Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pere Marquette scenes

Chris on a walking trail at Pere Marquette - overlooking the flooded Illinois River that still carries some barge traffic. Foreground is a flooded field; in the background is Stump Lake.

Catch of the day

Alan catches the biggest fish of the day at our cabin - a large mouth bass. We decided to let it get a little bigger and returned it to the pond.

On the MKT trail near Rocheport

Scenes along the MKT trail - Alan making some pictures, a lowland area between the trail and the Missouri River, a "spring" with MKT plaque and tons of lovely, peppery watercress.

When's breakfast?

Blizzard and Oreo on a morning walk - licking their chops, anxious to get home for breakfast.

Friday, March 19, 2010

From my archive - 2

Whitten Lenz - a Fuller Brush saleman. He wore the hounds tooth coat and hat when he went "brushing" to create a good impression on his door-to-door sales.

Planning for the renovation of the Photojournalism Lab which will also create the McDougall Center gallery and work room - from left, Brian Brooks, Tina Mann, BJ, Rich and Dave.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

From my archive - 1

When first-time felons from Algoa Correctional Center in Jefferson City went on an Outward Bound-type program in the Mark Twain Forest in southern Missouri, reporter Frank Rossi and I hiked along. My feet ended up like this fellow's - painfully blistered.
--David Rees


Calin Ilea.

On the streets of Columbia

Angus Craig McDougall and his wife, Kathy, flanked by Jim Curley, left and David Rees. After an evening of conversation, on the streets of Columbia.

Inside the McDougall Archive...

Research Assistant Anthony Strand, on loan to the McDougall Center from the MU library system, works five hours a week cataloging the life work of Angus McDougall.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Alan headed to school

Alan heads to West Junior High school session.

Through the looking glass...

Outside the office window in the late afternoon, Phoebe Sexton and Charles Ludeke greet each other.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Me and Oreo - by my son, Alan Rees.

Søren Pagter, a POYi judge this year. He teaches at the Danish School of Journalism in Aårhus.

Donna DeCesare, a POYi judge - she teaches at the University of Texas at Austin.

Pablo Corral Vega, an Ecuadoran photographer who was one of the 12 jurors for this year's POYi.

Stuart Loory readies to go on the air with the radio program Global Journalist. Last week, for the first time ever, it was also a video broadcast online.

POYi Director Rick Shaw in the second week of the three-week judging marathon.

Jackie Bell, MU Photojournalism faculty member at POYi. University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Bruce Thorson in the background. Bruce teaches photojournalism in Husker land and brought 18 (eighteen!) NU students to watch several days of POYi juding.

after the hiatus

Posting more - I do take a picture every day, but am not necessarily posting...

will try to do better.

Say hello to John Tully, relatively recent MU grad who has work at the Midland Daily News - a terrific person, terrific photographer, great blogger.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Snow man and axe boys

13-year-old boys Alan and Lonnie with a snowman they built.

Found my glasses

They slipped off the cord one time too many - and were trounced by tire after tire in a parking lot. Oh, well.

Mrs. Barnhouse

Alan's teacher this year at West Junior High School is Heidi Barnhouse - she teaches Honors English and works with Alan on all subjects.

POYi Projector Problems

Difficulty with a yellow banding in the projector of the Fred W. Smith Forum of the Reynolds Journalism Institute where the POYi judging is being held this year. Jimmy Maritz is on the projector - in the foreground it's John Schreiber, Michelle Peltier, Katie Wood and Chelsea Sektnan.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

On assignment

MU photojournalism senior Charles Luedeke covered the Heartland Chorus from the time they left on a bus from Kansas City to when they appeared in the Rotunda of the State Capital in Jefferson City to the Missouri Theatre evening performance in Columbia. Then he got on the bus to return to Kansas City with the men's chorus.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Jackie exits Executive Committee meeting

The Executive Committee meets weekly - headed by Dean Mills, right, and attended by Journalism School chairs, like Earnest Perry, left, and others, including director of external relations Suzette Heiman and senior director of development Colin Kilpatrick. Jackie Bell, chair of the Curriculum Committee, exits the meeting after making a presentation about the move toward undergraduate "models".

Sunday, February 7, 2010

At the cabin

Chris and I built this cabin some 23 years ago. With no electricity or running water, it's a splendid weekend get-away place.

Rife with sin...

Sunday mornings usually finds me, my wife, Chris, and Roger Pilkenton at Loren Reid's house. He's 104 years old and, yes, still lives at home. Roger administers communion & brief sermon. Loren is always glad to see Roger because he is "rife with sin". After the "service" Chris and I take Loren out to lunch - Steak n' Shake, IHOP, Culver's. Somewhere to get a sandwich and where he can see people.

Snazzy Hat

Snazzy Hat, I said to Bill Nunn. Yes, he said, Joy (Patterson Nunn) gave it to me 60 years ago.
On their way to Calvary Episcopal 10:30 a.m. church services, a "walking portrait."

Friday, February 5, 2010

8:30 class

Grant Hindsley is a photographer from Chicago, IL, and is in the Early Enrollment in Photojournalism Program.
Breaking the Ice assignment critique is ongoing today.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Clare Becker

Clare Becker, an MU Master's candidate, working on her project about dance.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

(Sub)Urban (Wild)Life

Meet Oreo - a rat terrier mix. Hope to be able to show you a picture of her running buddy, Blizzard, but he's oddly camera shy.

A laugh about a YouTube Video

Sometimes even the wackiest YouTube video is not quite as humorous as the response....

Randy Reeves, Lynda Kraxberger, Martha Pickens and Kevin Wise (l-r)

Friday, January 22, 2010

A new semester

It begins - a new semester and good intentions of posting pictures, comments and all that good stuff.

Burns Night 2010 - reading poetry by Robert Burns (the famous Scottish poet) and making some up, in the spirit of Burns. A traditional group portrait....

Last Fall was really busy with the opening of the McDougall exhibit at the Reynolds Journalism Institute - this was a video that was done by See more of Mac's work at the Center's Web site -
This interview was produced by Steve Hudnell and Beth Pike for the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame DVD video.Hear Mac talk about his approach to photography:

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Looking for a part

Desperately seeking a part for the 1938 Magic Chef gas stove in our kitchen - a new (or refurbished knob so that we're able to use the fourth burner on the stove. Hard to be a great cook with only three burners!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Burns Night 2009

Our annual Burns Night supper (eating haggis, bashed neeps & chappit tatties, brussel sprouts, oat cakes, ginger apple fool and of course some usquabae) was wonderful. Here's the motley crew and also Aaron reading an original poem, "The Dirty Davis."

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Dance in low light

both these "still" images are made from digital video. Low light (here, of the performance by Semaphore, the dance group Annie belongs to at Carleton College) is really a determining factor about the quality of the image. Play the image back on a computer monitor you like and which gives a healthy size - then take a shift+apple+3 picture of the screen and it becomes a png file - then you can open in Photoshop and work on it.