Author: GaryGardiner

Pope Trip Hotel Darkroom Build

After traveling across the country from New Orleans to Los Angeles with 27 cases of equipment we settled into a hotel meeting room. Our overnight task was to turn it into a darkroom to handle an unknown number of rolls of film, prints, and analog photo transmissions to a variety of locations domestic and foreign.

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Cops & Kids Day Photo Gallery

Updated My Final Photo post on Tumblr to include the other photos I shot at Cops & Kids Day. This is always a fun day although it does get a little warm on the asphalt and walking to remote sections to look for something different than what I normally see when in the middle of the event.

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Just an Acorn

This scrawny little oak on East Schrock, set upon by being transplanted into a harsh environment of concrete and asphalt, moistened only by rainwater that falls into it brick-covered ground surface and snow piles high from plows clearing away the salty coverings on the street still found the energy and purpose to create acorns.

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You won’t read about it in The Vindy

It’s disheartening to be witness to the closing of such a storied newspaper. Youngstown was the first city I traveled to when I came to Ohio with the AP. It stayed a part of my life even after my retirement and the people who worked there are special in telling the story of journalism in the state.

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