The Feature Photo Front Line

 My bio blurb on the right says I do self-generated feature photos. Every once in a while someone asks me, “what does that mean?”  At newspapers that usually means going out in search of a picture that can break up all the grey space on the pages – on a slow news day.  It traditionally means finding kids playing in a park, joggers running by a river, or anyone outside dealing with heat, cold, wind, rain, or snow. 

This past week, I was called on to “find something” for the local section of the paper. I took three different paths on each of the three days I went looking, with three different photo results.