A photo of football players after a game celebrating

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (right) hugs quarterback Russell Wilson after defeating the Green Bay Packers in NFC Championship Playoffs at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington, USA, 18 January 2015. Kearse caught the game-winning touchdown in overtime.

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.

A photo of a football player celebrating a touchdown

Seattle Seahawks tackle Garry Gilliam, right, Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan, left, celebrate a scoring a touchdown on a fake field goal attempt during the second half of the NFC Championship Playoffs against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington, USA, 18 January 2015.

A photos of a football player wearing an Elevation Training Mask

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch warms up in a downpour before the NFC Championship Playoffs against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington, USA, 18 January 2015.

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Stony Brook Bryan Sekunda celebrates along with teammates late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Washington Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Seattle. Stony Brook won the game 62-57.

Stony Brook Bryan Sekunda celebrates along with teammates late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Washington Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Seattle. Stony Brook won the game 62-57.

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.

Stony Brook's Rayshaun McGrew, upper let, and Deshaun Thrower (1) defend against Washington's Nigel Williams-Goss, forcing him to call a timout, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Seattle. Stony Brook won the game 62-57.

Stony Brook’s Rayshaun McGrew, upper let, and Deshaun Thrower (1) defend against Washington’s Nigel Williams-Goss, forcing him to call a timout, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Seattle. Stony Brook won the game 62-57.

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Washington's Nigel Williams-Goss (5) drives past Eastern Washington's Tyler Harvey in the second half of an NCAA basketball game, on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 in Seattle. Washington won the game 81-77.

Washington’s Nigel Williams-Goss (5) drives past Eastern Washington’s Tyler Harvey in the second half of an NCAA basketball game, on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 in Seattle. Washington won the game 81-77.

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.

Washington's Darin Johnson reacts to Washington's come-from-behind victory over Eastern Washington in an NCAA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 in Seattle. Washington won 81-77.

Washington’s Darin Johnson reacts to Washington’s come-from-behind victory over Eastern Washington in an NCAA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 in Seattle. Washington won 81-77.

A Washington cheerleader reacts in the second half of an NCAA basketball game between Washington and Eastern Washington Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 in Seattle. Washington won the game 81-77.

A Washington cheerleader reacts in the second half of an NCAA basketball game between Washington and Eastern Washington Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 in Seattle. Washington won the game 81-77.

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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.

O'Dea High School football coach Monte Kohler at O'Dea High School in Seattle Tuesday July 30, 2014.

O’Dea High School football coach Monte Kohler at O’Dea High School in Seattle Tuesday July 30, 2014.

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A gun rights activist displays an I Will Not Comply sign from the the barrel of a rifle December 13, 2014 in Olympia, Washington at the State Capitol. Gun Rights Activists protested Washington State's voter-passed initiative that requires background checks for all guns sales and exchanges.

A gun rights activist displays an I Will Not Comply sign from the the barrel of a rifle December 13, 2014 in Olympia, Washington at the State Capitol. Gun Rights Activists protested Washington State’s voter-passed initiative that requires background checks for all guns sales and exchanges.

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.

Mike Ladines of Covington, Washington holds a sign while listening to a speaker during an I Will Not Comply event December 13, 2014 in Olympia, Washington at the State Capitol. Gun Rights Activists protested Washington State's voter-passed initiative that requires background checks for all guns sales and exchanges.

Mike Ladines of Covington, Washington holds a sign while listening to a speaker during an I Will Not Comply event December 13, 2014 in Olympia, Washington at the State Capitol. Gun Rights Activists protested Washington State’s voter-passed initiative that requires background checks for all guns sales and exchanges.

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Photo of a traditional dancers inside a cathedral

Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration Rosary at St. Mary’s Church in Seattle and Mass at St. James Cathedral in Seattle on Saturday Dec. 6, 2014.

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.

Photo of a tradition Aztec dancer before a procession

Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration Rosary at St. Mary’s Church in Seattle and Mass at St. James Cathedral in Seattle on Saturday Dec. 6, 2014.

Photo of a dancer before a shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration Rosary at St. Mary’s Church in Seattle and Mass at St. James Cathedral in Seattle on Saturday Dec. 6, 2014.

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Photo of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addresses shareholders during Microsoft Shareholders Meeting December 3, 2014 in Bellevue, Washington. The meeting as first for Nadella as CEO.

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.

MIcorosoft shareholders sit on a Microsoft Logo

MIcorosoft shareholders wait for the annual Microsoft Shareholders Meeting December 3, 2014 in Bellevue, Washington. The meeting as first without Steve Ballmer as the company’s CEO and the first without Bill Gates as the Chairman of the Board.

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Photo of NFL players during a game in Seattle

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Jaron Brown, left, reacts after Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell broke up a pass intended for Brown in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Seattle.

The Seattle Seahawks played the team with the best record in the NFL … the Cardinals … and won. The Seahawks played their best game since their opener against the Green Bay Packers. The defense played really well and the offense looks pretty decent against one of the better defenses in the league. More photos after the break.

A photo of quarterback Russell Wilson running with the football

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson makes a long run to near the end zone against the Arizona Cardinals in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Seattle, but the play was called back due to a holding penalty against the Seahawks.

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Photo of a quarterback being sacked

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, left, causes Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr to fumble in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in Seattle. The Raiders recovered the ball.

The Seahawks held on to beat the Oakland Raiders 30-24 at CenturyLink Field on Sunday. The winless Raiders gave the Seahawks for of a fight than most expected. The Seahawks are going to need to start playing better football if they expect to reach the post season and defend their title. I am especially fond of the serendipitous photos in which it appears fireworks are coming out of the head of linebacker Khalil Mack. Usually, I frown upon photos with random things coming out of a person’s head, but in this case is sort of conveyed the frustration the Raiders must have felt. More photos after the break.

Photo of a player and coach walking off the field

Oakland Raiders head coach Tony Sparano, left, walks off the field with Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Khalil Mack as fireworks go off at CenturyLink Field after the Seattle Seahawks beat the Oakland Raiders 30-24 in an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in Seattle.

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Photo of a pitcher and a catcher during an MLB game

Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino #3, left, meets with relief pitcher Fernando Rodney #56 at the mound during the tenth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics at Safeco Field on September 13, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. Rodney would walk four batters to give up the winning run. The Athletics won the game 3-2.

The usually stellar pitching of the Mariners fell apart as Seattle reliever Fernando Rodney walked in the winning run to give Oakland the win. I was able to get some nice emotion and actions shots throughout the game. It probably helps that the Mariners are still in the race for a playoff spot this late in the season. More photos after the break.

Photo of pitcher Felix Hernandez

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez #34 yells into his glove after giving up a home run in sixth inning of a baseball game against Oakland Athletics at Safeco Field on September 13, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.

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