I was living in an RV for 2 weeks following around a family that dominates Rodeos in the NW. My work (Comcast SportsNet) asked me to snap some photos when I wasn’t ingesting media or driving around the 30ft MoHo. What I wasn’t expecting was the amount of photographic opportunities at Rodeos. The culture, family and the daily grind were all so interesting to capture. I got so used to being around horse manure that stepping in it didn’t even faze me by day 3, you just keep on walking and tip your cowboy hat and say “Ma’am or sir” to the next cowboy that trots by.
The Portland Trail Blazers predictably pummeled the Washington Wizards, 111-76, in what amounted to a fight between a pit bull and a t-bone steak with its hands tied behind its back.
After Javale McGee had one of the nastiest blocks I’ve ever seen on Wesley Matthews, the Wizards’ bench freaked out. Below is a picture of just 2 of the teammates looking at each other afterwards. When I looked over there I let out a pretty loud laugh, it was hilarious.
LaMarcus Aldridge was doing this the whole game to Gerald Wallace giving him a hard time about not quite passing the ball perfectly to him on his alley oops. Wallace was a having an epic night and LA was just giving him a hard time about working on his game. Just another example of the things that make sports so fun to watch. The relationships between players and the teamwork and how down the team can get one night, and on a complete high the next. Sitting courtside is such a privilege and you notice the little things that you can’t pick out while watching on TV.
As a Duck fan and as a professional this was by far the best event I’ve ever attended. The noise level down on the field was so loud I needed ear plugs, but I loved it at the same time. I was unfortunately stuck setting up a set for Comcast SportsNet and couldn’t really focus on shooting the game entirely, so below is what I pulled off.
Blazers lost in ovetime going stagnant on offense. Great game up until that point.
The very last game of the Portland Timbers was at UP due to the renovation at PGE Park. They won the game but lost on aggregate and the season ended. Next year is MLS so lets hope for some more Timbers photos soon!
In the Portland Beavers’ final game they won 6-5 followed by a standing ovation and a removal of home plate by the Beavers’ manager. It’s definitely a sad day in Portland for baseball fans but MLS is coming and they’ve rightfully won over the Portland fans. Below are a few picture I snapped.
Beavs won! The second to last game to ever be played in Portland was a doozy! The 51′s had 5 errors, quite interesting to shoot. Sun kept creeping out in the middle of my shots so a lot of adjusting on the fly. I usually shoot in Aperture Priority mode but today I was focusing on Manual and just watching my shutter speed. Good day of shooting.
One of the pitchers from the Las Vegas 51′s decided to shoot some photos with my 2nd camera, eventually he started giving it to his teammates and posing for them. I came back an inning later and the auto focus was turned to manual focus and he was telling me that all the pictures are turning out blurry. Good stuff.
Timbers’ last game before they go MLS next year. A late goal from Ryan Pore ignited a celebration afterwards with a sunflower ceremony and lots of cheering from the Timbers Army.
08/29/2010 Midfielder Ryan Pore recorded a goal and an assist and forward Bright Dike turned in a two-goal performance as the Portland Timbers defeated Crystal Palace Baltimore 3-0 before 15,418 at PGE Park on Sunday.
A physical game makes for some great photos. Timbers ended up just tying 1 – 1 but it was a great game all the way through the end.