Celebrity Bell Ringers manning the Salvation Army buckets at the Easton Town Center photographed Saturday, December 16, 2017.
Dickens of a Christmas photographed Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the Ohio History Connection’s Ohio Village.
Capturing the spirit of holidays past at Ohio Village, where Charles Dickens’s festive and enduring vision came to life through jolly carols, decorations and traditions inspired by his colorful tales. The public enjoyed crafts and cooking demonstrations and shopped P. Wylie’s Emporium for the perfect christmas gifts.
The John Glenn International Runway 5K Run & Walk photographed Sunday, October 29, 2017 at John Glenn Columbus International Airport. To honor John Glenn who was an aviator and veteran, all proceeds were donated to Honor Flight Columbus, a nonprofit organization that provides senior veterans with a day in the nation’s capital to visit the memorials built in their honor.
Few people ever get the opportunity to step foot on a runway, let alone race on one. This fun, unique experience allowed racers access to CMH 10L-28R, the north runway of John Glenn International Airport. The south runway remained open so planes could be seen taking off, landing and/or taxiing.
John Glenn Columbus International Airport (IATA: CMH, ICAO: KCMH, FAA LID: CMH), is an international airport located 6 miles (9.7 km) east of downtown Columbus, Ohio. Formerly known as Port Columbus International Airport, it is managed by the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, which also oversees operations at Rickenbacker International Airport and Bolton Field. The airport code ‘CMH’ stands for “Columbus Municipal Hangar,” the original name for the airport.
John Glenn Columbus International Airport is primarily a passenger airport. It provides 140 non-stop flights to 34 airports via 6 airlines daily. In 2016, traffic reached 7.3 million, which was a 8% increase over 2015. Traffic in 2017 is expected to surpass the record set in 2007
According to a 2005 market survey, Columbus attracts about 50% of its passengers from outside of its 60-mile (97 km) radius primary service region. In addition, the airport also handles freight and US mail, with 10,411,920 units of freight and 8,537,279 units of mail passing through in 2006.
CMH is the largest passenger airport in central Ohio and second busiest in the state after Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and offers service to most major airline hubs.
Accessing John Glenn Columbus International Airport by road is possible by two interstate highways: I-270 to the northeast and I-670 to the west. The main airport roadway, International Gateway, connects directly to I-670.
On May 25, 2016, the Ohio General Assembly passed a bill to rename the airport from Port Columbus International Airport to its current name, in honor of astronaut and four-term U.S. senator John Glenn. The name change was unanimously approved by the airport’s nine-member board on May 24, 2016. Ohio Governor John Kasich signed the bill into law on June 14, 2016 with the name change becoming official 90 days later. On June 28, 2016, a celebration of the renaming was held and new signage bearing the airport’s new name was unveiled.
In 2017, after completion of the $80 million terminal renovation, the airport was named by trade organization Airports Council International as the most improved airport in North America in 2016.
The Honor Flight Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which works as an umbrella organization with local chapters and various subgroups.
The Honor Flight Network reports that it has flown over 159,000 veterans to the Washington, D.C. memorials since 2005.
An Honor Flight is conducted by non-profit organizations dedicated to transporting as many United States military veterans as possible to see the memorials of the respective war(s) they fought in Washington, D.C. at no cost to the veterans. Currently these organizations are focused on bringing veterans of World War II to the National World War II Memorial, and any veteran with a terminal illness to see the memorial of the war they fought in. Organizers plan to “naturally transition” their programs to focus on veterans of the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and subsequent wars as the veterans of those wars get older.
Honor flights arrive at all three of the Washington’s area airports: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and Washington Dulles International Airport. The veterans are generally escorted by volunteer guardians, who help them on the flight and around D.C. After landing, the taxiing airplane may be saluted by fire trucks, and passengers are often met by cheering crowds in D.C. or upon their return flight home.
The OSU4Miler Race photographed Sunday, October 22, 2017 on the Ohio State University Campus.
The Ohio State 4 Miler is the largest four-mile race in the United States with a sold-out field of 15,000 runners and walkers. The 5th Annual Ohio State 4 Miler was held at 10am on Sunday, October 22 at Ohio Stadium on the Ohio State University Campus. Major partners included the Kroger Company, The Ohio Beef Council, WBNS10TV, DSW – Designer Shoe Warehouse, Shearer’s and the Buckeye Corner by Lids
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the world’s largest, most successful fundraising and education event for breast cancer. The race series includes more than 140 events on four continents, with over one million participants coming together every year to take part in the fight against breast cancer.
