Last month I got an assignment from Sunflower Publishing to make some images of local pilot legend Nelson Krueger. Nelson has been a pilot for 50 years and on the day that I met him at the Lawrence Municipal Airport, he turned 70. I got to go up with him in a little Cessna 172-S on his 70th birthday flight over Lawrence. Pretty cool. Nelson showed me all the sights and I did my best to not drop my camera out the window. I got some great views of the Kansas River, the new-ish Bowersock Dam, the Clinton Lake Marina, and KU. I also got a cool shot of Lakeview Lake (a really uninspired name for a lake). It's a natural "oxbow lake" that used to be part of the Kansas River. Neat.
Below are some of the aerial shots I gathered on the flight as well as an image of Nelson that was used in the article for Lawrence Senior Magazine.