best of the herald-sun (pt.4)

Patrick Evans, Maggie Craig and her great-grandson, Zyaire Morris, eat lunch during the Meet Me at the Bridge street ministry next to the Hwy. 147 bridge on Blackwell Street on Saturday, July 16, 2011. The ministry provides food, donated clothing as well as a message to individuals in downtown Durham. Next Friday, the ministry will sleep outside CCB Plaza to raise homelessness awareness. (The Herald-Sun | Lauren A. Vied)

This final post includes some fun weekend assignments and some of my last assignments from the Herald-Sun. I got the opportunity to shoot a church that meets in a field by the Durham Bulls, Dino Days (I wanted to become a paleontologist after shooting) and a library rally for the children of Durham. I also got to shoot my first track meet on one of the hottest days of the summer when heat indexes were above 110 degrees. Each assignment was a rather large event in the middle of the day, so I learned quickly to deal with the harsh light  by looking for shadows and shade and if there was none, I just dealt with it, and sweat and bake in the summer sun.

Kaitlyn Rosefsky, 2, brushes sand off model dinosaur bones during Dino Days at the Museum of Life + Science in Durham on Sunday, July 17, 2007. (The Herald-Sun | Lauren A. Vied)

Lily Yoder waits anxiously while her grey balloon mouse is created during Durham Public Library's Summer Reading Pit Stop Rally on Saturday, July 16, 2011. Children received a free book from the Reading is Fundamental program as well as school supplies. There were games and booths set up for arts and crafts, bug eating, face paint and balloon animals. (The Herald-Sun | Lauren A. Vied)

Rakeyla Little, on Nadia, launches into the sand during her triple jump event at the 2011 R.E. Blunt East Coast Invitational at Wallace Wade Stadium at Duke University on Friday, July 22, 2011. (The Herald-Sun | Lauren A. Vied)

Zakkiyah Freeny prepares in the extreme heat for her 3000 meter run in the midget girls category at the 2011 R.E. Blunt East Coast Invitational at Wallace Wade Stadium at Duke University on Friday, July 22, 2011. (The Herald-Sun | Lauren A. Vied)

Overall, I learned a lot with this internship including all the best ways to navigate Durham. I met some genuine people who truly have  passion for their career and giving back to Durham in addition to visiting places I would have never ventured. A big thanks to Christine Nguyen and Bernard Thomas who made this internship the best part of my summer and taught me that experience is knowledge...even with all the heat features :)!

 

best of the herald-sun (pt. 3)

Netta Yerushalmy from Doug Varone and Dancers, dances during a performance of Chapters of a Broken Novel. The show was constructed from a collection of quotes from different types of media and is meant to be viewed as either individual pieces or a full-length work. Doug Varone and Dancers are in Durham as part of the American Dance Festival. Chapters of a Broken Novel were performed at the Reynolds Industries Theatre in the Bryan Center at Duke University on Monday, July 11, 2011. (The Herald-Sun | Lauren A. Vied)

Part three of my Herald-Sun series takes part mostly when interns got to rule the photo department. Pretty awesome I shall say. Because not only did we rule, Harry Potter 7.2 came out, temperatures busted into the 100s and Durham practically melted. Although shooting inside for the American Dance Festival  and butter beer from the Harry Potter Party at the Southwest Regional Library kept me from melting after double heat features (feature pictures illustrating extreme heat; usually include pools, kids, sweat and old folks) attacked!

Summer swimmers take a break in extreme heat after lots of play in the water park at the Charlotte and Dick Levin Jewish Community Center on Monday, July 11, 2011. (The Herald-Sun | Lauren A. Vied)

A caterpillar blends in as it travels through the completely organic garden at Threshold, a clubhouse model rehabilitation center, in Durham on Friday, July 8, 2011. (The Herald-Sun | Lauren A. Vied)

William Sutcliffe, far left, makes polyjuice potion with his brother, Robert, far right, while Amy Godfrey, dressed as "Nymphadora Tonks," and Finny Lorenz, dressed as "Draco Malfoy," direct the potion making at the Harry Potter party at the Southwest Regional Library in Durham on Wednesday, July 13, 2011. (The Herald-Sun | Lauren A. Vied)

Henry Brown, dressed as the infamous "Harry Potter," play the "Bertie Botts Beans" trivia game Harry Potter party at the Southwest Regional Library in Durham on Wednesday, July 13, 2011. Contestants won jelly beans based on the "Bertie Botts Beans" candy from the books. (The Herald-Sun | Lauren A. Vied)

I love how Henry Brown in this last shot looks just like Harry Potter in The Sorcerer's Stone! Watch out Daniel Radcliffe! Until next time...Ciao!

best of the herald-sun (pt. 2)

The ringleader of the circus cart and his monkey, "Maxwell," ride the circus cart before the Squirm Burpee Circus event during Tour de Fat at Diamond View Park in downtown Durham on Saturday, June 25, 2011. Tour de Fat, a bicycle tour sponsored by Fat Tire Ale, kicked off their tour in Durham and will travel to 13 cities ending in Austin, Texas. (The Herald-Sun | Lauren A. Vied)

Part two of my Herald-Sun series includes some of my favorite shoots from this summer. Tour de Fat, a bike festival with beer sponsored by Fat Tire Ale, kicked off in Durham, N.C. and made for some hilarious shots. In this post, I also got to meet a world traveler who collects chess sets, inventor of the Thundershirt, and a local Meals on Wheels volunteer.

Leopold Simmons, plays with the water pump, while his father, Todd Simmons powers the water pump while asking water conservation trivia questions during Tour de Fat at Diamond View Park in downtown Durham on Saturday, June 25, 2011.  (The Herald-Sun | Lauren A. Vied)

Kristin Saintomas, of Team Brick, a local biking club, takes a spin in a recliner bicycle at Tour de Fat at Diamond View Park in downtown Durham on Saturday, June 25, 2011. Saintomas and her friends said they attended Tour de Fat to have a "clucking fantastic" good time. Attendants are encouraged to dress up during the festival for the bike parade.  (The Herald-Sun | Lauren A. Vied)

Henry Jobe, a retired Merck employee, shows off a chess piece he collected when he traveled the world including India, South America, Turkey and England before settling in Durham, N.C. Wednesday, June 22, 2011.(The Herald-Sun | Lauren A. Vied)

Phil Blizzard is the inventor of the Thundershirt, a compression shirt to help reduce anxiety in dogs. (The Herald-Sun | Lauren A. Vied)

Don Lebkes, a Meals on Wheels volunteer, takes meals to individuals across Durham on Wednesday, July 6, 2011.  As a retired delivery man, Lebkes said Meals on Wheels was a similar job but he gets to help out the community. (The Herald-Sun | Lauren A. Vied)

Stay posted for part 3!