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Transitions (Jan-Feb 2016)

I’m back. Happy to be in my hometown again. I have been working for about a month and a half as a photo intern at The Arizona Republic. As with any new gig-- new pressures, challenges, anxieties, workflow, deadlines, and assignments. I'm pretty sure that I have gotten more sun in the last month than I have in the last four years. 

Evening sun streaks illuminate The Arizona Republic Building Feb. 15, 2016, in downtown Phoenix, Ariz. 

Taylor Easley, left, and Kenyata Frederick walk across the intersection of Camelback Road and 35th Avenue near Grand Canyon University on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Phoenix, Ariz. 

Alden Pierce holds his father Brad's first place Super Gas trophy during the final day of Carquest Auto Parts NHRA Nationals on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Phoenix, Ariz. 

Glendale resident Jade Burns skates at Rio Vista Community Park on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in Peoria, Ariz. 

Ryan Crawford, right, leans on Tamira Burns during a candlelight vigil held to remember Kayden Clarke on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at Civic Space Park in Phoenix, Arizona. Clarke, a transgender autistic man, was shot to death by Mesa police on Feb. 4. 

Police and firefighters respond to a shooting scene near 51st Avenue and Cactus Road on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in Phoenix, Ariz. Five family members were killed after a son opened fire at their house early Tuesday morning. 

Byanca Carrasco embraces her mother Ramona Carrasco after completing her musical therapy session on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Musical Surprise in Surprise, Ariz. Byanca, who was born with Down syndrome, is able to attend the musical therapy program with her mother Ramona through the Empowerment Scholarship Account program. 

Gerrard Cawley rests with his dog Mac before beginning "Doga," -- a dog and owner yoga session during Dogs' Day in the Garden on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Ariz. Proceeds from the event helped the Arizona Humane Society. 

Race crews prepare the race track during the Carquest Auto Parts NHRA Nationals on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Phoenix, Ariz. 

Auction staff push a car into the building for auction during the Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, in Scottsdale, Ariz. 

Andrew Porter warms up before his race as Arizona State University hosts University of Arizona in a swim meet on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016,  at Mona Plummer Aquatic Center in Tempe, Ariz. 

Auctioneer ring man, Phil Gee takes a look at a car up for auction during the Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, in Scottsdale, Ariz. 

Brock Jensen peers through binoculars on the side of the second hole during the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament at TPC Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Az., on Friday, February 5, 2016.

Race fans cover their ears and turn their back to the smoke as racers take off during the final day of Carquest Auto Parts NHRA Nationals on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Phoenix, Ariz. 

Tournament staff walks form onto the second hole during the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament at TPC Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Az., on Friday, February 5, 2016.

Victorino Preciado, left, sits as his youngest daughter Karoline, 9, tries on his graduation cap during the high school graduation ceremony for the first graduating class through the new program created by The Phoenix Public Library, ReEngage Phoenix College Depot Program and Career Online High School on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at Burton Barr Library in Phoenix, Ariz. The program helps facilitate education for teens that dropped out of high school and want a second chance at their degree. 

Spectators watch from above the 16th hole during Waste Management Phoenix Open Annexus Pro-Am on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course in Scottsdale, Ariz. 

Two Pro Stock Cars race during the Carquest Auto Parts NHRA Nationals on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Phoenix, Ariz. 

Ben Crane prepares to chip his ball out from under the trees on the 11th hole during the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament at TPC Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Az., on Friday, February 5, 2016.

Hayden Hallet, right, and Nicholas Armstrong, center, ride their scooter at Rio Vista Community Park on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in Peoria, Ariz. 

Michael Phelps shares a laugh with competitors after a mixed 100 freestyle exhibition race as Arizona State University hosts University of Arizona in a swim meet on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016,  at Mona Plummer Aquatic Center in Tempe, Ariz. 

Fans wait for the game to start as Grand Canyon University faces off against Seattle University on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix, Ariz. Seattle University defeated Grand Canyon University 59-57. 

Suns players line up as the national anthem is performed before the game as the Phoenix Suns face off against the Houston Rockets on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Ariz. Rockets defeated the Suns 111-105. 

Christopher Evans waits to receive his diploma during the high school graduation ceremony for the first graduating class through the new program created by The Phoenix Public Library, ReEngage Phoenix College Depot Program and Career Online High School on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at Burton Barr Library in Phoenix, Ariz. The program helps facilitate education for teens that dropped out of high school and want a second chance at their degree. 

James Hahn putts into the ninth hole as the sun sets during the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament at TPC Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Az., on Friday, February 5, 2016.

St. Mary's players warm up before their game against Chaparral on Feb. 18, 2016, at St. Mary's High School in Phoenix, Ariz. 

ASU's Patrick Park compete in the 200 yard butterfly as Arizona State University hosts University of Arizona in a swim meet on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016,  at Mona Plummer Aquatic Center in Tempe, Ariz. 

Arizona Coyotes’ Martin Hanzal (11) and Vancouver Canucks’ Matt Bartkowski (44) throw punches in the third period as the Arizona Coyotes face off against the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. Canucks beat the Coyotes 2-1. 

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert blocks Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris on a shot attempt as the Phoenix Suns face off against the Utah Jazz on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Ariz. The Jazz beat the Suns 98-89. 

Grand Canyon University fans cheer before the game as Grand Canyon University faces off against CSU Bakersfield on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz. Grand Canyon University defeated CSU Bakersfield 70-64. 

Tim Wilkerson, right, pulls away to a victory during a semifinal race during the final day of Carquest Auto Parts NHRA Nationals on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Phoenix, Ariz. Wilkerson later won the Funny Car title. 

Phoenix Suns guard Archie Goodwin goes up for a shot as San Antonio Spurs center Boban Marjanovic defends as the Phoenix Suns face off against the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Ariz. Spurs beat the Suns 117-89.

ASU’s Peace Amukamara bounds across the court as ASU faces off against WSU on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz. ASU beat WSU 61-39. 

Seattle University guard Emmanuel Chibuogwu, center, celebrates a victory with teammates as Grand Canyon University faces off against Seattle University on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix, Ariz. Seattle University defeated Grand Canyon University 59-57. 

ASU’s Obinna Oleka celebrates after an ASU three pointer as the ASU Sun Devils face off against the UCLA Bruins on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz.

Arizona Coyotes’ goalie Louis Domingue dives to make a block as the Arizona Coyotes face off against the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. 

Grand Canyon University forward Grandy Glaze celebrates after scoring as Grand Canyon University faces off against CSU Bakersfield on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz. 

Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris and Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza dive for the ball during the last minutes of the game as the Phoenix Suns face off against the Houston Rockets on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Ariz. Rockets defeated the Suns 111-105. 

Grand Canyon University forward Grandy Glaze lets out a scream before the game starts as Grand Canyon University faces off against Seattle University on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix, Ariz.