Final fight - 10/27/12 - Photo by Carlos Ortiz
The game was about to start and towards the end of the National Anthem the Red Jacket team lifted their helmets as the rain came down, ready to face Avon in the Class DD football final at Sahlen’s Stadium. It reminded me of gladiators ready to confront other gladiators and lions in the arena. This was a rainy, cold and windy game that had a long 1st quarter due to timeout from an injured player on the field. It remained scoreless till the middle of the 3rd quarter.View the full-res image
The Descend - 10/26/12 - Photo by Tina Yee
I was driving by Cobbs Hill Park and saw the morning sun making the leaves glow and then saw a blizzard of leaves falling. Of course once I stopped and got out the amount of leaves falling stopped too.View the full-res image
10-23-2012 Big Hit Photo by Jamie Germano
Rochester’s Matt MacKenzie (47) got all of this check on Hamilton’s Mike Blunden (14) in front of more than 10,000 fans at First Niagara Center in Buffalo.View the full-res image
10-21-2012 Gaining Yards Photo by Jamie Germano
Bills running back Fred Jackson goes airborne to gain extra yards. It didn’t help the Bills win the game but it made a nice photo.View the full-res image
Yellow Katsura Tree - 10/21/2012 - Photo by Marie D. De Jesús
The Katsura tree at the edge of Highland Park in Rochester is my favorite, plus is walking distance from my home. Had the opportunity on Sunday to visit the massive tree during sunset and this is the product of the time we spent together.View the full-res image
Immigrants - 10/17/2012 - Photos by Marie D. De Jesús
I spent a few hours in Huron making photos of immigrant workers who travel around the nation working for famers. During this time of the year, farm workers stop in Wayne County for the apple harvest.
I spent time speaking to them in Spanish, since this group are original from different countries in Central America and like me they prefer to communicate in our native language. I listened to their stories.
Graciela which is one of the workers spoke about her son incessantly. He stayed behind nine years ago when she arrived to the U.S. to work. She talks about how he is the only thing she has in her mind every minute of the day.
Graciela sends him money and things he need it for school like a computer and a camera for his forensic science courses. According to her recount, her son graduated recently and works in his field. For her that’s the sign that is time to return home.View the full-res image
French’s - 10/08/12/ Photo by Marie D. De Jesús
Rita Fitzgerald looks at the memorabilia from a 24 years career with French’s as the manager of consumer services. Fitzgerald created recipes using French’s foods as a way to market the wide variety of products. Meeting her in Webster where she lives was wonderful. She keeps her tiny apartment impeccable and imminently you feel like you have stepped back into the 60s with her vintage television, furniture and the black and white framed photos. She imminently offered me a key lime pie.View the full-res image