It was a Monday Night Football game in Seattle in the area of the same end zone and like another notorious Monday Night Football game, this one ended in controversy and a last second win for the Seattle Seahawks. And while Golden Tate was not directly involved, he was on the field. The winless Detroit Lions were behind 13-10 and were driving for a last minute score, when Calvin Johnson was stripped of the ball by Kam Chancellor and the lose ball was batted out of the back of the end zone by K.J. Wright (above). Many argued that the Lions should have been given the ball on the 1-yard line, but the officials ruled it was not intention. It was also Kam Chancellor’s first game back from a hold out and to a nice frame of him reacting to a hit on Calvin Johnson. More photos after the break.
It wasn’t quite the last game of the season, but it still encapsulated the Seattle Mariners season. The Mariners had a 6-3 lead, which was blown by the bullpen. Down by one run in the bottom of the ninth, James Jones is doubled up off of first base to end the game on a line out to the outfield when he didn’t tag up in time. More photos after the break.
I photographed my first UW game of the season. Washington lost to Cal 30-24. Washington had several opportunities to tie Cal late in fourth quarter, but the offense struggled and ultimately lost. The weather was nice. No rain, which is always welcome. Even had some pockets of nice light late in the game. More photos after the break.
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.