Men’s Basketball Photos: UNC vs. BC.

"North Carolina Tar Heels forward James McAdoo boxes out Boston College forward Eddie Odio during the second half of a men's basketball game at Conte Forum at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Tuesday, January 29, 2013. North Carolina defeated Boston College 82-70."

“North Carolina Tar Heels forward James McAdoo boxes out Boston College Eagles forward Eddie Odio during the second half of a men’s basketball game at Conte Forum at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Tuesday, January 29, 2013. North Carolina defeated Boston College 82-70.”

"Boston College Eagles forward Ryan Anderson shoots a free throw during the second half of a men's basketball game at Conte Forum at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Tuesday, January 29, 2013. North Carolina defeated Boston College 82-70."

“Boston College Eagles forward Ryan Anderson shoots a free throw during the second half of a men’s basketball game at Conte Forum at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Tuesday, January 29, 2013. North Carolina defeated Boston College 82-70.”

"North Carolina Tar Heels forward James McAdoo boxes out Boston College forward Eddie Odio during the second half of a men's basketball game at Conte Forum at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Tuesday, January 29, 2013. North Carolina defeated Boston College 82-70."

“North Carolina Tar Heels forward Brice Johnson makes a rebound during the second half of a men’s basketball game at Conte Forum at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Tuesday, January 29, 2013. North Carolina defeated Boston College 82-70.”

"North Carolina Tar Heels forward James McAdoo boxes out Boston College forward Eddie Odio during the second half of a men's basketball game at Conte Forum at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Tuesday, January 29, 2013. North Carolina defeated Boston College 82-70."

“Fans in the student section hold up signs during the second half of a men’s basketball game between the Boston College Eagles and the North Carolina Tar Heels at Conte Forum at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Tuesday, January 29, 2013. North Carolina defeated Boston College 82-70.”

"Fans in the student section hold up signs during the second half of a men's basketball game at Conte Forum at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Tuesday, January 29, 2013. North Carolina defeated Boston College 82-70."

“Fans in the student section react during the second half of a men’s basketball game between the Boston College Eagles and the North Carolina Tar Heels at Conte Forum at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Tuesday, January 29, 2013. North Carolina defeated Boston College 82-70.”

I had the opportunity to shoot some basketball this week over at Boston College. The North Carolina Tar Heels were in town, so despite the score, it was an exciting game to shoot. 

Here are a few grabs from the game. I haven’t shot basketball in a long time, so it was nice to get back into it.

Enjoy!

Photos: Red Sox’ Nava and Miller Visit Boston School.

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Miller and outfielder Daniel Nava appeared at the Mather School in Dorchester, MA to visit classrooms, answer questions, and pose for photographs. The Mather School , founded in 1639, is the oldest public elementary school in the United States."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Miller (left) and outfielder Daniel Nava (right) answer questions during a visit to the Mather School in Dorchester, Massachusetts Friday, January 25, 2013. The Mather School, founded in 1639, is the oldest public elementary school in the United States.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Miller (left) and outfielder Daniel Nava (right) answer questions during a visit to the Mather School in Dorchester, Massachusetts Friday, January 25, 2013. The Mather School , founded in 1639, is the oldest public elementary school in the United States."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Miller and mascot Wally the Green Monster answer questions during a visit to the Mather School in Dorchester, Massachusetts Friday, January 25, 2013. The Mather School, founded in 1639, is the oldest public elementary school in the United States.”

MATHERS SCHOOL VISIT

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Miller (left), Daniel Nava (center), and mascot Wally the Green Monster answer questions during a visit to the Mather School in Dorchester, Massachusetts Friday, January 25, 2013. The Mather School, founded in 1639, is the oldest public elementary school in the United States.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Miller (left) and outfielder Daniel Nava (right) answer questions during a visit to the Mather School in Dorchester, Massachusetts Friday, January 25, 2013. The Mather School , founded in 1639, is the oldest public elementary school in the United States."

