Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Just For Fun

The sun set incredibly behind the mountains tonight...so I was distracted from the soccer game I was shooting (during half-time, don't worry)and enjoyed it for a few minutes. Played with photoshop a little when I got back, thus creating this...

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

20th and Blake

I went to the opening Rockies game at Coors Field last Friday with the plan of putting together this slideshow for the Times-Call...However, after I had shot all my photos, collected all my audio, made my way back to the press box for a prime rib sandwich, and sat down to begin my editing, I realized that in some way or another, ALL of my photo files had become corrupted. We headed back to the office with the hopes of using our card saver software to bring my photos back to life. No hope...

I left the office that day quite frustrated and upset, having given the card to Mr. Rick Hackett to work with some more, and treated myself to some friends and a margarita back in Boulder. Later that night, Hackett pulled through and saved the day! He recovered all of my photos...not a one went missing. (Thanks!) Even though it was far too late to have any work published the next day, I couldn't let all that work go to waste. So here I am, a week later, finally finished with "20th and Blake."

For you non-Colorado folks, 20th and Blake are the streets that intersect right in front of the main entrance to Coors Field. It's where you find all the pre-game action.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A Conglomeration of Sports

I got a lot of practice shooting sports this past month, even though (secretly) sports are my least favorite thing to shoot. I can't deny the fact, however, that the more I practice I get, the better my timing gets. So, regardless of the boredom of baseball, golf, and tennis, I appreciate the opportunity to improve the skillz.

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Amy Hodgkinson, Mikayla Tatman, Gina Larson and Callie Hodgkinson, Skyline's top four golfers, return to the team after placing third at state last year.

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Silver Creek's Scott Hoyte pitches to Skyline during a game at Silver Creek on Thursday, March 12, 2009.

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Longmont Christian's Michael Charles slides safely into home plate as Lyons' Zach Brodie can't quite get a grip on the ball at Sandstone Ranch Park in Longmont, Tuesday, March 17, 2009.

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Longmont High School's Emily Revielle locks her eyes on the ball during a match against Niwot's Amanda Lee at Niwot, Thursday, March 5, 2009.

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Skyline's Reilly Mau pitches to Silver Creek during a game on Thursday, March 12, 2009.

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Longmont senior Jim Thompson hits a pitch thrown by sports reporter Ray Sobczyk to the third baseman on Wednesday, March 11, 2009.

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Longmont Christian High School's catcher, Zach Sanders, talks with his coach in between innings at Sandstone Ranch Park in Longmont, Tuesday, March 17, 2009.