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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27
May
Overall view of fans in the grandstands and infield as IndyCar Series drivers head down the backstretch three wide towards turn three during the 2014 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

One of my favorite events I cover each year is the Indianapolis 500. To someone who’s never been there, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a mecca for motorsports fans. The place oozes with history and the tradition of the biggest race on Earth! Lets get on to the pics…

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Posted in Aerial Photography, Arizona, Crash, Fishing, Indy Cars, IRL, Me, Racing, Scenic, Sports, Travel   Leave a comment
17
Apr
Nikon D800, 70-200mm, 800iso, f7.1, 1/1250th, Manual Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt hits a two run home run in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field.

After officially beginning their 2014 season in Australia, the Dbacks returned to Phoenix for their home opening series against the San Francisco Giants. I shot two of the four games in the series. Continue on to check out my favorites!

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09
Mar
Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority Overall view of turns three and four of Phoenix International Raceway during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the The Profit on CNBC 500.

After a thrilling victory by Dale Earnhardt Jr in the season opening Daytona 500, there was a lot of excitement and energy in the sport as the series made their first of two trips on the year to Phoenix International Raceway, the “Jewel in the Desert”. Continue on to check out all the cool images on the weekend at PIR!

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04
Mar

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria celebrates with her first pro Wally after winning the Carquest Auto Parts Nationals at Wild Horse Motorsports Park.

Just over a week ago the NHRA had their second race of the 2014 season at the newly rebranded Wild Horse Motorsports Park. (formerly Firebird International Raceway) On top of being the one race of the season I can sleep in my own bed, this is also the only racetrack with a bridge over the shutdown area that enables us to get some awesome views. Continue on to check out the great weekend of racing in the desert!

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Posted in Arizona, Drag Racing, Firebird International Raceway, NHRA, Racing, Remote Camera, Sports   Leave a comment
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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Posted in Arizona, Best of, California, Colorado, Desert, Florida, Las Vegas, Lightning, Scenic, weather, Wildlife   Leave a comment
20
Dec
Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual  Baltimore Ravens free safety Ed Reed hoists the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Well guys as the end of the year approaches it is time for my yearly installment of my “Best of” blogs separated into several categories. First up are my best reaction shots of 2013. Enjoy!

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Posted in Arizona, ASU, Baseball, Best of, Diamondbacks, Drag Racing, Football, Indy Cars, IRL, MLB, NASCAR, NFL, NHRA, Racing, Sports   1 Comment
16
Dec
Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual Arizona Wildcats running back Trey Griffey (son of baseball legend Ken Griffey Jr) is upended by the Arizona State Sun Devils defense in the first quarter of the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium.

Like many photographers, I prefer college football to professional football as the players are still out there for the love of the game, instead of just the money. College football players seem to play harder and show more emotion as most will never play at a higher level than college. Another thing that makes college football even cooler are the rivalry games to close out the regular season. Continue reading to check out the highlights!

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11
Dec
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f4, 1/4000th, Manual Arizona Wildcats running back Ka'Deem Carey (right) runs the ball in the second half against the Oregon Ducks at Arizona Stadium.

A few weeks ago Ka’Deem Carey and the Arizona Wildcats ran their way to the schools first victory in 30 years over a top five ranked opponent. A rare day game with great light would make for a fun day in the office for me!

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29
Aug
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority While fishing the sun broke through the heavy clouds, illuminating the sails of all the sailboats racing and made for a beautiful moment.

Its amazing at what type of beauty I see everyday in my travels around town, the state, the country and even the world. Good thing I brought my camera!

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