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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

This has been a good year for me. I have truly enjoyed my work here with the Leader Tribune, and really loved the opportunity to write stories to go with my pictures.

I have photographed and written about some wonderful people this year. I sat thinking about today about the past twelve months and these three stories came to mind. I began the year with the story on the Lawnmower Man, Chester Dawson. He had been in his show out on Highway 49 for years and years. A sweet soul who loved his work, but even more loved the people who came to see him. He sold his place for the construction of a new motorcycle dealership. Hope you are enjoying your retirement, Chester.

I met the McDowell’s, James and Lorene, in May. A couple of folks who have a huge garden each year and bring the produce to the Byron Tailgate Market. They were my American Gothic 2009 photo.

My other pick of the year is Fort Valley Police Officer Jessica Weidner. She is the local animal control officer. The day I spent with her, she began by diving into a dumpster to rescue a bunch of throwaway puppies. Another sweet soul who loves her job, and is very good at what she does.

They improved my year by my being able to tell their stories, but also meeting them enriched my life.


bobby wallace said...

very nice work, Danny............

Alan said...

Certainly great story telling images.

I appreciate them.

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

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