Monday, August 25, 2008


Gainesville Sun photojournalist Brandon Kruse documented Tropical Storm Fay as it passed over St. Augustine Beach and the remnants of the storm as it breezed through Gainesville.

.Fan Day.

I guess University of Florida Head Coach Urban Meyer isn't such a Fan.

Brad Mceleney/The Gainesville Sun

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

.Play For Fay.

I was sent out this morning to find a feature that said something about preparing for the approaching storm formerly known as Hurricane Fay. Eventually, I met up with the UF marching band, which was preparing for the upcoming football season and trying to squeeze in one last practice before the storm hits Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Brandon Kruse/The Gainesville Sun

Monday, August 18, 2008

.Doug Doubles Down.

Sun photojournalist Doug Finger made two very similar photos that told two very different stories while going through his daily routine Friday afternoon. Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun

Autumn Prince, 8, tries to coax her younger brother Dawson, 5, to enter his kindergarten class at Newberry Elementary School. On Friday Newberry Elementary held a meet and greet your teacher before the start of the new school year.

Keazia Bass, 6, plays with her cousin Antoine Clark, 2, while shopping for school supplies with her grandmother Julie Wright, at back, at Super Wal-Mart. Bass is entering the first-grade on Monday.

.Silence The Violence.

Friends and family members with Upper Room Church of God and Christ, clockwise from left, Oliana Herbert, 3, Chanel Lord, 8, Malik Griffins, 11, Alexis Carter, 4, Makia Smith, 11, Kenisha Herbert, 13, and Tilia Carter, 2, laugh and sing together on the third level staircase of the Stephen C. O'Connell Center on the University of Florida campus Saturday, August 16, 2008. The group volunteered their time during the 9th Annual Silence the Violence and Back to School Rally.

.The Beginning.

Today was the first day of school for much of Gainesville, and it totally made me want to go back and do it all over again. I spent the morning with a group of first graders for a "back to school" story, and I keep thinking of all the kids I started first grade with and how much we all grew over those 12 or so years in school together. I almost wish I could look into the future and see how this group will turn out and if they'll remember the gangly weird looking photographer who took their pictures on the first day. Brandon Kruse/The Gainesville Sun

Saturday, August 16, 2008

.Football Media Day.

Gainesville Sun Photojournalist Brandon Kruse documented the 2008 University of Florida football Media Day at the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.