Saint Mary’s College Jane Austen Dancing class
South Bend fire outtake
I was photographing a fire over on South Bend’s west side Monday when I spotted this neighbor sitting on his porch. Really liked the textures on the roof and side of his home. It’s a frame that doesn’t really have much to do with the spot news I was there to cover, but couldn’t resist shooting it nonetheless.
Apparently birds don’t like me
Last week for the second time in a year, I was attacked by a bird. (The first attack came as I was wearing a GoPro.) I was on a community assignment to photograph a gentleman who will be showing birds in an upcoming bird show. I started shooting as he moved to take Tangerine, a nine-year-old Catalina Macaw, out of a cage. As he did this, the bird charged my camera, hitting the lens and falling to the floor. The bird’s wings were clipped meaning it could only lunge at me. The bird and I were both fine although I nearly had a heart attack. I was able to get off a couple frames (below) somehow during the attack. Not sure what it is about birds, but they sure as hell don’t like me.
Arctic weather returns to South Bend (did it really ever leave?)
These days South Bend is feeling more like Siberia. If the substantial snowfalls we keep getting aren’t enough, we are also constantly dealing with sub-freezing temperatures. For the second time this year, the city of South Bend declared a winter weather emergency. And this is coming from a city that is most certainly accustomed to big winter snowfalls. It’s hard to stay creative from a visual standpoint in these arctic weather conditions, especially since I’ve been shooting the same photos in essence since late November. Spring cannot arrive soon enough.
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