I spent Wednesday down in the small Utah town of Gunnison, where a gas leak has caused Lila Lee Christensen to close down her dress shop. More on that in a minute. This morning I brought in the paper and looked for the photos I made of Lila Lee with all of the colorful dresses. I found it on page A4 and pointed it out to my kids:
“Hey, check out the photo I took the other day,” I said, pointing to the page.
“I can’t see it,” said my nine-year-old son.
He was talking about the small size, but I couldn’t see my photo, either. Guess that’s how the news business goes. Here is the photo as it wants to be seen:
The story is that Lila Lee Christensen has had to close down her dress shop, which catered to prom dates and brides region-wide. Her entire inventory of high-end dresses has been contaminated by the gas leak, and faced with the prospect of starting over, she’s decided to shut down the 57-year-old family business.
We took several photos in the contaminated basement, trying different lighting and positioning. Since there was nothing going on, the situation was relegated to be a portrait.
I also put together a slideshow on the story, which came together quite well. I’m not linking to every slideshow I do. Only the good ones. Here’s where to find it: http://188.8.131.52/multimedia/1108_gunnison/index.html