Monday, March 31, 2014

Feb. 2014 selects

Below are some photographs that I shot in Feb. 2014.

A "Tubing 101" participant enjoys the ride at Snow Creek in Weston, Mo., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. The event, which had at least 200 participants, was organized by Snow Creek and Midwest Adaptive Sports. Locals with disabilities were able to take part in a free night of tubing at the ski resort, thanks to grants from Platte County, Live Well St. Joe and Healthy Partnerships, a partnership between Heartland Foundation, Heartland Health and North Kansas City Hospital, according to Stan Weston, the event's organizer. Sait Serkan Gurbuz | St. Joseph News-Press
Brenna Hanken-Pike smiles at her cat, Lilly, on Friday at her home. Ms. Hanken-Pike was incorrectly diagnosed with TTP (thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura) in Jan. 2000. 13 years later, she found out that she actually had Atypical HUS. She said "it affected everything of mine, eyesight, energy, lungs." She realized how all tied into atypical HUS. She receives a IV drug treatment every two weeks. She said "the treatment wipes me out ... it feels like you ran a marathon." Sait Serkan Gurbuz | St. Joseph News-Press
Sharon Gillespie, an environmentalist resident of St. Joseph, Mo., sits for a portrait by her indoor plants on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Ms. Gillespie is also into herb gardening. Sait Serkan Gurbuz | Josephine
North Andrew fans react to a basket against Pattonsburg during Friday's District 14 semifinal at North Andrew High School in Rosendale, Mo. Sait Serkan Gurbuz | St. Joseph News-Press
West Platte senior Adam Roe takes a shot, surrounded by North Platte defenders Austin Shanks (33), Andrew Roberts (43) and Jerry Copenhaver (22), during a Class 2 District 15 semifinal at Mid-Buchanan High School in Faucett, Mo. Sait Serkan Gurbuz | St. Joseph News-Press
Bishop LeBlond cheerleaders support their basketball team during a Class 3 District 16 game against Hamilton at Lathrop High School, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Sait Serkan Gurbuz | St. Joseph News-Press
Northwest Missouri State guard Ashleigh Nelson reacts to a foul during an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri Western State at MWSU Fieldhouse in St. Joseph, Mo., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Sait Serkan Gurbuz | St. Joseph News-Press