When ‘no’ was a preface to ‘yes’

When ‘no’ was a preface to ‘yes’

Had lunch the other day with an old friend from high school, actually an old girlfriend. We never dated in high school but hooked up in the late sixties when I worked as a reporter for the The Roanoke Times in Southwestern Virginia and she attended an area college. In...
Following the volleyballers

Following the volleyballers

I’ve spent the past 14 years shooting high school sports for media and it is interesting how some of the sports have evolved. One is volleyball, which has become a more popular sport among the young ladies on the high school teams and the...
Getting the cheers

Getting the cheers

Cheerleaders are a staple of sports, from high schools into colleges and with professional basketball and football teams. I find high school sports cheerleaders the best to photograph because of their energy and athleticism.  They add to the game without distraction...
Quiet moments in sports

Quiet moments in sports

Sports is often a lot of action, but there are quiet, reflective moments that draws my interests in different events.  Two cases in point.  The stare of the volleyballers at the net while they await the serve from their opponent or the quiet beauty of a golfer waiting...
Age-related reflections

Age-related reflections

Attended visitation for an old friend, who died at age 70 in a nursing home of “an age-related illness,” his daughter in law said. Age-related: A term one lives with in later years. At 70, I hear my doctor — who is in his 80s — often tell me...