Bettina Hansen

photojournalism in musing and pictures

Archive for June 2009

On the road

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Sorry I’ve been so busy moving I haven’t posted anything lately. I’m on my way to a summer internship at the Hartford Courant, which I am super stoked about. Amber flew to meet me in Louisiana and we’ve been on the road since Thursday. It was kinda difficult to leave cause I loved it there, but it’s been fun seeing all of these parts of the country I’ve only read about before.

Here’s the link to some photos of our trip so far, all taken in Kentucky and West Virginia. There are lots of pictures of Amber being silly and Kevin’s dog.

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June 28, 2009 at 10:22 am

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Rodeo Finals

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Sunday I shot the High School Rodeo finals, or at least the preparations for it. My bosses were very clear that they wanted pictures ASAP so I got there early to get shots of kids warming up horses and getting ready. I shot the first 15 minutes of the rodeo and went back to the car to transmit. I had so many computer problems that by the time I transmitted, I could have had an hour to shoot the rodeo if all computer hell had not broken loose. But I got the sweet light outside instead of crappy arena lighting so I can’t complain.

ride em cowgirl

pvc calf


boots for walkin


midnight cowboy

bareback wrap-up

grandiose entry

small fry

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June 17, 2009 at 1:16 am

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My kind of picnic

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These were taken at a ‘Pre-Memorial Day Celebration’ in Clinton, La. a couple weeks ago, before I left for Phoenix, so I kind of forgot how much I wanted to put them up here. I’m trying to post more often but I’m also trying to spend time with all of the friends here that I will miss while I’m in Connecticut this summer. Ah well.

winnins in the bra

american gothic

front row seats



booty booty booty booty rockin everywhere

there may have been alcohol and a hot male singer involved

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June 14, 2009 at 1:27 am

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Zoo today

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Here are a couple outtakes from my assignment at the zoo today. I find that my days are slowing down and I’m starting to worry about moving. I’m excited about everything but the packing. And in the interest of full disclosure, even though these didn’t go into the paper, Boba Fett was posing for me and I was feeding the giraffe; which was so cool.

black-necked swan

cotton candy

the official baton rouge animal

aw yay

boba fett


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June 6, 2009 at 2:33 am

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Here are a couple from a rally protesting the closure of a local school a couple weeks ago.




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June 4, 2009 at 9:28 pm

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Crazy vignetting

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Today I shot a feature of a landscaper trimming the grass in the national cemetery. Looks like my 17-55 wasn’t meant for using on the D3.



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June 4, 2009 at 7:19 pm

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