide toward her cousin Heaven Jenkins, 8, at Charles Lind Brown Pool in Beaufort on Friday afternoon.

Rick Hubbard sings a jazz song and blows bubbles with Caroline Diamond of Atkinson, NH, second from right, Faith Miller of Beaufort, right, and several other children from the audience during his Family Magical Kazoo Fun show at ARTworks in Beaufort on Saturday evening.

Kristine Cerdas, 5, middle, of Bluffton stands with her dog Tammy during the costume contest at the end of Petunia's Pool Party at The Park Lane Hotel & Suites on Hilton Head Island on Thursday evening.  Cerdas and Tammy placed first in the costume contest.  The funds from the pool party will go to the Hilton Head Humane Association.

Al Yisrael, sensei of the karate classes offered at the Charles "Lind" Brown Community Center, watches over a karate demonstration during the grand-reopening ceremony at the Charles "Lind" Brown Community Center on Saturday afternoon in Beaufort.

Suzie Wargo of Lady's Island sits on her couch in her living room on Thursday afternoon.  Wargo is one of several residents of Beaufort County who claim to have been scammed out of thousands of dollars by a company that told them that Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer's water is unsafe and that they needed to purchase a water filtration system.

Dogs jump against the inside of their kennel to get the attention of the animal care techs as they walk by at the Beaufort County Animal Shelter in Beaufort on Friday morning.  The shelter is forming partnerships with other shelters locally and in the Northeast to transfer adoptable animals to in hopes of reducing the population of their own shelter.

Beachgoers at Coligny Beach on Wednesday afternoon take advantage of a lull in the string of thunderstorms that have hit Hilton Head Island the during the past week.

Signe Gardo, center, owner of Signes Heaven Bound Bakery and Cafe on Hilton Head Island, sits at one of the tables in her cafe among patrons of her bakery on Friday morning.  She is celebrating the 40th year of her business being open on the island.

Country music singer James Otto sings to the fans during his concert at The Beaufort Water Festival at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park on Saturday night.

Caroline Rozychi, left, 13, tap dances with her best friend Madison Posey, 8, to the song Stawberry Patch during the talent show at the Beaufort Water Festival at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park on Wednesday evening.  Rozychi and Posey, both of Beaufort, placed first in the group category for the first half of the talent show.

James Labruyere, 4, of Atlanta, slides down the inflatable water slide during Water Fun Day at Shelter Cove Community Park on Thursday afternoon on Hilton Head Island.

Webb Wilder, middle, from Webb Wilder and The Beatnecks sings on Saturday evening during Street Music on Paris Avenue while Jimmie Cleland, of Ridgeland, left, dances with Bonita Wreden, of Beaufort, right.  The concert was the last concert for the current season.  The next concert season will begin in August and will last through September.

Ryan Carpenter of Aiken, S.C. hits the ball out of the bunker on par on the 16th hole during the  last day of the AJGA Hank Haney IJGA Junior Open at Bear Creek Golf Course on Hilton Head on Thursday.  Carpenter placed second in the tournament.

Thomas Neinow, 17, left, and Mac Viljac, 14, right, cross the monkey bars on the confidence obstacle course at the US Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island on Tuesday afternoon.  Neinow and Viljac are both members of the Hilton Head Christian Academy football team and the team spent the first two days of thier football camp at Parris Island.

Lowcountry Heat's Jake Martin (4) throws the ball to first base after tagging out Beaufort Ospreys' Mark Jones (12) as he slid into second base during their game at Hilton Head High School on Friday evening.  Beaufort won the first of the two games of the night 17 to 2.

Conrad Andree, of Carolina Yacht Club, tries to balance his Laser sailboat during one of the races on Friday afternoon in the 2012 Lowcountry Regatta held on Beaufort River.

Richard Akers, from the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, sails on the Beaufort River on his Laser sailboat on Friday afternoon while waiting for his race to begin during the 2012 Lowcountry Regatta.

Last few weeks in Elkhart.

It has been a few months since I've posted...but it has been a busy few months.  More on that in the next blog post.  My 9.5 month internship at The Elkhart Truth in Elkhart, IN ended at the beginning of June and these are a few shots from my last few months there.  Thanks for looking!

City Councilman Kyle Hannon looks for jewelry for his wife during the first cash mob in Elkhart organized by the Greater Elkhart Young Professionals and Michiana360 on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. 

Fairfield's Brad Newcomer (7) tags Marian's Brendan Short (5) out at third base during their game at Fairfield High School on Friday, March 30, 2012.

