Easter Eggstravaganza

One of my many enjoyments and strengths as a photojournalist is going to what may be considered an ordinary event and coming back to the newsroom with good images. I had to improvise a little in which there weren’t many people at the event to start, but also the events were stretched out across the afternoon. Having two other assignments later that afternoon I saw how a small photo essay would come together with a beginning (children and their families constructing devises for an egg drop). Secondly, the egg drop itself from the rooftop of Edgerton Explorit Center and lastly reactionary images as a result.

Kris Yockey, left, helps her granddaughter Micole with preparing an egg for a drop from the Edgerton Explorit Center rooftop during Easter Eggstravaganza in Aurora, Neb.

Kris Yockey, left, helps her granddaughter Micole with preparing an egg for a drop from the Edgerton Explorit Center rooftop during Easter Eggstravaganza in Aurora, Neb.

Gene Lilly helps his son Kaiden prepare an egg for a drop from the Edgerton Explorit Center rooftop during Easter Eggstravaganza in Aurora, Neb.

Gene Lilly helps his son Kaiden prepare an egg for a drop from the Edgerton Explorit Center rooftop during Easter Eggstravaganza in Aurora, Neb.

Jordyn Wells places an egg inside a plastic tub, which she created a contraption to protect it during an egg drop from the Edgerton Explorit Center rooftop at Easter Eggstravaganza in Aurora, Neb.

Jordyn Wells places an egg inside a plastic tub, which she created a contraption to protect it during an egg drop from the Edgerton Explorit Center rooftop at Easter Eggstravaganza in Aurora, Neb.

Dan Glomski drops one of several eggs from the rooftop of the Edgerton Explorit Center at Easter Eggstravaganza in Aurora, Neb.

Dan Glomski drops one of several eggs from the rooftop of the Edgerton Explorit Center at Easter Eggstravaganza in Aurora, Neb.

An egg wrapped up in a paper towel inside a dixi cup with tongue depressers and a paper plate parachute desends from a rooftop during an egg drop contest.

An egg wrapped up in a paper towel inside a dixi cup with tongue depressers and a paper plate parachute desends from a rooftop during an egg drop contest.

Families watch together as children's egg contraptions are tested by a free fall from a rooftop at Edgerton Explorit Center in Aurora, Neb.

Families watch together as children’s egg contraptions are tested by a free fall from a rooftop at Edgerton Explorit Center in Aurora, Neb.

Mary Molliconi, executive director of The Edgerton Explorit Center holds up Tyson Dvorak’s egg which was the first of three eggs to survive the egg drop at Easter Eggstravaganza in Aurora, Neb.

Mary Molliconi, executive director of The Edgerton Explorit Center holds up Tyson Dvorak’s egg which was the first of three eggs to survive the egg drop at Easter Eggstravaganza in Aurora, Neb.

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