Saturday, October 28, 2006

haunted barn!

Yay for learning to use my flash when I needed it! I was in a haunted house to do a shoot for the PS and had my tripod, a flash I gotta use on manual cuz TTL doesn't work with my camera and my camera. (camera with a broken back screen so I can't chimp and see if my exposure is off) Before yesterday every time I shot without being able to look at it (back in the film days... freshmen year) I came up with either blank frames, or extremely blown out stuff... So yay! Yay for surving as if I was still using film! Happy halloween!

Photo by Thao Nguyen 2006
Syracuse resident Garrett Morgan, 3, holds onto his fireman's helment as his father Joseph Morgan, 43, walks past dangling heads in the haunted barn. The Great Swamp Conservatory put on a Great Haunted Barn, a haunted house intended for family fun as well as an education adventure with themes about wildlife, including owls, quail, osprey, and blue birds.

Photo by Thao Nguyen 2006
Ken Ford, 47, who lives down the road plays Dr. Blood in the bloody room of the Haunted Barn. The Great Swamp Conservatory put on a Great Haunted Barn, a haunted house intended for family fun as well as an education adventure with themes about wildlife, including owls, quail, osprey, and blue birds.

Photo by Thao Nguyen 2006
Ken Ford, 47, who lives down the road plays Dr. Blood in the bloody room of the Haunted Barn. The Great Swamp Conservatory put on a Great Haunted Barn, a haunted house intended for family fun as well as an education adventure with themes about wildlife, including owls, quail, osprey, and blue birds.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Jakobine!

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As a special treat, Jakobine Cordes feeds her 3 sheep and chicken slices of bread. Cordes lives in Oneida and makes hats and articles of clothing out of wool that she either sheers from her sheep or collects from different places.

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Jakobine uses the brush to comb out the wool to make it ready for hat and clothes making.

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Jakobine Cordes, lives in Oneida and makes hats and articles of clothing out of wool that she either sheers from her sheep or collects from different places.

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Jakobine Cordes add dyed red wool to the already laid down white one to make a two color felt hat. Cordes lives in Oneida and makes hats and articles of clothing out of wool that she either sheers from her sheep or collects from different places.

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Jakobine Cordes puts the finishing touches on her hat as she puts it in the wooden mold to dry. Cordes lives in Oneida and makes hats and articles of clothing out of wool that she either sheers from her sheep or collects from different places.

Photo by Thao Nguyen
Jakobine Cordes, lives in Oneida and makes hats and articles of clothing out of wool that she either sheers from her sheep or collects from different places.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Pulaski, NY- Weekend Workshop

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Whitaker's Sport Shop and Motel in Pulaski opens up at 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. from September 1 to October 31 to catch the salmon and steelhead rush coming from Oneida Lake.

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Bob Adamski, 61, takes a cup of coffee before his day long day starts. Generally two of the workers come and open up at 5 a.m. and Adamski makes his way downstairs from his house to his store.

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"There are three passions, dogs, duck hunting, and fishing; I come somewhere after that," says Katherine Deagman jokingly as Bob Adamski feeds Jacob his daily pieces of buttered toast. Deagman who is Adamski's significant other used to work with him at a telephone company in the past and came into his life after the passing of his wife. She now comes in on Thursdays and works through the weekend to help out with the weekend rush.

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Bob Adamski holds a onto a duck hunting stamp. Adamski's favorite past time is duck hunting and he is also the president of the Ducks Unlimited group of Oswego.

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Bob Adamski takes a nap with Katherine Deagman during the middle of the day. They takes naps during the day since the store opens at 5 a.m. Adamski still dons the wedding ring of his late wife.

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Adamski totals up the days earnings as he prepares to close the store. Adamski closes the store each night and his son, daughter-in-law, significant other and a few employees help out with the store daily.

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Bob Adamski does paperwork in his office at the end of the day and prepares for another 5 a.m. day at the store the next day. Whitaker's sports shop and motel is open every season except summer. In the summer they close for renovations.

found feature

Photo by Thao Nguyen
Maksim Malakhovets, 18 months, does his flying trick with his mom, Evgenia Davydova as they wait for the Nob Hill bus on campus. Davydova and her son are in Syracuse with her husband Sergey Petrovich Malakhovets V, a new media graduate student, are from Russia and will be in Syracuse for a year for his studies.

Saturday, October 7, 2006

Some catch up pics!

Photo by Thao Nguyen 2006
Emily Haines, 5, holds on with Tammy Derrigan on the Spider ride at the Lafayette Apple Festival on Saturday.
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(from left) Aeryn Mitchell, 27, Tracy Schmidtka, 23, and Danielle Wagoner look through the newspaper for movie hours in order to figure out their plans for the evening at the respite center in Madison County.

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(from left) Aeryn Mitchell, 27 shows Tracy Schmidtka, 23 her bracelet while they are on the couch of the respite center. The girls both went to Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Senior high school together.

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(from left) Danielle Wagoner, Jason McMartin, Tracy Schmidtka, Aeryn Mitchell, 27,, and Christine Dixon sit down to enjoy their dinner of turkey roast with mashed potatoes and green beans and canned pears at the respite center in Madison County. On the wall to the right are pictures of some of the residents from the many random activities that they have gone to together.

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Tracy Schmidtka points towards the rides at the LaFayette Apple Festival on Saturday as (From left) Christine Dixon, Danielle Wagoner, Chad Guiliano, and Kason McMartin start making their way over.

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Danielle Wagoner recieves a shoulder massage from Tracy Schmidtka at the LaFayette Apple Festival on Saturday.

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

New awesome addiction

Thought I would share this... What The Duck is an awesome photographer's comic strip! :)

Ahh! What to do...

Try for a 6 month internship starting in Jan... and if I get it, take Spring 07 off and delay school for a year and come back in Spring 08? (cuz the class I need to graduate is only offered in the Spring)


or should I not try? facing reality is slightly a bit more scary...
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