29
Aug
Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/320th, Aperture Priority

My job as a photographer has afforded me the opportunity to travel the globe and see some of the most beautiful places on Earth. Its funny that one of the prettiest spots on the planet is in my home state of Arizona yet I hadn’t been there since I was a child, and NEVER with a camera! Its time to change that…

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05
Jul
Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm with 1.4 converter (280mm), 5000iso, f4.5, 1/1250th, Manual United States goalkeeper Tim Howard (1) and defender Matt Besler (5) react after a second Belgium goal in overtime during the round of sixteen match in the 2014 World Cup at Arena Fonte Nova.

With USA defying the odds by advancing out of the proverbial “Group of Death”, soccer fever began to take over the United States prior to their round of 16 matchup against Belgium. “I believe that we will win” became a chant heard at bars all around the country, including some in Brazil. Lets get to the game that ended with a heartbroken nation.

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29
Jun
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1250iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger (7) pushes the face of USA midfielder Kyle Beckerman during the 2014 World Cup at Arena Pernambuco.

With Team USA  just needing a tie to guarantee advancement out of the “Group of Death” to the round of 16 in the 2014 World Cup, they would arrive in Recife, Brazil to conditions that nobody could have imagined. Continue on to check out all the soggy action from the final game of the group stage in the World Cup.

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30
Dec
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1000iso, f4, 1/2500th, Manual A full moon rises above Saguaro Cactus on a mountain near Lake Pleasant.

Next up in my best of 2013 blogs are my best scenery/nature photos of the year. My travels throughout the country allow me plenty of oppritunities to photograph some beautiful scenes. Continue on to see the best of what nature had to offer me in 2013…

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10
Jan
Still have a few more Best of 2012 galleries to post before we start with 2013. This time its my favorite Nature/Scenery from the year. Very rarely do I actually go out intending to cover nature but since I almost always carry my camera with me it leads to most of these random photos.  Enjoy!

Still have a few more Best of 2012 galleries to post before we start with 2013. This time its my favorite Nature/Scenery from the year. Very rarely do I actually go out intending to cover nature but since I almost always carry my camera with me it leads to most of these random photos. Enjoy!

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Posted in Best of, Desert, Lightning, Scenic, Sports, weather, Wildlife   3 Comments
23
Aug

My biggest fear while at Olympics was missing the bulk of the summer monsoon storms that sweep across Arizona. Even though sports and racing is what pays my bills, I am obsessed with storm chasing! Luckily for me I didn’t miss many storms while I was gone. Now that I am home I was sure to plan a few days off into my schedule to allowed me to start catching up on my storm shooting. Today would be one of those days.

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19
Aug

My last couple days in London I told myself multiple times how I couldn’t wait to get home and not have to pick up a camera for several days. Just two days after getting home I would take a fishing trip with a buddy… and I would be happily picking up a camera and working my ass off!

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04
Jan

Here is a new category for my Best Of galleries. While everyone seems to know me only as a sports photographer I like to shoot pretty pics once in awhile as well. So here are some of my favorite scenery pics of 2011. Enjoy!

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06
Jul

Ever since I moved to a high rise in downtown Phoenix I have anxiously been awaiting the arrival of the summer monsoon season. The hardest part about shooting lightning storms is getting to a good elevation to see above the surrounding areas. The 23rd floor would certainly offer a killer vantage point once the storm season began.

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28
May

When I came to Topeka, KS for the NHRA Summer Nationals I was expecting an easy weekend of shooting the races during the day and relaxing at night. Little did I know I would spend an evening listening to Tornado sirens and then actually seeing my first tornado form before my very eyes!

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