I drove out to Spencer, Indiana this past Sunday afternoon to capture drone footage of the White River cresting for The Herald-Times. According to the paper, the river crested at 23.22 feet, the worst flooding in the town since 2008.
Kappa Alpha Theta broke away from the leading pack late in the race and resisted a challenge from Alpha Omicron Pi in the closing laps to win the 30th running of the Women’s Little 500 at Indiana University. The win is Theta’s seventh Little 500 title.
Sorority sisters swarm Kappa Alpha Theta rider Grace Bennett after the team won the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)
Cru Cycling rider Emma McCardwell, left, falls to the cinder as she wrecks with Phi Mu rider Abby Vehrs during the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)
Kappa Alpha Theta riders Rachel Brown, left, Sydney Keaton and Evelyn Malcomb react after qualifying for the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Saturday, March 25, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)
Sigma Chi rider Tim Ryan, left, dismounts the bicycle as he exchanges with teammate Nick Faupel during Little 500 Qualifications at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Saturday, March 25, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)
Back in August, I photographed a few of Indiana University’s Olympic swimmers after they returned home from the Rio games. I had the opportunity to shoot their portraits for IU social media after a media day availability. Our social media folks were looking for standard shots of each of them holding their medals. After I got that specific shot with each swimmer, I quickly shifted and shot these portraits. I don’t believe they’ve been used before, but it’s an example of shooting something for yourself after you’ve got “the shot” at a shoot. For better or worse, I use a very similar lighting setup on most of my portraits. This setup was an attempt to break out of that. I hung an octabox directly above the subjects and lit them primarily while standing in front of a mostly-collapsed umbrella to try to mimic a ring flash look.
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