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Video: Elite Clubs National Soccer – San Diego.

April 13, 2014 Leave a comment

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I’m out in beautiful San Diego, California for the weekend, shooting video for Elite Clubs National Soccer (ECNL) at their tournament at the San Diego Polo Club. 

This is a fun event to shoot, and as was the case when I shot another ECNL tournament in Florida several months ago, we have the chance to get creative in the type of video content we produce for the league’s social media platforms. 

This is a brief promo spot from day one – a combination of quotes and footage from action at the tournament. More to come!

Boston Red Sox Photos: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 vs. Texas Rangers.

April 10, 2014 1 comment
"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia fields a ground ball during the sixth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia fields a ground ball during the sixth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Sunlight passes through a window during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Sunlight passes through a window during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is tagged out in a double play by shortstop Elvis Andrus during the third inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is tagged out in a double play by shortstop Elvis Andrus during the third inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts applies a tag to right fielder Alex Rios during the first inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts applies a tag to right fielder Alex Rios during the first inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts reacts after being tagged out by shortstop Elvis Andrus as he attempts to steal second base during the fourth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts reacts after being tagged out by shortstop Elvis Andrus as he attempts to steal second base during the fourth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy delivers during the third inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy delivers during the third inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross attempts to tag out shortstop Elvis Andrus during the eighth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross attempts to tag out shortstop Elvis Andrus during the eighth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell walks off the field after speaking with an umpire during the sixth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell walks off the field after speaking with an umpire during the sixth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. stands in center field during the sixth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. stands in center field during the sixth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Xander Bogaerts reacts after being tagged out during the second inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Xander Bogaerts reacts after being tagged out during the second inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz watches the ball fair as hits a go-ahead three run home run during the eighth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz watches the ball fair as hits a go-ahead three run home run during the eighth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates alongside Jackie Bradley Jr. and Dustin Pedroia after hitting a go-ahead three run home run during the eighth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates alongside Jackie Bradley Jr. and Dustin Pedroia after hitting a go-ahead three run home run during the eighth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox infielder Jonathan Herrera reacts after the Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox infielder Jonathan Herrera reacts after the Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz picks up pitcher Koji Uehara after the Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz picks up pitcher Koji Uehara after the Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

Yesterday was a great end to the first homestand of the Boston Red Sox season. A 4:00 PM start time against the Texas Rangers had me excited to hunt for golden light and deep shadows, and that’s what I found. 

Beautiful light combined with vintage late inning dramatics from David Ortiz made for a good day of shooting all around. 

Photos: Boston Red Sox World Series Ring Ceremony.

