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This was… different. I was assigned to shoot a concert by Here Come the Mummies a while back, wrote up this post and completely forgot about it so here it is. They’re a funk band out of Nashville that dresses up as, well you can see for yourself. It was a pretty fun show to shoot, I just wish I’d had more time and a little more room but hey them is the breaks. The truly great thing was that they had no restrictions as far as how long I could shoot. Unfortunately my deadline and the fact that my work day started at 7:30 a.m on about three hours of sleep didn’t leave me with much time. Hope that our paths cross again sometime. Thanks for looking

 

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ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Andy Carter of Ellisnore, Mo., rides Dollar Whiskey in the bareback riding competition at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Wednesday, August 7, in Sikeston, Mo. Carter received a score of 71 for his ride.
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Andy Carter of Ellisnore, Mo., rides Dollar Whiskey in the bareback riding competition at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Wednesday, August 7, in Sikeston, Mo. Carter received a score of 71 for his ride.

Last week I got the call to go down to Sikeston, Mo., for the Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. Muddy just doesn’t cover the conditions after a week of nearly daily rain here in Southeast Missouri so the bareback riding competition was interesting to say the least. I left the arena covered from head to toe in what I fervently hope was mud but the simply gorgeous light, jumping horses, falling riders and flying mud made it all worth it.

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com The Grand Entry circles the arena at the start of the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Wednesday, August 7, in Sikeston, Mo.
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The Grand Entry circles the arena at the start of the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Wednesday, August 7, in Sikeston, Mo.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com A rider with the American Flag circles the arena as the National Anthem plays before the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Wednesday, August 7, in Sikeston, Mo.
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A rider with the American Flag circles the arena as the National Anthem plays before the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Wednesday, August 7, in Sikeston, Mo.

 

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Andy Carter of Ellisnore, Mo., rides Dollar Whiskey in the bareback riding competition at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Wednesday, August 7, in Sikeston, Mo. Carter received a score of 71 for his ride.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com
Andy Carter of Ellisnore, Mo., rides Dollar Whiskey in the bareback riding competition at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Wednesday, August 7, in Sikeston, Mo. Carter received a score of 71 for his ride.

 

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Richard Champion rides Little Pistol in the bareback riding competition at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Wednesday, August 7, in Sikeston, Mo.
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Richard Champion rides Little Pistol in the bareback riding competition at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Wednesday, August 7, in Sikeston, Mo.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Ryan Gray rides Ankle Biter in the bareback riding competition at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Wednesday, August 7, in Sikeston, Mo. Gray received a score of 86 for his ride.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com
Ryan Gray rides Ankle Biter in the bareback riding competition at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Wednesday, August 7, in Sikeston, Mo. Gray received a score of 86 for his ride.

 

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Chase Gerlach, 8, tries on a cowboy hat at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Wednesday, August 7, in Sikeston, Mo.
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Chase Gerlach, 8, tries on a cowboy hat at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Wednesday, August 7, in Sikeston, Mo.

 

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Taylor Price rides Prairie Wind in the bareback riding competition at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Wednesday, August 7, in Sikeston, Mo. Price received a score of 84 for his ride.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com
Taylor Price rides Prairie Wind in the bareback riding competition at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Wednesday, August 7, in Sikeston, Mo. Price received a score of 84 for his ride.

 

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com The Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Wednesday, August 7, in Sikeston, Mo.
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The Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Wednesday, August 7, in Sikeston, Mo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I was assigned to shoot some weather art this afternoon only the weather didn’t cooperate. We’ve been getting quite a bit of rain here in Southeast Missouri with more expected through the week so I was sent out to get some shots of it as a standalone, only problem was that it pretty much stopped raining as soon as I headed out. I had the idea to shoot some macro shots of raindrops on flowers, I know, it’s a cliche but I’ve never actually done it before, but was faced with yet another problem, I don’t have a macro lens or any extension tubes.

