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2019 Week Two

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Assignment: Vigil for fallen officer

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)
Family members listen to Officer Alex Felsing speak at a candlelight vigil in Provo on Wednesday Jan. 9, 2019 for Officer Joseph Shinners, killed Sunday morning while trying to arrest a fugitive.

Confession

For thirty years I kept things pure. Now I have done the unthinkable: I have mounted a non-Leica lens onto a Leica M. I will never speak of it again.

Yeah, we’ve all done horrible things but that was really bad.

I have a 21mm again. The distortion is nearly non-existent. I am blown away, as I expected to be.

Driving South

Santaquin, Utah
Cedar City, Utah

Assignment: Cedar High Redmen

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)
Mohey Tawa, the Cedar High drill team, performs at halftime of a basketball game vs. Canyon View.
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)
A water tank above Cedar City with the Redmen mascot of Cedar High School. The school is considering a change in the name of its mascot, The Redmen, Friday Jan. 11, 2019.

The Long Drive Home

Zion National Park
Red Canyon

Day Off

After working all week and being out of town for three days there is finally a day to spend together. We’re together on the couch when the phone rings – Possible active shooter at a shopping mall. You need to go.

I’m trying to cup the phone so she doesn’t hear. That’s what you do these days, try to hide the news you’re hearing, seeing, and reading so that all the everything-awful doesn’t get to her.

The week began with the vigil for the fallen officer, where I stood next to his family and listened to their loss. And now I’m supposed to drive toward what could be a mass killing. I grab my kit and start the car. It’s only fifteen minutes away this time.

Assignment: Shooting at the mall

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)
People evacuate with their hands aloft after a shooting at the Fashion Place Mall in Murray on Sunday Jan. 13, 2019.

Luckily it wasn’t a massacre.

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