April 7, 2014 Leave a comment

"The sun rises over Fenway Park on the morning of the 2014 Boston Red Sox home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The sun rises over Fenway Park on the morning of the 2014 Boston Red Sox home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A Josten's representative prepares a 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series ring before the ring ceremony on Opening Day Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A Josten’s representative prepares a 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series ring before the ring ceremony on Opening Day Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The World Series Most Valuable Player ring, awarded to Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, is prepared before the ring ceremony on Opening Day Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The World Series Most Valuable Player ring, awarded to Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, is prepared before the ring ceremony on Opening Day Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Marathon hero Carlos Arredondo gets an autograph from former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez during a meet and greet before the Boston Red Sox 2014 home opening day and World Series ring ceremony Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Marathon hero Carlos Arredondo gets an autograph from former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez during a meet and greet before the Boston Red Sox 2014 home opening day and World Series ring ceremony Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The 2013 World Series championship banner is dropped over the Green Monster during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The 2013 World Series championship banner is dropped over the Green Monster during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Marathon hero Carlos Arredondo and other victims, families, and heroes involved with the Boston Marathon bombings are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Marathon hero Carlos Arredondo and other victims, families, and heroes involved with the Boston Marathon bombings are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes and first baseman Mike Napoli receive their rings during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes and first baseman Mike Napoli receive their rings during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia receives his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia receives his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts displays his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts displays his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross puts on his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross puts on his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz high fives teammates during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz high fives teammates during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz wears his 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series rings and 2013 World Series Most Valuable Player ring on a necklace during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz wears his 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series rings and 2013 World Series Most Valuable Player ring on a necklace during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Members of the Hanscom Air Force Base assist in a flag drop of the American flag during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Members of the Hanscom Air Force Base assist in a flag drop of the American flag during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Former Boston Celtics player Leon Powe and former Boston Red Sox players Jason Varitek, Mike Lowell, and Pedro Martinez hold championship trophies before they are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former Boston Celtics player Leon Powe and former Boston Red Sox players Jason Varitek, Mike Lowell, and Pedro Martinez hold championship trophies before they are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"(From left to right) Former Boston Red Sox players Pedro Martinez, Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek, former Mayor of Boston Tom Menino, former Boston Celtics player Leon Powe, former Boston Bruins player Mark Recchi, and former New England Patriots players Tedy Bruschi, Troy Brown, and Ty Law display championship trophies as they are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“(From left to right) Former Boston Red Sox players Pedro Martinez, Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek, former Mayor of Boston Tom Menino, former Boston Celtics player Leon Powe, former Boston Bruins player Mark Recchi, and former New England Patriots players Tedy Bruschi, Troy Brown, and Ty Law display championship trophies as they are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino jokes with current Mayor Marty Walsh before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino jokes with current Mayor Marty Walsh before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A grounds crew member changes bases during the Boston Red Sox 2014 home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A grounds crew member changes bases during the Boston Red Sox 2014 home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks signs autographs during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks signs autographs during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Grady Sizemore slides as he steals third base during the second inning of the 2014 home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Grady Sizemore slides as he steals third base during the second inning of the 2014 home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks hits a solo home run during the third inning of the 2014 home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks hits a solo home run during the third inning of the 2014 home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

It’s great to be back in baseball season, and we had a memorable Opening Day to begin the 2014 baseball season here at Fenway Park. In following our tradition, we were here early to shoot the sunrise over the park. This year, we shot video as well, and produced the quick video piece posted above for the Red Sox Instagram account. 

Minutes after the sun came up, an armored truck carrying a special delivery showed up to the ballpark. 

The truck was, of course, hauling the hardware. The 2013 World Series rings had arrived for a special pre-game ring ceremony honoring the 2013 world champion Boston Red Sox. These are some of the highlights from a fantastic ceremony.

Happy baseball season!

Photos and Reflections: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day 13.

March 18, 2014 2 comments
“Novak Djokovic and American Idol judge Randy Jackson pose for a photograph before the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s finals Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Novak Djokovic and American Idol judge Randy Jackson pose for a photograph before the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s finals Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“American Idol finalist Angie Miller sings the National Anthem before the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“American Idol finalist Angie Miller sings the National Anthem before the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta is introduced on court before the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Agnieszka Radwanska Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta is introduced on court before the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Agnieszka Radwanska Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta hits a backhand during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Agnieszka Radwanska Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta hits a backhand during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Agnieszka Radwanska Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Agnieszka Radwanska hits a backhand during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Flavia Pennetta Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Agnieszka Radwanska hits a backhand during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Flavia Pennetta Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Fans show support for Agnieszka Radwanska during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Flavia Pennetta Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Fans show support for Agnieszka Radwanska during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Flavia Pennetta Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta reacts after winning the first set during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Agnieszka Radwanska Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta reacts after winning the first set during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Agnieszka Radwanska Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta reacts after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta reacts after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta poses with the trophy after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta poses with the trophy after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic, John McEnroe, a ball boy, and Roger Federer pose for a photograph before the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s finals Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic, John McEnroe, a ball boy, and Roger Federer pose for a photograph before the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s finals Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer serves to Novak Djokovic during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s finals Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer serves to Novak Djokovic during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s finals Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer hits a forehand during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Novak Djokovic Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer hits a forehand during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Novak Djokovic Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer reacts after winning a point during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Novak Djokovic Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer reacts after winning a point during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Novak Djokovic Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic reacts after losing a point during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Roger Federer Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic reacts after losing a point during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Roger Federer Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Novak Djokovic hits a forehand during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Roger Federer Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic hits a forehand during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Roger Federer Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic reacts after winning a point during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Roger Federer Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.” Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic reacts after winning a point during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Roger Federer Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”
Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic reacts after defeating Roger Federer in three sets to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic reacts after defeating Roger Federer in three sets to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy after defeating Roger Federer to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy after defeating Roger Federer to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic addresses media after defeating Roger Federer to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic addresses media after defeating Roger Federer to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy and the Serbian flag after defeating Roger Federer to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy and the Serbian flag after defeating Roger Federer to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