My education and experience as a photojournalist aided by watching a lot of MacGyver as a child have taught me to never let a little thing like not having the proper equipment get in the way of  getting a photo or completing an assignment so I improvised. I manually set my 50 1.8 wide open with the focus at infinity and held it in my hand adjusting the distance between the back of the lens to my camera and the front of the lens to the subject to focus and using some gaffer tape and cinefoil as an “extension tube,” and I was in business.

My failure rate was really, really high as my cameras light meter was almost useless and focusing accurately was next to impossible with the extremely shallow depth of field and the fact that I was, shakily, hand holding everything. An unexpected aspect of this was the changing of the focus plane which resulted in some rather interesting results. I wasn’t able to spend to much time with this since I needed to get a more traditional found feature but I’m certainly going to play around with this some more in the future.

 

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ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Notre Dame's Justin Landewee.

 

I spent most of the last nine days working on the 2013 All-Missourian team photos for the Spring. The best high school athletes in our coverage area for baseball, girls soccer and track descended upon our studio to have lights flashed in their faces. All told I moved 390 portraits. That’s not a typo I worked up 390 portraits. 

Portraits have never really been my thing, I tend to do better reacting to people and predicting their behavior than I am at directing them. I wanted things to look natural and comfortable so for the most part I had them do things that they were familiar with, such as going through their swinging/kicking/throwing motion or simple poses like stand there and look here.I wanted to have a pose that would be unique for each athlete so we shot 10-15 looks for each kid and ran between 8-12 photos of each one in the galleries, hence the huge total number of moved photos. My strategy was to get them into a position and then either wait for a moment to occur or create one by causing a genuine reaction rather than having them “smile for the camera.” I have to admit by the end I was REALLY running out of ideas.

This is the first time that I’ve born the brunt of this twice annual assignment. I’ve picked up a couple of kids here and there in the past but I’ve never shot the bulk of them like I did this time. It was a fun, though draining, experience, but I’m looking forward to being able to do something like this again in the future.

We ran them in color (you can see the complete galleries here) but I like them in BW since I feel like it gives the collection a greater sense of visual continuity and it’s my blog so there. Here are some of my favorites.

Thanks for looking!

 

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Notre Dame's Chase Simmons.

 

 

 

 

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Notre Dame's Taylor Rinda.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Jackson's Paden Wachter.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Chaffee's Jared Walker.

 

 

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Notre Dame's Chase Simmons.

 

 

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Saxony Lutheran's Maci Daniel.

 

 

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Oran's Addie Kielhofner.

 

 

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Notre Dame's Sarah Lawrence.

 

 

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Oran's Kody Moore.

 

 

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Notre Dame's Jordan Barber.

 

 

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Scott City's Brett Dirnberger.

 

 

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Kelly's Samantha Ratledge.

 

 

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Saxony Lutheran's Ali Galemmo.

 

 

 

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One of my assignments on the Fourth of July was to shoot a mud volleyball tournament that was being held as part of the festivities Jackson, Mo. I was the only photog on duty so I wasn’t able to spend to much time there, I shot about a game and a half, but when you shoot something like this it doesn’t take long. One of these days I’m going to be able to really cover one of these.

