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Jeff Barker
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Retired, but active covering local sports.
Retired, but active covering local sports.

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Starmont family fun night Mar. 3, 2017.

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It took 58 years for my three seconds of national exposure, but it happened tonight (2/15).  On "The Bachelor" they showed Chris Soules' hometown visit and his return to Starmont, where he went to school.  He took Jade Roper to the football game.  Tons of media, as you might expect, besides the production crew.  Any other Friday night and I'm the only photographer on the sidelines.  After the other media had left, I hung around for some possible shots.  Lo and behold, there I am!  I know they had better shots of me, but I guess that will do!  LOL!
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We had some excitement last night in my neck of the woods.  Any other Friday night I am the only white lens on the sideline covering the local preps, Starmont. 

A Starmont alumnus and next season's (2015) "The Bachelor", Chris Soules showed up to the game with a date and production company in tow to film an episode.

Heavy fog -- and I mean heavy -- rolled in with just a couple minutes left in the game.  Made for some interesting shots.

Everybody got the couple in the stands shots.  When it appeared to be all over, most of the other photogs and ABC affiliate camera crews left.  I hung around on the sideline kind of out of the way, just in case there was more.  That's when I got the shots of Chris and his date sharing a "private" moment after the game at midfield.

Chris grew up a few miles NW of me.  Met them both for a few moments. He seems to be well-liked with an out-going personality.  She was quiet and reserved and smiled a lot.  I'm pretty sure it was something new for her to experience small-town, rural life.  Everyone I talked to liked her.  Don't know if she can operate a tractor, though!

I don't normally watch "The Bachelor," but I might have to set the DVR next January or so and see if I get a few moments of fame on network TV!
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April 15 lunar eclipse in progress.  After you see it, you understand why it is called the "blood moon."  Very cool, and if you missed it, you have three more chances in the next 18 or so months to see another!  This is a so-called "tetrad."
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Covered a peewee wrestling tournament today.  Usually do prep sports and some college.  Sometimes it's good to do an event like this.  Images like this remind you that these little guys (and there were a couple of gals, too!) are doing it for the pure fun of it.

Sport at its finest!
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