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Dec

Its the end of 2010 so its time for my third installment of my best of blogs from the year. First up will be my best celebration and dejection photos for the year.

Since nearly all these photos of appeared in previous blogs during the year I will simply include a caption with each photo instead of going all in depth talking about the shots again.

Enjoy!

Below, Alabama Crimson Tide running back Mark Ingram (22) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown  during the second quarter of the 2010 BCS national championship game against the Texas Longhorns at the Rose Bowl.

Nikon D700, 80-200mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, I went tight to shoot just the Coaches Trophy given to the championship winning Alabama Crimson Tide following the BCS national championship game.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual

Alabama Crimson Tide running back (22) Mark Ingram celebrates with a yell following their victory over the Texas Longhorns in the 2010 BCS national championship game, below.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/640th, Manual

Below, Orleans Saints cornerback Tracy Porter (22) celebrates as he returns an interception for a touchdown as Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning looks on from the ground during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium.

Nikon D700, 400mm with 1.4 convertor (550mm), 3200iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, Indianapolis Colts quarterback (18) Peyton Manning keeps his head down as he dejectedly walks off the field following Super Bowl XLIV against the New Orleans Saints at Sun Life Stadium.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 3200iso, f4, 1/1600th, Manual

The Daytona 500 is always a great event to get some good reactions from the race winner, especially a first time winner as would be the case this year with Jamie McMurray taking home the hardware.

Below, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jamie McMurray leaps from his car into the infield grass to celebrate after winning the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

Nikon D700, 600mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/400th, Manual

After jumping from his car in the grass McMurray would drop to the ground and kiss the Daytona 500 logo in the grass, below.

Nikon D700, 600mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/400th, Manual

One cool thing about shooting drivers celebrating in victory lane is when they start swinging around a bottle of (insert sponsored drink of choice) and it flies through the air and makes for crazy looking shots.

Below, NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Kevin Harvick celebrates in victory lane with a bottle of Coke after winning the Sams Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Nikon D700, 80-200mm, 1600iso, f2.8, 1/250th, Manual

I dont remember what he was celebrating but I really loved the below shot of San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval as he reacts in the dugout against the Texas Rangers during a spring training game at Surprise Stadium.

Nikon D700, 80-200mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual

Below, Baylor Bears forward (4) Quincy Acy reacts in the closing seconds of the game against the Duke Blue Devils during the finals of the south regional in the 2010 NCAA mens basketball tournament at Reliant Stadium.  Duke defeated Baylor 78-71.

Nikon D700, 80-200mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Duke Blue Devils players celebrate following the game against the Baylor Bears during the finals of the south regional in the 2010 NCAA mens basketball tournament at Reliant Stadium, below.

Nikon D700, 80-200mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, San Antonio Spurs guard (9) Tony Parker reacts in the second half against the Phoenix Suns in game two in the western conference semifinals of the 2010 NBA playoffs at the US Airways Center.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

In May at a NASCAR race in Dover, DE I would get three good celebration shots, all of the same guy, Kyle Busch.

Victory lane reflected in the trophy (below) as NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Kyle Busch celebrates after winning the Heluva Good! 200 at Dover International Speedway.

Nikon D700, 400mm with 1.4 convertor (550mm), 250iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority

Below, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch is congratulated with a high five from NASCAR official Rodney Wise after winning the Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 200iso, f4.5, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority

Too much confetti usually ruins photos but sometimes it can make a moment look really festive and fun such as the below shot of Busch climbing from his car in victory lane.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 200iso, f4.5, 1/1250th, Manual

The celebrations by the winner of the Indy 500 is always great and 2010 was no different.

Below, IndyCar Series driver Dario Franchitti celebrates in victory lane after winning the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Nikon D700, 80-200mm, 200iso, f3.5, 1/2000th, Manual

A young Arizona Diamondbacks fan celebrates with the crowd after Arizona scored a run, below.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/640th, Manual

Below, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) driver Rodrigo Ampudia celebrates after winning the pro 2 unlimited race at Miller Motorsports Park.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 250iso, f5, 1/800th, Manual

UFC fighter Clay Guida celebrates during the lightweight bout in UFC 117 at the Oracle Arena. below.

Nikon D700, 80-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

One of my favorite photos of the year was the below shot of Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski reacting after he missed what would have been a game winning field goal.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 1600iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, NHRA pro stock driver Greg Anderson (right) kisses wife Kim Anderson after clinching the 2010 pro stock championship during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Nikon D700, 80-200mm, 200iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Manual

Another dejection shot from this year that really tells the story is the below shot of NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan reacting after losing in the first round during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. The loss led to him losing the championship.

Nikon D700, 400mm with 1.4 convertor (550mm), 200iso, f4, 1/320th, Manual

Below, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson (48) celebrates winning the NASCAR championship for the fifth consecutive year after the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Nikon D700, 80-200mm, 800iso, f4.5, 1/2000th, Manual

Then it was time for some champagne for “Five Time.”

Nikon D700, 80-200mm, 800iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual

And now lets go from champagne to gatorade….

Below, TCU Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson gets dunked with gatorade in the closing seconds of the game against the New Mexico Lobos at University Stadium. TCU defeated New Mexico 66-17 to finish the season undefeated.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual

Below are a few photos of LOORRS driver Kyle LeDuc celebrating after winning the biggest race of the year in the season finale at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, AZ.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with SB-800 Flash

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 100iso, f5, 1/250th, Manual with SB-800 Flash

And finally we have BYU Cougars head coach Bronco Mendenhall running away as teammates attempt to douse him with liquid in the closing seconds of the game against the UTEP Miners in the 2010 New Mexico Bowl at University Stadium. I was in the perfect spot to get the shot but its not near as cool since he isn’t getting wet.

Nikon D3s, 24-70mm, 1600iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual

Next up in my best of 2010 will be my best baseball photos of the year.


 
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One response to “Best of 2010: Best Celebrations/Dejections”

  1. Ariel says:

    Hey Mark, it’s always fun checking out your yearly “best of” shots. Looking over all of these got me thinking… how you do archive all your shots so that you can easily find the shots that you want? Do you have a certain folder structure, do you keyword images in lightroom, etc… ?

    Thanks and happy new years!!

    Ariel

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