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
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
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
31
Jan
After the fall I was literally three feet from Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis so I simply laid where I had fallen and got a pretty cool low angle of Lewis sobbing with his face to the grass. It was a cool moment to be so close to... even though I was in so much pain from my fall. The bruise lasted nearly two weeks. The embarrassment will certainly live on forever.

Nothing beats finding out you got a photo credential two days before a big playoff game. That would be the case for me with the AFC Divisional matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos. The game would take place in Denver where game time weather conditions were in the SINGLE DIGITS. By the end of this marathon game I wouldn’t be able to feel a SINGLE DIGIT on my hands. On to the game!

 

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Posted in Colorado, Football, NFL, Sports   4 Comments
22
Jul

Nikon D800, 600mm, 400iso, f8, 1/2000th, Manual

In round one of pro stock eliminations Paul Pittman would face number one qualifier Allen Johnson in a race that Pittman was a long shot to win. To have any chance at a round win he would need a lot of luck. He got some luck, unfortunately it was very bad luck. Continue on to see how this one ends up.

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Posted in 10 Spot, Colorado, Crash, Drag Racing, NHRA, Racing, Sports   1 Comment
22
Jul

Nikon D800, 600mm, 500iso, f8, 1/2500th, Manual

Time for highlights from Saturday at the Mile High Nationals. I use the word “highlights” loosely.

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Posted in 10 Spot, Colorado, Drag Racing, NHRA, Racing   Leave a comment
21
Jul

Nikon D4, 600mm, 10000iso, f4, 1/800th, Manual

Its 1:23am in my hotel room after a long day of traveling and shooting two NHRA pro qualifying sessions but I am hell bent of posting my first same day 10 Spot photo blog in my new experiment of 10 photos a day blogs. Today was the opening day of pro qualifying for the Mile High Nationals in Morrison, CO. Lets get to the images.

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