24 May 2011

bulls vs. miami: round 3

The Bulls continued on to Round 3 in the NBA playoffs and I shot Game 1. I love shooting basketball! I love shooting the Bulls. I also spotted the former Mayor Richard Daley with wife Maggie watching the game in his final few hours as mayor of Chicago.

Chicago's Taj Gibson reacts in the final minutes of the game against Miami in the NBA playoff Round 3 game May 15 at the United Center. The Bulls defeated the Heat 103-82.
Miami's Mike Bibby tries to drive past Chicago's Derrick Rose.
 Chicago's Taj Gibson looks to pass against Miami's Joel Anthony.
Chicago's Derrick Rose is fouled by Miami's Joel Anthony in the second half of the NBA playoff Round 3 game on Sunday at the United Center. Rose had a total of 28 points.
Chicago's Ronnie Brewer shoots a free throw after a clear path foul is called against Miami in the second half of the game.
Chicago's Kyle Korver fights for the ball against Miami's Dwyane Wade in the second half of the NBA playoff Round 3 game.
 Miami's LeBron James puts up a shot.
The Miami Heat watch the final few minutes of the game.
And the final product the next day:

16 May 2011

la buena vida

A quick weekend trip to warm weather, sun, sand and the ocean.

bulls vs. hawks: round 2

Bulls play the Atlanta Hawks in Round 2 of the NBA playoffs.
Benny the Bull waves a flag before the start of the game Monday night against the Atlanta Hawks at the United Center.
Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, right, holds the Red Auerbach Trophy after being named NBA basketball Coach of the Year before the start of the Bulls game Monday night.
Chicago's Carlos Boozer and Atlanta's Jeff Teague fight for the ball in the first half of the game Monday at the United Center. The Hawks defeated the Bulls 103-95.

Atlanta's Jeff Teague tries to pass through Joakim Noah and Derrick Rose in the first half of the game Monday at the United Center.
Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Kane take part in time out festivities.
Chicago's Joakim Noah fights for the ball against Atlanta's Jeff Teague.
Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is called for a technical foul in the first half.
Atlanta's Jeff Teague puts up a layup against Chicago's Derrick Rose.
Chicago's Carlos Boozer puts up a one-handed dunk in the second half.

cello man

I spotted this cellist on his way to the same place I was downtown Chicago a few weeks ago. If you have never checked out the Chicago Symphony Orchestra I highly recommend it.

babies!

Here are some pictures from some cuties just recently.

13 May 2011

the many faces of noah

Chicago Bulls Joakim Noah is a very expressive player and fun to shoot. Here are some of his many faces at the game against the Indiana Pacers on April 26.

bulls vs. pacers: round 1

The Bulls are rockin' it and I was at the game April 26 against the Indiana Pacers. Here are some of my picks from the night.
The Bulls' Joakim Noah waits for his name to be called before the start of the game.
Chicago's Taj Gibson attempts to get past Indiana's Roy Hibbert.
Chicago's Derrick Rose flys past Indiana's defense in the first half of the game Tuesday at the United Center.
Chicago's Omer Asik fights for the ball in the second half Tuesday at the United Center. The Bulls defeated the Pacers 116-89.
Chicago's Joakim Noah, left, and Taj Gibson celebrate after Indiana's Josh McRoberts is ejected from the game in the third quarter.
Chicago Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel cheers on the Chicago Bulls from courtside seats.
Chicago's Joakim Noah puts up a layup against Indiana's Paul George, left, and Roy Hibbert.
Chicago's Joakim Noah pumps up the crowd in the second half.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson is spotted in the crowd.
This is my vantage point. Hello Taj Gibson!

07 May 2011

awards!

I recently won first place in the Pro-48 Hours division and third place Multimedia Shooter of the Year in the Illinois Press Photographers Association Best of Multimedia annual competition. I am very excited about this. Here are some of the pieces I entered (this makes up for all the internships that said I needed more multimedia experience!!!):
http://ippaonline.com/ippa2/?p=1739 

Elvis Tribute Artist: http://vimeo.com/20944862
 Farmer Clare: http://vimeo.com/20944676
 Aikido Instructor: http://vimeo.com/20945001
Balloonist Bill: http://vimeo.com/20945111
Gospel Director, yet to come, as well as a few others up my sleeve.

I also won third place in the Associated Press competition for this short on beekeeping:
http://vimeo.com/13376600
Fun!