Boston Red Sox Photos: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 vs. Seattle Mariners.

"Boston Red Sox infielder Jose Iglesias dives towards second base during the second inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox infielder Jose Iglesias dives towards second base during the second inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox infielder Jose Iglesias dives towards second base during the second inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox infielder Jose Iglesias dives towards second base during the second inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Seattle Mariners shortstop Brad Miller makes an error while fielding a ground ball during the second inning of a game against the Boston Red SoxTuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Seattle Mariners shortstop Brad Miller makes an error while fielding a ground ball during the second inning of a game against the Boston Red SoxTuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew reacts after striking out during the fourth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew reacts after striking out during the fourth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia dives back to first base after getting caught in a rundown during the fourth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia dives back to first base after getting caught in a rundown during the fourth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox icenter fielder Jacoby Ellsbury celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox icenter fielder Jacoby Ellsbury celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Former Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek hugs designated hitter David Ortiz in the dugout before a game against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek hugs designated hitter David Ortiz in the dugout before a game against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Late after last night’s game, Boston Red Sox shortstop Jose Iglesias was traded to the Chicago White Sox for Cy-Young winning starting pitcher, Jake Peavy. I’m sad to see Iglesias go. He’s the type of baseball player I love watching most – slick in the infield, scrappy on the bases, and dependable at the plate. 

Here are a few photos of him during his last game in a Red Sox uniform, as well as a few others from the night. It was a good win for the Sox in the first of a three game series against the Seattle Mariners. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Monday, July 29, 2013 vs. Tampa Bay Rays.

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew applies a tag at second base on left fielder Sean Rodriguez during the fourth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew applies a tag at second base on left fielder Sean Rodriguez during the fourth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia turns a double play over second baseman Ben Zobrist during the third inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia turns a double play over second baseman Ben Zobrist during the third inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar reacts after getting hit by a pitch during the fifth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar reacts after getting hit by a pitch during the fifth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Clouds form over Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013."

“Clouds form over Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013.”

"Clouds form over the Green Monster at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013."

“Clouds form over the Green Monster at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013.”

"Fans take photographs during a rain delay in the eighth inning of a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Fans take photographs during a rain delay in the eighth inning of a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava is tagged out at home plate by catcher Jose Molina after attempting to score on a sacrifice fly during the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava is tagged out at home plate by catcher Jose Molina after attempting to score on a sacrifice fly during the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava (right) and center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (center) react after Nava is tagged out at home plate by catcher Jose Molina after attempting to score on a sacrifice fly during the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava (right) and center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (center) react after Nava is tagged out at home plate by catcher Jose Molina after attempting to score on a sacrifice fly during the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell and outfielder Daniel Nava argue with home plate umpire Jerry Meals after Nava was called out while attempting to score on a sacrifice fly during the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Farrell was ejected for arguing the call."

“Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell and outfielder Daniel Nava argue with home plate umpire Jerry Meals after Nava was called out while attempting to score on a sacrifice fly during the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Farrell was ejected for arguing the call.”

"Tampa Bay Rays closer Fernando Rodney reacts after recording a save during the ninth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Tampa Bay Rays closer Fernando Rodney reacts after recording a save during the ninth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

It’s seems like the Tampa Bay Rays have replaced the Yankees as the Red Sox’ biggest rivals. Last night was a sure sign that things between the two teams atop the AL East are starting to heat up. 

After an incredibly beautiful few innings of sunsets and cloud formations followed by a torrential downpour and subsequent rain delay, the Sox put a rally together to try and tie the game up at 2-2. It seems as though that would have happened in the eighth inning but for a self-admitted blown call by home plate umpire Jerry Meals on a play at the plate. 

From my post at third base, it looked like Daniel Nava, who tried to score on a sacrifice fly, was safe. Who knows. Regardless, it was an eventful night for photos despite a low score. 

Let’s hope the Sox stay competitive down the stretch. I’m looking forward to shooting this playoff race. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Thursday, July 24, 2013 vs. Tampa Bay Rays.

"The sun sets over Fenway Park during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, July 24, 2013."

“The sun sets over Fenway Park during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, July 24, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia applies a tag on center fielder Desmond Jennings during the seventh inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, July 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia applies as center fielder Desmond Jennings steals second base during the seventh inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, July 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli hits a solo home run during the seventh inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, July 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli hits a solo home run during the seventh inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, July 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli blows a bubble as he rounds first base after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, July 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli blows a bubble as he rounds first base after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, July 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red So pitcher Felix Doubront reacts as he walks off the mount after the first inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, July 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red So pitcher Felix Doubront reacts as he walks off the mount after the first inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, July 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price celebrates with teammates after throwing a complete game two-hitter against the Boston Red Sox Thursday, July 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price celebrates with teammates after throwing a complete game five-hitter against the Boston Red Sox Thursday, July 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Not a ton of action to shoot in this game. Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price went the distance, allowing just five hits against the Red Sox over nine innings. 

