Monthly Archives: August 2013

Week 7 at SVH

My internship at Skagit Valley Herald has come to an end. I wish I were able to spend more time photographing and exploring Skagit County for the paper, but my upcoming travels to Chile will be amazing. I look forward to putting the knowledge and skill I practiced during my internship to use as I transition to working on a story in a foreign language.

Enjoy!

Kayakers float in Deception Pass on Aug. 3, 2013 during the Washington State Parks centennial celebration. Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Kayakers float in Deception Pass on Aug. 3, 2013 during the Washington State Parks centennial celebration.
Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Jack Hartt (right), the park manager at Deception Pass State Park, cuts Washington State Parks' 100th birthday cake while Oak Harbor City Council member Bob Severns and Vice President of Deception Pass Park Foundation wait to hand out plates at Deception Pass State Park on Aug. 3, 2013. The Washington State Parks system was established in March 1913, three years before the National Parks system.  Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Jack Hartt (right), the park manager at Deception Pass State Park, cuts Washington State Parks’ 100th birthday cake while Oak Harbor City Council member Bob Severns and Vice President of Deception Pass Park Foundation Barry Wenass wait to hand out plates at Deception Pass State Park on Aug. 3, 2013. The Washington State Parks system was established in March 1913, three years before the National Parks system.
Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Luis Enrique Gutierrez paints in a thin groove on a traditional Nicoya style pot at the Anacortes Art Festival on Aug. 3, 2013. He uses stone burnishing to achieve the smooth finish on his pottery. Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Luis Enrique Gutierrez paints in a thin groove on a traditional Nicoya style pot at the Anacortes Art Festival on Aug. 3, 2013. He uses stone burnishing to achieve the smooth finish on his pottery.
Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Thomas Harp (left) of Hang in There fits a no-piercing-necessary "illuzio" earring on Lindy Thomas' ear at the Anacortes Art Festival on Aug. 8, 2013.  Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Thomas Harp (left) of Hang in There fits a no-piercing-necessary “illuzio” earring on Lindy Thomas’ ear at the Anacortes Art Festival on Aug. 8, 2013.
Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Kyle Brown stands with his steer, Cash, whom he named for the reason why he raised the animal. Brown will show Cash at the Skagit County Fair where he will sell him for about $2 per pound or $4000.  Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Kyle Brown stands with his steer, Cash, whom he named for the reason why he raised the animal. Brown will show Cash at the Skagit County Fair where he will sell him for about $2 per pound or $4000.
Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Nancy Lozano (left) sits with her mother, Maria Garcia, as she packs flats with cherries at the Lozano Farm boot at the Bow Little Market on Aug. 8, 2013 in Bow, Wash. Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Nancy Lozano (left) sits with her mother, Maria Garcia, as she packs flats with cherries at the Lozano Farm booth at the Bow Little Market on Aug. 8, 2013 in Bow, Wash.
Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

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Week 6 at SVH

Access and permission from subjects in my photos was the challenge for me this week. I started working on a project about the Food Bank, but many Food Bank patrons did not want me to photograph them. You will see that none of the photos I posted this week were from that shoot. I decided it was a good exercise for me to just stay and listen to people’s stories instead of trying to take their picture and leave. Some situations become much easier to photograph if you get to know the subjects before wielding a huge camera.

In any case, here are some moments from the week’s assignments. Enjoy!

