"Extremes." 25•March•10

The feet of a premature baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Lukes Cornwall Hospital in the City of Newburgh, NY on Thursday, March 25, 2010. Times Herald-Record/CHET GORDON

On Thursday morning, one of my four assignments for the day, had me in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) of the local hospital here for a feature story on premature babies and the doctor / nursing staff who care for these fragile newborns. This was the following morning after covering the body recovery of little Marc Bookal (previous post below) right in town. Later in the day, I’d make the curbside memorial and following press conference at 5PM on the Bookal story. Once again, this business, craft or whatever you want to call it, is about “extremes” a lot of the time and how you step up to not only the technical, but the emotional challenges of making good, story telling images. I always try to keep those factors in mind when working. ~cg.

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