“Some Thoughts on Making the Same Picture…” May 2013 & June 2011.

Goshen shortstop Tyler Eisenbacher (#2) dives but is unable to stop a base hit by Burke batter Stephen Cushing during their Boys Varsity baseball game against Burke in Goshen, NY on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.  CHET GORDON/Times Herald-Record

Baseball is a wonderful game. It really is. Just sometimes, it’s boring as hell. Doesn’t matter if it’s MLB (Major League Baseball) or LL (Little Leaguers). As a photographer (and former player) I pay attention to the flow of a game, and anticipate good plays or game changing moments, and like to work to make these […]

First Anniversary of the Michael Lembhard Shooting. Newburgh, NY (March 7th. – 8th., 2012.)


Cherry Lembhard (27) views the blood stained floor where the fatal shooting of her brother took place inside 55 Liberty Street in Newburgh, NY on Thursday, March 8, 2012. Michael Lembhard (22) was shot and killed in a police involved shooting in the apartment late Wednesday night.  © CHET GORDON/Times Herald-Record Today, March 8th., is […]

“March Madness… Hoops du Jour… Bring Your a-Game… Game-Face… I (Still) Love This Game…” March 1 – 3, 2013.


Kingston head coach Ron Kelder (left) embraces starting guard Justin Robinson (#12) late in the fourth quarter of their Section 9 Boys Class AA Championship game against FDR at SUNY New Paltz in New Paltz, NY on Sunday, March 3, 2013. Robinson had 13 points as Kingston defeated FDR 80 – 52.  © CHET GORDON/Times […]

Recent Work. Winter of 2013.


A few nice moments from the last two months or so…  ~cg.

“Back in the Black…” (Army Black Knights Basketball) 22•Dec.•12


Army guard Maxwell Lenox (#0) is fouled by Derrick Carter (#12, right) of Rosemont during the second half of their men’s basketball game in Christl Arena at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY on Saturday, December 22, 2012. Army defeated Rosemont 90 – 48.  © CHET GORDON/Times Herald-Record Began my sixth season […]

“Sandy…” 30•October•12


A brief look at my Hurricane Sandy coverage today. Been out in it most of the day, but due to a lack of power and internet connectivity, not to mention the ability to keep my Mac, mobiles and other devices thoroughly charged while tethered to a car charger, this is the only image I’m getting […]

“On Being Hardcor(e)…” October 2012

NFA linebacker / tight end Hardcor Coleman during practice at Newburgh Free Academy in Newburgh, NY on Thursday, October 4, 2012.  CHET GORDON/Times Herald-Record

Last week I had an assignment to photograph a local high school football player who’s first name is Hardcor. As in “Hardcore…” The young man, Hardcor Coleman is a senior linebacker and tight end at Newburgh Free Academy, known for his hard-nosed style of play, and bone crushing hits. Since the weather wasn’t too cooperative, […]

Army Football. Season 6. “Game On…” 15•Sept.•12


Began my sixth season covering Army Football on the 15th. Here’s the best of my take from the game & afterwards…  (click the four-way arrow icon below the player at lower right to view the images in full screen mode and read the captions.) ~cg.

Much More Than Your Typical “Day at the Office” September 2012


Newburgh, NY firefighter Danny Comacho secures a Stokes Basket above Dubois Street during a high-angle rope rescue drill at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, NY on Friday, September 14, 2012. The Newburgh and West Point Fire Departments along with participating partners with the Orange County Technical Rescue Team conducted the high-angle rope rescue exercise […]

“September 11th., 2001 – Eleven Years On…” 11•Sept.•12


Members of the Chester and Winona Lake Fire Departments secure a large Garrison flag that was displayed between two tower ladder trucks after the Patriot Day September 11th. Remembrance at the Orange County Arboretum in Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Montgomery, NY on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. Today is the 11th. anniversary of the September […]

“Play Like You Practice…” 31•Aug.•12

Brittany Friese of NFA swims underwater during practice at the high school in Newburgh, NY on Friday, August 31, 2012.  © CHET GORDON/Times Herald-Record

Brittany Friese of NFA swims underwater during practice at the high school in Newburgh, NY on Friday, August 31, 2012. She is the two-time defending NY State champion in the 200 and 500 freestyle.  © CHET GORDON/Times Herald-Record Yesterday I had an assignment to photograph the Newburgh Free Academy (NFA) Girls Swimming team. At 7:30AM. […]

“Think different…” West Point, NY. 18•Aug.•12


I thought this image kind of worked yesterday. My Nikon D300 with the 10.5mm fisheye.  (held at a low angle on the turf).  ~cg. Game officials watch a field goal attempt soar through the uprights during Army’s scrimmage in Michie Stadium at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY on Saturday, August 18, […]