Michelle Matsey, a volunteer with the Humane Society, playfully protests against the movie "All Dogs Go To Heaven" outside of The Lerner on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 by claiming that "all cats go to heaven too."  The movie was shown to help raise money and awareness about the Humane Society.

JoAnne Glick hugs her grandson Alston Glick, 7, during an event hosted by CAPS for National Child Abuse Awareness Month at the Joy Rose Center in Elkhart on Thursday, April 12, 2012.  Alston's older sister, TaraNova Glick, was killed in 2004 at the age of three as the result of child abuse and neglect.

Two people walk by the rows of pinwheels on their way to attend an event hosted by CAPS for National Child Abuse Awareness Month at the Joy Rose Center in Elkhart on Thursday, April 12, 2012.  Each of the 2, 836 pinwheels represents a child that was born in Elkhart County in 2011.

Anne Gibbons smiles and strokes her cat Howie as she talks about her father, August Wennerstrom, who survived the sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912 at her home in Elkhart on Friday, April 13, 2012.  The 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ship is on Sunday, April 15, 2012.  

Concord students Eric Roebuck, back table second from left, Nate Overbey, back table third from left, and Emma Nicoson, back table right, listen to the question before answering during the fine arts category of the Area Academic Super Bowl contest at Northridge High School in Middlebury, Ind. on Tuesday, April 17, 2012.

Central's Riley Keigle drives the ball during their golf match against NorthWood at Christiana Creek Country Club Golf Course in Elkhart on Thursday, April 19, 2012.  NorthWood won the tournament 165-176.

Jimtown's Kayla Isenbarger watches NorthWood's varsity softball team as they warm up in between innings during their game at Jimtown High School on Tuesday, April 25, 2012.  Jimtown won the game 11-1 in five innings.

A man is secured on a stretcher after being rescued from an eight-foot hole at behind the house at 114 Wagner Street in Elkhart at around 8:15 p.m on Friday, April 27, 2012.

Neighbors watch rescuers work to save a man who got stuck while digging an eight-foot hole in the backyard of 114 Wagner Street on Friday, April 27, 2012.

A man is loaded into an ambulance after being rescued from an eight-foot hole at behind the house at 114 Wagner Street in Elkhart at around 8:15 p.m on Friday, April 27, 2012.

Marissa Adkins, 5, crosses part of a ropes course with help from Spc. Chad Koets, left, and Spc. Jason Hochstetler, right, during the We Give spring celebration in the parking garage behind Central Park in Elkhart on Saturday, April, 28, 2012.

Dawn Rodino, right, speaks with Dan Fitterling of Frontier Communications while trying to finish the remodel at Rodino Liquor in Elkhart on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 after the store was damaged in a fire several weeks ago.  The store is scheduled to reopen on Friday, May 4, 2012.

Mary Ziegler, of Bristol, fills out her ballot in one of the voting booths during early voting at the Elkhart County Administration Building in Goshen on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.

Hannah Slaight is pushed down the ramp by her fiance Brandon Mitchell after running through their wedding during the wedding rehearsal at Zion Missionary Church in Elkhart on Friday, May 11, 2012.  Slaight was involved in a car accident in 1999 that left her  paralyzed.

Melissa Tapp looks out one of the windows of her home with her children Michael, 4, middle left, Danielle Tapp, 9, middle right, Gabrielle Tapp, 7, right, on Thursday, May 10, 2012 in Elkhart.  All of the windows and the cabinets in the kitchen were recently replaced as part of a lead abatement program through Elkhart County.

Fairfield's Sophie Brown vaults over the bar set at 11-6 3/4 inches beating her own previous sectional record during the Warsaw Sectionals at Warsaw High School on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.  Brown placed first in the event.

The 2012 graduating class of Elkhart Christian Academy shoot streamers into the air after moving their tassels during their graduation ceremony at First Baptist Church in Bristol on Friday, June 1, 2012.

Joey Poirier, 4, smiles at his mother, Melissa Mills, at their home in Elkhart on Friday, June 1, 2012.  Joey was diagnosed with anaplastic medulloblastoma, a common type of cancer found in children, in January and is currently undergoing his maintenance round of chemotherapy.

Concord graduate Robert Frutig does the invocation during the graduation ceremony at Concord High School on Thursday, June 7, 2012.

Ted Wentz, owner of Elegant Dessert, sells smoothies during Rhapsody in Green on Friday, June 8, 2012 at Island Park in Elkhart.

Gabri Thompson, 3, dances to the live music during the second day of Rhapsody in Green at Island Park in Elkhart on Saturday, June 9, 2012.