Saturday, June 25, 2011

Fun in the Mud

I had the opportunity to shoot the Spartan Race in Virginia over the weekend, what a great time watching these runners weave through and over 18 obstacles including a 100 yard mud crawl under barbed wire.   I was shooting the action at the Gladiator pit which the runners really loved the challenged or were really annoyed that these guys were preventing them from the finish line.    

Monday, June 6, 2011

On Further Review

It has been a few days since I spent the weekend in Baltimore shooting the NCAA D-1 Lacrosse Championship and I finally had chance to look at some of my photographs.   I up-loaded some right after the game from the stadium and now that I have had a chance to look at the games again, I notice a few more that captured the action and emotion from the championship game.  

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Race Time in the VA Wine Country

Early morning today to shoot the VA Wine Country Half Marathon.  Not really a chance to get creative, but here are a few samples.  I was to get a few of the start and then rush to the finish before the first runners crossed.    

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Tewaaraton Award

It was great to see and hear all the passion and sportsmanship with the close-knit Lacrosse community at the Tewaaraton awards at the Warner Theater in DC.  Lacrosse is one of the oldest team sports played in North America and the award honors the Native American heritage of lacrosse in the name of its trophy, "Tewaaraton," the Mohawk name for their game. 
This was the first year of the Tewaaraton Legends Award, and professional football and lacrosse Hall of Famer Jim Brown was selected as the inaugural recipient.   It was great to hear all the old stories from his teammate and legendary coach Roy Simmons Jr.   I have enjoyed shooting this event the past few years and having Jim Brown receive this award was a bonus this year.   
Congratulations to Steele Stanwick and Shannon Smith as this years winners.