First Shot – Butler vs. Kansas State

Just found this shot while starting to go through the take from today’s game. I’ll put more up shortly.

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Salt Lake City – Butler vs. Kansas State, NCAA West Regional (Final Eight), Saturday, March 27, 2010. Butler guard Shelvin Mack (1) Kansas State guard Jacob Pullen (0) Butler guard Ronald Nored (5)

Sweet 16 Floor Remote – Two Views

Two views from my floor cam from last night’s Sweet 16 games. First, Syracuse forward Wesley Johnson’s huge dunk:

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Yeah Smokey, thanks for pointing that out. Strobe-less floor cams are pretty worthless with that lighting. Here’s photo #2, shot during Kansas State’s double overtime win over Xaver, from the three-point line, away from the “solar incident”:

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Sweet 16 – Butler & Syracuse Practice Sessions

It wasn’t that long ago that you’d see a few Hasselblads along the baseline at big-time basketball. In the spirit of that, here’s this…

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Syracuse forward Rick Jackson

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Griff Hopkins, Jack Boeheim

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Butler’s Shelvin Mack

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Butler coach Brad Stevens

2007 Portfolio: Utah Defense

From my 2007 Portfolio.

Salt Lake City – A group of Utah defenders including Greg Newman (left), Stevenson Sylvester (bottom) and Joe Jiannoni (right) bring down San Diego State running back Atiyyah Henderson. Utah vs San Diego State (SDSU) college football at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

BYU vs. SDSU – Storytelling

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I’ve talked a lot about storytelling in sports photography. The best sports photos to me are of the big play or a key moment. The other night at BYU vs. San Diego State, my key shot was when BYU’s Trent Plaisted took a charge, giving SDSU’s Ryan Amoroso his fourth foul. As you can see above, Plaisted let out a yell and Amoroso is, like, “What?”

After a moment like this, you realize that it will be worthless if the game ends up otherwise. BYU held on to win, so to me the photo told the story of the game perfectly. I sent it in but sadly it wasn’t published until now.

For you basketball fans, a couple of action shots. Everyone else can stop reading.

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(Sam Burgess, above. Trent Plaisted, below.)

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BYU vs. SDSU pre-game

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During the pre-game introductions, you make a choice: Sit and watch, or stand and shoot. Above: Brigham Young’s Michael Loyd (left) and Sam Burgess.

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Above: Trent Plaisted.

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Above: Michael Loyd leads the BYU basketball team in screaming inside a swirling, chanting mosh-pit huddle.