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Are you ready for some football?

College football starts Saturday!

As teams start to get ready for their openers, the Herald sent me out to Boston College last week where it looks like we’ve got ourselves an old-fashioned quarterback controversy.

8.28.2009 - CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College freshman quarterback Mike Marscovetra (16) watches as his competition for the quarterback position, redshirt freshman teammate Justin Tuggle (7), goes through some drills during practice on Aug. 28, 2009.

8.28.2009 - CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College freshman quarterback Mike Marscovetra (16) watches as his competition for the quarterback position, redshirt freshman teammate Justin Tuggle (7), goes through some drills during practice on Aug. 28, 2009.

Here’s hoping my Northwestern Wildcats tear up the Big Ten this season!

Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy-Palooza

What a week!

Things got real busy for me when Sen. Ted Kennedy died last week — not because I had to cover the event and hoopla, but rather everything else going on around behind the scenes.

8.29.2009 - BOSTON - A large billboard on a building on Tremont Street in Mission Hill pays tribute to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, whose funeral will take place Saturday morning at the Mission Church (in background), on Aug. 29, 2009.

8.29.2009 - BOSTON - A large billboard on a building on Tremont Street in Mission Hill pays tribute to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, whose funeral will take place Saturday morning at the Mission Church (in background), on Aug. 29, 2009.

It was basically a lot of running around the state, photographing whatever the Herald had leftover with so many resources tied up with the big show.

I kind of felt like this guy, who was painting the Boston Police bomb squad truck the day before Senator Kennedy’s funeral… while it was parked in front of the church! I kid you not.

8.29.2009 - BOSTON - Antonio Echemendia of Boston Public Works applies some last-minute touch up paint to the Boston Police's Bomb Squad truck outside the Mission Church, site of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's funeral, on Aug. 28, 2009.

8.29.2009 - BOSTON - Antonio Echemendia of Boston Public Works applies some last-minute touch up paint to the Boston Police's Bomb Squad truck outside the Mission Church, site of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's funeral, on Aug. 28, 2009.

Despite the somber occasion, it felt good to be involved in another major news event.

Thank you Senator Kennedy for all your service to the people of Massachusetts.

Depth Charge

As part of the ever-present desire to evolve and grow as a photographer, I’ve been trying to mix things up with my shooting lately. Tried messing around with some shallow depth-of-field shooting, particularly as it relates to portraits.

Here’s one from a recent assignment from the Herald, shot with my 28mm at f/1.8.

8.27.2009 — EASTON, Mass. — Marlene Owens is suing the Embassy Rehab and Health Center in Brockton after her stepfather, John Donahue (seen pictured with his wife and Owens' mother, Rose Donahue), died in their care.

8.27.2009 — EASTON, Mass. — Marlene Owens is suing the Embassy Rehab and Health Center in Brockton after her stepfather, John Donahue (seen pictured with his wife and Owens' mother, Rose Donahue), died in their care.

Not really sure if this one works, but I’d love to hear what other people think. Feedback welcome!

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