Sunday, December 26, 2010

on the beach

I'm working the holidays and don't have any assignments so I'm
back on the pavement (or well... sand) for some feature hunting!!

This family was on vacation for the holidays from North Carolina.
The parents spent more time in the ocean than the kids, who were
freezing and wanting to go sit in the car! It was about 60 but the
wind was pretty chilly. So these girls are sisters and the oldest, Chelsea,
came into embrace her younger sister, Diamond, to help keep her warm.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Nutcracker

I spent the afternoon back stage with the Moscow Classical Ballet as they
visited West Palm Beach to perform their rendition of The Nutcracker.

Opera singer

This is a young girl who is aspiring to become an opera singer. Her voice is truly amazing. She also kind of looks like Natalie Portman...

Friday, December 17, 2010

fallen soldier

This was a really sad assignment. A young man, 19, Jose Hernandez, lost his life to an IED while serving with the Marines in Afghanistan. His friends came out to Lake Worth Beach to 
hold a vigil in his honor. It really brings it home - these guys are our brothers, our neighbors, 
our friends. They are our age and dying. It is just so sad. Thank you, I love you.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Florida winters II

These Haitian day laborers were rushing to hand pick sweet corn yesterday afternoon before this mornings freeze. They managed to pick 13 acres but estimated to loose 127 to frost. Needless to say they were pretty cold after being out in the winds all day.

Workers at local nurseries rushed to get tropical plants into heated
facilities because of the expected freeze.

Florida winters

It's 7 a.m. and about 38 degrees - the coldest it's been in Florida in a while. I was out hunting for weather features trying to photograph people looking cold. I found these guys. They didn't look very cold but it was still really pretty out and they were crazy enough to get in the water.