Quarterbacks Jake Rudock, CJ Beathard, and Cody Sokol pose for photographs at Iowa's media day at the football practice facility Thursday, August, 8, 2013 in Iowa City, Iowa. (Adam Wesley/The Gazette-KCRG TV9)
On the final day of my six month photography internship at The Gazette, I thought I’d post some of the more memorable photos from my time here some of the more interesting shoots.
Sports media days tend to be crazy, with everyone fighting to get shots of the athlete they want. Not being the main shooter at the event, I enjoyed being able to step back here and showing the chaos as everyone clamored for the shot of all the quarterbacks together.
(front to back) Jim Rohlf, Don Gurnett, and David Mills fly their T-6 military trainer aircraft in formation at the 35th Annual Sertoma Club Pancake Breakfast at the Iowa City Airport on Sunday, August, 25, 2013 in Iowa City, Iowa. (Adam Wesley/The Gazette-KCRG TV9)
One of the most fun assignments I had was photographing some T-6 military trainer aircraft flying in formation, from one of the planes.
Josh Smith and Brogan Smith, 4, pick themselves up after sledding at Jones Park on Wednesday, December, 25, 2013 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Adam Wesley/The Gazette-KCRG TV9)
Being the intern here means working holidays, and Christmas was no exception. I’d spent most of the day looking for families out enjoying the fresh snow without much luck, but then the snowfall got heavy for a few minutes while I was at the Jones park sledding hill.
Charles City set up a play against Waverly-Shell Rock in a 4A quarterfinal at the 2013 high school state volleyball championships at the U.S. Cellular Center on Tuesday, November, 12, 2013 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Charles City defeated Waverly-Shell Rock, 3-2. (Adam Wesley/The Gazette-KCRG TV9)
I shot ten games in two days at the state high school volleyball tournament. Avoiding repetition and burnout is tough with that high of a concentration of the same action, so I mixed it up a bit with a tilt shift lens for a unique look at the tournament.
Cornell's Reggie Greenwood (2) puts up a shot as time expires against Coe at the Eby Fieldhouse on Tuesday, November, 19, 2013 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The would-be game-winning shot was initially ruled good, but after a discussion the officials reversed the ruling, saying Greenwood did not release the ball before time expired, as Coe held on to defeat Cornell, 75-74. (Adam Wesley/The Gazette-KCRG TV9)
I covered sports more than anything else this fall, and one of the most memorable moments happened at the Coe vs Cornell rivalry men’s basketball game. One of the craziest finishes I’ve ever seen as a would-be game-winning shot was first ruled good for Cornell before being waved off.
Protesters picket for a higher minimum wage outside Burger King on 33rd Ave, SW on Thursday, December, 5, 2013 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The protest was held in conjunction with hundreds of one-day strikes and protests in cities across the country advocating a $15/hour minimum wage for workers in the fast food industry. (Adam Wesley/The Gazette-KCRG TV9)
Going out to a minimum wage protest I didn’t know exactly what to expect, but fast food mascot costumes made for a unique shot on a freezing afternoon.
Rick Condron of Cedar Rapids rides his ski bike through the woods in Thomas Park on Sunday, December, 22, 2013 in Marion, Iowa. Condron rides BMX bikes during the non-winter months and uses the ski bike as a way to keep riding year-round. The ski bike is a traditional bicycle frame with no wheels and skis added. (Adam Wesley/The Gazette-KCRG TV9)
Feature hunting was a part of the job here, especially during slow news times. I stopped at Thomas Park in Marion one afternoon and a truck pulled up beside me with snow bikes in the back. The snow was still fresh in the trees so I followed them in the trails back into the woods for this moment.
Iowa City Regina linebacker Casey Beaver celebrates the Regals' semifinal win at the UNI Dome on November 16, 2013 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. (Adam Wesley/The Gazette-KCRG TV-9)
I spent the entire high school football season following the Iowa City Regina team in their quest to build the longest win streak in state history. It all culminated in with victory at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls to break the record. This is one of my outtakes from after the semifinal game.