Photos: 2012 US Open – Day 5.

“Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)[8] faces off against Brian Baker (USA) in second round action at the US Open Friday, August 31, 2012.”

“Brian Baker (USA) serves to Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)[8] in second round action at the US Open Friday, August 31, 2012.”

 

“Fans cheer for Gilles Muller (LUX) as he plays Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) at the US Open Friday, August 31, 2012.”

“Glasses of Moët Champagne are poured on Day 5 at the US Open Friday, August 31, 2012.”

“Brooklyn Decker cheers as Andy Roddick (USA) plays on Arthur Ashe Stadium Friday, August 31, 2012.”

Day 5 is in the books. Here are a few highlights from a huge selection of matches and other miscellaneous photos I shot throughout the day. 

I’m making a conscious effort to mix things up and produce fresh, different, unique photos as the tournament draws on. I’m particularly happy with the first one above. I think Janko Tipsarevic has quickly become my favorite tennis subject to photograph. 

After a long day of shooting in the 91 degree New York City sun, I can’t quite think of more to say without sounding ridiculous. I’ll let the photos do the talking. Here are our photo galleries from the day.

Time to recharge for Day 6!

Photos: 2012 US Open – Day 4.

“Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)[2] serves to Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) on Day 4 of the US Open Thursday, August 30, 2012.”

“Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)[2] plays Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) on Day 4 of the US Open Thursday, August 30, 2012.”

“Roger Federer (SUI) [1] serves to Bjorn Phau (GER) during their Men’s Singles 2nd Round match on Day 4 of the US Open Thursday, August 30, 2012.”

“Kim Clijsters (BEL) and Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) in action against Chia-Jung Chuang (TPE) and Shuai Zhang (CHN) in the first round of the US Open Thursday, August 30, 2012.”

“RedFoo from LMFAO dances the ‘Party Rock Shuffle’ at the US Open Thursday, August 30, 2012.”

“RedFoo from LMFAO visits the US Open Thursday, August 30, 2012.”

“Andy Roddick (USA) announces his retirement from tennis at the US Open Thursday, August 30, 2012.”

Here’s a selection of images from a jam packed Day 4 at the 2012 US Open. On the tennis side, I tried to mix up the way I shot my action photos yesterday. I love shooting tennis because there are so many ways to attack it, and I want to make sure I do just that while I’m here. I shot lots from high above, which I really enjoyed and plan to do a lot more as the tournament goes on.

Off the court, it was a bit of a whirlwind day. I was assigned to follow RedFoo from LMFAO as he walked around the grounds, which was entertaining. Here is a link to a gallery with some more of my photos of him. I also shot Andy Roddick’s press conference in which he announced his intention to retire from tennis after this year’s US Open. Here is the video from that presser. 

And, finally, here is a link to the rest of our photo galleries from Day 4.

Time for Day 5!

Photos: 2012 US Open – Day 3.

“Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)[8] celebrates after defeating Guillaume Rufin (FRA) in five sets in the first round of the US Open Wednesday, August 29, 2012.”

“Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)[8] serves to Guillaume Rufin (FRA) in the first round of the US Open Wednesday, August 29, 2012.”

“Steve Johnson (USA) celebrates after defeating Rajeev Ram (USA) at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Wednesday, August 29, 2012.”

“Gilles Muller (Lux) throws his racquet in celebration after defeating Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)[28] in five sets in the first round of the US Open Wednesday, August 29, 2012.”

“Samantha Stosur (AUS)[7] plays against Edina Gallovits-Hall (ROU) on day 2 of the US Open Wednesday, August 29, 2012.”

“Kim Clijsters (BEL)[23] gives her final press conference before retiring from professional tennis Wednesday, August 29, 2012.”

Here is a selection of images from Day 3 of the 2012 US Open. Things are starting to heat up, and emotions were running high on many of the courts yesterday. I caught the tail end of a few very intense matches, including a couple five set battles. 

It was nice to get some good expression out of the players. Screams, fist pumps, and racquet throws serve as a nice break from the normal forehand, backhand, and serve photos.

Here is a link to the photo galleries from the day.

Now, on to Day 4!

Photos: 2012 US Open – Day 2.

“Juan Monaco (ARG)[10] plays Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) on Grandstand at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Tuesday, August 28, 2012.”

“Juan Monaco (ARG)[10] reacts after losing a challenge during his match against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) on Grandstand at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Tuesday, August 28, 2012.”

“Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) celebrates after defeating Juan Monaco (ARG)[10] on Grandstand at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Tuesday, August 28, 2012.”

“Sloane Stephens (USA) celebrates after defeating Francesca Schiavone (ITA)[22] in Louis Armstrong Stadium at the BIllie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York Tuesday, August 28, 2012.”

“Steve Johnson (USA) and Jack Sock (USA) play their first round doubles match at the BIllie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York Tuesday, August 28, 2012.”

“Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) serves during her first round match at the BIllie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York Tuesday, August 28, 2012.”

“Signs for the outer courts at the BIllie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York are shown Tuesday, August 28, 2012.”

Here are a few favorites from Day 2 at the US Open. I had a pretty busy day, but got to shoot some really exciting matches, including a five set battle between Juan Monaco and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on Grandstand and a solid victory by American Sloane Stephens on Louis Armstrong.

Click here to check out the photo galleries from Day 2, which include lots of my shots as well as those of our photo team!

Photos: 2012 US Open – Day 1.

“Singer Jordin Sparks poses on the red carpet before ‘USTA Serves Night’ at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York Monday, August 27, 2012.”

“Actor Stanley Tucci poses on the red carpet before ‘USTA Serves Night’ at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York Monday, August 27, 2012.”

“Debbie Phelps, mother of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, poses on the red carpet before ‘USTA Serves Night’ at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York Monday, August 27, 2012.”

“A waiter carries food in the new Red Star Heineken Bar at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York Monday, August 27, 2012.”

“Julia Glushko of Israel returns a shot from Yanina Wickmayer (25) of Belarus at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York Monday, August 27, 2012.”

“Yanina Wickmayer (25) of Belarus serves on Court 7 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York Monday, August 27, 2012.”

The 2012 US Open is underway! Today I was hard at work getting back into tennis mode and finding my bearings at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

As usual, it was a crazy day, but loads of fun. I’m not going to write much tonight, but I’ll be shooting a ton over the next two weeks so I hope to post lots of updates.

Here are some of my images from Day 1. Additionally, click here to check out today’s photo galleries on usopen.org, which include both my photos and those of our incredibly talented team of photographers and editors.

Photos: Gymnast Aly Raisman, Judoka Kayla Harrison, other Olympians visit Fenway Park.

“Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Aly Raisman takes in the view from the field before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park Saturday, August 25, 2012.”

“Gymnast Aly Raisman takes in the view from the field before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park Saturday, August 25, 2012.”

“Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Aly Raisman signs autographs before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park Saturday, August 25, 2012.”

“Olympic Gold Medal judoka Kayla Harrison laughs before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park Saturday, August 25, 2012.”

“Team USA 2012 Olympic Gold Medal basketball players Tina Charles and Asjha Jones, judoka Kayla Harrison, and gymnast Aly Raisman line up before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park.”

This past Saturday, several members of the 2012 United States Olympic team – those originally from New England – were honored in a Ceremonial First Pitch presentation at Fenway Park. 

Among the athletes on hand were two-time Gold Medal gymnast, Aly Raisman, Gold Medal judoka, Kayla Harrison, and Tina Charles and Asjha Jones of the Gold Medal winning women’s basketball team.

This was really neat to see after watching so much of the games this year on TV! Here’s hoping to cover the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro!

Boston Red Sox Photography: Saturday, August 25, 2012 vs. Kansas City Royals.

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Mike Aviles dives for a ground ball during the seventh inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, August 25, 2012.”

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Pedro Ciriaco is tagged out at home plate during the tenth inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, August 25, 2012.”

Another long one last night! A few blown leads, lead changes, game tying hits, and twelve innings later, I actually got a few nice action images.

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: Stay focused in the late innings! Pictures are waiting to be made.

Boston Red Sox Photography: Friday, August 24, 2012 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Scott Podsednik kneels during a pitching change in the eighth inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Friday, August 24, 2012.”

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Pedro Ciriaco kneels during a pitching change in the eighth inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Friday, August 24, 2012.”

Not too much action from this game, but as I went through my edits, I found that these two work nicely as a pair.

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: Always keep an eye out during pitching changes. There are often some good candid moments like these waiting to be shot.

Boston Red Sox Photography: Thursday, August 23, 2012 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia tags out Mike Trout at home plate during the ninth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Thursday, August 23, 2012.”

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia rounds the bases after hitting a three run home run during the second inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Thursday, August 23, 2012.”

Here are a few photos from what I can honestly say felt like the longest game I’ve ever worked. It was only 10 innings, but somehow it felt longer than the 17 inning game from earlier this year or any rain delay filled game that I can remember. It was a really, really slow 10 innings.

That’s life, though! This game’s “Thing I Learned”: Patience is a virtue. If you sit and wait long enough, you’ll get a nice photo or two.

Boston Red Sox 2012 Team Photo Outtakes.

“Boston Red Sox players walk away from Green Monster after posing for this year’s team photograph Thursday, August 23, 2012.”

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett tosses a ball as he walks toward the Green Monster for the 2012 Boston Red Sox team photograph Thursday, August 23, 2012.”

Here are a few outtakes I shot from atop the Green Monster during today’s team photo.