Editor Hasso Hering stopped by my desk when he got in this morning and said, “Good timing.”
He was referring to the January
edition of Oregon Outdoors that came out this morning.
The section wrapped around the main part of Monday’s paper. Hasso’s “good timing” comment refers to the snow sports and recreation photos submitted by readers that just happened to appear on the cover of Oregon Outdoors one day after our first snow of the winter.
The Page One photos
for Monday’s Democrat-Herald showed kids playing in the thin-blanket of snow Sunday morning at Doug Killin Friendship Park.
Good timing? No it was just plain good luck.
Back in early December, I was tossing around ideas for the January Oregon Outdoors. I decided it would be totally reader participation and then came up with this headline for a call to readers: “Show us your snow sports and recreation photos.”
Right after Christmas and until the deadline earlier this month, we had steady response to our request. We received 29 photos.
I used 10 of the photos, including just about all of the action shots, for the section. The photos were taken between 2006 and New Year’s Day this year. All of the photos we received appeared on our Facebook site.
I really appreciate that people took the time around the holidays to send some great photos, along with short caption-length stories.
Maybe in a month or two, I’ll send out a request for photos of warm days on the Oregon Coast. Just imagine opening an Oregon Outdoors with those photos on an 80-degree day in March in the mid-valley.
Dream on, Graham.