I’m 30,000 feet above somewhere in the middle of the country, flying back to freezing cold Boston after an unforgettable three weeks working at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.

This was the second year in a row I’ve shot this tournament, and it was amazing to see how much it grew in just 12 months time, not only in the size of the venue itself, but also in the scope of our digital and social media operation. Tennis is a progressive sport, and as journalists we’re lucky that this tournament embraces the ever-changing, expansive world of social media and digital technology. 
Our website crew of six people last year nearly doubled in size this year, as did the quality and quantity of the content we produced as a result. Writing, blogging, photo, video, social media on just about any platform imaginable – we did it all, and at a level that’s comparable to any other tennis tournament or sporting event in the world. It’s a really exciting line of work to be a part of. 
 
This is without a doubt a glamorous event by professional tennis standards, and I have to pinch myself sometimes when I find myself in situations like yesterday, standing two feet away from Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the player’s tunnel against the backdrop of the scenic California desert. But from a photographer’s perspective, these few weeks are a grind. The pace is grueling, most days easily going 13 or 14 hours long, and climbing up and down stadium steps with huge camera equipment in the 90 plus degree sun all day can be brutal. It’s no vacation. 
 
But as I finally find the time to reflect upon the whole experience for a few minutes, it’s clear that the memories I’ve made and the people I’ve met and worked with make it all worthwhile. 
 
There are so many people I could shout out, but there are a few I have to mention here. Thank you to Dee Dee Felich and Cindy Liberati, for working so hard throughout the year to make this tournament such a great place to come back to each year, and for embracing and supporting the work that we do. To our fearless leader Matt Van Tuinen, thank you for the opportunity to work, not just in Indian Wells but throughout the years. Nobody in the world of media does it better than you and it’s impressive to watch. Thanks also to social media guru and all around rockstar Nick McCarvel for the brilliance, leadership, guidance, and navigation through this crazy world of tennis. Michael Cummo and Lauren Foley, my Boston Red Sox contingent of photographers and videographers, both did an incredible job and their talent and hustle is top notch. And to everyone else on our crew – Fred Sidhu, Craig Gabriel, Stephen Villatoro, Rodrigo Azurmendi, David Rosenberg, and Erwin Ong – thanks for doing what you do and doing it so well. I’m lucky to work with such talented individuals.
 
The images above are the highlights from the men’s and women’s finals matches. 
 
Now it’s time to switch gears yet again. Opening day at Fenway Park is just a few short weeks away!

Photos: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day 12.

