20
Jul
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/100th, Manual NHRA pro stock driver Allen Johnson (left) races alongside Rickie Jones during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

After missing the previous four NHRA races I arrived in Denver motivated and ready to produce up on the mountain at Bandimere Speedway. With the track built right into the side of the mountain it provides beautiful shots of the stars and cars of the NHRA.

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Posted in 10 Spot, Colorado, Drag Racing, NHRA, Racing, Sports   7 Comments
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
27
Jun
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f10, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobe

A few weeks ago I did a portrait shoot with Desert Ridge High School shortstop Riley Unroe at his school on a 110 degree day. You probably haven’t heard of this kid yet… but you soon will!

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Posted in 10 Spot, Arizona, Baseball, MLB, Portraits, Sports, USA Today   1 Comment
22
Jun
Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f3.5, 1/1000th, Manual Arizona Diamondbacks base runner Paul Goldschmidt (left) safely dives back to first base on a pickoff attempt to Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto in the first inning at Chase Field.

On a rare weekend at home you would think I would be relaxing at home or out fishing right? Sadly my brain isn’t wired that way. I am a workaholic so I filled my weekend up with a couple of MLB games in downtown Phoenix. Friday nights game was solid for photos so I figured I would throw together a short blog on it. Enjoy!

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Posted in 10 Spot, Arizona, Baseball, Diamondbacks, MLB, Sports   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
18
Jun
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 6400iso, f4, 1/320th, Manual Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner sits in front of her locker in the teams locker room at the US Airways Center.

A few weeks ago I received a call from one of my editors checking my availability for a day in the life shoot with WNBA rookie sensation Brittney Griner. Now I don’t follow womens basketball at all but I certainly knew who Brittney Griner was and her potential to be the LeBron James of the WNBA. Thankfully my schedule was open so I was able to book the gig.

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Posted in 10 Spot, Arizona, Basketball, Sports, USA Today, WNBA   1 Comment
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
02
Jun
Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 800iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Clay Millican crosses the finish line at speed. Note the front and rear wings slightly bent as the 320 mph pressure takes these high tech parts to the limits. (I showed this pic to one of my top fuel driver friends and his response was, "whoa, I don't wanna see that!)

After spending all day Friday on the starting line it was time to find a new angle for the second day of racing in E-town. Sunny skies and temps in the 90’s would present the drivers with a 134 degree track. Temps that high always make for tricky track conditions.

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Posted in 10 Spot, Drag Racing, NHRA, Racing, Sports   2 Comments
01
Jun
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 800iso, f4.5, 1/500th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Courtney Force does a burnout beneath beautiful skies during qualifying for the Summer Nationals.

Its Sunday morning here on the east coast as I work on my blog from two days ago so lets jump right into the shots from he first day of pro qualifying at the Summer Nationals in Englishtown, NJ

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Posted in 10 Spot, Drag Racing, Racing, Sports   1 Comment

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