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Paige Brown celebrates a point by her team, Turnt Up, during the mud volleyball tournament at Jackson's Fourth of July Celebration Thursday, July 4, at Jackson City Park.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Turnt Up's Logan Swindle serves during the mud volleyball tournament at Jackson's Fourth of July Celebration Thursday, July 4, at Jackson City Park.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Brittany Oliver watches her team, Turnt Up, during the mud volleyball tournament at Jackson's Fourth of July Celebration Thursday, July 4, at Jackson City Park.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Turnt Up's Matt Lang dives for the ball during the mud volleyball tournament at Jackson's Fourth of July Celebration Thursday, July 4, at Jackson City Park.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Children play in the Kids Mud Pit and Obstacle Course while others play mud volleyball at Jackson's Fourth of July Celebration Thursday, July 4, at Jackson City Park.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Turnt Up's Paige Brown dives for the ball during the mud volleyball tournament at Jackson's Fourth of July Celebration Thursday, July 4, at Jackson City Park.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Turnt Up's Alex Austin during the mud volleyball tournament at Jackson's Fourth of July Celebration Thursday, July 4, at Jackson City Park.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Brittany Oliver serves for her team, Turnt Up, during the mud volleyball tournament at Jackson's Fourth of July Celebration Thursday, July 4, at Jackson City Park.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Turnt Up's Taylor Bolinger shakes mud of her hands during the mud volleyball tournament at Jackson's Fourth of July Celebration Thursday, July 4, at Jackson City Park.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Turnt Up's Alex Austin reacts to missing a dig during the mud volleyball tournament at Jackson's Fourth of July Celebration Thursday, July 4, at Jackson City Park.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Turnt Up's Alex Austin runs past Brittany Oliver in celebration after a win during the mud volleyball tournament at Jackson's Fourth of July Celebration Thursday, July 4, at Jackson City Park.

 

 

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com A Cape Girardeau Public Works sanitation truck picks up household waste from homes on Etherton Road Friday, June 14, in Cape Girardeau.

One of the things I love about my job is that it isn’t a 9 to 5 gig, every day is different including when I go to work and when I leave. As much as I enjoy this it can be problematic from time to time, such as last week when my workday ran from 8:30 a.m. to nearly two in the morning. This wasn’t a case of some calamitous event or big happening, just the usual mix of news, sports and features.

My day started with a news assignment to get a photo of a city garbage truck to go with a story on a rate increase, I know, exciting stuff. Of course finding a garbage truck isn’t as easy as it sounds even when you’ve called to find out where they’re doing pickups. I spent about an hour driving around before I snagged the sure fire clip contest winner above.

I went back to the office to file my masterpiece and check in with my editors to see if anything else was cooking before heading to assignment number two: The final round of the AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship. I’d spent much of my week covering this tournament which featured the top ranked girls golfers in the country. I simply can’t overstate how good these girls are and I had a blast covering this.

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Alison Lee, of Valencia, Calif., hits out of the bunker on the twelfth hole during the final round of the AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship Friday, June 14, at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau. Lee won the tournament shooting 7 under-par after 72 holes.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Karen Chung, of Livingston, N.J., walks to the thirteenth tee during the final round of the AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship Friday, June 14, at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau. Chung tied for second place with Abbey Carlson, of Lake Mary, Fla., in the tournament shooting 6 under-par after 72 holes.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Alison Lee, of Valencia, Calif., watches her drive on the fourteenth hole during the final round of the AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship Friday, June 14, at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau. Lee won the tournament shooting 7 under-par after 72 holes.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Karen Chung, of Livingston, N.J., watches her tee shot on the thirteenth hole during the final round of the AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship Friday, June 14, at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau. Chung tied for second place with Abbey Carlson, of Lake Mary, Fla., in the tournament shooting 6 under-par after 72 holes.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Allisen Corpuz, of Honolulu, Hawaii, drives off the eighteenth tee during the final round of the AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship Friday, June 14, at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau. Corpuz placed fourth in the tournament.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Karen Chung, of Livingston, N.J., reacts after missing the green from the seventeenth fairway during the final round of the AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship Friday, June 14, at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau. Chung tied for second place with Abbey Carlson, of Lake Mary, Fla., in the tournament shooting 6 under-par after 72 holes.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Allisen Corpuz, of Honolulu, Hawaii, left, Karen Chung, of Livingston, N.J., and Alison Lee, of Valencia, Calif., awalk from the eighteenth tee during the final round of the AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship Friday, June 14, at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau. Lee won the tournament shooting 7 under-par after 72 holes while Chung tied for second place with Abbey Carlson, of Lake Mary, Fla. second place with Abbey Carlson, of Lake Mary, Fla., and Corpuz placed fourth.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Karen Chung, of Livingston, N.J., walks from the eighteenth green during the final round of the AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship Friday, June 14, at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau. Chung tied for second place with Abbey Carlson, of Lake Mary, Fla., in the tournament shooting 6 under-par after 72 holes.