March 16, 2014 Leave a comment
"Novak Djokovic plays John Isner in Stadium 1 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in the men's semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Novak Djokovic plays John Isner in Stadium 1 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in the men’s semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer hits a forehand against Alexandr Dolgopolov in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer hits a forehand against Alexandr Dolgopolov in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Alexandr Dolgopolov hits a forehand against Roger Federer in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Alexandr Dolgopolov hits a forehand against Roger Federer in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer hits a backhand against Alexandr Dolgopolov in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer hits a backhand against Alexandr Dolgopolov in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer reacts after defeating Alexandr Dolgopolov in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer reacts after defeating Alexandr Dolgopolov in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer and  Alexandr Dolgopolov shake hands after Federer defeated Dolgopolov in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer and Alexandr Dolgopolov shake hands after Federer defeated Dolgopolov in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Novak Djokovic waits to be introduced before playing John Isner in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Novak Djokovic waits to be introduced before playing John Isner in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"John Isner hits a forehand against Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“John Isner hits a forehand against Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Novak Djokovic plays John Isner in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Novak Djokovic plays John Isner in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"John Isner hits a forehand against Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“John Isner hits a forehand against Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Novak Djokovic reacts after winning a point against John Isner in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Novak Djokovic reacts after winning a point against John Isner in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Novak Djokovic reacts after defeating John Isner in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Novak Djokovic reacts after defeating John Isner in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Su-Wei Hsieh and Peng Shuai react after winning the women's doubles title over Cara Black and Sania Mirza at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Su-Wei Hsieh and Peng Shuai react after winning the women’s doubles title over Cara Black and Sania Mirza at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Su-Wei Hsieh and Peng Shuai react after winning the women's doubles title over Cara Black and Sania Mirza at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Su-Wei Hsieh and Peng Shuai pose with the trophy after winning the women’s doubles title over Cara Black and Sania Mirza at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Bob and Mike Bryan react after defeating Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open doubles championship Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Bob and Mike Bryan react after defeating Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open doubles championship Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Bob and Mike Bryan react after defeating Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open doubles championship Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Bob and Mike Bryan pose with the trophy after defeating Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open doubles championship Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

After a long and crazy tournament, yesterday’s results at the BNP Paribas Open just seem to make everything fall into place. The number one seeded women’s doubles team of Su-Wei Hsieh and Peng Shuai won the doubles championship, the unstoppable duo of Bob and Mike Bryan won their 97th career doubles title, and Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic both advanced to set up a dream final here today. 

Can’t wait to shoot these championship photos today!

Photos: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day 11.

March 15, 2014 Leave a comment
"Novak Djokovic eyes a backhand against Julien Benneteau in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Novak Djokovic eyes a backhand against Julien Benneteau in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Novak Djokovic hits a forehand against Julien Benneteau in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Novak Djokovic hits a forehand against Julien Benneteau in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Novak Djokovic eyes a serve against Julien Benneteau in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Novak Djokovic eyes a serve against Julien Benneteau in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Novak Djokovic reacts after winning a point against Julien Benneteau in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Novak Djokovic reacts after winning a point against Julien Benneteau in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Novak Djokovic reacts after defeating Julien Benneteau in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Novak Djokovic reacts after defeating Julien Benneteau in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares play Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer in the semifinals during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares play Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer in the semifinals during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Ball boys wait in the tunnel in Stadium One at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Ball kids wait in the tunnel in Stadium One at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Ernests Gulbis reacts after a point against John Isner in the quarterfinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Ernests Gulbis reacts after a point against John Isner in the quarterfinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"John Isner reacts after defeating Ernests Gulbis in the quarterfinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“John Isner reacts after defeating Ernests Gulbis in the quarterfinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Simona Halep returns a shot from Agnieszka Radwanska in the semifinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Simona Halep returns a shot from Agnieszka Radwanska in the semifinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Agnieszka Radwanska hits a forehand against Simona Halep in the semifinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Agnieszka Radwanska hits a forehand against Simona Halep in the semifinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Agnieszka Radwanska reacts after defeating Simona Halep in the semifinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Agnieszka Radwanska reacts after defeating Simona Halep in the semifinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Friday, March 14, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

We’re approaching the end of the BNP Paribas Open, which means matches are getting more tense and emotions running higher. Yesterday was an exciting day of tennis, and today should be even better.

Here are some of the highlights from the men’s quarterfinals and the women’s semifinals.

Photos: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day 10.

March 14, 2014 Leave a comment

"Alexandr Dolgopolov serves to Milos Raonic in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Alexandr Dolgopolov serves to Milos Raonic in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Milos Raonic hits a backhand against Alexandr Dolgopolov in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Milos Raonic hits a backhand against Alexandr Dolgopolov in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Alexandr Dolgopolov and Milos Raonic laugh at net after Dolgopolov defeated Raonic in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Alexandr Dolgopolov and Milos Raonic laugh at net after Dolgopolov defeated Raonic in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Dominika Cibulkova hits a forehand in a quarterinal match against Li Na at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Dominika Cibulkova hits a forehand in a quarterinal match against Li Na at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Li Na hits a forehand against Dominika Cibulkova in a quarterinal match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.

