Saturday, June 27, 2009
So I spent another Saturday in near 100-degree heat shooting another golf tournament. This time it was the NGA Hooter's Tour Bentonville Open at Lost Springs Golf and Athletic Club in Little Flock. No Hooters girls, but I did luck out with another nice sand trap shot. And this time the golfer was the day's leader. Double lucky, except for the Hooters girls part.
A few photos from Friday's Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star football game at Tiger Stadium in Bentonville. The West won 26-9 over the East.
Now I really can't wait for football season to start. Except, of course, for the whole August part.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
My lead shot from the assignment I had today to shoot the 71st annual Chick-A-Tee Invitational at the Springdale County Club. Can't say I truly enjoy covering golf tournaments. At least this one was just a bunch of local guys and not a bunch of pros. If they missed a shot there was no freaking out and trying to blame it on the photographer. Thank God the PGA doesn't come through NWA.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
A look back at some of my favorite images from the last three days of the NCAA 2009 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at John McDonnell Field in Fayetteville. I had a great time over the four day meet. It was hard work. Lots of hustle, lots of sweat and lots of sunscreen. Of course the comradery shared with all of my fellow photographers at the meet made it worth the while.
If you weren't already aware, Texas A&M's men and women swept the meet's team competition.
I still can't wait for football season to start.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
The first day of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships were a wash for me, literally, as I didn't get to shoot too many events due to a lengthy weather delay. All I managed to shoot was the men's long jump, 100 meters, 4x100 meters and 800 meters before storms rolled into Fayetteville. I didn't get a chance to shoot any of the women's events.
I'm crossing my fingers for the rain to stay away today.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I shot three separate sessions with Babie and Ryan for their engagement over the past two weeks. We had a blast each time, especially at the carnival.
Their wedding is on August 1 at the Cooper Chapel in Bella Vista.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
I covered an apartment fire yesterday in Rogers that was the result of a man falling asleep in bed with a cigarette. During the course of my career I've covered several of these kinds of fires. Luckily the man escaped the fire and was uninjured.
The man's wife showed up on the scene from work. She was pretty upset. The couple's four kids were at a baby sitter. She was very grateful for that. What seemed to upset her the most was knowing that the whole thing should have never happened. Their lives had been sidetracked because of a stupid cigarette. Very sad.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
My only assignment yesterday was to shoot the Summer Celebration at the Rogers Activity Center in Rogers. It was complete chaos. I quickly settled on shooting children playing inside a giant inflatable catapillar called the "Kiddiepillar." I had to crawl up in the thing to get the shot. It was hot, humid and I felt like crap (my allergies decided to kick in with a vengeance yesterday). I did get the shot I wanted. And the colors, oh man the colors.