Sunday, March 28, 2010

Don't Cut This Tree Down

Jim Skistimas, of Flower Mound, modifies a prototype design for the World Balloon Convention taking place in Dallas in April on March 18, 2010. Skistimas predicts that he will use near 35,000 balloons for the displays he is designing and building for the convention. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Nice lights help a lot

I don't usually get to photograph concerts. This John Mayer concert at the American Airlines Center, in Dallas, may have been my second concert in three years. I got to photograph the first three songs of Mayer's Battle Studies Tour for Mario Tarradell's review in the Guide section of The Dallas Morning News.
Turns out the set designer for these tours design these intricate light sets just for the photographers. Here are a couple I enjoyed from the few minutes I was down in the pit.



Gorilla warfare

Not so, Tami Jochem, a senior mammal keeper at the Dallas Zoo, goes through a training routine with Patrick, a 19-year-old Silverback gorilla, at the zoo on March 2, 2010. While training sessions provide extra mental stimulation for the animal, Patrick has a choice of whether he wants to take part, and only positive reinforcement is given by Jochem. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Republican Primary for Governor

For two days in a row I covered U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison stops through Dallas. I ended up really enjoying the coverage leading up to the primary election on Tuesday, and features hunting was a blast.

03/01/2010 - Tracey Cox, regional political director for Kay Bailey Hutchison, of Dallas, walks by signs promoting the republican candidate for governor at Dalfort Fueling at Dallas Love Field on March 1, 2010. This was Hutchison's final campaign stop before the primary election. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News)

03/01/2010 - Melinda Poucher, a federal staffer for Kay Bailey Hutchison in Washington D.C., of Waco, waits for Hutchison to arrive by airplane before turning on music for guests at Dalfort Fueling at Dallas Love Field on March 1, 2010. Poucher used vacation time to campaign for Hutchison the day before primary elections. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News)

Record Snowfall in DFW

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02/12/2010 - Camden Avenue resident Kyle Hickey, of Dallas, surveys the damage a fallen tree limb had on a neighbors truck on Friday, February 12, 2010, after heavy amounts of snow accumulated on the tree causing it to break. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News)