 

Finishing up with golf a little before three I ran back to the office to dump my cards and get started on editing before heading to assignment number 3: a portrait for a feature that would run in a few days on a girl who used a lemonade stand to raise money for a family whose 8-month-old son was being treated for a rare form of cancer.

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Savannah Smith, 7, left, hugs 8-month-old son Braxtyn Wysocki, Friday, June 14, on the front porch of his Cape Girardeau. Smith opened a lemonade stand to help Wysocki and his mother Brittni Wysocki, right, after Braxtyn was diagnosed with dermatofibrosarcoma, a rare skin cancer.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Brittni Wysocki holds her 8-month-old son Braxtyn Wysocki, Friday, June 14, on the front porch of his Cape Girardeau. Seven year-old Savannah Smith opened a lemonade stand to help the Wysockis after Braxtyn was diagnosed with dermatofibrosarcoma, a rare skin cancer.

 

Back to the office for editing, editing and more editing of the nearly 2,000 frames I’d taken by now and then back out for some American Legion baseball

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Cape Ford and Sons Post 63 Senior Legion first baseman Trevor Propst runs for third base in the fourth inning of their game against Dunklin County Post 303 Legacy Equipment Friday, June 14, at Capaha Field in Cape Girardeau.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Cape Ford and Sons Post 63 Senior Legion's Thomas Crocetti runs for second base in the fourth inning of their game against Dunklin County Post 303 Legacy Equipment Friday, June 14, at Capaha Field in Cape Girardeau.

 

before heading over to my final assignment of the day, Relay for Life.

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Sybil Whitworth, of Scott City, Mo., walks around the course during the Relay for Life of Cape Girardeau County, Friday, June 14, at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau. This is the 15th year for the event, which serves to raise awareness about cancer while also serving as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Participants form teams which raise money before and during the event. Whitworth is a 16-year survivor of breast cancer.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Landyn Fleming, 2, plays with a strand of lights while being held by his mother Dana Fleming during the Relay for Life of Cape Girardeau County, Friday, June 14, at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau. This is the 15th year for the event, which serves to raise awareness about cancer while also serving as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Participants form teams which raise money before and during the event.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com The Relay for Life of Cape Girardeau County, Friday, June 14, at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau. This is the 15th year for the event, which serves to raise awareness about cancer while also serving as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Participants form teams which raise money before and during the event.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Participants walk past luminaries, paper bags in honor of a cancer survivor or remembrance of friends or family, during the Relay for Life of Cape Girardeau County, Friday, June 14, at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau. This is the 15th year for the event, which serves to raise awareness about cancer while also serving as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Participants form teams which raise money before and during the event.

 

I then ran home for a much needed shower before going back to the office to finish up my editing and start making photo galleries,

AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship

AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship Awards

Cape Ford and Sons Post 63 Senior Legion 

Cape County Relay for Life

Finally I headed home around 1:45 to get some sleep before my 8 a.m. assignment Saturday morning. Just another day in the life of a newspaper photographer.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com A group of SEMO students who call themselves the Daytime Deluxe Diving Dunkaroos held a water balloon fight outside of Parker Hall Wednesday, May 8, on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

 

I was well into hour two of cruising for wild art one day last week when I noticed to teenagers crouched down at a water spigot in a local park as I drove past. I’m not sure if its my journalistic instincts or my misspent youth but I immediately wondered if they were filling up water balloons. Like any good newspaper photographer I stopped to find out what was going on. The two Southeast Missouri State University students were indeed filling up water balloons for use in a water balloon fight later that afternoon. They were members of an unofficial club on campus named the Daytime Deluxe Diving Dunkaroos. I made a few frames, found out a bit more about their group and what was planned for later and gave them my business card as I left telling them to shoot me an email if they ever had anything going on that they thought would make a nice photo and that I’d try to make the fight later that day.