“A third grader’s notebook displays questions prepared for an appearance by Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Miller and outfielder Daniel Nava at the Mather School in Dorchester, Massachusetts Friday, January 25, 2013. The Mather School, founded in 1639, is the oldest public elementary school in the United States.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava gives fielding advice to Treasure Blackwell, 6, at the Vine Street Community Center in Roxbury, MA. Nava, along with Red Sox pitcher Andrew Bailey and Wally the Green Monster, visited the center to run baseball clinics, answer questions, and pose for photographs."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava gives fielding advice to Treasure Blackwell, 6, at the Vine Street Community Center in Roxbury, MA Friday, January 25, 2013. Nava, along with Red Sox pitcher Andrew Bailey and mascot Wally the Green Monster, visited the center to run baseball clinics, answer questions, and pose for photographs.”

Friday made for a busy but thoroughly enjoyable day traveling around Boston with Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Miller and outfielder Daniel Nava. 

The first four of these photos are from our visit to the Mather School in Dorchester, where Miller and Nava met with several third grade classes. The final one is from the Vine Street Community Center in Roxbury, where the two players put on a pitching and hitting clinic for the kids there. 

A fun way to finish up the end of last week!

Photos: Red Sox Host PA Announcer Auditions.

"The Boston Red Sox hosted a tryout in Fenway Park's control room to begin the search process for the next Public Address Announcer of the Boston Red Sox. Applicants were asked to record a sample pre-game ceremony introduction."

“An applicant reads a script during an audition in Fenway Park’s control room for the next Public Address Announcer of the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, January 23, 2013.”

"An applicant reads a script during an audition in Fenway Park's control room for the next Public Address Announcer of the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, January 23, 2013."

“Applicants gather in the Media Dining Center at Fenway Park as they await their audition to fill an opening for the next Public Address Announcer of the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, January 23, 2013.”

"An applicant reads a script during an audition in Fenway Park's control room for the next Public Address Announcer of the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, January 23, 2013."

“Applicants read scripts during an audition in Fenway Park’s control room for the next Public Address Announcer of the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, January 23, 2013.”

"An applicant reads a script during an audition in Fenway Park's control room for the next Public Address Announcer of the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, January 23, 2013."

“A public address recorder button is shown in Fenway Park’s control room during an audition to fill an opening for the next Public Address Announcer of the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, January 23, 2013.”

The Boston Red Sox hosted several auditions this past week to begin the search for the next Public Address Announcer of Fenway Park. 

The newly chosen announcer will replace Carl Beane, previously the voice of Fenway Park since 2003, who died last year. 

Photos: Boston Globe’s Bob Ryan Honored at Writer’s Dinner.

"44-year Boston Globe sports writer Bob Ryan was honored for his retirement at a dinner hosted by the Great Fenway Park Writers Series at Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square Thursday, January 17, 2013. In attendance were various Red Sox personnel, including Owner John Henry, and other friends and colleagues of Ryan's.

“44-year Boston Globe sports writer Bob Ryan receives an honorary Boston Red Sox jersey to recognize his retirement at a dinner hosted by the Great Fenway Park Writers Series at Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square Thursday, January 17, 2013. In attendance were various Red Sox personnel, including Owner John Henry, and other friends and colleagues of Ryan’s.”

"ESPN sports reporter Jackie MacMullen speaks during a retirement dinner for 44-year Boston Globe sports writer Bob Ryan. The dinner was hosted by the Great Fenway Park Writers Series at Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square. In attendance were various Red Sox personnel, including Owner John Henry, and other friends and colleagues of Ryan's."

“ESPN sports reporter Jackie MacMullen speaks during a retirement dinner for 44-year Boston Globe sports writer Bob Ryan Thursday, January 17, 2013. The dinner was hosted by the Great Fenway Park Writers Series at Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square. In attendance were various Red Sox personnel, including Owner John Henry, and other friends and colleagues of Ryan’s.”

"Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy speaks during a retirement dinner for 44-year Boston Globe sports writer Bob Ryan. The dinner was hosted by the Great Fenway Park Writers Series at Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square. In attendance were various Red Sox personnel, including Owner John Henry, and other friends and colleagues of Ryan's."

“Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy speaks during a retirement dinner for 44-year Boston Globe sports writer Bob Ryan Thursday, January 17, 2013. The dinner was hosted by the Great Fenway Park Writers Series at Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square. In attendance were various Red Sox personnel, including Owner John Henry, and other friends and colleagues of Ryan’s.”

I’ve had a very busy week on the road with the Red Sox, so I’m finally finding time to catch up on the blog.