This important annual event raises significant funds for the breast cancer movement, thanks to supporters and survivors around the world who step up and take action by fundraising for the cause.
Race for the Cure® truly makes an impact, with 100 percent of the net proceeds allocated to our mission:
In addition to raising funds for the breast cancer movement, Race for the Cure® also increases awareness, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.
Every year, in cities around the globe, our allies Race for the Cure® and prove they are More Than Pink™.
These passionate supporters and survivors are not content to simply say they support the breast cancer cause, or wear a pink ribbon. They turn their support into action. They recognize the need to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer, and they get to work.
I Am Komen® is the mission engagement program of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series that motivates people to take action steps that may reduce their risk of breast cancer. It speaks to the importance of early detection and healthy living while encouraging everyone to make a personal commitment to their breast health. I Am Komen® is a “Declaration” to join the Komen community as an ambassador in the fight against breast cancer.
For more information about the I Am Komen® program, breast health information, and ways that you can personally get involved, please visit iamkomen.org. If you’re interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities at our Race, including becoming an I Am Komen® volunteer, please contact us or visit our Volunteer page. Our I Am Komen® program is ideal for volunteers of all ages seeking to get involved in the Komen Race for the Cure®.
Ohio University is a large, primarily residential, public research university in Athens, Ohio, United States. The first university chartered by an Act of Congress and the oldest in Ohio, it was chartered in 1787 and subsequently reapproved for the territory in 1802 and state in 1804, opening for students in 1809. As of 2016, the university’s total enrollment, including all campuses, was more than 36,800.
Ohio University maintains a selective admission rate with further admission requirements for its schools. The Heritage College of Medicine maintains its separate select admissions criteria. Ohio University offers more than 250 areas of undergraduate study. On the graduate level, the university grants master’s degrees in many of its major academic divisions, and doctoral degrees in selected departments. Ohio University is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies Ohio as a Research University (high research activity) under the Basic Classification category.
Ohio’s athletic teams are called the Bobcats and compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I level as charter members of the Mid-American Conference. Ohio football has participated in ten bowl games through the 2016 season, while the men’s basketball team has made 13 appearances in the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship.
Susan G. Komen, formerly known as Susan G. Komen for the Cure and originally as The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, often referred to as simply Komen, is the largest and best-funded breast cancer organization in the United States.
Since its inception in 1982, Komen has spent (through 2010) nearly $1.5 billion for breast cancer education, research, advocacy, health services and social support programs in the U.S., and through partnerships in more than 50 countries. Today, Komen has more than 100,000 volunteers working in a network of 124 affiliates worldwide.<
According to the Harris Interactive 2010 EquiTrend annual brand equity poll, Komen was once one of the most trusted non-profit organizations in America. In 2012, Komen’s controversial continued funding for mammogram referrals provided by Planned Parenthood caused a significant decline in donations, event participation and public trust, after an attempt to withdraw Planned Parenthood’s funding resulted in political pressure. The organization was further criticized for its use of donor funds, the CEO’s 64% pay raise after the significant drop in donations, its administration costs, its choice of sponsor affiliations, its role in commercial cause marketing and its use of misleading statistics in advertising. In March 2013, Komen dropped from Charity Navigator‘s highest rating of four stars down to three stars and then to two stars in 2014. As of June 2016, Komen is back to three stars, with a score of 81 out of 100.
We didn’t travel anywhere to photograph the eclipse – it seemed like would be a mad house where ever we decided to go, and mother nature always has a way of putting a damper on things, so we didn’t chance it. Besides, we had back to back assignments here in Columbus, which would have only added to the hectic pace if we went out of town. Sadly the clouds moved in right at totality .
The top image was about 45 minutes before totality and it was much clearer – you can even make out a couple of sunspots on the left limb of the sun with the wispiness due to cirrus high altitude clouds.
Photographed with a Canon 5D MkII, 300mm and B&W ND110 3.0 ND filter.
James D. DeCamp - Longtime newspaper photographer turned commercial photographer feeding a variety of clients with cutting edge photography and multimedia.