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Photographer of Constant Sorrow

Can’t say that this was my best shoot. Frankly, I wasn’t expecting to shoot today. As the director of photography, I spend more time behind a desk than behind a camera. But, I’m the “break glass in case of emergency” guy and today we found ourselves short a photographer which meant that I had to pick up an assignment. In this case, a campaign stop by congressional democratic candidate Wayne Powell at Walton Park in Mineral.

The event started an hour late and attendance was low. The light on the outdoor stage would prove to be a real pain to deal with. My phone died and I couldn’t find the car charger so instead of transmitting from the scene, I had to make a mad dash for home to get the images in before an unexpected early deadline.

But it wasn’t all bad. Legendary bluegrass musician Ralph Stanley was on hand and he performed “Man of Constant Sorrow” from the “O Brother, Where Art Thou” soundtrack. It’s one of my favorite songs to sing badly whenever I’m alone in the car. You may have heard me as I hauled tail back down Route 208 on the way back to Spotsy.

Here are a couple of images that didn’t make the cut in the final edit, but I like them.

Thanks for taking a look. ~ Dave Ellis

 

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