Annie Walser, a Shannon Point Marine Center Volunteer, smells a leather starfish that can smell like garlic at the 2nd "Shellfishtival" at Taylor Shellfish Farms on July 24, 2013. The event aimed to celebrate water and educate children about water quality issues.  Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Annie Walser, a Shannon Point Marine Center Volunteer, smells a leather starfish that can smell like garlic at the 2nd “Shellfishtival” at Taylor Shellfish Farms on July 24, 2013. The event aimed to celebrate water and educate children about water quality issues.
Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Mack Brown explains the parts of a sprint-car engine at Shark Racing Engines in Sedro-Woolley, Wash. where he works. He has learned a lot from the shop owner, Marc Huson, about rebuilding racing engines, which he puts to use for his own racing career.  Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Mack Brown explains the parts of a sprint-car engine at Shark Racing Engines in Sedro-Woolley, Wash. where he works. He has learned a lot from the shop owner, Marc Huson, about rebuilding racing engines, which he puts to use for his own racing career.
Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Kelly DiStefano, Dylan Bradley, Lauren Lepage and Mike DiStefano check out the new Mt. Erie Climbing Guidebook after climbing at Mt. Erie on July 24, 2013.  Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Kelly DiStefano, Dylan Bradley, Lauren Lepage and Mike DiStefano check out the new Mt. Erie Climbing Guidebook after climbing at Mt. Erie on July 24, 2013.
Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Jodi Chambers searches for plants to decorate her house when guests visit at Christianson's Nursery on July 25, 2013 in Mount Vernon, Wash.  Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Jodi Chambers searches for plants to decorate her house when guests visit at Christianson’s Nursery on July 25, 2013 in Mount Vernon, Wash.
Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Katie Jo Conley leads her cow that she will sow at the Skagit County Fair. She has to put in hours washing and leading her cow every day for months to prepare for the fair.  Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Katie Jo Conley leads her cow that she will sow at the Skagit County Fair. She has to put in hours washing and leading her cow every day for months to prepare for the fair.
Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Jacob Phipps, a Skagit County Parks employee, supervises participants in the One Day Offender program while they bleach and each the bleachers at the Skagit County Fairgrounds in Mount Vernon, Wash. The program is conducted by the Skagit County Sheriff's Office as an alternative to jail for people with minor offenses.  Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Jacob Phipps, a Skagit County Parks employee, supervises participants in the One Day Offender program while they bleach and clean the bleachers at the Skagit County Fairgrounds in Mount Vernon, Wash. The program is conducted by the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office as an alternative to jail for people with minor offenses.
Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

(From left) Paul Rider, political affairs coordinator for Patriot Day; Maj. Jason Vose, Douglas Vose's brother; and Michael Frank, Douglas Vose's best friend through childhood, listen to former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates at Patriot Day on July 27, 2013 in Concrete, Wash. The event was to honor Douglas Vose III, a Green Beret who lost his life in 2009 in Afghanistan. Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

(From left) Paul Rider, political affairs coordinator for Patriot Day; Maj. Jason Vose, Douglas Vose’s brother; and Michael Frank, Douglas Vose’s best friend through childhood, listen to former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates at Patriot Day on July 27, 2013 in Concrete, Wash. The event was to honor Douglas Vose III, a Green Beret who lost his life in 2009 in Afghanistan. Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Aiden Vose, 6, studies the plaque at the base of his father's statue on July 27, 2013 in Concrete, Wash. Douglas Vose III was a Green Beret who lost his life in 2009 in Afghanistan. Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Aiden Vose, 6, studies the plaque at the base of his father’s statue on July 27, 2013 in Concrete, Wash. Douglas Vose III was a Green Beret who lost his life in 2009 in Afghanistan. Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Randy Thompson plays shirtless during the beginners polo match at the Pacific Northwest Polo Association Governor's Cup held Saturday at George Dill's farm in La Conner. Thompson was originally playing for the red team, but the other team lost a player so he removed his shirt to denote he was playing for the team with yellow jerseys. Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Randy Thompson plays shirtless during the beginners polo match at the Pacific Northwest Polo Association Governor’s Cup held July 27 and 28 at George Dill’s farm in La Conner. Thompson was originally playing for the red team, but the other team lost a player so he removed his shirt to denote he was playing for the team with yellow jerseys. Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Cameron Smith hits the ball during a match at the Pacific Northwest Polo Association Governor's Cup on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at George Dill's farm in La Conner. Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald

Cameron Smith hits the ball during a match at the Pacific Northwest Polo Association Governor’s Cup on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at George Dill’s farm in La Conner.
Brooke Warren / Skagit Valley Herald