These images are from an honorary dinner for longtime Boston Globe sports reporter, Bob Ryan, who recently retired from the newspaper after 44 years.

There’s nothing spectacular about these, but I wanted to post them anyway. It was neat to be surrounded by the most accomplished sports writers in Boston, a city so rich with sports history and culture.

Photos: D.C. Prepares for 57th Presidential Inauguration.

"A supporter reacts in front of the CNN news set on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. as she watches a telecast of the swearing-in of President Barack Obama Sunday, January 20, 2013."

“A supporter reacts on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. as she watches a telecast of the swearing-in of President Barack Obama Sunday, January 20, 2013.”

"he sun rises as a pedestrian passes by the entrance of Union Station in Washington, D.C. on the day before the 57th Presidential Inauguration Sunday, January 20, 2013."

“The sun rises as a pedestrian passes by the entrance of Union Station in Washington, D.C. on the day before the 57th Presidential Inauguration Sunday, January 20, 2013.”

"Anderson Cooper, anchor of CNN's AC360, acknowledges spectators from atop the CNN press riser on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on the day before the 57th Presidential Inauguration Sunday, January 20, 2013."

“Anderson Cooper, anchor of CNN’s AC360, acknowledges spectators from atop the CNN press riser on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on the day before the 57th Presidential Inauguration Sunday, January 20, 2013.”

"CNN chief national correspondent John King reacts atop the CNN press riser on the National Mall in Washington on the day before the 57th Presidential Inauguration Sunday, January 20, 2013."

“CNN chief national correspondent John King reacts atop the CNN press riser on the National Mall in Washington on the day before the 57th Presidential Inauguration Sunday, January 20, 2013.”

Here are a few shots from the activity around the National Mall as Washington D.C. prepares for the 57th Presidential Inauguration.

I’m not going to post much now, but I will say that the mall was far more subdued a day before this inauguration than it was back in 2009.

More to come from Inauguration Day soon.

Photos: Hanrahan, Red Sox Rookies Visit Hospitals.

"Boston Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan visits a patient in the Jimmy Fund clinic at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, January 9, 2012. This was Hanrahan's first hospital visit as a member of the Boston Red Sox."

“Boston Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan visits a patient in the Jimmy Fund clinic at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, January 9, 2012. This was Hanrahan’s first hospital visit as a member of the Boston Red Sox.”

"Boston Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan visited patients in the Jimmy Fund clinic at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, January 9, 2013. This was Hanrahan's first hospital visit as a member of the Boston Red Sox."

“Boston Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan visited patients in the Jimmy Fund clinic at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, January 9, 2013. This was Hanrahan’s first hospital visit as a member of the Boston Red Sox.”

"Boston Red Sox rookies Bryce Bentz and Xander Bogaerts visit a patient in the Jimmy Fund clinic at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, January 9, 2013. The group of top Red Sox prospects spent time in Boston this winter to get accustomed to the city and meet with Red Sox personnel."

“Boston Red Sox rookies Bryce Bentz and Xander Bogaerts visit a patient in the Jimmy Fund clinic at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, January 9, 2013. The group of top Red Sox prospects spent time in Boston this winter to get accustomed to the city and meet with Red Sox personnel.”

"Boston Red Sox rookies Bryce Bentz and Xander Bogaerts visit a patient in the Jimmy Fund clinic at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, January 9, 2013. The group of top Red Sox prospects spent time in Boston this winter to get accustomed to the city and meet with Red Sox personnel."

“Boston Red Sox rookies visit a patient at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, January 9, 2013. The group of top Red Sox prospects spent time in Boston this winter to get accustomed to the city and meet with Red Sox personnel.”

"Boston Red Sox rookies visit a patient in the Jimmy Fund clinic at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, January 9, 2013. The group of top Red Sox prospects spent time in Boston this winter to get accustomed to the city and meet with Red Sox personnel."

“Boston Red Sox rookies visit a patient at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, January 9, 2013. The group of top Red Sox prospects spent time in Boston this winter to get accustomed to the city and meet with Red Sox personnel.”

Here are a few photos from several Boston Red Sox visits to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund Clinic in Boston yesterday. The first visit was by newly acquired Red Sox closer, Joel Hanrahan, and the second was by a group of top Red Sox rookie prospects, including Xander Bogaerts of Aruba and Alex Hassan of nearby Milton, Massachusetts.

