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Arch Madness: Cheer, Dance, Band, Coaches and Officials

A collection of non-basketball photos over the course of the two days I covered Arch Madness, the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, in St. Louis.

Scenes from Missouri State v. Wichita State at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament at Scottrade Center in St. Louis on March 4, 2017. Michael Gulledge/For the News-Leader

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St. Louis’ Giant Amoco Sign

The giant Amoco sign on the edge of Forest Park along Highway 40 is recognizable to anyone who has lived in St. Louis. Thursday night the fog was setting in on the way home and I thought it could make a good photo. While they didn’t turn out exactly as I hoped (and I was shooting a GX7 micro 4/3 camera handheld), I want to try again sometime soon to capture this sign.

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Winter in St. Louis

I haven’t been shooting much high school sports the past few weeks, in part because of the ice storm, so I thought I’d make a few posts about what I’ve been up to. In addition to this post, look for:

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National Park Service Turns 100

The National Park Service turned 100 today. Here’s a few photos from my time in the parks.

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The north entrance to Yellowstone National Park near Gardiner, Mont. (2008)
Fireworks light up over the Mississippi River in front of the Gateway Arch and the Old Court House in St. Louis on July 3, 2010. The fireworks were part of the Independence Day celebrations and the yearly Fair St. Louis event at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.
Fireworks light up over the Mississippi River in front of the Gateway Arch and the Old Court House in St. Louis on July 3, 2010. The fireworks were part of the Independence Day celebrations and the yearly Fair St. Louis event at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.

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An Engagement Surprise

This past Saturday I was fortunate enough to photograph Ben Loewnau’s engagement to Lexie Purcell at Babler State Park in Wildwood, Mo.

A few days earlier, Ben and I scouted out a location for me to hide and capture the surprise. Ben and Lexie hiked this trail during one of their first dates, so the location had special meaning.

I ended up hiding about 100 feet away behind a tree and was able to capture the moment:

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