Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A Long Overdue Post

It's taken me a little while to go through the pictures I took while I was in Elkhart. I suppose one of the reasons for that is because I thought I was going to stick around there a lot longer than I did. After moving around an obscene amount of times in the last few years, staying put for a little while appealed to me in every sense. Believe it or not, (and sometimes I couldn't believe it) I wouldn't have minded being there longer than I was, regardless of shooting photos or not.

But that chapter is done, and a new one awaits. The collection of images in this post are from the last few weeks leading up to my departure, as well as a few dating all the way back to the beginning of my time at the Truth. One thing I noticed when I was going through all of these is I shot so many sports. Like, it was almost the only thing I shot it seemed like.

Anyway, enjoy, criticize, ignore, or what have you. Cheers.

A gymnast from Wawasee High School competes on the uneven bars during the 11th annual Blazer Holiday Invitational in Elkhart on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.
Jelitza Palomino (9) of Goshen High School celebrates with teammates after scoring the go-ahead goal during an IHSAA Sectional Soccer Tournament game against Elkhart Central High School at Elkhart Memorial High School on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
Elkhart City Police, Indiana State Police, the Elkhart Fire Department and other emergency personnel respond to an active shooter at Martin's Grocery Store on 3900 East Bristol Street in Elkhart just after 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Three people were killed, including the shooter.

Elkhart building commissioner Denny Correll emerges from the basement of a home on Marion Street on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. After a pipe burst in the upstairs apartment, it seeped through the downstairs and into the basement, causing major damage to the floors and ceilings. Correll said the water collecting in the basement could cause an electrical fire if the electricity stayed on. The house was condemned and the residents forced to vacate until the code violations could be fixed.

Danny McMahon of the Concord High School basketball team leads a drill at Shawn Kemp's basketball camp at the high school on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Kemp, a former NBA player and six-time All Star, was in town as the 1988 and 1990 Concord basketball teams were recognized as state runners-up.

Members of the Elkhart Fire Department respond to a structure fire at the former Belvedere Inn on Belvedere Road just after 8 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.

Tiana Alter's mother, Nellie Stacker, weeps as she listens to friends and family share stories and say prayers for her daughter at a candlelight vigil on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Alter, a 17-year-old Elkhart resident, was found deceased at a residence in Granger on Nov. 2. The death was ruled a homicide and police have charged a suspect with murder.

Taylor Shreiner (4) of Elkhart Central High School dives to keep the ball alive during a game at Elkhart Memorial High School on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2013. 

Courtney Linnemeir #476 prepares at the starting line with a few jumps before the IHSAA 2013 Cross Country Sectionals at Ox Bow Park in Dunlap on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.

Players from the Mishawaka High School varsity football team say a prayer prior to a game at Elkhart Central High School in Elkhart on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.

Family, friends, and members of the Elkhart community gather outside of Prairie Street Mennonite Church in Elkhart to have a candlelight vigil for Devonte J. Patrick, 18, on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. Patrick was shot and killed outside of the church on Monday.

The hearse carrying U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jessie Williams arrives at Rice Cemetery in Elkhart on Friday, Jan. 3, 2013. Williams was killed on Dec. 17 when his helicopter crashed in Afghanistan during his third tour of duty. He had been in the Army for eight years and leaves behind a six-year-old daughter.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Ryan and Becca Get Married

Two of my favorite people got married this past September. As if they weren't stupidly perfect enough, rain throughout the entire wedding day gave way to an incredible double rainbow at sunset (in the mountains) directly after the ceremony. Seriously.

Halloween and Marching Band

A week or so ago I had a conversation with someone about how lame it was that trick or treaters go out so early now. When I was little, I remember it wasn't officially Halloween until the sun went down. Well, I had never had to cover trick or treating until this past Thursday, and I take it all back. I'm thankful parents take their kids out so early now because it allowed more time to shoot with ambient light, rather than pumping strobe into their eyes.

Saturday, I found myself in Indianapolis shooting state marching band finals for 12 hours. The day itself was long and weird, and covering four bands with playing times spaced so far apart was a little stressful. But I swear, if the world was run by the people that coordinated this event, there would be nothing left to accomplish. Them dudes were efficient.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Marching Band 2

I've subconsciously been shooting a lot of silhouettes recently. Now that I've realized I'm doing it, it's time to stop and focus on something else for a while, but not before posting one more picture.