I went back to the office filed what I had and told the ME that I might be able to get something better later if my scheduled worked out. I had a 3 o’clock assignment to shoot some high school golfers who had qualified for state and I wasn’t sure if I’d make it back in time. The photo gods smiled upon me for the second time that day as my portraits went quickly with all of my kids showing up on time or early (never happens!) and I was able to make it to the SEMO campus with time to spare and my GoPro Hero2 video camera. I grabbed names of the kids participating and talked one of them into wearing the GoPro on there heads adn we were good to go. Things were a bit crazy once they started as you can see from the stills and video. I almost managed to avoid getting hit but I got tagged by one of the last balloons thrown when a kid ducked and I didn’t. I came away soaking wet and a bit disappointed that my wide angle was out of commission since my 50 seemed to tight and to slow to focus but it was a good time.  I didn’t have time to really edit the video from the GoPro but I think it kind of works as it is anyway. Thanks for looking!

 

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com A group of SEMO students who call themselves the Daytime Deluxe Diving Dunkaroos held a water balloon fight outside of Parker Hall Wednesday, May 8, on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com A group of SEMO students who call themselves the Daytime Deluxe Diving Dunkaroos held a water balloon fight outside of Parker Hall Wednesday, May 8, on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com A group of SEMO students who call themselves the Daytime Deluxe Diving Dunkaroos held a water balloon fight outside of Parker Hall Wednesday, May 8, on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com A group of SEMO students who call themselves the Daytime Deluxe Diving Dunkaroos held a water balloon fight outside of Parker Hall Wednesday, May 8, on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com A group of SEMO students who call themselves the Daytime Deluxe Diving Dunkaroos held a water balloon fight outside of Parker Hall Wednesday, May 8, on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com A group of SEMO students who call themselves the Daytime Deluxe Diving Dunkaroos held a water balloon fight outside of Parker Hall Wednesday, May 8, on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com A group of SEMO students who call themselves the Daytime Deluxe Diving Dunkaroos held a water balloon fight outside of Parker Hall Wednesday, May 8, on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Magan Tarr reacts after being hit by a water baloon during a water balloon fight outside of Parker Hall Wednesday, May 8, on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. A group of SEMO students who call themselves the Daytime Deluxe Diving Dunkaroos held the event.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Kelsey Whitehead, back, hits Stephanie Bechard with a water baloon during a water balloon fight outside of Parker Hall Wednesday, May 8, on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. A group of SEMO students who call themselves the Daytime Deluxe Diving Dunkaroos held the event.

It’s high school playoff time here in Southeast Missouri which means long days, long drives and lots of drama filled games. In the past two days I’ve shot two district championship games, one baseball and one soccer. Soccer was decided in double overtime and the baseball game ended with a walk-off single in the eight inning, prep baseball plays seven inning games here in Mo. As far as the teams I was covering they split the difference, one loser and one winner. Thanks for looking!

