It’s not often that I photograph the ceremonial first pitch when I cover the Mariners and it is less often that a 108-year-old throws out the the first pitch; most likely never before. But Evelyn Jones, 108, threw out the first pitch, which no one was ready and no one except for those standing closet to her saw. My view was completely blocked. However, I was able to get a nice shot of her acknowledge the crowd as she came off the field. And also got a nice photo of Johnny Giavotella congratulating Jones. Oh yeah and there was a baseball game that the Mariners ended up winning. Photos after the break.
Walk off wins are always nice and so is photographing them as they are brimming with emotion. Logan Morrison who as been struggling at the plate this season hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning in a game against the Oakland A’s. As Morrison was being interviewed by Root Sports, he was given the obligatory Gatorade bath, which was followed up by a rare treat: a garbage bath. Nelson Cruz dumped a waste basket full of garbage on Morrison, which made for a nice, if not an odd photo.
I had the opportunity to photograph the NFC Championship game between the Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers. It was the third time photographing a Packers Seahawks game as I photographed the famous ‘Fail Mary’ game and the season’s opening game. And what a game it turned out to be. Here are the photos.
Unranked Stony Brook traveled from New York to play the University of Washington at Alaska Airlines Arena. For most the game UW had the edge, but somehow Stony Brook hung around and in the final moments tied and took the lead to beat the Huskies and pull off the upset. More photos after the break.
The University of Washington played Eastern Washington University. This season the Huskies are ranked, but Eastern played UW tough and made a game of it. It was my first game of the season to photograph.
Here’s a selection of some portraits from the last couple of months all photographed with my Fuji X cameras. I shooting portraits exclusively with my Fujis. I imagine that in the next iteration of cameras, I will be able to shoot more and more assignments with the cameras as I see many other photographer doing. Again, some of images were shot a while back and I had to wait for publication to post. More photos after the break.
I photographed the ‘I Will Not Comply’ rally in opposition to I-594, which requires background checks for the sale of all firearms in the state of Washington. The initiative was passed decisively by voters in the Fall. Protestors bought, sold and exchanged firearms to protest the law as unconstitutional. Coming up with unique and contextual photos can be a bit difficult at events like this. More photos after the break.
I had the opportunity again to photograph the Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast celebration, which began at St. Mary’s Church and concluded with a Mass at St. James Cathedra. Always a colorful celebration and fun to photograph. More photos after the break.
Microsoft held its annual shareholders meeting. The first with Satya Nadella as it CEO. The company, almost 40 years old, has only had three CEOs. Here some photos including Steve Ballmer and Rev. Jesse Jackson in the audience. More photos after the break.