The Last Two Months

Added on by Loren Elliott.

I've neglected my blog for the past couple months, having gotten sidetracked by a project and then vacation and then transitioning back into the daily grind. Here are 22 photos from that timeframe. From a heroin epidemic to vacation in the Caribbean to politics, there's a bit of everything in here. Thanks for looking. 

Michael Dingman, 28, is seen in a Bradenton residence where he sometimes stays on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, while waiting for his next heroin fix. Dingman injects heroin multiple times per day, getting very ill when he goes for long without it, he says. On this night, he was able to inject shortly after this picture, and said he felt immediate relief from the physical symptoms of heroin withdrawal.  

Michael Dingman, 28, is seen in a Bradenton residence where he sometimes stays on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, while waiting for his next heroin fix. Dingman injects heroin multiple times per day, getting very ill when he goes for long without it, he says. On this night, he was able to inject shortly after this picture, and said he felt immediate relief from the physical symptoms of heroin withdrawal.  

Michael Dingman, 28, prepares paraphernalia in anticipation of his nightly heroin injection.

Michael Dingman, 28, prepares paraphernalia in anticipation of his nightly heroin injection.

Michael Dingman, 28, holds a needle in one hand and a cigarette in the other shortly before injecting heroi.

Michael Dingman, 28, holds a needle in one hand and a cigarette in the other shortly before injecting heroi.

Local fishermen - Castara Village, Tobago. 

Local fishermen - Castara Village, Tobago. 

Local fishermen - Castara Village, Tobago. 

Local fishermen - Castara Village, Tobago. 

The swimming hole - Castara Village, Tobago. 

The swimming hole - Castara Village, Tobago. 

California's North Coast. 

California's North Coast. 

A cabin on the Smith River in California. 

A cabin on the Smith River in California. 

Congressman Alan Grayson (left), who is running in Florida's Democratic Senate primary, is seen with campaign communications director David Damron in an elevator at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown hotel before speaking at a Democratic County Chairs Association meeting there. (for the New York Times)

Congressman Alan Grayson (left), who is running in Florida's Democratic Senate primary, is seen with campaign communications director David Damron in an elevator at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown hotel before speaking at a Democratic County Chairs Association meeting there. (for the New York Times)

Congressman Alan Grayson. (for the New York Times)

Congressman Alan Grayson. (for the New York Times)

Congressman Alan Grayson. (for the New York Times)

Congressman Alan Grayson. (for the New York Times)

Congressman Alan Grayson. (for the New York Times)

Congressman Alan Grayson. (for the New York Times)

G.C. Jans (center) of Amsterdam, Netherlands, fishes just north of John's Pass in St. Petersburg, Fla.

G.C. Jans (center) of Amsterdam, Netherlands, fishes just north of John's Pass in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Opening Day at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., between the Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays. 

Opening Day at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., between the Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays. 

Red carpet at the Gasparilla International Film Festival's VIP opening night reception at the Tampa Theatre. 

Red carpet at the Gasparilla International Film Festival's VIP opening night reception at the Tampa Theatre. 

Red carpet at the Gasparilla International Film Festival's VIP opening night reception at the Tampa Theatre. 

Red carpet at the Gasparilla International Film Festival's VIP opening night reception at the Tampa Theatre. 

The chaplain. Central Florida Rodeo Association's Youth Rodeo. Lakeland, Fla.

The chaplain. Central Florida Rodeo Association's Youth Rodeo. Lakeland, Fla.

The chaplain. Central Florida Rodeo Association's Youth Rodeo. Lakeland, Fla.

The chaplain. Central Florida Rodeo Association's Youth Rodeo. Lakeland, Fla.

Central Florida Rodeo Association's Youth Rodeo. Lakeland, Fla.

Central Florida Rodeo Association's Youth Rodeo. Lakeland, Fla.

Rowdies midfielder Justin Chavez (left) and defender Neill Collins (right) go up for a header against Indy Eleven midfielder Nicki Paterson during a match at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Fla.  

Rowdies midfielder Justin Chavez (left) and defender Neill Collins (right) go up for a header against Indy Eleven midfielder Nicki Paterson during a match at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Fla.