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Knoxville AP Photographer Suffers Heart Attack - "GET PURPLE" THIS WEEKEND
Patrick Murphy-Racey, Photographer
Powell | TN | USA | Posted: 11:08 PM on 09.14.10
->> Wade Payne has been shooting for the AP in Knoxville and Nashville since the early 90's. He has been a fixture at virtually every football and basketball game at the University of Tennessee since that time. He covers the CMA's in Nashville, the Titans, and a ton of other stuff around these parts.

Wade is in ICU and we're waiting to see how he does over the next few days... But while we wait, I've got a little assignment for all of you on SS.

Wade LOVES the color purple. So, if you have a little extra time this weekend at your games, cover your lens shade with purple painter's tape (masking tape) as a show of support for his blog:
http://imagesbydesignphotography.blogspot.com/

I will be covering my Tennessee Orange this week with purple too.

The second part of this assignment is to have someone shoot a photo of you with your purple lens in your stadium and send me a jpeg so I can create a photo book for Wade.

Last, pray, pray, pray for his recovery.

This is a great forum for learning and improving your skills and knowledge but sometimes it can become filled with complaints, silly arguments and frivolous conversation-- but sometimes it can be a great thing to support each other on the side-lines. This is one of those times.

The tape is cheap so if a couple people going to each game buy one roll, it will cover a lot of lenses, so hit up Wally-world, Home Depot & Lowe's and find that purple stuff.

I'll be bringing a few rolls to the Tennessee Florida game this weekend. They will be in the press room, so come on in and tape up just like the players do... Last, hug your kids, kiss your honey, and remember, life is short and sweet. Don't waste a minute of it on stupid stuff.

"Purple out" this weekend at your game, and send the photos to me at pat@pmrphoto.com
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Jabin Botsford, Student/Intern, Photographer
Knoxville | TN | United States | Posted: 11:16 PM on 09.14.10
->> I will definitely be taping up. Great idea and again my prayers are with Wade and his family.
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Adam Brimer, Photographer, Assistant
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 11:31 PM on 09.14.10
->> I'm on it. Save me a slice of tape. My thoughts and prayers are with Wade and his family, too.
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Gavin Werbeloff, Photographer
San Francisco | CA | USA | Posted: 11:58 PM on 09.14.10
->> I met Wade met him at the Peter Read Miller workshop in 2005. He is a great photographer, a great guy, and a credit to the industry. Get well soon!
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Randy Sartin, Photographer, Assistant
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 7:54 AM on 09.15.10
->> This is an awesome idea Pat, thanks a ton for thinking of/doing this.

And as I get ready to "publish this message", I see Wade's purpled up 400mm in my avatar.
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Randy Sartin, Photographer, Assistant
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 9:21 AM on 09.15.10
->> Just updated my member page with a photo of Wade from Saturday, plus some others from a piece I did about him for a class. Lots of Purple!
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Chad Greene, Photographer, Photo Editor
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 12:02 PM on 09.15.10
->> Alright, I'm in after I find some purple tape for this Saturday. I pray Wade is back on his feet healthy and shooting again soon.
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Patrick Murphy-Racey, Photographer
Powell | TN | USA | Posted: 2:48 PM on 09.15.10
->> http://pmrphoto.blogspot.com/2010/09/please-pray-for-my-friend-wade-payne.h...
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Tim Casey, Photographer
Gainesville | FL | USA | Posted: 3:49 PM on 09.15.10
->> I'll be there, count me in.
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Greg McWilliams, Photographer
Oxford | AL | USA | Posted: 7:50 PM on 09.15.10
->> I saw Wade at the Raiders / Titans game in Nashville this past weekend (with his purple tape on his 400/2.8).
I'll be shooting Arkansas at Georgia on Saturday and then back to Nashville on Sunday for the Steelers vs Titans.
Guess I'll have to 'Purple Up'!!!!!
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Patrick Murphy-Racey, Photographer
Powell | TN | USA | Posted: 8:42 PM on 09.15.10
->> thanks Tim, it would be great to get any visiting Gators to purple up so spread the word to anyone you can... btw, that purple painter's tape is hard to come by! I went to five places today looking for it and only Hobby Lobby carried it, and they only have 1" wide tape. I bought all they had though, so I'm hoping it will be enough!!!!

