Category Archives: Travel

The Ride of the New Valkyries

Should you ever hear The Ride of the Valkyries booming from speakers in Lawrence, Topeka and even Kansas City, be warned. Remember the scene in Apocalypse Now when a squadron of helicopters swept in with loud speakers booming out Wagner’s classical … Continue reading

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Bird’s Eye View of the Sports Photography Workshop

The eye of the Jayhawk, KU’s beloved mascot, inspired the first part of the title for this post. The photographic feature in Rock Chalk Weekly has become my great photographic challenge and love. For two years, Kansas Athletics has published the weekly … Continue reading

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From Fruits and Nuts to Dreamland

While walking a golf course in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in mid-May, the mother of a golfer from Southern Charleston University struck up a conversation with me. Filled with pride over her son and the school playing in the NCAA Men’s Golf … Continue reading

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Images: Volume 1, Week 43

Last Sunday, Laura and I arrived at the KU rowing boathouse in Lawrence’s Burcham Park. The facility sits along the Kansas River just north of downtown. We were photographing the annual Jayhawk Jamboree, an afternoon-long rowing event for men and women with … Continue reading

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Images: Volume 1, Week 42

On October 3, Arizona State took on UCLA. Picked to be a Pac-12 title challenger this season, the Sun Devils’ play had been disappointing. Meanwhile, UCLA , undefeated and ranked No. 7 in the polls, looked to keep rolling in front … Continue reading

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The Gifts A Workshop Provides

To give you a sense of the camaraderie amongst the staff of the Sports Photography Workshop, consider that on the morning of Mark Reis’ presentation of his work to the students, his mother passed away. Yet, there was Reis standing before us that night, … Continue reading

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Images: Volume 1, Week 30

Photographers develop swivel necks. I am always looking for things that interest me that could also make a pleasing photograph. That is why on sections of a two-lane road between Topeka and Lawrence I find myself always looking for things … Continue reading

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