“Aviation. Sports Features & the Glow in a Youngster’s Eyes…” August 2012

Gavin Thompson at Fancher-Davidge Park in Middletown, NY on Tuesday, August 14, 2012. Thompson, a 12 year-old student at Monhagen Middle School was recently named the top sixth-grade point guard in the country, and third-best sixth-grader overall by a res

SMSGT Jeff Sheehy of Beacon checks instruments on the flight deck an Air Force C-17 Globemaster aircraft parked on the ramp at Stewart Air National Guard Base (ANGB) in Newburgh, NY on Tuesday, August 14, 2012. Stewart ANGB is home to the 105th. Airlift Wing.  © CHET GORDON/Times Herald-Record (2) One of the simple pleasures […]

“It’s August. Then it must be time for football…!” Aug. 2012


 Army quarterback Trent Steelman (#8) speaks to members of the media during Army football media day in Randall Hall at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY on Wednesday, August 8, 2012. Army opens their 2012 season at San Diego State on September 8th.  © CHET GORDON/Times Herald-Record Where does the time go? […]

“My Olympic Moment…” West Point, NY. 3•Aug.•12

Army assistant track and field coach Knut Hjeltnes photographed with a practice discus in Shea Stadium at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY on Friday, August 3, 2012. Hjeltnes is a three-time former Norwegian discus Olympian.  CHET GORD

Yesterday I had the opportunity to meet and photograph a former Olympian at West Point. Knut Hjeltnes (left) was a discus thrower for Norway and competed at three Summer Olympic Games: Montreal in ’76, Moscow in ’80 (boycotted), Los Angeles in ’84 and Seoul in ’88. He’s been an assistant track coach the last 12 years […]

*”Just Win, Baby…” June 2012


Newburgh Police officers forcibly escort an unidentified female “EDP” or emotionally disturbed person to a waiting ambulance on City Terrace, near Van Ness Street in the City of Newburgh, NY on Thursday, June 7, 2012. The woman is known to police as a frequent heroin abuser. Orange County Sheriff’s deputies are continuing their patrols of […]

“What a week for making pictures…” July 26 – 28, 2012.


A few favorites from the last week or so, including a horrific 5AM motor vehicle accident nearby on Saturday morning that killed two bothers…  ~cg. (2) – A man plays a flugelhorn while seated outside a restaurant in Newburgh, NY on Thursday, July 26, 2012.  © Chet Gordon/THE IMAGE WORKS A Newburgh firefighter uses his […]

“Just Get There…” More Winners ~ May 2012


The above image was made back in May, after I’d already covered the first college graduation of the season, as well as another local assignment. I remember PD units speeding by me as I was on my way home to edit and ditch the khakis, pressed button down oxford sans tie, when I happened to […]

Ramadan in Newburgh, NY. 20•July•12

Abukar Cisse of New Windsor and originally from Senegal prays alone during the first day of Ramadan at the Masjid Al-Ikhlas mosque in Newburgh, NY on Friday, July 20, 2012. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It is a period of prayer, fast

I kind of thought this image worked pretty nicely today, considering this man arrived late and missed the afternoon prayer. I’d already made the usual “safe” images of the afternoon prayer when the mosque was literally filled wall to wall. (You know, those all too familiar images with the mosque full of worshipers, all kneeling […]

It’s just “Too Darn Hot…” June ~ July 2012.


Temperatures have been hovering in the mid – high 90’s the past few weeks. Other than a few late afternoon or evening thunderstorms, the heatwave continues. Here are a few favorites, including images made with the iPhone 4s. Stay cool… ~cg. “RuRu”, a 5 1/2 month old Rottweiler keeps cool in a child’s wading pool […]

*”On thoughts of making the same image…” June 2012


When I was just starting my career, a senior colleague at a daily newspaper on the NJ Shore where I was a freelancer, made it a point to explain to me that, “There are no new pictures, just old pictures done in a new way…” I never forgot that morsel of guidance, so when an […]

*More from the “You Don’t See This Everyday…” file. 7•June•12


While covering a routine story walking with the Fire Dept. personnel who were doing building inspections in my city this afternoon, our reporter and I stumbled upon numerous Newburgh Police officers responding to a traffic stop nearby, and subsequent arrest of a female EDP. (Emotionally Disturbed Person.) Yea, you just don’t see this kind of […]

Army Graduation. 26•May•12


(More than) “Just another day at the office…” Cadets toss their covers skyward in the traditional “hat toss” during Army’s Graduation and Commissioning ceremony in Michie Stadium at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY on Saturday, May 26, 2012. Vice-President Joe Biden delivered the commencement address as 972 cadets received their diplomas […]

*”You Don’t See This Everyday…” May 2012


A couple of interesting images from last week on the job. ~cg. Newburgh firefighters work to extinguish flames on a 30-foot Sea Ray pleasure boat as it burns on the Hudson River near the Newburgh Marina in Newburgh, NY on Saturday, May 19, 2012. There were no injuries as two occupants on the boat escaped […]