October in Knoxville means you start your day with 40° temperatures, wear t-shirts in the afternoon when it hits 75° and then wonder why it’s suddenly raining.
Other than keeping up with the weather I was booked with football games, daily assignments and even photographing Dolly Parton’s red carpet event at Dollywood. Tennessee basketball is starting up as well, so we are getting geared up for another exciting basketball season.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, it should be no surprise that I’m a huge Fujifilm fan boy. I’ve had two X100’s, an X-T20 and currently use an X-Pro2. I even have a Fujifilm tote bag. If I could convince Gannett to buy me a full Fuji kit and ditch these Nikon’s I’d do it in a heartbeat. Fuji recently unveiled their X-Pro3, and I’m in love. If you are interested in purchasing an X-Pro2, it is up for sale. Please send me a message on Facebook if you’re interested!
Tennessee linebacker Daniel Bituli (35) reacts after a field goal attempt by Mississippi State was missed during a game between Tennessee and Mississippi State in Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. on Saturday, October 12, 2019.
Mississippi State quarterback Garrett Shrader (6) pushes away Tennessee linebacker Darrell Taylor (19) during a game between Tennessee and Mississippi State.
The Pride of the Southland Band marches to the stadium ahead of a game between Tennessee and Georgia in Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, October 5, 2019.
Tennessee quarterback Brian Maurer (18) celebrates in the student section after defeating Mississippi State 20-10.
Here is a video we did of the Vol Navy.
Aaron Butler, Director of Policy for TennCare, welcomes the public to a comment hearing for the proposed TennCare block grant at the Chattanooga Public Library in Chattanooga, Tenn. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.
Tennessee volleyball player Tessa Grubbs brushes Apache, a horse at STAR Ranch in Lenoir City, Tenn. on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Grubbs, who volunteers three days per week at the ranch, has been named senior class nominee for Division-I volleyball.
South-Doyle’s Truly Jones warms up a game between South-Doyle and Halls at South-Doyle High School in Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday, October 18, 2019.
South-Doyle’s Santana Curtis (9), South-Doyle’s Curtis Young (44) and other players get pumped up to music in the locker room before a game between South-Doyle and Halls.
Carrie Hodges and her husband Tim grill over 500 burgers for the Powell Color Guard boosters club during a football game between Powell and Oak Ridge at Powell High School in Powell, Tennessee on Thursday, October 24, 2019.
Gatlinburg-Pittman’s Ethan Estabrook (2) and Austin-East’s Trey Foster (6) chase after a pass during a football game between Gatlinburg-Pittman and Austin-East at in Gatlinburg, Tennessee on Thursday, October 10, 2019.
A referee watches the action as dusk sets in the sky during a football game between Powell and Oak Ridge.
A view of the action during a game between South-Doyle and Halls.
Fans during a game between South-Doyle and Halls at South-Doyle High School in Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday, October 18, 2019.
Bearden’s Gavin Campbell (52) gets his hand taped up during a game between Farragut and Bearden at Farragut High School in Knoxville, Tenn. on Thursday, October 17, 2019.
A pedestrian walks beneath a canopy of trees in full fall color at Volunteer Landing Park in Knoxville, Tennessee on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.
Dolly Parton arrives to her “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings” Netflix series red carpet premiere at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Corker answers questions from the media concerning the impeachment inquiry of President Donal Trump following a Rotary Club of Chattanooga luncheon at the Chattanooga Convention Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Thursday, October 3, 2019.
Dylan, 5, and Phoebe, 4, of Knoxville, whose parent did not want to share their last names, play a piano part of the Piano Project of Knoxville in Market Square in Knoxville, Tenn. on Friday, October 11, 2019. The project was started by local jazz pianist Brian Clay and painted by three local artists. The three pianos will be located in Market Square, Krutch Park and the 100 Block of Gay Street.
Tennessee guard Davonte Gaines (0) is introduced during the Rocky Top Tip-Off at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday, October 4, 2019.
Tennessee guard Lamonte Turner (1) goes for a layup during the Rocky Top Tip-Off.
Tennessee Head Coach Kellie Harper takes a photo with, from left, Makenzie Trammel, Candice McClary and Mily McClary, all from Jellico, during the Rocky Top Tip-Off.
My co-worker Erica Breunlin is off to her new job Denver!
Saed Awad places a Tennessee Vols football helmet on his rescued squirrel, Sinan, at Melton Lake Park in Oak Ridge, Tenn. on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Sinan, age one, has recently become famous on Instagram for his Tennessee Vols themed outfits.
Grace Christian’s Haley Sluss (3) pumps up the team during a huddle before a Division-II regional championship soccer match between Grace Christian and CAK at Grace Christian in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, October 19, 2019.
CAK’s Ainsley Paterson (6) celebrates with Kelsey Webb (14) and Brooke Forrester (9) after defeating Grace Christian in a penalty kick shoot-out after double overtime.
Brianna Paciorka and Caitie McMekin
A pedestrian passes by as demolition of the old Jackson Avenue Ramp continues in Knoxville, Tennessee on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.
Oneida’s Blake Clark (53) throws the ball back to the field during a game between Coalfield and Oneida at Coalfield High School in Coalfield, Tennessee on Thursday, October 31, 2019.
Oneida takes the field during a game between Coalfield and Oneida at Coalfield High School.
Oneida’s Sebastian Cecil (63) walks off the field after falling 22-14 to Coalfield.
Firefighters respond at the scene of a fire at the Goodwill Production Warehouse on Middlebrook Pike in Knoxville, Tenn. on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
Hayley McCulloch, right, and Ty Shrum dress as characters from the Nightmare Before Christmas at the Halloween-themed Fanboy Expo at the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The event continues Sunday from 11am-5pm Sunday, with ticket prices starting at $28.
Vols greets fans during the Vol Walk before a game between Tennessee and South Carolina at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, October 26, 2019.
Tennessee Head Coach Jeremy Pruitt takes the field during a game between Tennessee and South Carolina.
Tennessee linebacker Kivon Bennett (95) tackles South Carolina tight end Nick Muse (9).
Tennessee linebacker Deandre Johnson (13) and Tennessee linebacker Henry To’o To’o (11) react after a play during a game between Tennessee and South Carolina.
Tennessee quarterback Brian Maurer (18) has a hard fall after leaping over Mississippi State safety C.J. Morgan (29) during a game between Tennessee and Mississippi State.
Tennessee Head Coach Rick Barnes gives an interview during Tennessee mens basketball media day inside Pratt Pavilion in Knoxville, Tenn. on Friday, October 11, 2019.