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Cool Shots of the Space Shuttle Over D.C.


The Space Shuttle Discovery gave Washington, D.C., residents quite the photo op yesterday. The retired orbiter flew on the back of a NASA 747 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida up to Dulles Airport, where it will have a permanent home next door at the Udvar-Hazy Center, part of the National Air and Space Museum. But before heading to Dulles, it flew a few passes over the nation’s capital.

Maxwell Kruger ’09, whose photography we featured in the magazine a few years ago when he was still a student, got himself up on a rooftop for the flyover. You can see one result of his efforts above, and more at this blog entry.

Tina Hay, editor

April 18, 2012 at 12:49 pm 6 comments

New Time-Lapse Video from THON

Recent Penn State grad Maxwell Kruger ’09 has just posted a new video of this year’s THON—a time-lapse video made up of more than 13,000 still images shot over the course of the weekend.

Maxwell did the same thing last year, but this year he tried to outdo himself—with new equipment, more photos, different angles. The result is pretty impressive.

Tina Hay, editor

P.S. You can read more about THON here and here.

March 15, 2010 at 8:23 am 1 comment

Maxwell Kruger Goes to Africa

It’s hard not to be a little envious of Maxwell Kruger ’09. The guy is only 22 years old and already has amassed some experiences that the rest of us can only dream of. On top of that, he’s a first-rate photographer, so he brings back images that make you go, Whoa.

Maxwell was still an undergraduate—with a double major in (1) business and (2) information sciences and technology—when we featured some of his photography in our November-December 2009 issue. He graduated in December and will start a job with Deloitte Consulting in Washington, D.C. in February—but first he’s getting in a little travel.

A few weeks ago we mentioned his trip to Utah. More recently, he jetted off to Kenya and came back with dozens and dozens of amazing photos. The shot of the monkey, above, is one of them; so are the images below. (Click on any of them to see them larger.)

You can see Maxwell’s complete Kenya gallery here. Highly recommended.

Tina Hay, editor

January 26, 2010 at 5:52 pm Leave a comment

Utah Images from Maxwell Kruger

In our November-December issue we ran a photo essay based on the work of an undergraduate student named Maxwell Kruger. He was a management major who treats photography as, shall we say, a pretty serious hobby. (I say “was” only because he graduated in December; he’s Maxwell Kruger ’09 now.)

I like to keep an eye on Maxwell’s blog, because it’s fun to see where he’s been and what new images he’s coming up with. In November he spent some time in Utah, and the other day he posted some of his stunning images from that trip in a blog entry simply called Utah.

Maxwell tells me he’ll start work in February as a business technology analyst for Deloitte Consulting in Washington, D.C., in February. Between now and then I suspect he’ll be cramming in a lot of photography trips, which means more images to keep an eye out for.

Tina Hay, editor

December 29, 2009 at 9:57 pm 1 comment

More on the Helicopter Ride

JK7U3498 Tina in helicopterI got an e-mail late last night from Maxwell Kruger, a Penn State student who’s an avid photographer and whose images we’re hoping to feature in our November-December issue.

Apparently he was at the game yesterday, saw the helicopter flying by the stadium, and took a photo. Only later did he find out that I was the person in the back seat with the door open.

I feel really lucky to have a shot of myself doing this. So thanks, Maxwell!

You can see about a dozen of the aerial shots from yesterday at, and a slide show with some extra photos at this link.

Tina Hay, editor

P.S. You can subscribe to our blog by clicking on the link in the upper right hand part of our main page. You can choose to get the blog via RSS feed or by e-mail. I personally recommend the latter because (a) it’s very simple—you’ll get an e-mail each morning with the day’s previous post(s)—and (b) I’ve never really understood how the whole RSS-feed concept works anyway.

September 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm 1 comment

An Amazing Video

Yesterday a Penn State student by the name of Maxwell Kruger sent us some photos he took at THON last month, along with links to several videos he produced. He got access to the catwalks above the Jordan Center and filmed some time-lapse videos from above. The one here shows THON in its entirety, from setup to tear down, in time-lapse video. You can see them taking apart the basketball court, laying down a different floor for THON, the whole bit. Just very, very cool.

Kruger also has a blog where he shows what he’s doing in photography—and he is definitely doing some interesting stuff.

Tina Hay, editor

March 20, 2009 at 9:37 am 2 comments

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