“Li Na hits a forehand against Dominika Cibulkova in a quarterinal match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"A fan reads the newspaper during a match between Dominica Cibulkova and Li Na Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“A fan reads the newspaper during a match between Dominica Cibulkova and Li Na Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Fans cheer during a match between Roger Federer and Kevin Anderson at the BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Fans cheer during a match between Roger Federer and Kevin Anderson at the BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Rod Laver attends an International Tennis Hall of Fame ring ceremony for inductee Charlie Pasarell at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Rod Laver attends an International Tennis Hall of Fame ring ceremony for inductee Charlie Pasarell at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer reacts after defeating Kevin Anderson to advance to the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer reacts after defeating Kevin Anderson to advance to the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

It was kind of a lack-luster day for photos on-court yesterday. It was mostly the standard forehands and backhands. Hoping for more excitement today!

Photos: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day 9.

March 13, 2014 Leave a comment
"Alexandr Dolgopolov jumps as he returns a shot from Fabio Fognini in a fourth round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Alexandr Dolgopolov jumps as he returns a shot from Fabio Fognini in a fourth round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Fabio Fognini hits a shot beween his legs during a fourth round match against Alexandr Dolgopolov at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Fabio Fognini hits a shot beween his legs during a fourth round match against Alexandr Dolgopolov at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Andy Murray falls after playing a point against Milos Ranoic in a fourth round match Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Andy Murray falls after playing a point against Milos Ranoic in a fourth round match Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

" Milos Raonic reacts after defeating Andy Murray in a fourth round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

” Milos Raonic reacts after defeating Andy Murray in a fourth round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Simona Halep reacts after defeating Casey Dellacqua at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Simona Halep reacts after defeating Casey Dellacqua at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Tennis journalist Bud Collins receives the Alan King Tennis Passion Award on Stadium 1 at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Tennis journalist Bud Collins receives the Alan King Tennis Passion Award on Stadium 1 at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Stan Wawrinka returns a shot from Kevin Anderson during the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Stan Wawrinka returns a shot from Kevin Anderson during the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Stan Wawrinka serves to Kevin Anderson during the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Stan Wawrinka serves to Kevin Anderson during the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Stan Wawrinka returns a shot from Kevin Anderson during the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Stan Wawrinka returns a shot from Kevin Anderson during the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer walks out of the tunnel before playing Tommy Haas at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer walks out of the tunnel before playing Tommy Haas at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Tommy Haas returns a shot from Roger Federer at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Tommy Haas returns a shot from Roger Federer at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Tommy Haas plays Roger Federer at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer serves to Tommy Haas at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer serves to Tommy Haas at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer serves to Tommy Haas at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

I don’t have much time to post, but here are the highlights from yesterday at Indian Wells. 

Photos: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day 8.

March 12, 2014 Leave a comment
"Julien Benneteau reacts after defeating Dominic Thiem in the third round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Julien Benneteau reacts after defeating Dominic Thiem in the third round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Julien Benneteau hits a forehand during a match against Dominic Thiem in the third round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Julien Benneteau hits a forehand during a match against Dominic Thiem in the third round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Jelena Jankovic hits a forehand against Caroline Wozniacki in the fourth round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Jelena Jankovic hits a forehand against Caroline Wozniacki in the fourth round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Golfer Rory McIlroy watches a match between Caroline Wozniacki and Jelena Jankovic at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Golfer Rory McIlroy watches a match between Caroline Wozniacki and Jelena Jankovic at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic lunges for a forehand against Alejandro Gonzalez in a third round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic lunges for a forehand against Alejandro Gonzalez in a third round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Alexandr Dolgopolov chats in the Michelob ULTRA booth during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Alexandr Dolgopolov chats in the Michelob ULTRA booth during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"BNP Paribas Open tennis balls are shown at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“BNP Paribas Open tennis balls are shown at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Simona Halep reacts after beating Eugenie Bouchard in the fourth round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Simona Halep reacts after beating Eugenie Bouchard in the fourth round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Flavia Pennetta reacts after defeating Camila Giorgi in the fourth round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta reacts after defeating Camila Giorgi in the fourth round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Bob and Mike Bryan chest bump each other after winning their third round doubles match Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Bob and Mike Bryan chest bump each other after winning their third round doubles match Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

We had a much needed, smooth day of tennis yesterday. All the matches went relatively quickly, which gave us some time to catch our breath and regroup as we head deeper into this tournament.

