LEO Weekly: UofL Baseball Star Brendan McKay

University of Louisville star Brendan McKay pitches Friday, April 7, 2017 as U of L (25-3, 10-2 ACC) hosts No. 22 Wake Forest (22-8, 8-4) for the first of a three-game series at Jim Patterson Stadium. (Photo by Brian Bohannon)

Today the LEO Weekly published a story by Creig Ewing on UofL’s star pitcher/hitter Brendan McKay, UofL’s Major League Baseball double threat Brendan McKay that I shot at a cold Friday night game in April. It was the first time I’d shot baseball in ages! I had to walk back to the car for my jacket after the second inning or freeze.

It certainly helps to not have to worry about game action and only focus on one player. Thankfully he played all but the last inning, so there were plenty of opportunities to catch him at work.

When he returned to the dugout, I kept watching for his face from where I was allowed to shoot from along the first base line. He leaned over the rail to watch the last inning and I made about four different versions of him there. the Leo used the one where he’s looking at the camera, but I liked him looking out, as a guy standing to the right of McKay kept moving, changing the background.

At the end I was supposed to meet with the media rep and go out on the field with the players. He wasn’t around, so I went on out looking for a last photo of McKay. The coach was talking to his players and I was walking around when I heard a whistle and a “hey.” A different coach caught me and chastised me for being on the field as we returned to the dugout. Without explaining, I said I was sorry, and left.

Republic Bank 10th Anniversary Gala

Republic Bank Vice-President Steve Deweese and Chairman and CEO Steve Trager with Vince Tyra and Greg Bromley at the 10-year anniversary celebration of Republic Bank’s Private Banking and Business Banking divisions Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Ky. (Photo by Brian Bohannon)

Shot for TOPS Louisville:

I shot groups for TOPS Louisville.com at the 10-year anniversary celebration of Republic Bank’s Private Banking and Business Banking divisions Wednesday at the new Speed Art Museum. This was my first event there after the renovation. It’s a beautiful space with lots of light! Big windows to shoot against. Great mix of people.

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Protesting Pence – LEO Weekly story and photos

Groups protest Pence visit to Louisville, Ky.

Chanelle Helm, a Black Lives Matter of Louisville organizer, delivers her message to protesters gathered in front of Indivisible Kentucky’s Save My Care Bus. Groups protest the Republican Party’s proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act during a visit by Vice President Mike Pence with Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and business leaders Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Trane Parts and Distribution Center, 12850 Plantside Drive, Louisville, Ky. (Photo by Brian B. I was happy with the way he framed it in light of the upcoming visit by President Trump himselfohannon)

LEO Weekly March 15, 2017 cover.Many thanks to Keith Stone, managing editor at LEO Weekly, for asking me to shoot this and get quotes and write a copy block. He positioned the story well with a tweak to the lede that made it a warm-up to President Trump’s upcoming visit. Glad to also have my photos run online and for the online teaser inside the next issue. See the story and photos in the LEO Weekly March 15, 2017 issue.

NAWBO Kentucky presents the 23rd Annual 2017 EPIC Awards

NAWBO 2017 EPIC Awards

NAWBO Kentucky presents the 2017 EPIC Awards Thursday, March 2, 2017, at the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center in Louisville, Ky., as they celebrate their 23rd anniversary of honoring the Woman Business Owner of the Year with this prestigious award. (Photo by Brian Bohannon)

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NAWBO Kentucky presents the 2017 EPIC Awards Thursday, March 2, 2017, at the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center in Louisville, Ky., as they celebrate their 23rd anniversary of honoring the Woman Business Owner of the Year with this prestigious award.

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“America The Beautiful” at Jack O’ Lantern Show

Visitors look at a display with three giant pumpkins in the Laughing Tree section at the fourth annual Jack O' Lantern Spectacular Thursday night at Iroquois Park.

Visitors look at a display with three giant pumpkins in the Laughing Tree section at the fourth annual Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular Thursday night at Iroquois Park.

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Wooded hiking trail in Iroquois Park hosts pumpkin art display

TEXT AND PHOTOS BY BRIAN BOHANNON
SPECIAL TO COURIER-JOURNAL, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016
The annual Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular opened at dusk on Thursday in Iroquois Park, where visitors toured the artistically carved, illuminated pumpkins on display along a quarter- mile hiking trail in the woods near the Iroquois Amphitheater.
This year’s theme, “America The Beautiful,” is set to music in scenes dedicated to states and current events.
Erika Nelson, community relations administrator with Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation, said with 3,528 visitors, Thursday could be the best opening night to date.
The Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular runs through Nov. 6, and is open from dusk until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from dusk until midnight Friday and Saturday.
Tickets range from $9 to $15, with discounts for seniors and children 12 and under. Proceeds benefit the Louisville Parks Foundation, which raises money for Metro Parks projects.
Fore more information, check out www.jackolanternlouisville.com or visit www.iroquoisamphitheater.com.