Thursday, December 31, 2009

Best of 2009: Sports

"Jess Harlee, who scored 28 points and made two key free throws late, is smothered by her teammates after Fallston beat defending champions Paint Branch, 65-62, during the Class 3A Maryland basketball championship at UMBC's Rac Arena, Saturday, March 14, 2009. With the win, Fallston celebrated the school's first basketball state championship and posted a perfect, 28-0, season."

Although sports involves the same games with the same rules, the players and emotions are always different. You never know what's going to happen.

I grew up playing sports and still play. Some even label me as a sports photographer, but I beg to differ. I simply enjoy shooting sports on top of the regular assignments.

This year I shot all the typical sporting matches, but also had a a lot "firsts" including shooting: swimming, stunt biking, wrestling, pro wrestling, and golf.

All of these fresh events kept me excited throughout the year and I am looking forward to completing some stories I've started, getting back to shooting these "new" sports to me and cannot wait to look into some new sports out here, too.

Of all I shot, it seems like BYU sports took the cake for being the most newsworthy, which included the brute, ponytail pulling soccer defender and a huge win over Utah in football.

Again, these are my favorite action and feature sports pictures from 2009.

Stay tuned. Feedback welcome. Enjoy.

UP NEXT...Best of 2009: ABROAD


Anonymous Darnay said...

I could look at the Bradley BYU buzzer beater picture for hours.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 2:47:00 AM  
Blogger Mark Johnston said...

I see a POY sports portfolio winner in all that!!!

Thursday, December 31, 2009 1:44:00 PM  
Blogger Tully said...

dude, great great stuff.

Friday, January 01, 2010 1:24:00 PM  
Blogger Chris Detrick said...

not looking...saving myself for sunday's show.

Saturday, January 02, 2010 1:44:00 AM  
Blogger Drew Nash said...

Super strong content. It's always fun shooting new sports.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010 6:03:00 PM  

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