February 26, 2010

Images capture local, national moments

— When you ask a photographer what makes a good photograph, you're likely to get a different answer for every set of eyes. The photography staff of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram proved no different when asked to submit their favorite images of 2009.

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Jill Brady/Staff Photographer: Zach Ward, 9, of Pownal kisses Santana, a 23-year-old retired Standardbred owned by Cassidy Anderson, 10, also of Pownal, between events.

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Staff Photo by Derek Davis: Todd Ayotte of the Yarmouth Fire Department sprays a crowd of spectators after completing the wet hose challenge during the firefighters' muster competition at the Yarmouth Clam Festival. Photographed on Saturday, July 18, 2009.

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The resulting pictures are wide-ranging, capturing perfect moments, extraordinary composition, great emotion and the thrill and agony of high school sports.

For some, the best image of 2009 captures a moment frozen in time, like the tackle that finally brings down a high school football player or the gentle kiss from a boy to a horse.

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Tim Greenway/Staff Photographer: Kennebunk at Cheverus during their football game at Cheverus High School in Portland on October 3, 2009.

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John Patriquin/Staff Photographer; Tuesday, May 26,2009. High rise window washer Mark Bagley washes one of 1500 windows at One City Center in Portland today, Bagley needs 10 days to do the whole building.

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Greely High School's Chris Young reacts to a stunning last second loss to Cape Elizabeth in the regional semi-final basketball game at the Civic Center in Portland on Thursday, February 19, 2009.

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Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer... On the National Mall in Wahington, D.C., Vanya Jones and Patrick Sears, a couple from Baltimore, Maryland, listen to Barack Obama during his inaugural speech on Tuesday, January 20, 2009.


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