Every day, Delaware’s News Journal newspaper publishes a panorama photo at the top its local news section. I occasionally submit, and they occasionally publish, my images. Photographers should be paid for their work but I don’t mind giving these images to the News Journal to use, especially since the paper has been so generous in giving attention to my village, school, church, and museum. Once, they even let me write a long illustrated article about my Photo Prayers.
A friend wrote, “I play a little game with myself regarding the panorama photo that appears in the News Journal each day. I fold over the newspaper so I don’t see the name of the photographer and then try to guess. Today, I guessed right. When I saw the photo and the description of what the photo represented, I said to myself, it must be a Danny photograph — and, of course, I was right! Your sense of God’s world and how one might look at it provides me with wonderful insight and hope. Keep up the great work.”
The dates below are the publication dates. The photos themselves would have been made a few days or even weeks earlier. Even after I submit the photo, the newspaper can hold an image for weeks before using it.
Sunday, April 14, 2019: Heavy equipment replacing two water mains across Brandywine Creek below Washington Street in Wilmington, Delaware. The old pipes formed a dam, but the new 24-inch pipes will be buried below the water, allowing it to return to its natural flow, allowing spawning fish to swim upstream. Click here to see more photos and learn more about the Delaware Nature Society excursion to the dam.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018: Two cranes, on the other side of this bridge, rise above as work proceeds on a new bridge across the Christiana River in Wilmington. My wife and I had just bicycled the Jack Markell Trail. This photo was taken just outside the Dupont Environmental Education Center, looking north.
Thursday, February 6, 2018: An aerial view of Salem Nuclear Power Plant from above southern New Jersey. I was on an airliner flying into Philadelphia on a very cold but clear day. That is ice in the Delaware River, and a bit of the humble state of Delaware in the upper left.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017: Route 1 in Delaware, two miles south of Saint Georges, looking north. When this photo appeared in the News Journal, one person emailed me and another called, both people I do not make contact with as often as I would like.
February, 2014. The Evraz Steel Company in Claymont, Delaware before it was demolished. The refineries of Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania are in the background. We are so busy, busy, busy building things, then tearing them down to build newer things.
January 7, 2014: Water dripping from the roof forms icicles in recent cold weather. I used a different image in my Photo Prayer 2014-02.
December 30, 2013: The dawn sky reflected in a frosty car window.
May 26, 2013: Great horned owl fledglings on top of a rotten beech tree near Naamans Creek in the Arden Woods, Arden, Delaware.
Mother’s Day, May 12, 2013: Tulips waving in the wind at the Wilmington Country Club. I used another image of these tulips in my Photo Prayer 2013-18.
January 19, 2013: Clearing winter sky with bare walnut trees in the foreground, Arden, Delaware.