07
Jan

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 8000iso, f3.5, 1/1250th, Manual
Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. reacts as he dunks the ball in the second half against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Suns defeated the Lakers 119-107.

Here are my favorite basketball photos from 2016.

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05
Jan

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 800iso, f4, 1/3200th, Manual
Scottsdale Scorpions outfielder Tim Tebow crashes into the outfield wall as he attempts to catch a fly ball during the fifth inning against the Glendale Desert Dogs during an Arizona Fall League game at Camelback Ranch.

Here are my favorite baseball photos of 2016. Continue on to check them out!

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26
Dec

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 10,000iso, f5.6, 1/800th, Manual
West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen is doused with Gatorade after defeating the Arizona State Sun Devils in the Cactus Bowl at Chase Field.

Next up in my Best of 2016 galleries are my best reaction shots of the year where the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat were on full display in 2016!

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19
Dec
Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f13, 1/200th, Manual with Strobes The Venator Rocky Boot sponsored car of two time NHRA champion Matt Hagan during a portrait shoot at Don Schumacher Racing.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f13, 1/200th, Manual with Strobes
The Venator Rocky Boot sponsored car of two time NHRA champion Matt Hagan during a portrait shoot at Don Schumacher Racing. Click here to purchase print

Midway through December its time I get going with the 9th edition of my Best of the Year galleries.  Lets get things off to a fast start with all my favorite drag racing photos of 2016!

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13
Dec
Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 1250iso, f3.5, 1/2500th, Manual The sun sets as NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers line up in turn two for a restart during the Ford Ecoboost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 1250iso, f3.5, 1/2500th, Manual
Was fortunate enough to cover my 11th career NASCAR championship race where some major history was made.  Continue on to see all my best shots from the weekend.

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30
Nov
Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 160iso, f2.8, 1/320th, Manual with Strobes NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps (left) and top fuel driver Antron Brown pose for a portrait with their world championship trophies after clinching their class championships during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 160iso, f2.8, 1/320th, Manual with Strobes
Here are my favorite shots from the final race of the NHRA season at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

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10
Nov
Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual And here is something I don't believe I have shot in the 25 plus years Ive been doing this. Check out the clutch disk in the air to the right of the boat!!

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual
Heres all my favorite images from a weekend covering one of my favorite sports, top fuel drag boat racing!

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03
Nov
Canon 1Dx MkII, 600mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual Pedregon would nearly flip over backwards before the car would safely return to Earth. While Cruz picked up the win, the car was too damaged to return for the second round an hour later.

Canon 1Dx MkII, 600mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual
With 24 nitro funny cars on property for the NHRA Toyota Nationals I expected there to be some action but I certainly wasn’t expecting all the action in funny car that I ended up witnessing. Continue on to see all my favorite shots from a great weekend of racing in Las Vegas

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06
Oct
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f4, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority The sun sets as NHRA funny car driver John Force (left) races alongside Ron Capps during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f4, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
From the better late than never department, here are all of my favorite images from the first race of the NHRA Playoffs in Charlotte!

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24
Sep
Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA pro mod driver Jay Payne flies through the air as Chuck Little deploys his twin parachutes.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
During the second round of Pro Mod qualifying at the NHRA Midwest Nationals driver Jay Payne would suffer a hard crash in his 250mph blown on alcohol Camaro alongside Chuck Little.   Continue on to see the first crash sequence shot with my new Canon 1Dx mk2 camera body…

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