Photos: New Red Sox closer Hanrahan arrives at Fenway Park.

"Pitcher Joel Hanrahan takes a ballpark tour as he visits Fenway Park for the first time as a member of the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, January 8, 2013. The closer was recently acquired by the Red Sox from the Pittsburgh Pirates."

“Pitcher Joel Hanrahan takes a ballpark tour as he visits Fenway Park for the first time as a member of the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, January 8, 2013. The closer was recently acquired by the Red Sox from the Pittsburgh Pirates.”

"Pitcher Joel Hanrahan takes a ballpark tour as he visits Fenway Park for the first time as a member of the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, January 8, 2013. The closer was recently acquired by the Red Sox from the Pittsburgh Pirates. "

“Pitcher Joel Hanrahan takes a ballpark tour as he visits Fenway Park for the first time as a member of the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, January 8, 2013. The closer was recently acquired by the Red Sox from the Pittsburgh Pirates. “

"Pitcher Joel Hanrahan gives a press conference at Fenway Park for the first time as a member of the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, January 8, 2013. The closer was recently acquired by the Red Sox from the Pittsburgh Pirates. "

“Pitcher Joel Hanrahan gives a press conference at Fenway Park for the first time as a member of the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, January 8, 2013. The closer was recently acquired by the Red Sox from the Pittsburgh Pirates. “

Former Pittsburgh Pirates closer, Joel Hanrahan, arrived at Fenway Park today to take a tour of the stadium and address the Boston media for the first time as a member of the Boston Red Sox.

Above are some Red Sox images from the appearance.

2012: Year In Review.

"Fans walk under umbrellas during a rain delay at the Championships Wimbledon Monday, July 2, 2012 at the All England Lawn & Tennis Club in London, England."

“Fans walk under umbrellas during a rain delay at the Championships Wimbledon Monday, July 2, 2012 at the All England Lawn & Tennis Club in London, England.”

At the end of each year, I like to look back on the work that I’ve done and take some time to think about it all. This digital media whirlwind that us journalists live in can be so fast-paced that, at times, the process of thinking about or reflecting upon one’s work can easily fall by the wayside. 

Here’s how the year went, briefly:

It began with graduate school applications, and the good news that I was accepted into some of the finest journalism Master’s programs out there. After much thought, I decided on Boston University, and simultaneously accepted a position on the photography staff of the Boston Red Sox. In March, I moved away from Baltimore for the first time in my life, and settled into Boston. I spent my summer documenting the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park, and followed the Red Sox as I completed my third season working in Major League Baseball. In the middle of the season, I took several weeks off to work in London as a photographer, photo editor, and social media guy at The Championships Wimbledon. After a few days of rest and recuperation in sunny Southern Italy, I came back to the States, and several weeks later, continued my work on the pro tennis circuit, this time as a photographer and photo editor for the US Open Championships in New York City. Upon my return to Boston, coursework at BU began immediately, and I gradually got back into the rhythm of life as a student. In the midst of creating visual and written projects that told the stories of every day people in Boston, I also found myself photographing the President of the United States at a rally in New Hampshire, and photographing the almost President of the United States at his headquarters in Boston on election night. All the while, I was grateful for wonderful freelance opportunities, among them documenting the first Baltimore Orioles playoff appearance since 1997. 

On this blog, the numbers continued to rise. Here are the statistics from my yearly blogging report:

“4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 45,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 10 Film Festivals. In 2012, there were 122 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 338 posts. There were 736pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2 GB. That’s about 2 pictures per day. The busiest day of the year was April 17th with 1,190views. The most popular post that day was Boston Red Sox Photography: Opening Day 2012.. Those page views came from 146 countries around the world. That’s double the amount of page views Billie With An I.E. had in 2011, so I’m very thankful for your readership. 

2012 was a wonderful year for me, and given all that’s happened around the world this year, I’m extremely lucky to be able to say that. I love meeting people, and this year brought so many new friends, colleagues, professional contacts, and role models.

It’s also incredible to see how far other people have come this year. We’re at the age where we’re all beginning to do big things, and I can’t wait to see where we are a year from now.

Happy New Year! More to come in 2013.