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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Posted in Arizona, Desert, Lightning, Scenic, weather   Leave a comment
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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Posted in Brazil, Me, Scenic, Soccer, Sports, Travel, USA Today, weather   Leave a comment
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
05
May
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f5.6, 1/200th, Manual Tony Schumacher lights up the Houston darkness as he launches off the starting line during evening qualifying.

Race six in the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Series took us to hot and muggy Baytown, a suburb of Houston, Texas for the Spring Nationals. As we approach the middle stages of the 24 race season, we start seperating the contenders from the pretenders. Continue on to see all the images!

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Posted in Drag Racing, Fishing, Me, NHRA, Racing, Scenic, 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
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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Posted in 10 Spot, Aerial Photography, Arizona, Desert, Las Vegas, Scenic, Travel   Leave a comment
28
Jun
Canon 1Dx, 400mm with 1.4 converter (560mm), 400iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Manual Nobuhiro Tajima races up the mountain during practice for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

After a few days of shooting below the tree line it was time for me to experience more of what Pikes Peak had to offer. Boy am I glad I did!

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Posted in 10 Spot, Colorado, Racing, Scenic, Sports   4 Comments
27
Jun
Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Manual Smoke pours from the Subaru of Gregoire Blachon during qualifying for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Yesterday I made the flight up to Colorado for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. After having fun shooting the private practice a few weeks ago I was antsy to get back up on the mountain…. despite the 2:30am wakeup calls I will endure the next few days.

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Posted in 10 Spot, Colorado, Racing, Scenic   2 Comments
21
Jun
Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Manual The first car of the day, Jeff Zwart in a Porsche GT3 Cup races up the mountain through the glare of the rising sun.

A few weeks ago I found out I would be covering my first Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Naturally I was super excited about the gig but also nervous. I had never shot Pikes Peak before so I had no clue where to go and what to do. Luckily at the last minute I got invited to shoot a testing session with some teams on the mountain. Sweet!

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Posted in 10 Spot, Aerial Photography, Colorado, Racing, Scenic, Sports   2 Comments
14
Jun
Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/400th, Aperture Priority A family watches from the top of a hill as smoke rises from the fire less than two miles from their neighborhood.

I find it funny how I will randomly end up stumbling across something worth shooting. It happened to me yesterday in Colorado while driving to my hotel near Pikes Peak….

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Posted in 10 Spot, Colorado, Scenic, Travel   7 Comments

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