September 30: Did you say something? Sorry, but if you'd say something to me now I probably wouldn't/couldn't hear it. Like a bell ringer in the tower of Note Dame, my ears are still ringing. Ringing from all the shouting, cheering, stamping, and screaming that was the Manteo High School gym a few hours ago.… Continue reading I feel like Quasimodo; there’s a loud, non-stop ringing in my ears!!!
September 29: All gone in a blink of an eye. I went and shot my first Middle School football game of the season. It was a BEAUTIFUL day. Earlier, a front had passed through the area and the air was cool and crisp. Just perfect for football. I do enjoy shooting Middle School sports. I… Continue reading It’s so crazy that all the old people are my age
September 27: Don't give up, don't ever give up. I was able to get out and shoot the First Flight - Manteo Middle School soccer game today. It was a beautiful day to be out - sunny, low humidity, and cool. Although I knew that the sun would be a little harsh for great photography,… Continue reading Push-of-war.
September 25: This story is big, really big. High School football on a "Friday Night under the lights" is a big deal all across America. It's no different here on the Outer Banks of NC. And when you add a long-time, "cross-town" rivalry to the mix, well, a Friday Night under the lights can be… Continue reading News Flash! EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it!
September 24: I'm starting to feel better for the future. As you've seen, I've been shooting a LOT of volleyball. I've always like the sport. Even played some beach volleyball (noticed some girl during a game a long time ago at the Duke Marine Lab that became my wife), but never truly thought that I'd… Continue reading Cape Hatteras, Mattamuskeet: small schools, BIG hearts.
September 20: The eyes have it. To me, shooting sports is more than getting great action shots. It's an attempt to tell a story of the sport, share a glimpse of the current game, and showcase the athletes. I always try to get some "sports portraits" of the athletes at times that reveal some of… Continue reading It’s not just all about action.
September 19: How all this got started. Well, Paul Simon may love his Kodachrome with those nice bright colors and the greens of summers but I love me some B&W photos. I started in photography as a freshman in High School. You know, " back, way back, back into time.When the only people that existed… Continue reading Call me old school.
September 17: The mind's eye can play tricks on you. Ok. So, i got a few snarky remarks from someone regarding my post 364. I won't say who it is but you know who you are, right, Chip? You know, the post about how I take a photo and then think of something that he… Continue reading Oh no, here he goes again!
September 15: Sometimes I feel like Bobby Vinton. Sometimes the keeper can be a very lonely position. I mean lonely. Such was the case for a First Flight Middle School keeper in a recent game. Why this kid was was lonely he was like the Maytag repairman, or Bobby Vinton, or Roy Orbison, or the… Continue reading Caution! Aged-base reference.
September 14: Thanks Coach!!! A goal of sports photography is to try and capture an animated response, or at a minimum, a glimpse of emotion from a coach. Well, my cup runneth over yesterday (or should that be ranneth). The scene: First Flight High School gym. The event: a volleyball game, First Flight vs Cape… Continue reading It’s, like, better than losing.