Some days are much better than others but for a typical news photographer’s feature hunt there is no better illustration than what I shot yesterday.
All that is missing from a normal day is an assignment to shoot a portrait and a spot news event.
This is what I did for 45 years. And, some of which I continue to do today.
Just returned from a road trip to Florida where we celebrated the life of Tim Adams, my brother-in-law who died too young at 63.
Recently retired after teaching school and coaching for 39 years, Tim was praised and mourned by more than 400 people who attended services at the First Baptist church in Gainesville.
Gary Gardiner - Photographer
Retired news photographer who spent more than 40 years with The Associated Press, the Ft. Lauderdale News, and the Orlando Sentinel. Continuing to shoot every day.
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Samples of my daily wanderings
There is little left of the Knights Inn on Heatherdowne at State Street after a demolition crew knocked down the buildings and began carrying off the demolished motel that once stood as a greeting at the city’s gateway to I-270.
The red barn on the Braun farm property is one of the oldest farm icons in Westerville. Plans for the farm include a senior home, offices, and buildings for Otterbein University.
I’ve found yet another job I’d never want to do. Would love the high tech adventure of upgrading and modifying the cell towers at the top of the light poles at Otterbein’s football field.
I usually shoot with two cameras. One, the larger, more expensive, and more capable of acquiring photos from just about any situation is a Nikon D7100.
As for me, I was running from vegetable to vegetable like a kid playing in puddles. I wanted raindrops on vegetables and this was the first perfectly timed storm of the season.
I’d photographed tomatoes, peppers, corn, and eggplant for several weeks and everything was beginning to look the same.
Fourth Friday in Uptown Westerville is a great eclectic collection of the city. Despite being a city in a metropolitan area with more than a million people, Uptown Westerville continues to be a small town with rambunctious kids, politicians, families, small storefronts, and fancy cats. And, here’s one Friday night’s photo collection to offer as proof.
How I keep myself busy
More samples of my work in other places
My Final Photo
If I died in my sleep this was it.
A photo a day since Nov. 15, 2004.
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