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Sentimental Photograph Earns Duke Time Off Prize

With his 18-yr old son, Colin, headed to college or university in the slide, Keith Laemont felt that if there was ever a possibility to experience some priceless summer season family holiday memories, the time was now. Around two weeks in June and July, Laemont and his wife and son headed to Montana and Wyoming, places he had visited with his household even though expanding up.

Element of the 7 days was invested at a ranch in Montana where Laemont had vacationed as a child, savoring horseback using, fly fishing and mountain climbing.

“It’s just the very same as it was just about 50 years back, the only issue they’ve additional is Wi-Fi,” reported Laemont, a laboratory research analyst with Duke’s Medical & Translational Science Institute.

Whilst driving all-around Wyoming to see the Grand Teton Countrywide Park, Laemont and his spouse and children stopped at a industry with a sweeping perspective and snapped the photograph above. It is the exact same location the place, as a kid, Laemont and his mom and dad stopped for a break to shoot house movies in the course of a getaway.

“I don’t forget a scene wherever my sister and I were jogging by means of in essence that similar industry with the mountains in the history,” Laemont mentioned. 

Laemont is the fourth winner in the Duke Time Off picture campaign, which celebrates the summertime entertaining, hobbies and adventures that take place in the course of particular time off of perform. Laemont will get a smooth-sided cooler courtesy of the Duke eStore. So considerably, approximately 150 photographs have been submitted.

To be qualified for prizes, photos need to be taken among May perhaps 26, 2021, and Aug. 9, 2021, and shared by present University and Well being Process team and school during the same time period. Share pics on social media using #DukeTimeOff or upload below.

Check out out some other shots Duke colleagues have shared.

Domoniqúe Redmond of the Office of Durham & Community Affairs snapped this photograph during a road journey to Philadelphia acquire her daughter to an internship. Popping into a welcome heart in Virginia, she appreciated the straightforward concept of this sculpture.

“This just expresses what the entire world desires and reminds us of the blessing of loved ones,” Redmond wrote.

Aimee Turner and her family on a rafting trip.
Duke Clinical Exploration Institute’s Aimee Turner shared this picture from a rafting trip with family users on the Cape Concern River. She claimed it was a “fun and calming day and the smiles on their faces built me happy.”

Duke Law's Jamie Lau captured this photo while at a Durham Bulls game. Photo courtesy of Jamie Lau.
Jamie Lau, a scientific professor with the Duke College College of Law, shared this picture from a excursion to see the Durham Bulls. The recreation showcased fireworks afterward, which he enjoyed together with his relatives.

We know your getaway strategies will seem distinct this summer season owing to COVID-19. And that is okay. We welcome images of your distinctive moments and adventures that capture a reprieve from the strain of these complicated times, as extensive as you comply with CDC recommendations to travel safe and sound. Here’s how to share your 2021 summer season pics:

  • Publish your picture on Twitter, Instagram or Fb with #DukeTimeOff. Tell us what you’re undertaking with your time away from operate. Bear in mind: include #DukeTimeOff in your put up, so we can uncover your snapshots on social media
  • Submit your picture and caption on the Doing the job@Duke Facebook web page: facebook.com/workingatduke
  • Or add your image: hr.duke.edu/DukeTimeOff2021 

During the marketing campaign, the Working@Duke editorial group will award some Duke-themed merchandise from the Duke eStore. Grand prizes at the conclude of the campaign involve:

  • Overnight remain with breakfast for two at Washington Duke Inn, courtesy of the Washington Duke Inn
  • $100 gift certificate to the Durham Carrying out Arts Center
  • digital painting package for a person domestic with their favorite lemur species. This deal features a customized-edited movie of your painting session, and the winner will get the finest paintings of the bunch together with a beautiful picture of the artist(s) for display – all courtesy of the Duke Lemur Center

Acquired a story strategy? Send out ideas, shout-outs and images through our story idea form or write working@duke.edu.