Throwback Thursday: Delone GIF

Spring is all about cleaning out the old and making room for the new, so what better time to resurrect our Sunlight blog than with this little scenario? In this case, I’ve merely repurposed some archived frames: Shot approximately two years ago at a Delone game, here’s Camryn Felix, then 8, having fun sneaking up on Delone Squires mascot Mike Franz.

We archive our blog pictures using Picasa. If you have a burst of photographs, like I had with these frames of Camryn tapping on Mike’s shoulder, Picasa can make a GIF out of them as long as there are at least 5 in the series.

Happy Thursday and Happy Spring!


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Adams County in Instagram

Some snaps of Adams County with Instagram and Hipstamatic. Recognize any of these places?







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Spring Time Wrapup and Update

It’s been quite a long time since updating the ES photo blog.

Winter passed by quickly and myself and Clare were shooting more often then ever before. Clare has been spending much of her time this month fishing for those curious little snippets of life that happens around Adams and York counties. Keep an eye open this week for some great moments by her.

We are also happy to bring a talented part-time photographer, Jeff Lautenberger, on board. He’s got an amazing eye for visual details. Check out a recent photo essay by him on little league opening day.

Spring is nearly over now itself and summer on the way. A lot of exciting events happening this summer. But before that, I will show a collection of pictures from the last few weeks.

The Hanover quadruplets celebrating their first birthday, hunting for Easter eggs around the Warehime-Myers mansion, some wet and snowy spring weather,  Governor Corbett visiting Hanover, and of course the opening of Tropical Treat.

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An end of an era, some might say.


The Evening Sun’s printing press was recently sold to a company that buys, re-builds, and re-sells newspaper presses.

A small crew from the Mississippi-based company was working all week dismantling the machine – a dirty orange precision instrument – and packing it onto a flat bed semi-truck to ship down south where it will be re-constructed and put back into operating order.

I took a few photographs, then stopped to watch one of the workers shovel up dried ink off the cement floor that had accumulated over the years of pushing out newsprint.

Long, long before I ever stepped through the door as a unsuspecting wide-eyed intern in 2009 that ink created countless words and pictures that were put together by talented journalists. Information and stories about this community, read by thousands of people around Hanover, Gettysburg, Jefferson, Fairfield, Abbottstown, West Manheim, and all of the other small communities and hamlets those printed pages served for so long.

Standing there, it was hard for me not to think about all of the hundreds of other presses around the country that are being sold, dismantled and shipped away from their long-time homes and how the state of newspapers is forever changing.

The loss of Hanover’s press came as no surprise. The Evening Sun has been printed in York for several years now, by it’s sister newspaper the York Daily Record. There is just no use for this press anymore.

But still, it’s well-known nowadays that news stories will only be available electronically in the near future. There will no longer be printed pages. Even one of central Pennsylvania’s biggest newspapers, The Patriot-News, announced recently that it’s eliminating some of the days they will publish.

I resumed taking pictures and asked one of the workers if they actually expected to sell it, thinking to myself what market is there anymore for these over-sized, oil-guzzling, archaic devices.

“Of course we’ll sell it, that’s what we do.” He answered without hesitation. “Mostly they’re shipped overseas, to Third World countries where they’re just happy to have color.” He added.

My thinking changed abruptly. Maybe the buying and selling of newspaper presses is a good business to be in after all.

A few years from now where it might be difficult to find a printed newspaper in America, I would like to fancy the idea that people all over will still have the article about their business framed and hanging on the wall, the picture of their daughter playing soccer laminated and latched on the fridge, or the heartfelt story about loss and redemption in one’s own community clipped out and tucked away in a binder to dig up at some later date, to remember.

Memories are what define us, collectively or individually. The good and the bad.

When we enter this era in the First World where our every need is satisfied by smartphones and computer tablets, it’s somewhat reassuring that these old machines might be chugging away spitting out ink over newsprint somewhere else.

And people will still be clipping out articles to hang up or put away for safe keeping.

Maybe somewhere in Africa or South America.

Telling similar stories again.



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Tom Carmine, of Reisterstown, MD, portraying Colonel William T. Robins of the 24th Virginia Cavalry, twirls his mustache as he waits out the onslaught of rain during “Voices of the Confederacy” in Gettysburg.


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Healing Field

Image Copyright Clare Becker – The Evening Sun

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A Summer Wrap-Up

With high school football starting and fall right around the corner I thought I’d take a minute to share some sights from around south central Pennsylvania that I was able to capture this summer.

A busy summer around here to be sure. Lots of people to meet, lots of places to go to and a lot of news to cover.

From National Night Out, to the antique Hudson car show at the Gettysburg Wyndham, to weeding pumpkin fields in New Oxford, here are a few pictures from around the area.



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Two Friends

Two friends walking and talking across the forest floor last night near the Adams Youth Tournament baseball game.

Nature gave me a natural hair light. In photospeak, that’s the sort of “angel halo” effect around the subject’s head where the light catches the hair.

Image Copyright Clare Becker – The Evening Sun

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A shot from the Gettysburg Reenactment last month:

Andy Showalter, a member of Coopers Battery B, tries to cool off in the grass with a wet handkerchief.


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Impromptu Portrait

Snapped this pic on my way back to the car after getting the shots I needed for Hanover High School’s graduation.

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