Andrea Gaytan and her son Kai wakeboard with friends Melissa and Thomas captained by Kenny at Waterski and Surf Co. on the Wailua River on Kauai, Hawaii.
Continuing the story with Leah Sausen, here she tests water at Kalihiwai Beach in Kauai. Sausen is a volunteer for the Surfrider Blue Water Task Force, a water quality testing program. These photos were taken for a story about her that will appear in Free Surf Magazine.
The samples from around Kauai are tested for a variety of bacteria and the data is passed on to the County of Kauai and the Hawaii Department of Health.
Congratulations to Javier Manzano for winning the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography!
Manzano studied in the Visual Journalism Program at Brooks Institute a couple of years ago and it is great to watch where he is going with his camera.
You never know how far a student will go down the path.
Photo by Javier Manzano
Caption: Two rebel soldiers in Syria guard their sniper’s nest in the Karmel Jabl neighborhood of Aleppo as light streams through more than a dozen holes made by bullets and shrapnel in the tin wall behind them. The dust from more than one hundred days of shelling, bombing and firefights hung in the air. Karmel Jabl is strategically important because of its proximity to the main road that separates several of the main battlegrounds in the city. Both sides (the Free Syria Army and the regime) rely heavily on snipers in a cat and mouse game along Aleppo’s frontlines. (Photo taken October 18, 2012)
The photographers blog, Viewfinder, for the Bay Area News Group is live.
Check it out to see some of the most compelling work being done with multimedia documentary journalism.
On an assignment yesterday using a GoPro and this happens, spontaneous combustion.
Or the illusion of it.
A drop of water on the lens backlit turns into a board on fire.
Sometimes the hard thing is to accept the mistakes and then remember them when you want to reproduce it.
Make the mistakes and cultivate the ones that sit well with you.
Helen Grymaloski from Ontario, Canada, currently has an exhibit of her photos on display at the Dryden Regional Arts Council March 18 to April 6, 2013.
During her stay, Helen took a photo workshop with me and we spent a couple days photographing the island. We had a blast and you can see more about the workshop in my previous blog posts:
For more information about the exhibit check out this article.