I was back on the water for the last two weekends to cover the Fall Regattas at CORK in Kingston. As much fun as it was to cover the Laser classes in the summer, the September Regattas gave me the chance to cover some other fleets such as the 505, Skiffs (29ers, 49ers, FX), the 420s and more Optimists.
There were some restrictions due to the ongoing pandemic which resulted in fewer participants, especially international participants. But after not being able to host regattas in 2020, it was a great success to be able to host the 2021 regattas. A great thank you to the organizers and all the volunteers that make CORK possible. Looking forward to 2022 on the water.
It’s been great to get back on the water at CORK (Canadian Olympic Regatta Kingston) in the last couple weeks. There were no CORK regattas last year due to COVID-19. The regattas have now taken a different shape, with fewer competitors at the same time due to restrictions, but it was nice to see some action at the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour again.
Our classes ended last week with a portfolio review of our work of the last two years. I’m happy with my current portfolio but of course, it is always a work in progress.
I have now started a placement at Frontenac News. It is a small community paper that publishes a newsprint once a week but it is also present as an online publication at http://www.frontenacnews.ca
My first article was on the significant upgrades being done at the Frontenac Community Arena. The renovations and upgrades were well due as the building was built in the 1970’s. But the result should be well worth the wait.
Check out the article on their website or in my Tearsheet tab on the website. I’m working on the next couple articles for Frontenac News so stay tuned for more.
March 2021 marks the one year anniversary of when our lives changed due to the ongoing pandemic. With more immunizations being administered, we definitely see the light at the end of the tunnel but we cannot let our guards down now, not after all this.
The other half of our photojournalism class published their last Pioneer yesterday. They had the excellent idea to commemorate the one year of COVID-19 with a story called “A look back at COVID” which included a number of pictures taken throughout the year. I was glad to have four of my images as part of that picture story.
Two of those images were published earlier but the other two, which represent the earlier part of that year, were never published so here they are below. It is certainly interesting to look back as to what we have gone through in the last year, while imagining easier times ahead.
Yesterday, our last Pioneer was published. It was a good edition with some fresh news from our first year students, an article on a prestigious nomination from a graduate of the program for a World Press Award, a multimedia piece and more.
A number of the articles are from yours truly. I was glad to be able to try new things in the edition as well. For one article on theatre plays being worked on in Kingston, I put a collage of multiple pictures together. It’s not something we do often but I think it worked well in this case. I am also particularly proud of the article on sheep farming, mostly because of the nice images with the article. Normally we publish only one image per story but the three images in this case really add to the narrative.