Everything is still pretty much the same as yesterday with Wade, but we're hoping to know more maybe in the next couple of days...

Keep those prayers coming...

pm-r :)
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Grant Halverson, Photographer, Photo Editor
Nashville | TN | USA | Posted: 9:03 PM on 09.15.10
->> Praying for Wade and his family and for a speedy recovery. I'm a Tennessee newbie (to both the state and the school) but I'll be there Saturday--count me in, and please save me a strip or two.

Great idea, Pat, and a great show of support from the photo community.
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Thomas B. Shea, Photographer
Pearland/Houston | TX | USA | Posted: 9:14 PM on 09.15.10
->> If you can't find purple tape may I suggest taping some purple construction paper around the lens hood.
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Keith Birmingham, Photographer
Pasadena | CA | USA | Posted: 10:30 PM on 09.15.10
->> I will be at the Houston vs UCLA game at the Rose Bowl with my purple tape. Get well soon Wade.
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Ken Charnock, Photographer
Mooresville | NC | United States | Posted: 11:06 PM on 09.15.10
->> I only had the pleasure of meeting Wade once, cool guy with lots of tips and advice.

My thoughts go out to Wade and his family.

I'll try and find some purple tape or as suggested I'll find some purple construction paper - I'm not shooting Football; I'm shooting Cross Country @ Vanderbilt Saturday morning.
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Randy Sartin, Photographer, Assistant
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 10:27 AM on 09.16.10
->> In case anyone is still looking,I found 3 rolls of 2" wide purple masking tape at Ace Hardware.
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Michael Wesson, Photographer
Cleveland | TN | USA | Posted: 1:38 PM on 09.16.10
->> My thoughts and prayers are with you Wade! So Purple it is!
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Tim Casey, Photographer
Gainesville | FL | USA | Posted: 3:15 AM on 09.17.10
->> Patrick, I picked up a roll of purple duct tape, so I'll be happy to share with any of the other photogs coming up from Gainesville.
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Patrick Murphy-Racey, Photographer
Powell | TN | USA | Posted: 11:40 AM on 09.17.10
->> Wade literally woke up this morning. He answered questions from the nurse by nodding and squeezing her hand and is now tracking people with his eyes then they move around the room in ICU. He cannot speak as the machine is still breathing for him but that is due to be removed sometime soon. While these are big-time signs of encouragment, Wade will have a long road to recovery if he can breathe on his own once the vent is removed.

Please keep the full-court press and continue to pray for his full recovery. We are all cautiously optimistic... pm-r
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Tim Casey, Photographer
Gainesville | FL | USA | Posted: 5:41 PM on 09.17.10
->> Thanks for the update
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David Bernacchi, Photographer
Milwaukee | WI | USA | Posted: 10:00 PM on 09.17.10
->> I wish I were shooting a game tomorrow, but am doing a wedding. purple it is!
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Randy Sartin, Photographer, Assistant
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 10:30 PM on 09.17.10
->> Things have only improved tonight, WooHoo!!!!!
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Andrew Fielding, Photographer
Denver | CO | USA | Posted: 12:04 AM on 09.18.10
->> Even though I've never met Wade he sounds like a great guy, I'll be picking up some purple tape and putting it on my lens hood at tomorrow's Boise State vs Wyoming game.
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Patrick Murphy-Racey, Photographer
Powell | TN | USA | Posted: 11:14 AM on 09.18.10
->> Wade is talking now, which by default means the ventilator has been removed. This text came in from Lisa last night: "Amazing night with Wade!"

