Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Stormy start

"Barney Ehrmann #43 of the Chesapeake Bayhawks takes the field with teammates before playing the Denver Outlaws in a Major League Lacrosse game at Navy-Marines Memorial Stadium on August 11, 2012 in Annapolis, Maryland. The Denver Outlaws won, 15-13."

About two weeks ago, I had the chance to cover the final Chesapeake Bayhawks lacrosse game of the season in Annapolis, Md.

Originally, I was scheduled to cover ninety percent of the Bayhawks home games for Getty Images, but I was pulled from most of them for other events including Belmont and NASCAR, among other things.

These games are very fun to photograph, especially later into the summer as the light gets better and better. Not to mention, the access is basically unrestricted; something we as photographers don't see much in the sports world too often. Next season I hope to try and explore that a bit further.

Nonetheless, the last game of the season turned from a lovely sunny summer day, to a typical summer evening with thunderstorms.

After a 45 minute delay, the game was underway.

Unlike at some stadiums where all photographers need to be at safe distance away from the players and identical pyrotechnics, I get the chance to give viewers the vantage if they were a player themselves running onto the field with the Major League Lacrosse.

Got to love access like that. Can't wait for the season to start back up next year.


Anonymous Scott V. said...

Awesome photos. I randomly stumbled across your blog looking for pictures of Aruba and next thing I know I'm browsing all of your archives. This lax pic is amazing. Just thought I'd give praise.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 4:45:00 PM  

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