Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Golden Hour Earth Day Flowers

Thursday, March 27, 2014

600 Miles: The Results

Here are a few of the shots I took over the weekend.  The finish line is always fun but it can get backed up and then its just not as cool.  Out on the course is low stress, but its all very repetitive, so when you get something out of the ordinary you remember it.  Hence, the dribbler and the ladies making faces at me during the Rock n' Roll Dallas half on Sunday.

Oh and it is always highly important to do your make-up before you go jump in the mud.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

600 miles

This weekend was Warrior Dash Texas down in Bastrop on Saturday, and the Dallas Rock N Roll Half Marathon on Sunday.  I dropped down to the hill country on Saturday morning under the cover darkness, after waking up at 2:30 am, for a 7:15 call time, for which I was late.  I shot the finish line, got some muddy hugs, and generally wallowed in a mucky mess. Hence the mud covered footwear.

After the final participants came across what was the finish (they weren't runners and by then they had taken down the finish marker), this was 2.5 hours after the start of the last wave, at 3 pm.  I drove up to Dallas so I could get up and shoot the Rock n Roll half marathon on Sunday. Thanks to interstate 35 I didn't get to the hotel until 10, and then of course I had to have a couple of beers to decompress after the 20 hour day. 

I had been in shorts and a t-shirt on Saturday, got a little cloudy day sunburn, and thanked the creator that I didn't get any rain.  On Sunday though it was a different story.  It was coat and stocking cap, with the temps in the 40s when I left the hotel for my location, and I was still cold in the wind. You've just got to love Texas weather.

Oh the glamorous life of a freelance photographer.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Metroplex Challenge

This past weekend was the Metroplex Challenge in Ft Worth.  On Saturday night there was a NCAA division one women's meet, I got to photograph from the floor.  Here are a few of my favorites, the purple is LSU the maroon is OU the red is University of Arizona.  These ladies were on their game, it was the Texas heavy OU team that ended up winning the competition.  

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

USA Football International Bowl Weekend

This past weekend I shot for USA Football at their International Bowl in Arlington.  It was nice to get back out on a football field as a stringer for someone, I haven't been able to shoot any games since moving from Florida, no one around here seems to need a freelancer.  Friday night was cold and windy, the game was a blow out and I shot way to many frames, but I was trying to stay warm so what can you do?  As it happens, I left the lights on in my car, had to wait about 4 hours for roadside assistance to get to me after one failed attempt and two phone calls later, so that I finally made it to sleep at 4 so I could get up at 6:30 and shoot a little 5K race before the afternoon game in the final photo here.

It's always something, I swear.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Houston Marathon

This year for MLK weekend I was in Houston to shoot the Chevron Houston Marathon and 1/2 Marathon. This was my first race of the year, and I got put on the finish line which gave me a long day, but I got to see the participants complete a goal that they had set for themselves and followed through, which is a feat in and of itself.  And of course I got to see this guy dressed as RoboCop.

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Rugged Maniac Houston

Last weekend was Rugged Maniac Houston, my last race of the year.  It started out partly cloudy and about 60 it ended overcast, windy and about 45 with the windchill, I was having flashbacks to Savage Race Dallas toward the end of the day.  I didn't have to get wet or muddy though so that is always a good thing.  The 3.5 hour drive to get there and get back wasn't the best in the world but I survived.

My first few months in Texas, were eventful, stressful and overall not the best things happened to me or my family.  I am looking forward to a new year and making our new home a better and more positive place; I know that 2014 will be an improvement over 2013 and for that I am grateful.  I would like to thank everyone at Nuvision, Race Pace, and Marathonfoto for letting me hit the ground running after our relocation to East Texas, and I look forward to more in the new year. 

Happy holidays everyone.

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