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Friday, September 11, 2015

All Things Must Come To An End

Tomorrow I will photograph my last wedding.  I'm not retiring from photography, just from weddings. I did this young girls photographs back in November of 1991, and now it's time for her wedding.   A fitting end indeed. 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Rest In Peace Bishop Raymond Boland

In January of 1993 I was fortunate to be chosen to do Bishop Raymond Bolands ' official portrait when he took over the Diocese of Kansas City/St. Joseph.   We talked briefly on the phone about where to do the portrait and he asked for my suggestions.   Contrary to tradition, which was to use the Cathedral, I wondered allowed if we might use Our Lady of Sorrows... I have always thought that was one of the prettiest churches in Kansas City... to my surprise he agreed and we met there the following week.   He was a very gracious and down-to-earth man who will be greatly missed.

Monday, October 29, 2012

We Came Close in '93

Kansas City came close in 1993 to major flooding... the Missouri crested at 48.9 feet on July 27th.  The picture on the left and other "aerials" I took on that day from the top of City Hall.  
 Above, the old Paseo Bridge.  Below, during the flood period an old paddle wheel the William S. Mitchell broke away from its moorings and headed down river from Kansas City, Kansas..  Despite the best efforts of a lone tugboat, the vessel crashed into three bridges.  Wreckage shown in some photos below.

Above, under the Paseo Bridge.
 Above photo taken on July 12th shows the bank-full Missouri with the ASB Bridge in the background.

 Above, the water is almost level with the Downtown Airport.

 Above and below, more shots take on July 12, 15 days before crest.