And this one, which is the best of all from today at 10am, "Talking, eating, smiling. May be moved out of Intensive care today..."

Do you believe in miracles????

Next Wade will be looking at having open heart surgery... and then a long recovery from that.

Thanks to all who have been praying for him. Today is the day for "Purple Out" to take place at Neyland Stadium as well as many other places. Remember to shoot photos of people wearing Purple or sporting it on their lenses and cameras and send the photos to me at: pat@pmrphoto.com

It's a beautiful day here in Knoxville on many levels... GO VOLS!!!!!!
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Steve Franz, Photographer
Baton Rouge | LA | USA | Posted: 12:32 PM on 09.18.10
->> If you are coming to the LSU game, I got some purple tape. Imagine that.
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Tim Casey, Photographer
Gainesville | FL | USA | Posted: 7:51 PM on 09.18.10
->> Great news, and great to see so many people showing support with purple at Neyland Stadium today!
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Patrick Murphy-Racey, Photographer
Powell | TN | USA | Posted: 10:21 PM on 09.18.10
->> thanks to all-- even the TV guys got into it!!!!
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Randy Sartin, Photographer, Assistant
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 10:50 PM on 09.18.10
->> Big thanks to Pat for all he's done, and to everyone that Purpled Up this weekend!
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Cooper Neill, Photographer, Student/Intern
Nashville | Tn | USA | Posted: 1:27 AM on 09.19.10
->> I busted out my purple this morning for a cross country meet in Nashville and tonight while watching highlights of the UT game saw a few photogs sporting the purple.

Thanks for the updates Patrick, our thoughts and prayers continue to go out for Wade and his family!
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Patrick Murphy-Racey, Photographer
Powell | TN | USA | Posted: 6:44 PM on 09.19.10
->> Wade sat in a chair today and walked a little with the aid of a walker. He also ate real meals so things are still very much headed in the right direction...

LOoking for photos of people and/or their cameras wearing purple. lease send them to me at pat@pmrphoto.com

Thanks to all who have already sent me some-- they are great!!! pm-r
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Ken Charnock, Photographer
Mooresville | NC | United States | Posted: 9:59 PM on 09.19.10
->> Great news, thanks for the updates.

Image sent.

Ken
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Patrick Murphy-Racey, Photographer
Powell | TN | USA | Posted: 11:36 PM on 09.20.10
->> Here is a little work in progress to entice some of you to send me photos from other games.

I'm going to hold off doing the book till this Thursday, and then I'm going for it...

Wade continues to do really well... thanks to all for prayers, thoughts, smiles, texts, good vibes, etc...

Lisa and Wade's brother Rod have been really moved by the outpouring of support, concern, and visitors who have been so faithful at the hospital.

http://vimeo.com/15146038
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Kohl Threlkeld, Student/Intern
Bowling Green | KY | USA | Posted: 11:48 PM on 09.21.10
->> Holy crap, just hearing the news. Wade is one of the nicest guys in the industry. He's ALWAYS been super helpful to me and always gone out of his way to be friendly. I sure hope he makes a full recovery and gets back out there soon!!
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Patrick Murphy-Racey, Photographer
Powell | TN | USA | Posted: 6:51 PM on 10.06.10
->> I got to stop in and see Wade yesterday and he's doing great. He showed me his purple walker complete with strobe lights, license plate, and purple tape. the even better news is that the walker is done. He's walking without need of it, is in fine spirits and is very contemplative... "I'm trying to get my mind around the fact that I was dead," he said a few times... He meant every word.

Thanks to all who prayed or sent good vibes Wade's way. It all worked!!!

patrick
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Randy Sartin, Photographer, Assistant
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 12:18 PM on 12.22.10
->> Article from today's paper about Wade's return to the gym...
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2010/dec/22/wade-payne-photographer-heart-atta.../
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Tim Casey, Photographer
Gainesville | FL | USA | Posted: 2:34 AM on 12.28.10
->> Thanks for posting, Randy
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