Catch up on my work

Hello!

So in the last year I have been a lot busier photographing so many things!  Due to that I apologize my blog has suffered.

Moving forward I would like to invite you to visit my twitter page for all things that are related my work at the Centre Daily Times.  Please follow me, @ADreyPhotos.

For posting about lifestyle work follow my facebook page, @AbbyDreyPhotos.

Thank you!

Police Ride Along

I’ve done an overnight at the emergency room on a football weekend and climbed in lots of fire trucks. But today was a first as I rode along with a police officer.  I tagged along with a Bellefonte police officer as he assisted at a call and cruised the town to make sure everything was safe.  I learned a lot about how to do speed enforcement and about all the things that the station does.  And luckily I was riding in passenger seat and not in the back! BFpolice 1 BFpolice 3 BFpolice 4

TaxSlayer Bowl

It felt more like a fall Saturday in Happy Valley today than a January day in Florida, which made it even more natural as Penn State took the field for today’s TaxSlayer Bowl.  Coach Franklin joked with another photographer and myself that we should enjoy the game from one of the pools in the stands, but there was a game to be photographed!

When quarterback Christian Hackenberg got injured in the first half things seemed to fall apart.  But the Nittany Lions came back with determination in the second half fighting till the final seconds of the game. Georgia came out with the win, 24-17.
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TaxSlayer Bowl Week

What a week it has been!  And we still have the main event tomorrow!

The Penn State football writer for the CDT and myself ventured down to Jacksonville earlier in the week to follow the team through the TaxSlayer Bowl week.

On Wednesday we got to go with the team to the Mayport Naval Station, where they climbed in the helicopters to their own sound effects and Call of Duty references, and they explored a ship, even getting a look at the captains chair.
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Thursday morning we got to see the last few minutes of the final practice of the season.  Though I was thrown for a loop with their traditional jersey swap, leaving me not sure who was where! Seniors were hoisted and carried off the field to be honored. PSUPrac03PSUPrac07PSUPrac09

I followed some players to the Wolfson Children’s hospital as they visited patients and shared some Penn State swag.  To see the patients light up and giggle with the players and especially the Nittany Lion was uplifting.  PSUHospital05PSUHospital06PSUHospital08

Today was back to football talk at the morning press conference and then to the crowds of fans gathering for the pep rally.   A drizzle didn’t stop the chants and Blue Band from pumping up the crowd.
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December

A few weeks have passed and I’ve been so busy capturing moments that I haven’t had chance to post some of my favorites here.  I’m working to keep up to date!

We’ve moved into winter sports and the plethora of holiday events for one of the most wonderful times of the year as the song says.  And I’ve gotten to share the story of some pretty adorable youngsters.  Filko 05 PSUvolley4 PolarPlunge2 Hanukkah2 BFPVrec10 BFPVrec19 BfVictorian03 ToysTots1 POwrest4 BowlMedia100 PSU grad9 Amina4 SantaExpress2 SantaExpress4

Michigan at Penn State football

Football season always seems like it’s going to go for so long, then the season arrives and poof it’s gone!  I truly enjoy covering Penn State football games, even through the several terrible weather ones we had this season.  Today was the last home game of the season with amped security and senior day festivities.  The Nittany Lions couldn’t pull off the win though, and fell to Michigan 28-16.
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November Catchin’ Up

The last few weeks have been hustling and bustling crazy!  I apologize for the lack of entries as I got tied into lots of sporting events and news across the county.  So here’s a quick glimpse into what I’ve been working on, from pumpkin drillin’, the start of basketball, somber moments for those around the world, and the closing of soccer season.
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