Monday, January 8, 2007


If you think the life of a photojournalist is all glamour and excitement guess again. Not every assignment is photographing the arrival of the President on Air Force One or racing to a huge grassfire. Some assignments are crappy, literally.

We were working on a story about the crow problems plaguing the downtown area when I saw a car on A Street that was covered in crow poop. The car must have been sitting there quite some time as it had been bombarded by the crowing during their evening roost. It certainly fit the story and a high camera angle showed the extent of the crow’s coverage.

Five years of college and 16 years on the job and I am taking pictures of poop on a car. Like I said not all assignments are something to write home about.

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