March 10th, 2005 issue #0410

March 10th, 2005
  • Camera bravura: Carpenter defends digital

    In his 37-year career of shooting pictures, master photographer Jim Carpenter has seen technology change from the Speed Graphic of the early 20th century to 35mm film to digital. But the secret to making good photographs hasn't. "It's still about lighting and composition," says Carpenter, who owns Gitchell's Studio. "You still need the basics, whether digital or film. As a photographer, you need to put depth into photographs."

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  • The F-stops her: Digital kills Barracks biz, but threatens magic moments

    PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO [email protected] Instant gratification. That's why one-hour film processing was just the ticket for those who couldn't wait a week to get their vacation prints back. Now film photography and processing are tottering down the eight-track path to obsolescence.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Smallest tax cut: City Manager Gary O'Connell and Vice Mayor Kevin Lynch propose reducing Charlottesville's tax rate of $1.09 per $100 to $1.05– in the face of real e...

The Dish

  • Mono Loco's new twist

    After a brief but apparently very productive three-week break, Mono Loco re-opened last week under the new ownership of Coran Capshaw. For those who may have missed the ori...


  • When we marched for Selma -- and freedom

    Forty years ago this month it was Wednesday, March 17, 1965 UVA students, staff, faculty, and spouses walked up the sides of the Lawn, under the arcades, to the north side ...

Real Estate - $old

  • $old

    ALBEMARLE 1/21  Gaffney Homes LLC to Gregg A. and Connie L. Martin, 1213 Hatcher Court, Mosby Mountain, $511,910. Pierson Properties LLC to Thomas R. Donohue, unit i...

Real Estate - Off the Block

  • SOLD

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK : January 6, 2005 in issue 0401 ADDRESS: 2636 Jefferson Park Circle DAYS TO CONTRACT: 3 ASKING: $389,000 SOLD FOR: $380,000 SELLER'S AGENT: Willia...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Spacey: Inside and out, plenty to spare

    ADDRESS: 1620 Far Hills Road ASKING: $850,000 BUILDING: 3,535 fin. sq. ft., 1700 unfin. LAND: 2.0 acres YEAR BUILT: 2001 NEIGHBORHOOD: Far Hills CURB APPEAL: 9 out of 10 LI...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    March 15, at 8:45am at the Fluvanna County Courthouse Property: 16.390 acres on State Route 712, Kent's Store Debtor: Mary P. and Harry A. Gooding III Amount owing: $130,1...

DR. HooK

  • Empty? Full? World offers more options

    We've all heard the question, "Is the glass half empty or half full?" Supposedly, the optimist opts for half full, while pessimists notices only what's missing. But in our ...

Movie Reviews

  • Chop shop: Robots revisit the makeover

    Talk about a workout! Robots is the most exhausting movie in some time. It combines the manic energy of Robin Williams as the voice of a major character with one warp-speed...

Music Reviews

  • Dynamic duo: Collaborators create magic

    Handsome Boy Modeling School: White People (Atlantic Records) Lately a few people have commented that I have a very "fair" way of reviewing acts– in the sense t...

  • Wide range: Turbine continues the streak

    MUSIC REVIEW- Wide range: Turbine continues the streak Published March 10, 2005 in issue 0410 of the Hook TurbineFellini's No. 9Thursday, March 3 BY MARK GRABOWSKI TUNES@...


  • Leaf-ing office: Mitch says goodbye

    Delegate Mitch Van Yahres is finally calling it quits from the General Assembly. "The environment has changed, and it's not for the good," says the longtime Dem, who has wa...

  • Lit up: Neighbors angry over Pen Park lights

    "Let there be light!" God said. While Charlottesville officials may have taken His command to heart when they planned the renovation of Pen Park, neighbors say the new tenn...

  • Mall double-cross: Merchants want easier access

    Ten years ago, developer Lee Danielson's demand for a Downtown Mall auto crossing beside his Regal Cinema ignited controversy and fears that Charlottesville's vaunted pedes...

  • New hope: 'Conditional approval' for ALS study

    Nearly four months after UVA Health Sciences Center pulled the plug on an intriguing study of a drug to treat Lou Gehrig's disease, the study's ailing volunteers have new h...

  • Our year: Hook awash in VPA awards

    You're holding a winner in your hands. Judges for this year's Virginia Press Association competition awarded the Hook 15 prizes, a tally that ranks the three-year-old publi...

  • WAHU: Fox TV station takes PAX spot

    That Gray Television is starting a third station here has been whispered for months. Now it's official. The company that opened CBS and ABC affiliates last year has acquire...

The Brazen Careerist

  • Bounce back: Learn from Martha Stewart

    Career success depends on how you cope with failure. Whether it's a big failure or a small one, you must be able to bounce back. Much of the grand success in life comes fro...

Sports Doctor

Strange But True




  • ALS sufferers have rights

    Thanks for your article on the ALS drug trials that have been stopped [February 24 cover story: " She's dying: His drug could save her"]. Since I have a friend with ALS, so...

Cultural preview


  • Panel-mania: choose from over 230 events

    So you didn't make your Book Festival lunch reservation in the first three hours after the speaker was announced, and you won't be hearing Alexander McCall Smith on Thursda...

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