Monday, April 30, 2012


In addition to basketball, I shoot other Butler sports when I have the opportunity.  A couple years back, I shot a Butler soccer game.  Before the game, I set up a remote camera behind the visitor's goal.  As luck would have it, Butler was awarded a penalty shot.  Here are a few of the shots that I was able to capture with that remote camera:

 The Butler player taking the penalty shot is framed between the goalie's legs.

The goalie decides to go left...

 ...but the shot goes to his right and...


A guy in New Zealand who has a soccer (football) blog called In the Back of the Net saw the photo above and asked if he could use it as the header and background photo for his website.  Since he was thoughtful enough to ask to use the photo rather than just taking it, I told him he was welcome to use it.  Be sure to check his website out; I think he put my photo to good use.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Keith Haring - Part 3

Here a few more pictures I took at the Keith Haring exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum:

I included a photo of this piece in my first Haring post.  This photo gives you a better perspective of the actual size of the piece.

If you're a Keith Haring fan, you might want to check out this Haring blog.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Keith Haring - Part 2

Here are a few shots showing some of the detail from the long mural I included in yesterday's post:

Hey, get out of the way, you're blocking my view!

Speaking of murals, check out this other cool Haring mural.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Keith Haring - Part 1

I was in NYC recently (surprise, surprise).  While I was there, I had the opportunity to see a Keith Haring exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.  The exhibit highlighted the early part of Haring's career (1978-1982).   Here are some shots I took at the exhibit:

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Okay, here's a link to a story about a type of photography I will never do.  Be sure to check out the photo blog referenced in the article.  It contains so pretty cool photos from Russia.

Still Catching Up

I've still got a backlog of photos from when I was having computer issues.  Here are a few of the shots I took when I was in Philadelphia for Butler's College Basketball Invitational game against the University of Pennsylvania on March 19, 2012.  Butler won by the score of 63 - 53.

Butler played Penn at The Palestra.  Built in 1927, The Palestra is know as the "Cathedral of College Basketball."

While I was in Philly for the game, I also had the chance to visit the Liberty Bell for the very first time.  In the second picture above, you can also see Independence Hall.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tuesday's Time Lapse - The Northern Lights

I'm going to try and post a great time lapse video every Tuesday.  Today's video features the northern lights.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Arlington National Cemetery - Part 2

Washington, DC was one of the NCCA basketball tournament sights for Butler last year.  While I was in DC for the games, I had the opportunity to visit Arlington National Cemetery.  Below are a few of my photos from that visit.

 Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Photos from the memorial of the USS Maine.  The photo directly above shows the Maine's mast.

Photos of the memorials for the space shuttles Columbia and Challenger.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Arlington National Cemetery - Part 1

I was recently in Washington, DC on a business trip.  As part of that trip, I had the honor of attending a memorial service at Arlington National Cemetery.  I have to admit, it was something to see and be a part of, even if only as a mourner with a very limited connection to the person being honored.

Thought I would share a few of my images from the service.  This photo experience/opportunity ranks right up there with just about anything else I've ever shot.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

100 Days Until the 2012 London Olympic Games

This is a Visa ad about the Olympics I thought was very well done.  The ad features the Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

9/11 Memorial - Part 3

As I indicated in my 01-16-12 post, I stayed at the Millenium Hilton shortly before the 9/11 attacks.  I recently had the opportunity to stay there again and was fortunate to have a room that overlooked the 9/11 Memorial.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Trafalgar Square - The Fourth Plinth

Okay, this has nothing to do with photography.  It's just something I really wanted to share.

There are four plinths in London's Trafalgar Square.  (A plinth is a base or platform upon which a statue is normally placed.)  As it turns out, one of the four plinths (know as the Fourth Plinth) is empty.  Please watch the video above to see what artist Antony Gormley wanted to do with the Fourth Plinth in his project entitled One & Other.

One you've had the chance to watch his video, go to this link:  It's a short film about how the project turned out.  I wish this would have been planned for the Olympics.  At a minimum, I would have liked to have seen this.  If there had been any chance, I also would have loved to have been a participant.  Hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sports Photography Workshops

My primary interest in photography is sports photography.  If I'd had any success in sports photography (and I'd like to think I've had a little) it's due in no small part to the sports photography workshops I've attended.  I've attended the Peter Read Miller workshop and the Summit Sports Photography workshop.

The top video is about Peter's workshop.  I've had the opportunity to attend that workshop twice. It was at his workshop that I shot my steeplechase photo (below) that ended up as a two page spread in Sports Illustrated.  (I shot that photo on 04-10-10; almost two years ago to the day.)

The other video is from the Summit Sports Photography Workshop.  I'm proud to say that one of my photos is featured in the Summit video.  It's my photo of some volleyballs.  The photo appears at 29 seconds into the video on the left-hand side of the screen (and my name appears in the credits at 4:10).

Monday, April 9, 2012

Catching Up

As I indicated in my 02-22-12 post, I lost the use of my computer.  Since then, I borrowed a computer, bought a new one and fixed the broken one.  I also continued to take pictures during that time.  As such, I now have photos on three different computers and it's made it a bit more challenging to keep up on my blogging; that's part of the reason I went a few weeks without posting.

I'm in the process of trying to organize the photos that are spread out amongst the three computers.  This organizing process is allowing me to catch up on posting some of the photos I would have otherwise posted if I hadn't run into the computer issue.

The pictures above are from Butler's 03-14-12 game against Delaware in the College Basketball Invitational tournament.  Butler won the game by a score of 75-58.  Here's a link to the story on the Delaware website.  The story features one of my photos. 

Due to the unnaturally warm weather, there was actually tailgating before the game.  Probably don't see that too often with basketball games in March.

The last picture above shows Sam in her courtside seat for the game.



Sunday, April 8, 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012

World Trade Center Sphere

According to news reports, the WTC Sphere featured in my 01-31-12 post is going to be put into storage; it's final destination yet to be determined.  Apparently there's some concern over the placement of the sphere.  One report indicates that the sphere will eventually be placed in the future Liberty Park.  That report notwithstanding, an online petition has been created requesting that the sphere be included in the 9/11 Memorial.

Considering the 9/11 Memorial barely opened on time for the 10th anniversary and the 9/11 Museum has been beset by problems and won't be open in time for the 11th anniversary, it's easy to see how the Sphere might disappear for some time to come.  That would be a tragedy.