Category Archives: Sports Photography

Exotics Racing

This is an image of a Mercedes SLC AMG racing around the track at Exotics Racing here in Vegas. I had the great opportunity of covering this local business and attraction for an upcoming assignment for the magazine I work for. I’ve got more to post, but they’re on my computer at work. This was one of my favorites that I stayed late to make pictures of because I’ve always had loved the Mercedes style.

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Polo America in Las Vegas

This past weekend I was able to go to a unique sporting event at the South Point Casino and Hotel here in Vegas. Polo America held a weekend event including an exhibition match Friday night that I photographed. These are my favorite shots that I got, and for the most part I think they turned out pretty decent. I had never been to a polo match before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect or how to capture the action. The horses and their riders move quick, and lighting can be tricky.

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Marble Falls, Texas

This is where I drive to everyday an hour outside of Austin. It is the small town of Marble Falls. Population < 7,000.

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2011 Marble Falls Drag Boat Races

Wow, do these boats move! And I mean fast! This is LakeFest at Marble Falls, Texas.

I’d never had the chance to shoot something like this before, and I wanted to take full advantage of this unique opportunity. I had press credentials from the paper I work for to get a closer view than the rest of the crowd and was able to get right on the edge of the water.

This is just like drag racing on an asphalt track (which I have never been to either), but instead is on an open body of water. This event marked the 20th year for the races to fall upon the city of Marble Falls in central Texas. The boats are put in separate classes and race each other accordingly with the “Top Fuel” class leading the excitement with speeds above 250 mph.

A world record was set while I was there shooting and I got a few nice shots of it happening. The boat “Problem Child” driven by Daryl Ehrlich set the record of going 1,000 feet in 3.39 seconds at a speed of 261mph. Damn.

Here are the images:

Not only does everyone have an interest in fast boats at this event, everyone drives a truck. This is Texas after all.

This is the boat and driver that beat the previous record to make the world record in Top Hydro Fuel category. Daryl Erlich driving “Problem Child.”

Simply Gymnastic

Yesterday afternoon I shot the Ball State gymnastics competition, the Cardinal Classic, and captured some pretty good stuff. I like playing around with the color tones of images like these, sports pictures specifically, where normally they are pretty bland. Just taking a little different approach to normal sports photography is the idea here.