Pandemic images

Here are a few images I created during Fresno’s shelter-in-place order. I figure I’ve gone out on assignments maybe once per day and only when I felt it was a worthy story and necessary to get images and video. I’ve been wearing a mask and staying as distant from people as I can. I don’t even mic people up – just using the shotgun mic on camera.

The Chinatown story was pretty cool and allowed me to be especially socially distant, since I shot it with the drone! Also the overhead shot of the boat on Pine Flat Lake. Although I was confronted by security on that one. They say they don’t allow drones because of national security concerns but I couldn’t find any documentation to show that.

Seems we are getting close to back to normal but I for one will continue to work from home, and wear a mask and stay away from crowds when I’m on assignment. I hope we do get back to normal but until these infection numbers drop, it’s not worth taking extra risks.

Chinatown lies in the foreground of this drone image, where high-speed rail contruction creates a barrier between it and downtown Fresno on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Coronavirus orders have affected business in Chinatown already hit hard by high-speed rail construction road closures as well as the ongoing homeless problem.
Participants gather for a rally at 12th Avenue and Lacy Boulevard in Hanford to psh for reopening business and allowing people to go back to work, on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Although Kings County voted to open businesses on Friday, establishments like hair salons and churches remain closed due state orders to combat the coronavirus.
A boat passes by the houseboats at Pine Flat Lake Marina on the first day the marina re-opened to the public, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Facilities at privately-operated marinas like Pine Flat Lake, Lake Kaweah and Success Lake, have been closed since March 26 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and state shelter-in-place orders.
Shoppers wait in line socially distant-style to purchase Fresno State-grown corn on the first day of corn sales at the Gibson Farm Market on Monday, May 25, 2020. This year the market had two lines for people who wanted to just buy pre-bagged corn and for those wanting to purchase other items.
Customers file into the entrance at Fashion Fair mall when the doors opened on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, for the first time since late March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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