Shades of Red. Fall colors on High Street in Petersburg on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. (Photo @scottpyates / @progressindex ) #fall2017 #fallcolors #petersburgva #shadesofred #feature #featurephotography #onassignment #spyp
Woke up to find two of my general news pictures are getting wider exposure: 1st & 2nd place in @nppa clip contest for September 2017 (Mid-Atlantic region). 1st: Elena Thompson, from Fairfax, Va., pays her respects at the casket of her uncle-in-law, William Manley Thompson, who was killed in 1941 at Pearl Harbor while serving on the USS Oklahoma and whose remains were originally classified as "Unidentifiable," during a full military funeral at a family plot in Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg, Va., on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (For @progressindex )
2nd: The three surviving brothers of Delqukis Ruffin, who was slain a week earlier, from left, Delveccio, Dondelprecio, and Damion, kneeling, embrace during a moment of prayer during a vigil for Delqukis Ruffin on Harding Street in Petersburg on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (For @progressindex )
Announcing on #IG my pending move to Illinois. #movingout #movingup #missingyoualready
Oliver. Walking the dog. Not all who wonder are lost.
Train bridge #2. Appomattox River.
Fall on the Appomattox River.
Fall in #RVA. Courtyard of the Jefferson Hotel.
That time my dog photobombs my family portrait.
Petersburg firemen fight a blaze that leveled Hotsy of VA, a small engine repair building, on Bank Street in Petersburg on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. No one was injured during the incident. (Photo by @scottpyates / @progressindex ) #fire #firemen #fireresponse #EMT #EMTlife #PetersburgVA #onassignment #spotnews #journalism #photojournalism #spyp
As the morning sun illuminates the charred remains of his home that burned the night before, Robert "Railroad Bob" Croyle searches for salvageable belongings at his log cabin home on Ridge Road in Colonial Heights, Va., on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. The home caught fire late Sunday night. Croyle, whose nickname came from his time working for the railroad, and one woman were home at the time, but no one was injured by the fire. Croyle said his home, which he paid for in the 1980s, was one of the last remaining residential log cabins in the city. He had been living in the home even though the electricity had been cut off for two weeks. Croyle suspects that all his legal papers were destroyed in the blaze. He will likely sell the two-parcel property now. He said authorities declined him permission to sleep in a camper trailer on his property because the trailer does not have running water nor electricity. However, he said the Red Cross had given him a debit card for about $300. He said his son had taken him to Walmart to get extra shirts and a new pair of shoes. (Photo by @scottpyates / @progressindex ) #housefire #logcabinlife #onassignment #photojournalism
Thomasine Taylor was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2009, just a few days before Christmas. Taylor is pictured here in Petersburg after eight years in remission on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. In a 2015 interview, Taylor said the key to her continued health and happiness is to focus on staying busy to keep her mind off the disease. Taylor stays busy as a dance instructor four days a week, leading two different classes. “Line dancing means a lot to me because your mind will be focused on line dancing," she said. "When you teach line dance out here in the community, you have to know all of those steps and by the time you’re thinking about what’s going on with your body you forgot all about it. You’re sitting at home like, OK I’ve got to teach about 15 different dances so when am I going to have time to think about the big word that starts with a B (breast cancer)? I don’t have time." (Photo by @scottpyates / @progressindex )
#conquercancer #keepthefaith #breastcancer #pink #photojournalism #onassignment #spyp
Petersburg, Va., is turning on the Old Towne charm this evening. #romancelighting #earlyfall #oldtowne #sunset #streetphotography #iphoneonly #spyp
I see a wild, witchy woman with wind-swept hair illuminating my living room wall. #morninglight #homestudio #reflection #refractions #countrycottage #spyp #dinwiddieva #nastywoman