These are a few of the better ones from the night. 

Photos: Dustin Pedroia Signs Eight-Year Contract Extension.

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia addresses the media at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts during a press conference Wednesday, July 24, 2013 announcing an eight-year contract extension continuing through the 2021 season. Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington (left) made the announcement."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia addresses the media at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts during a press conference Wednesday, July 24, 2013 announcing an eight-year contract extension continuing through the 2021 season. Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington (left) made the announcement.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia jokes with designated hitter David Ortiz at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts during a press conference Wednesday, July 24, 2013 announcing Pedroia's eight-year contract extension continuing through the 2021 season."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia jokes with designated hitter David Ortiz at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts during a press conference Wednesday, July 24, 2013 announcing Pedroia’s eight-year contract extension continuing through the 2021 season.”

"(From left) Boston Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry, President & CEO Larry Lucchino, and Chairman Tom Werner watch as Dustin Pedroia addresses the media at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts during a press conference Wednesday, July 24, 2013 announcing an eight-year contract extension continuing through the 2021 season."

“(From left) Boston Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry, President & CEO Larry Lucchino, and Chairman Tom Werner watch as Dustin Pedroia addresses the media at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts during a press conference Wednesday, July 24, 2013 announcing an eight-year contract extension continuing through the 2021 season.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia gives a hitting clinic sponsored by Franklin Sports Equipment Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts before a press conference Wednesday, July 24, 2013 announcing an eight-year contract extension continuing through the 2021 season."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia gives a hitting clinic sponsored by Franklin Sports Equipment Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts before a press conference Wednesday, July 24, 2013 announcing an eight-year contract extension continuing through the 2021 season.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia warms up at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, July 4, 2013 during his first game after signing an eight-year contract extension continuing through the 2021 season."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia warms up at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, July 4, 2013 during his first game after signing an eight-year contract extension continuing through the 2021 season.”

Last Wednesday, the Boston Red Sox signed All-Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia to an eight-year contract extension through the 2021 season. Before Wednesday night’s game, the club held a press conference on field in front of the Red Sox dugout to announce the signing. 

These are the scenes from the day.

Photos: Red Sox Outfielder Shane Victorino Celebrates National Hot Dog Day.

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino tasted a hot dog recipe during a National Hot Dog Day tasting contest sponsored by Kayem Franks at the Landing at Long Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, July 23, 2013."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino tastes a Red Sox themed hot dog recipe during a National Hot Dog Day tasting contest sponsored by Kayem Franks at the Landing at Long Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, July 23, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino smiles during a National Hot Dog Day tasting contest sponsored by Kayem Franks at the Landing at Long Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, July 23, 2013."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino signs autographs during a National Hot Dog Day tasting contest sponsored by Kayem Franks at the Landing at Long Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, July 23, 2013.”

"Grilled hot dogs are shown during a National Hot Dog Day tasting contest sponsored by Kayem Franks at the Landing at Long Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, July 23, 2013."

“Grilled hot dogs are shown during a National Hot Dog Day tasting contest sponsored by Kayem Franks at the Landing at Long Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, July 23, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino signs autographs during a National Hot Dog Day tasting contest sponsored by Kayem Franks at the Landing at Long Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, July 23, 2013."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino signs autographs during a National Hot Dog Day tasting contest sponsored by Kayem Franks at the Landing at Long Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, July 23, 2013.”

I’m finally finding time to catch up on my recent Red Sox work after a busy week and weekend. This first post goes back to last Tuesday, which also happened to be National Hot Dog Day.

Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino made an appearance at the Long Wharf in downtown Boston during a Hot Dog Day celebration sponsored by Kayem Franks (more commonly known as ‘Fenway Franks’). To recognize the day, Kayem and Victorino announced a “lucky dog” contest, during which a winning hot dog recipe was chosen to be sold during games at Fenway Park. Shane deemed the ‘Big Puppi’ hot dog the winner. Here is the story. 

This was a fun event to shoot. 

Photos: Boston Red Sox host CVS Hitting Clinic.

"Boston Red Sox hitting coach Greg Colbrunn exits the batting cage as a CVS Hitting Clinic participant celebrates after taking batting practice at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, July 22, 2013."

“Boston Red Sox hitting coach Greg Colbrunn exits the batting cage as a CVS Hitting Clinic participant reacts after taking batting practice on the field at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, July 22, 2013.”

"A Boston Red Sox CVS Hitting Clinic participant takes batting practice on the field at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, July 22, 2013."

“A Boston Red Sox CVS Hitting Clinic participant takes batting practice on the field at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, July 22, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox hitting coach Greg Colbrunn watches as a CVS Hitting Clinic participant takes batting practice on the field at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, July 22, 2013."