I tried to mix things up a bit, and found shooting from up high to be working well yesterday.

Another big day today!

Photos: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day 7.

March 11, 2014 Leave a comment
"Alexandr Dolgopolov reacts after defeating Rafael Nadal in three sets at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Alexandr Dolgopolov reacts after defeating Rafael Nadal in three sets at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Alexandr Dologpolov hugs Rafael Nadal after their match at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Alexandr Dologpolov hugs Rafael Nadal after their match at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Rafael Nadal and Alexandr Dolgopolov play each other in a third round match on Stadium 1 at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Rafael Nadal and Alexandr Dolgopolov play each other in a third round match on Stadium 1 at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer reacts after defeating Dmitry Tursunov in the third round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer reacts after defeating Dmitry Tursunov in the third round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Li Na hits a forehand against Karolina Pliskova in the third round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Li Na hits a forehand against Karolina Pliskova in the third round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Ana Ivanovic hits a forehand against Sloane Stephens at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Ana Ivanovic hits a forehand against Sloane Stephens at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Andy Murray reacts after losing a point to Jir Vesely in the third round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Andy Murray reacts after losing a point to Jir Vesely in the third round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Maria Sharapova serves to  Camila Giorgi in the third round at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Maria Sharapova serves to Camila Giorgi in the third round at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Camila Giorgi serves to Maria Sharapova in the third round at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Camila Giorgi serves to Maria Sharapova in the third round at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Camila Giorgi plays Maria Sharapova in the third round at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Camila Giorgi plays Maria Sharapova in the third round at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Camila Giorgi reacts after winning a point against Maria Sharapova in the third round at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Camila Giorgi reacts after winning a point against Maria Sharapova in the third round at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Maria Sharapova argues with the chair umpire during a third round match against Camila Giorgi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Maria Sharapova argues with the chair umpire during a third round match against Camila Giorgi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Camila Giorgi reacts after defeating Maria Sharapova in the third round at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Camila Giorgi reacts after defeating Maria Sharapova in the third round at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Maria Sharapova waves to the crowd as she walks off court after being defeated in three sets by Camila Giorgi in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Maria Sharapova waves to the crowd as she walks off court after being defeated in three sets by Camila Giorgi in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

What a day of tennis. Just like that, the two defending champions of this tournament, Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal, are out of the draw after being upset to two underdogs.

Great drama. Great moments.

Photos: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day 6.

March 10, 2014 Leave a comment
"Novak Djokovic reaches for a return from Victor Hanescu in a second round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Sunday, March 9, 2014."

“Novak Djokovic reaches for a return from Victor Hanescu in a second round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Sunday, March 9, 2014.”

"Novak Djokovic hits a forehand against Victor Hanescu in a second round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Sunday, March 9, 2014."

“Novak Djokovic hits a forehand against Victor Hanescu in a second round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Sunday, March 9, 2014.”

"Novak Djokovic reacts after losing a point to Victor Hanescu in a second round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Sunday, March 9, 2014."

“Novak Djokovic reacts after losing a point to Victor Hanescu in a second round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Sunday, March 9, 2014.”

" Roberto Bautista Agut serves to Tomas Berdych in a second round match at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Sunday, March 9, 2014."

” Roberto Bautista Agut serves to Tomas Berdych in a second round match at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Sunday, March 9, 2014.”

"Tomas Berdych reacts while playing Roberto Bautista Agut in a second round match at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Sunday, March 9, 2014."

“Tomas Berdych reacts while playing Roberto Bautista Agut in a second round match at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Sunday, March 9, 2014.”

"Sloane Stephens poses for a photograph while signing autographs at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Sunday, March 9, 2014."

