March 2015

My favorite photo of the month was created from an idea I saw while doing errands near the Greensburg post office one rainy day a few weeks earlier. Ever since, each moderately rainy day made me want to ace this idea which required one specific parking spot, enough rain, and a colorful umbrella. Some days, the parking spot was occupied; other days, there were no colorful umbrellas in sight. Taking part in the waiting game of photojournalism truly makes me appreciate others' work more. Oftentimes readers, including myself, glance too fast at images in the paper or on Twitter without realizing the patience, vision and alignment needed to achieve a piece of art. Since many of my assignments (especially sports) are read and react situations in shooting, exercising my patience over three hours, like with my umbrella photo, is a humbling experience for me. 

A pedestrian makes her way along a soggy Pennsylvania Avenue in Greensburg near Seton Hill University's visual arts center on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

A pedestrian makes her way along a soggy Pennsylvania Avenue in Greensburg near Seton Hill University's visual arts center on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

Trey Quealy, 17, a senior at Norwin High School, takes an orange juice break between posing for pictures during an Easter Eggapalooza at Oak Hollow Park in Irwin on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Though there were a few flurries, organizers said 300 people attended the event.

Trey Quealy, 17, a senior at Norwin High School, takes an orange juice break between posing for pictures during an Easter Eggapalooza at Oak Hollow Park in Irwin on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Though there were a few flurries, organizers said 300 people attended the event.

Dirt from Norwin's Reno Rainey kicks up as he rounds third base during a game against Derry on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Derry Area High School. Norwin won 16-0 in four innings.

Dirt from Norwin's Reno Rainey kicks up as he rounds third base during a game against Derry on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Derry Area High School. Norwin won 16-0 in four innings.

Bloomsburg's Jocelyn Ford reacts as California celebrates their win during the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region championship game on Monday, March 16, 2015 in California, Pa. California won 72-69 in overtime.

Bloomsburg's Jocelyn Ford reacts as California celebrates their win during the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region championship game on Monday, March 16, 2015 in California, Pa. California won 72-69 in overtime.

Seton-La Salle head coach Spencer Stefko consoles Bellwood-Antis' Ana Hollen after the PIAA quarterfinal on Friday, March 13, 2015 at Hempfield Area High School. Seton-La Salle won 63-60.

Seton-La Salle head coach Spencer Stefko consoles Bellwood-Antis' Ana Hollen after the PIAA quarterfinal on Friday, March 13, 2015 at Hempfield Area High School. Seton-La Salle won 63-60.

Seton-La Salle head coach Spencer Stefko loosens his tie after Bellwood-Antis made a foul shot during the PIAA quarterfinal on Friday, March 13, 2015 at Hempfield Area High School. Seton-La Salle won 63-60.

Seton-La Salle head coach Spencer Stefko loosens his tie after Bellwood-Antis made a foul shot during the PIAA quarterfinal on Friday, March 13, 2015 at Hempfield Area High School. Seton-La Salle won 63-60.

Carlynton's Ashleigh Wilson (4), Britney Kowal (10) and Conor Richardson (2) celebrate a foul against Chartiers-Houston's Alexa Williamson (24) during a PIAA game on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Canon-McMillan High School. Chartiers-Houston won 57-49.

Carlynton's Ashleigh Wilson (4), Britney Kowal (10) and Conor Richardson (2) celebrate a foul against Chartiers-Houston's Alexa Williamson (24) during a PIAA game on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Canon-McMillan High School. Chartiers-Houston won 57-49.

Seton-La Salle's Shaunay Edmonds takes a "selfie" with her teammates in the locker room after their come from behind win over Greensburg Central Catholic during a PIAA game on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Canon-McMillan High School. Seton-La Salle won 54-52.

Seton-La Salle's Shaunay Edmonds takes a "selfie" with her teammates in the locker room after their come from behind win over Greensburg Central Catholic during a PIAA game on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Canon-McMillan High School. Seton-La Salle won 54-52.

Seton-La Salle bombards Cassidy Walsh after her buzzer beater shot as Greensburg Central Catholic's Carolyn Appleby (5) reacts during a PIAA game on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Canon-McMillan High School. Seton-La Salle won 54-52.

Seton-La Salle bombards Cassidy Walsh after her buzzer beater shot as Greensburg Central Catholic's Carolyn Appleby (5) reacts during a PIAA game on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Canon-McMillan High School. Seton-La Salle won 54-52.