“It is the dawn of a new era” at the Oaks Academy. July 7th was move-in day for the new Oaks Academy Middle School at East 1301 E. 16th Street. A small army of workers from Fed Ex, Cathedral, & Oaks Alumni, friends and families generously spent their day moving three semi-truck loads of furnishings. These sopping wet workers labored in the rain to get the job done. They were awesome…we were so glad to be there to record the event.
Sometimes you discover an image buried deep within the raw data of a digital file. I discovered one the other day. I was covering an event and as I passed the bar I saw a scene that tickled my interest. I fired off a few exposure. It was extremely dark and very little detail appear on the back of my camera. It was the next day as I was downloading that job that I came upon an image that was so dark it was barely recognizable. I clicked on the file (I wouldn’t called it an image, yet) hit the “D” (Develop) key in Lightroom™ and moved the exposure slider to the right. Suddenly, magically, it came to life. I can well remember those days in the darkroom watching an image appear through the liquid in the developer tray. It was magic then, in the digital darkroom it is still magic. Enjoy the image “Men at the Bar”.