“Sloane Stephens poses for a photograph while signing autographs at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Sunday, March 9, 2014.”

"onathan Marray and Andy Murray play doubles agasint Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Sunday, March 9, 2014."

“Jonathan Marray and Andy Murray play doubles agasint Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Sunday, March 9, 2014.”

"The grounds of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden are shown at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Sunday, March 9, 2014."

“The grounds of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden are shown at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Sunday, March 9, 2014.”

"Ball kids walk through the grounds of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Sunday, March 9, 2014."

“Ball kids walk through the grounds of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Sunday, March 9, 2014.”

"An umbrella is shown at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Sunday, March 9, 2014."

“An umbrella is shown at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Sunday, March 9, 2014.”

"The grounds of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden are shown at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Sunday, March 9, 2014."

“The grounds of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden are shown at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Sunday, March 9, 2014.”

It feels good to be through the middle weekend here at Indian Wells, which was packed with lots of incredible tennis action. I shot a good balance of tennis and fan and around the grounds features yesterday. Here’s a selection. 

On to some more good tennis this week!

Photos: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day 5.

March 9, 2014 Leave a comment
"Rafael Nadal reacts after winning a point during a match against Radek Stepanek in the second round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Rafael Nadal reacts after winning a point during a match against Radek Stepanek in the second round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Rafael Nadal reacts defeating Radek Stepanek in the second round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Rafael Nadal reacts defeating Radek Stepanek in the second round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"An aerial view of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden is shown Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“An aerial view of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden is shown Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Lleyton Hewitt lunges for a forehand during a match against Kevin Anderson Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Lleyton Hewitt lunges for a forehand during a match against Kevin Anderson Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Sorana Cirstea lunges for a backhand from Camila Giorgi at the BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Sorana Cirstea lunges for a backhand from Camila Giorgi at the BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Li Na hits a forehand during a match against Jie Zheng at the BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Li Na hits a forehand during a match against Jie Zheng at the BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Paul Henri Mathieu hits a forehand against Roger Federer at the BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Paul Henri Mathieu hits a forehand against Roger Federer at the BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Andy Murray serves during a match against Lukas Rosol at theBNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Andy Murray serves during a match against Lukas Rosol at theBNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Urszula Radwanska and Agnieszka Radwanska sign autographs on Day 4 of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Urszula Radwanska and Agnieszka Radwanska sign autographs on Day 4 of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Actor Kevin Spacey attends a match between Stanislas Wawrinka and Ivo Karlovic Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Actor Kevin Spacey attends a match between Stanislas Wawrinka and Ivo Karlovic Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Bob and Mike Bryan chat between points during a match against Scott Lipsky and Florian Mayer at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Bob and Mike Bryan chat between points during a match against Scott Lipsky and Florian Mayer at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer serves during a match against Paul Henri Mathieu in the second round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer serves during a match against Paul Henri Mathieu in the second round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer serves during a match against Paul Henri Mathieu in the second round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer serves during a match against Paul Henri Mathieu in the second round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer serves during a match against Paul Henri Mathieu in the second round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer serves during a match against Paul Henri Mathieu in the second round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer reacts after defeating Paul Henri Mathieu in the second round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer reacts after defeating Paul Henri Mathieu in the second round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

Super Saturday yesterday! What a day running from court to court shooting all the big names. I tried to take advantage of the nice light and great emotions on court.

Another busy day ahead.

Photos: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day 4.