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Saxony Lutheran's Maci Daniel takes a shot on goal during the Crusaders' 1-0 double overtime loss to St. Pius X in the class 1 district 1 championship game Tuesday, May 14, at St. Pius X High School in Festus, Mo.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Saxony Lutheran's Ashlynn Collier, left, blocks an attempt by St. Pius X's Molly Kovarik to clear the ball during the Crusaders' 1-0 double overtime loss to the Lancers in the class 1 district 1 championship game Tuesday, May 14, at St. Pius X High School in Festus, Mo.ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Saxony Lutheran's Kristy Winter, right, tries to get a shot past St. Pius X goal keeper Holly Magre during the Crusaders' 1-0 double overtime loss to the Lancers in the class 1 district 1 championship game Tuesday, May 14, at St. Pius X High School in Festus, Mo.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Saxony Lutheran's Maddie Brune, left, is knocked to the ground by St. Pius X's Ashley Marks during the Crusaders' 1-0 double overtime loss to the Lancers in the class 1 district 1 championship game Tuesday, May 14, at St. Pius X High School in Festus, Mo.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Saxony Lutheran's Brianna Mueller heads the ball during the Crusaders' 1-0 double overtime loss to St. Pius X in the class 1 district 1 championship game Tuesday, May 14, at St. Pius X High School in Festus, Mo.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Saxony Lutheran's Tess Daniel, right, battles St. Pius X's Brianna Luaders for control of the ball during the Crusaders' 1-0 double overtime loss to the Lancers in the class 1 district 1 championship game Tuesday, May 14, at St. Pius X High School in Festus, Mo.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Saxony Lutheran's Raegan Wieser heads the ball away her own goal during the Crusaders' 1-0 double overtime loss to the St. Pius X Lancers in the class 1 district 1 championship game Tuesday, May 14, at St. Pius X High School in Festus, Mo.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Saxony Lutheran's Tess Daniel, right, gets past St. Pius X's Brianna Luaders to take a shot on goal during the Crusaders' 1-0 double overtime loss to the Lancers in the class 1 district 1 championship game Tuesday, May 14, at St. Pius X High School in Festus, Mo.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Saxony Lutheran players react as St. Pius X celebrates their 1-0 double overtime win over the Crusaders in the class 1 district 1 championship game Tuesday, May 14, at St. Pius X High School in Festus, Mo.

 

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Saxony Lutheran's Courtney Bergman walks back to the bench after the Crusaders' 1-0 double overtime loss to St. Pius X in the class 1 district 1 championship game Tuesday, May 14, at St. Pius X High School in Festus, Mo.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Saxony Lutheran's Maci Daniel cries as she walks across the field after the Crusaders' 1-0 double overtime loss to St. Pius X in the class 1 district 1 championship game Tuesday, May 14, at St. Pius X High School in Festus, Mo.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Notre Dame's Chase Urhahn lays down a bunt in the third inning of Notre Dame's 4-3, eight inning win over Sikeston in the Class 4 District 1 Championship game Wednesday, May 15, at Notre Dame Regional High School.

 

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Sikeston's Patrick Smith reacts after striking out during Sikeston's loss to Notre Dame in the Class 4 District 1 championship game Wednesday, May 15, at Notre Dame Regional High School.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Notre Dame fans dodge a foul ball during Notre Dame's win over Sikeston in the Class 4 District 1 Championship game Wednesday, May 15, at Notre Dame Regional High School.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Notre Dame's Cody Debrock runs for second in the sixth inning of Notre Dame's 4-3, eight inning win over Sikeston in the Class 4 District 1 Championship game Wednesday, May 15, at Notre Dame Regional High School.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Notre Dame players celebrate their 4-3, eight inning win over Sikeston in the Class 4 District 1 Championship game Wednesday, May 15, at Notre Dame Regional High School.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Notre Dame players celebrate their 4-3, eight inning win over Sikeston in the Class 4 District 1 Championship game Wednesday, May 15, at Notre Dame Regional High School.

 

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Cape Central's Sydney Deneke makes her first dive during the Show Me Conference girls swim meet Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Central Municipal Pool in Cape Girardeau.

I don’t have a whole lot of experience shooting diving. Frankly the venues and my gear have made shooting it semi-annual exercise in frustration for most of my career. That changed last week I got the assignment to shoot a meet in an venue with enough light to actually stop the action. Leaves me feeling kinda sad that I’ll have to wait for the boys to start up in the Fall to have another chance to shoot this again. Thanks for looking!

