On freelance assignment for The Dallas Morning News today.
Audience members watch Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry speak at Cronk's Cafe on the first day of his two week bus tour leading up to the Iowa Caucuses on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 in Denison, Iowa. ( Patrick T. Fallon/ The Dallas Morning News)
With the sixth floor museum in the background, Teresa Guerrero, who was eight years old when JFK died, left, her mother Maria Ortiz, whose birthday is that of the assassination, right, and Jose Ortiz, rear, reflect during a moment of silence to commemorate the JFK assassination at Dealey Plaza on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 in Dallas. Teresa and Maria were living in Acuna, Mexico when JFK died but remember learning of his death from neighbors and the radio reports that followed. "It seemed like the world stopped," Guerrero said. "Even in Mexico... everyone was crying. Now every year, we celebrate our mother, but we remember what happened to JFK." (Patrick T. Fallon/The Dallas Morning News)
Denise Williams places balloons to mark the grave of Kina Williams, 24, and her 2-year-old daughter, Karmen as friends and family gathered on the one year anniversary of the drunk driving accident that caused their death on November 20, 2011 at Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas. The grave, which does not have a headstone yet, was marked by flowers and teddy bears left by the family as balloons were released in their memory. (Patrick T. Fallon/The Dallas Morning News)
Didn’t go to bed till about 6am this morning. A tip from my editor Guy brought me back to the Occupy Dallas campsite. Speaking with the protesters there – they had no idea that an eviction was going to take place that night. Everyone on site thought they’d have at least 24 hours to prepare their exit, but soon enough police and horses arrived to proceed with the eviction after an opportunity to pack up and go home.
A man who gave his name only as Doug stands in front of a line of Dallas Police on horseback as Occupy Dallas was evicted early Thursday morning from their campsite across from Dallas City Hall by Dallas Police on horseback and in riot gear on Nov. 17, 2011. Protesters were given repeated messages to leave the premises and were told they would be allowed to return to collect their property if they left voluntarily. A handful of protesters decided to stay behind and were arrested. (Patrick T. Fallon/The Dallas Morning News)
Navy Midshipmen football beat the Southern Methodist University Mustangs on Saturday – with some sweet light to make the day even better.
Navy Midshipmen defensive end Jamel Dobbs (90) and Navy Midshipmen running back John Howell (33) run towards the Brigade of Midshipmen to celebrate after winning the NCAA football game between the Southern Methodist University Mustangs and the Navy Midshipmen on Saturday, November 12, 2011. Navy beat SMU 24-17. (Patrick T. Fallon/The Dallas Morning News)
Spent 24 hours camped out with Occupy Dallas, shot stills as well as video for the story. Still trying to be careful about balancing my time when shooting both – since I’m less experienced with video, I think I shoot a bit too much at times with that and not enough with the still images.
Protester Anthony Estrada, of Garland, eats a candy bar his mother packed him for halloween while watching a video on his smart phone he charged off a string of Christmas lights above his tent while camped out with Occupy Dallas across from City Hall on early Friday morning, November 4, 2011 in Dallas. (Patrick T. Fallon/The Dallas Morning News)
Participants of Occupy Dallas discuss issues such as governance, food, security and protest plans to maintain order and productivity. (DMN – Video: Patrick T. Fallon / editing: Ahna Hubnik) Continue reading »
Will post features and action from the AAA NASCAR Race here at Texas Motor Speedway later, but liked this photo from the flyover for now.
Army Private Hauk holds the American flag as a B-52 bomber out of Barksdale Air Force Base flies over during the national anthem before the start of the AAA Texas 500 NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, November 6, 2011. (Patrick T. Fallon/The Dallas Morning News)
I’m extremely lucky to be working with such an awesome staff here at The Dallas Morning News – the support from my editors and the photograpghers to go out and make the most of this World Series is great. Chances are I won’t have the opportunity to cover one again… or at least for many many years.
The moment of World Series Game 5 victory…
Fans react as catcher Mike Napoli throws to first baseman Mitch Moreland at the end of Game 5 of the World Series baseball game between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2011 in Arlington, Tx. The Rangers won 4-2. (Patrick T. Fallon/The Dallas Morning News)
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Fans cheer after the Texas Rangers won Game 5 of the World Series baseball game between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2011 in Arlington, Tx. The Rangers won 4-2. (Patrick T. Fallon/The Dallas Morning News)
Double-header today – NFL football – then World Series. With Dallas teams playing both the St. Louis Rams and Cardinals, there is a lot of fan-feature coverage to be had about the rivals.
Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) spreads his arms as he runs town the field to score a touchdown during the first half of the Dallas Cowboys home game versus the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX. Murray earned the Cowboys all time rushing record in the game. (Patrick T. Fallon/The Dallas Morning News)
Had some time between other assignments to shoot some features at the World Series… wish I could have stayed longer… but the Texas Rangers lost… so my Missouri friends are happy.
Gary Williams of Arlington cheers as fireworks explode after a home run by Texas Rangers designated hitter Michael Young (10) during Game 3 of the World Series between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. (Patrick T. Fallon/The Dallas Morning News)
Was assigned to shoot some feature stills – but thought a little bit of video might be nice, so busted out the iPhone 4 too.
Crew members (from left to right) William Philpot, Mario Vargas, Patric Powell, and Jovan Vargas paint the World Series 2011 logo on the grass at Rangers Ballpark in preparation for Game 3 of the World Series baseball game between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 in Arlington, Tx. A stencil is initially used to trace the outline of the logo, which is then filled in with paint. (Patrick T. Fallon/The Dallas Morning News)
Third grader Matthew Chavez high fives Cowboys wide receiver Andre Holmes (15) during the Hometown Huddle event with players from the Dallas Cowboys football team at James B. Bonham Elementary in Dallas, Monday, Oct. 18, 2011. The United Way even encourages kids to play at least 60 minutes a day to improve children's health and fight back against childhood obesity. (Patrick T. Fallon/The Dallas Morning News)
The Texas Rangers stretch before their work out during practice in preparation for the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. (Patrick T. Fallon/The Dallas Morning News)
I wasn’t in Detroit for Game 5 of the ALCS, but none the less, the mood in Dallas was… depressed. Went out to Victory Plaza which would have been filled with fans if they were winning, but less than a handful showed up.
Texas Rangers fans Annai Gonzalez and Celso Briones watch the Rangers lose to Detroit in Game 5 of the ALCS baseball game in Victory Plaza at the American Airlines Center on October 13, 2011 in Dallas. The pair was among a small handful that showed up to watch the game after dinner nearby "I thought more people were going to be here. We expected a decent sized crowd," Briones said. (Patrick T. Fallon/The Dallas Morning News)
The Occupy Wall Street protests have inspired other groups across the country, including Dallas. was assigned to shoot stills and video.
Kathryn Dixon, 20 of Carrollton sits underneath a bronze statue of the Pioneer Plaza cattle drive while camping out with other protesters in support of Occupy Dallas on October 11, 2011 in Dallas. Frustrated with current state of affairs, she attended the protests on the first day and has since returned as possible when she is not working. (Patrick T. Fallon/The Dallas Morning News)
Video shot with a 5D with a shotgun mic and lav mic. Thanks to Ahna for the editing.
Did a ride along with the Dallas Police Department as part of an editorial story about how they are trying to improve relations with people and businesses in the Pleasant Grove area, between cultural and language barriers, much of the population – often immigrants – do not have trust in the police. DPD is trying to fix that.
Dallas Police Officers Lance Wreyford and T.Maynard, right, talk with Victor Piedra, left, as he translates for a pregnant Brenda Rivera, center, after she was struck by a hit and run driver at the intersection of Bruton and Buckner in the Pleasant Grove area on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Dallas. Piedra stopped to help Rivera out of her car with her son Jose Hernandez, 6, after the crash. (Patrick T. Fallon/The Dallas Morning News)
Auctioneer Jimmy Landis, center, raises his gavel as he auctions a motorcycle for sale as one of the 600 classic and collector cars and motorcycles on display during the Mecum Auction at the Dallas Convention Center on October 6, 2011 in Dallas. (Patrick T. Fallon/The Dallas Morning News)
Stars alumni forwards Mike Keane (12) and Pat Verbeek (16) and defenseman Richard Matvichuk (24) of Team Raycroft laugh together while sitting on the bench during the 2011 Dallas Stars Alumni Classic hockey game at Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco, Tx. on Sunday, October 2, 2011. (Patrick T. Fallon/The Dallas Morning News)