This weekend I attended the Seventh Midwest Bike Polo Champeenships hosted for the first time in Columbia, Mo. by COMOPOLO and wrote a story and crafted a multimedia slideshow for the Missourian, which published the video and the accompanying story online earlier today.
I’m presently working on a story for the “Boone Life” photo column in the Columbia Missourian. While the story is not yet finished, I thought I would share a detail from the diner where I’m developing something to fit our new theme: beginnings. In this case, how people begin their days in the small town of McBaine, Mo., population 12. I’ll link to the story when it is finally completed.
The final story went online last Tuesday while I was at the Missouri Photo Workshop, and can be read on the Columbia Missourian’s Web site.
This weekend I photographed a college football game–Missouri Tigers versus the Furman Paladins–along with John Schreiber, for the Columbia Missourian. It was only my third or fourth time photographing football, and my first college game, so it was a little different. I was also using a Canon 600mm f/4 L IS lens from CPS, which made things extra different. But it was a lot of fun, and there’s a web gallery here.
While at the game, I was assigned to get a feature photo of the crew of “Big Mo,” an over-sized drum on a trike that is used to lead cheers of “MIZ–ZOU” at the games, as well as run up and down the end zone with the cheerleaders after a touch down. At the end of the game, David Champlin started dancing with the Golden Girls, who are a more “sparkly” version of the cheerleaders. The result was the photo above. Sadly, it will never find its way into the Missourian, so I’m posting it here for all to see. I suppose it’s better this way.
Secondly, I thought I would post this portrait of Anthony Fitzgerald and Arnold Cromwell, two custodians–one from Hickman High School, the other from Rock Bridge High School–to be featured in this week’s VOX Magazine in the “On-The-Job” section. I was happy with the final select, but also felt that the image below worked fairly well. I do wish I had some more time with them to get a moment between the two, but at the very least I feel that this was a respectful presentation of the two men.
Tonight I photographed a blowout softball game: Rock Bridge High School: 4; Hickman High School: 0. And while I was reasonably pleased with the results of my first attempt at softball in over three years (read: they were OK) one of the outtakes sticks in my mind, so I thought I would post it here. It’s more of a graphic / dynamic image than a story-telling one:
I have finally had a chance to go over all of my images from the Tour de Missouri, as well as my other shoots from the week, and found three images that I thought were particularly interesting but were unpublished–they did not find their way into the Columbia Missourian, or my Blog, for that matter–until now!
I saw this composition with the imperfect reflections of office buildings and the Old Court House as I was walking to the downtown Hilton to pick up my press credentials for the first stage of the Tour of Missouri. This is cropped fairly heavily, so I do wish that I had switched lenses to the 70-200mm f/4 I L IS, but I was in a rush to get to the race before it started without me!
More after the jump!