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Jackson's Alexia Phillips dives during the Show Me Conference girls swim meet Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Central Municipal Pool in Cape Girardeau.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Cape Central's Chleo LeGrand prepares to dive during the Show Me Conference girls swim meet Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Central Municipal Pool in Cape Girardeau.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Jackson's Alexia Phillips, left, Cape Central's Sydney Deneke and Chleo LeGrand and Perryville's Brooke Hogard watch Perryville's Makenda Lukefahr makes dive during the Show Me Conference girls swim meet Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Central Municipal Pool in Cape Girardeau.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Perryville's Makenda Lukefahr makes her first dive during the Show Me Conference girls swim meet Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Central Municipal Pool in Cape Girardeau.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Cape Central's Sydney Deneke makes her first dive during the Show Me Conference girls swim meet Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Central Municipal Pool in Cape Girardeau.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Jackson's Alexia Phillips dives during the Show Me Conference girls swim meet Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Central Municipal Pool in Cape Girardeau.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Cape Central's Sydney Deneke dives during the Show Me Conference girls swim meet Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Central Municipal Pool in Cape Girardeau.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Perryville's Makenda Lukefahr reacts after one of her dives during the Show Me Conference girls swim meet Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Central Municipal Pool in Cape Girardeau.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Cape Central's Sydney Deneke dives during the Show Me Conference girls swim meet Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Central Municipal Pool in Cape Girardeau.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Cape Central's Chleo LeGrand dives during the Show Me Conference girls swim meet Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Central Municipal Pool in Cape Girardeau.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Perryville's Brooke Hogard dives during the Show Me Conference girls swim meet Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Central Municipal Pool in Cape Girardeau.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Perryville's Brooke Hogard dives during the Show Me Conference girls swim meet Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Central Municipal Pool in Cape Girardeau.

 

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Perryville's Brooke Hogard dives during the Show Me Conference girls swim meet Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Central Municipal Pool in Cape Girardeau.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Perryville's Makenda Lukefahr dives during the Show Me Conference girls swim meet Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Central Municipal Pool in Cape Girardeau.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Perryville's Makenda Lukefahr surfaces after a dive during the Show Me Conference girls swim meet Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Central Municipal Pool in Cape Girardeau.

Way, way, WAY behind on blogging. Here’s some rectangles from a Crossfit class I shot for the business tab a few weeks back. Feared I was going to be walking into a cluttered room filled with ugly light and a bunch of people who didn’t want to have their photo taken. Was pleasantly surprised to find some clear backgrounds, a lil natural light and people who ignored my presence. Thanks for looking.

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Kandra Baker during a Crossfit class Friday, Jan. 11, at Muddy Water Crossfit, 749 Enterprise Drive, Cape Girardeau. The class is described as a "constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement," strength and conditioning program.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Lance Ruebel looks towards the clock before the start of a Crossfit class Friday, Jan. 11, at Muddy Water Crossfit, 749 Enterprise Drive, Cape Girardeau. Ruebel has been taking the class, which is described as a "constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement," strength and conditioning program, for three months.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Trever Hotop during a Crossfit class Friday, Jan. 11, at Muddy Water Crossfit, 749 Enterprise Drive, Cape Girardeau. Hotop has been taking the class, which is described as a "constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement," strength and conditioning program, for three months.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Stephanie Richards during a Crossfit class Friday, Jan. 11, at Muddy Water Crossfit, 749 Enterprise Drive, Cape Girardeau. It was Richards third time in the class, which is described as a "constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement," strength and conditioning program, for three months.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Owner/trainer Charles Williams, right, and Caitlin Holzum give encouragement to Stephanie Richards during a Crossfit class Friday, Jan. 11, at Muddy Water Crossfit, 749 Enterprise Drive, Cape Girardeau. It was Richards third time in the class, which is described as a "constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement," strength and conditioning program, for three months.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Owner/trainer Charles Williams helps Stephanie Richards during a Crossfit class Friday, Jan. 11, at Muddy Water Crossfit, 749 Enterprise Drive, Cape Girardeau. It was Richards third time in the class, which is described as a "constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement," strength and conditioning program, for three months.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Eric Rutledge and Trever Hotop rest after a Crossfit class Friday, Jan. 11, at Muddy Water Crossfit, 749 Enterprise Drive, Cape Girardeau. The class is described as a "constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement," strength and conditioning program.