March 8, 2014 Leave a comment
"Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka walk out of the tunnel before playing a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka walk out of the tunnel before playing a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka play a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka play a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka chat during a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka chat during a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka chat during a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka chat during a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Stan Wawrinka serves during a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Stan Wawrinka serves during a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka hug after defeating Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi in a first round doubles match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka hug after defeating Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi in a first round doubles match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Roger Federer signs autographs after winning a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Roger Federer signs autographs after winning a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Fans wait for an autograph from Rafael Nadal on the player lawn at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Fans wait for an autograph from Rafael Nadal on the player lawn at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"An aerial view of the grounds at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“An aerial view of the grounds at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Flowers are shown at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Flowers are shown at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Fans pack Stadium 3 during a first round doubles match between Jonathan Marray and Andy Murray and Gael Monfils and Juan Monaco in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Fans pack Stadium 3 during a first round doubles match between Jonathan Marray and Andy Murray and Gael Monfils and Juan Monaco in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Military members hold an American Flag during a 'Salute To Heroes' ceremony at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Military members hold an American Flag during a ‘Salute To Heroes’ ceremony at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Military members hold an American Flag during a 'Salute To Heroes' ceremony at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Military members hold an American Flag during a ‘Salute To Heroes’ ceremony at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Victoria Azarenka hits a volley during a match against Lauren Davis in Stadium 1 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Victoria Azarenka hits a volley during a match against Lauren Davis in Stadium 1 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Lauren Davis reacts after defeating Victoria Azarenka in Stadium 1 at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open  in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Lauren Davis reacts after defeating Victoria Azarenka in Stadium 1 at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

Lots of activity on the grounds yesterday at the BNP Paribas Open. The day began with an exciting doubles match on the brand new stadium 2 featuring fellow countrymen Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka. 

Not much more time to post, but these are the highlights!

Photos: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day 3.

March 7, 2014 Leave a comment
"Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer speak to the press before the start of their matches at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Thursday, March 7, 2014."

“Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer speak to the press before the start of their matches at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Thursday, March 7, 2014.”

"Maria Sharapova smiles during the unveiling of a mural of herself at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Thursday, March 7, 2014."

“Maria Sharapova smiles during the unveiling of a mural of herself at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Thursday, March 7, 2014.”

"Maria Sharapova poses for a photograph during the unveiling of a mural of herself at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Thursday, March 7, 2014."

“Maria Sharapova poses for a photograph during the unveiling of a mural of herself at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Thursday, March 7, 2014.”

"Jack Sock reacts after losing a point to Tim Smyczek at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Thursday, March 7, 2014."

“Jack Sock reacts after losing a point to Tim Smyczek at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Thursday, March 7, 2014.”

"Victoria Duval hits a forehand during her qualifying round match against Alisa Kleybanova at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Thursday, March 7, 2014."

“Victoria Duval hits a forehand during her qualifying round match against Alisa Kleybanova at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Thursday, March 7, 2014.”

"Bethanie Mattek-Sands adjusts her headband during a match at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Thursday, March 7, 2014."

“Bethanie Mattek-Sands adjusts her headband during a match at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Thursday, March 7, 2014.”

"Caroline Garcia reacts after defeating Bethanie Mattek-Sands in straight sets in a first round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Thursday, March 7, 2014."

“Caroline Garcia reacts after defeating Bethanie Mattek-Sands in straight sets in a first round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Thursday, March 7, 2014.”

Another very busy day today, but here are just a few selects from all the buzz yesterday.

Photos: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day 2.

March 6, 2014 Leave a comment
"Novak Djokovic serves during a practice session at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Wednesday, March 5, 2014."

“Novak Djokovic serves during a practice session at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Wednesday, March 5, 2014.”

"Madison Keys waves to the crowd after defeating Tsvetana Pironkova at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Wednesday, March 5, 2014."

“Madison Keys waves to the crowd after defeating Tsvetana Pironkova at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Wednesday, March 5, 2014.”

"Alex Kuznetsov hits an overhead during a match against Taro Daniel in Indian Wells, California Wednesday, March 5, 2014."

“Alex Kuznetsov hits an overhead during a match against Taro Daniel in Indian Wells, California Wednesday, March 5, 2014.”

"Fans watch a match as the sun sets over the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Wednesday, March 5, 2014."

“Fans watch a match as the sun sets over the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Wednesday, March 5, 2014.”

"Paul Henri Mathieu picks up his towel during a match against  James Ward in Indian Wells, California Wednesday, March 5, 2014."

“Paul Henri Mathieu picks up his towel during a match against James Ward in Indian Wells, California Wednesday, March 5, 2014.”

A long, very busy day filled with activity. I don’t have much time to post, as we have another crazy day today. Here are a few grabs that I liked.

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