BYU v. Washington

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Washington’s Jermaine Kearse is hit by BYU defender Andrew Rich

This photo is from two weeks ago. I’m just now posting. Way behind. Last weekend was a game at Air Force in Colorado and tomorrow it’s Florida State. I’ll write more about it sometime.

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Yeah, I know. I wish I could have written all the stories we shared on the drive from Denver to Colorado Springs last weekend. Sorry, it’s not going out.

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Ouch.

BYU vs. TCU Football

BYU gets crushed 38-7 by TCU. Here’s how it went down:

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TCU’s Ed Wesley (34) leaps over BYU’s DB Brandon Bradley (5) for a first half touchdown.

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TCU’s Joseph Turner (24) lets out a yell after scoring in the first half.

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TCU’s Jimmy Young (88) pulls in a touchdown pass ahead of BYU’s DB Brandon Bradley (5).

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BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall yells as his team comes off the field.

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Max Hall is sacked by TCU’s Cory Grant (57).

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Max Hall is sacked by TCU’s D.J. Yendrey (55, front) and TCU’s Wayne Daniels (96).

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Max Hall walks off the field after fumbling the ball.

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Max Hall on the bench with the score 38-7. At left is Harvey Unga, right is Dennis Pitta.

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A BYU fan epxresses his disappointment with the officiating.

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Grass stains on Max Hall’s jersey.

NCAA Tournament – First Half

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I’ve got a lot more to write, behind the scenes stuff, but here are some photographs from BYU vs. Texas A&M first. Above, Lee Cummard grabs Chinemelu Elonu.

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Lee Cummard on offense.

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When I asked another photographer what he thought would happen, he said that we’d know after the first five minutes. The photo above was just three minutes into the game and by then, with BYU down eight points, I had a pretty good idea.

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BYU coach Dave Rose.

Assignment: Darwin Lecture at BYU

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Provo – Prof. Daniel Fairbanks, a biologist at UVU, a devout Mormon and a sculptor, gives a lecture on evolution and the legacy of Charles Darwin while sculpting a bust of Darwin in BYU’s Maeser Building.

“But I can’t see his face!”

Yeah, he’s standing behind the clay head. Silly me.

In posting a photo from every single assignment I’ve learned about how I shoot and what I submit. I had expected to be posting some really awful images, but that was the medicine required to start making better photographs. What I’ve realized is that for every challenging assignment, I’m getting at least one interesting photograph. So maybe it’s not my photography that has been lacking lately.

That said, I’ve noticed that the interesting photographs that I’m getting aren’t always the ones that I’m sending in. And when I do, they aren’t always making the paper. So there’s something else to work on.

But I intend to keep posting lots of photographs, at least one from every assignment. Having this required outlet is causing me to push a little harder. If you are a photographer, I highly recommend challenging yourself in some way. And do it in front of an audience so that you’ve got the pressure to keep going.

BYU vs. UNLV College Basketball – Second Half

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This was about the moment when UNLV took over the game. Jackson Emery did a Pete Rose dive, sliding across the court trying to save the ball. It wouldn’t be long before UNLV tied the game and then went ahead to win, as BYU put up brick after brick.

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Once a team unravels like this, it’s pretty easy to find photos to show it.

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Jonathan Tavernari loses his handle on the ball.

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UNLV’s Brice Massamba and UNLV guard Rene Rougeau celebrate after Rougeau was fouled during a UNLV streak that gave them a 55-48 lead in the second half.

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Finally, Lee Cummard walks off the court after the loss.