December 3: So what do you see? Shot another 3 basketball (bball) games today. This time at Manteo High School (across the Sound from where I live), not a bad drive. Manteo swept Cape Hatteras - JV, girls, and boys varsity. I enjoyed it and the folks in Manteo are purdy darn nice. Took the… Continue reading Yup, it’s that time again. Clue – Tom Petty.
December 1: Madness in the gym. Winter sports are here. Now I don't mean hockey, ice skating, skiing or any "true" winter sports but the winter sports season is underway at the local schools. Here on the Outer Banks of NC that means basketball, swimming and wrestling. For me it mainly means basketball, basketball, and… Continue reading Whey oh whey oh, walk like an Egyptian
November 22: Time to be thankful and think about helping others. Gearing up. Preparing things. Mapping out a game plan. Soon it will be time to Shoot the Good Guys vs Cancer high school basketball charity event. There'll be 12 games over two days with nearby (NC and VA) high school varsity teams competing in… Continue reading “It’s a bird, it’s a plane. No, it’s basketball!”
November 19: Yet another moment of impact. Fall sports are in the books. Seasons change and so do the games. Time to move on to shooting local Winter sports - Basketball, Swimming and Wrestling. Time also to exercise some new photographic muscles. Time to get back into the groove. Toward that goal I've already shot… Continue reading “It’s the time of the season.” The Zombies
November 16: Moment of impact. A header can be an effective weapon in soccer. But a facer, that's certainly gonna hurt. And according to Newton, the ball is smashing the player's head as much as the player is smashing the ball. Ouch! We're still waiting for the ball to come down. Until next time, be… Continue reading Newton’s third law of motion.
November 14: The Agony of Defeat Always Accompanies The Thrill of Victory. ABC Sports and Jim McKay were right. In the opening of the ABC Wide World of Sports McKay would say "the thrill of victory…and the agony of defeat…the human drama of athletic competition." This simple phrase, along with the opening sequence of videos… Continue reading Jim McKay was right.
November 11: An example of a student athlete. As you know I started heading over to Manteo a lot this Fall season to shoot a lot of Manteo volleyball games. Why would I pass a school that is 5 minutes aways from my house to travel 30 minutes to shoot at another? The answer is… Continue reading “I talk to student-athletes. I try to get them to remember that they’re not just athletes, but student-athletes. You need to get an education.” Earl Campbell
November 7: Back in the saddle after a week of no posts. Well, did ya miss the posts? Did something not seem right just like the right leg of the soccer player in the photo above? I was out of commission for almost a week. First, I was bed-ridden following a vaccine booster shot and… Continue reading Something weren’t quite rite, needed a respite.
November 1: A runner never got to second by always standing on first. As I mentioned in the last post, it's playoff time for fall sports at the local schools. And as planned, I made it to the First Flight soccer match against Rocky Mount. Playoffs are a special time so I decided to try… Continue reading Try new things, get out of your comfort zone.
November 1: It's time to say goodbye. It's that time of the year. The weather is turning colder and without a doubt, the days are getting shorter (ie, less light for outside sports). It's time to say goodbye to local Fall sports. There are a few football, soccer and volleyball games going on with teams… Continue reading Time to tackle new things head on.