“Boston Red Sox hitting coach Greg Colbrunn watches as a CVS Hitting Clinic participant takes batting practice on the field at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, July 22, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster signs an autograph for a CVS Hitting Clinic participant after taking batting practice on the field at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, July 22, 2013."

“Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster signs an autograph for a CVS Hitting Clinic participant after taking batting practice on the field at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, July 22, 2013.”

This afternoon, I photographed a CVS Hitting Clinic, a program that happens regularly here at Fenway Park. Each year, the Boston Red Sox and CVS Caremark partner on the CVS Caremark All Kids Can Baseball Camp, which gives children with physical and/or developmental disabilities the opportunity to play baseball on the field at Fenway. 

Today, the participants took batting practice with Red Sox batting coach, Greg Colbrunn, and took pictures and received autographs from Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster.

A nice event on a beautiful summer day here in Boston.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Friday, July 19, 2013 vs. New York Yankees.

"A woman walks through the concourse during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees Friday, July 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A woman walks through the concourse during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees Friday, July 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The sun shines through a concourse during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees Friday, July 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The sun shines through a concourse during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees Friday, July 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Fans watch a game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees Friday, July 19, 2013 as the sun sets at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Fans watch a game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees Friday, July 19, 2013 as the sun sets at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A banner hanging over Lansdowne Street is shown during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees Friday, July 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A banner hanging over Lansdowne Street is shown during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees Friday, July 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Fans stand under a stadium light during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees Friday, July 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Fans stand under a stadium light during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees Friday, July 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

It’s really great to be back at Fenway Park after several weeks away from baseball. Being away always makes me realize how much I love the game and everything involved with it.

Including the heat, which was certainly there to welcome me back last night. With temperatures reaching near 100 degrees, it made for a hot one roaming around the park. I wanted to focus my shooting on weather related pictures. Despite the humidity, there was some really nice light which I tried to work with, particularly early on in the game. 

Videos – The Championships Wimbledon 2013.

Click the four-arrow icon on the bottom right to watch these videos in full screen!

I’ve just returned from London, where I spent the past two weeks working as a photographer and video producer for www.wimbledon.com, the official tournament website of the Championships Wimbledon. As this was my second year working on the tournament media staff, I wanted to produce a body of work that was unique and different from the work I did there last year.

Whereas last year I focused primarily on shooting still photos, this year I decided to shoot lots of video, and aimed my efforts at producing story and scene-setting video pieces for the tournament website and social media channels.

The four videos above are my favorites from my two weeks there. The first is a piece I shot and edited of Novak Djokovic, the top ranked tennis player in the world, as he practiced before his semi-final match against Juan Martin Del Potro. I decided to lay down my footage to clips I selected from several of Novak’s press conferences that he gave throughout the tournament. If the piece was to be narrated, I thought it best to have it done so by the subject himself. This was published on wimbledon.com as well as across the tournament’s social media outlets on the day of the men’s Championship match, which Djokovic ultimately lost to Andy Murray in straight sets.

The second is a similar piece which follows the same formula, but with Andy Murray as the subject. It takes you behind the scenes to the practice courts at the All England Club just two days before Andy Murray won his first Wimbledon Championship in front of his home United Kingdom crowd. In the audio clips I selected from Murray’s press conferences throughout the tournament, he discusses the pressures he faces year in and year out to win Wimbledon as a native of the United Kingdom.This was published on wimbledon.com as well as across the tournament’s social media outlets on the morning of his championship match against World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, whom he defeated in straight sets.

The third, which was actually the first video I made from this year’s tournament, was conceived by tennis journalist, Benjamin Snyder, and I. Struck by a sense of timelessness as we walked through the empty grounds of the All England Club before the tournament began, we decided to channel those sentiments into a script narrated in the first person. If this tournament itself could talk, what would it say? ‘I Am Wimbledon’ was born. This was published on wimbledon.com as well as across the tournament’s social media outlets on the first day of play of the 2013 Championships.

Finally, the last video is just a quick overall scene piece I made of the sights during a rain delay at Wimbledon. It’s nothing too special or fancy. It was aimed to be something for people to watch to pass the time as they waited out the delay. This was published on wimbledon.com as well as across the tournament’s social media outlets.

I’m happy with how these turned out, and really enjoyed experimenting and trying new things with HD DSLR video. It’s a medium that allows so many possibilities, and I look forward to building off of this body of work.

Photos: The Championships Wimbledon 2013 – Saturday, July 6, 2013.

"Fans camped on Henman Hill at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England react as they watch Andy Murray of Scotland take Championship Point to win the 2013 Championships Wimbledon Saturday, July 6, 2013."

“Fans camped on Henman Hill at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England react as they watch Andy Murray of Scotland take Championship Point to win the 2013 Championships Wimbledon Saturday, July 6, 2013.”

"A young fan camped on Henman Hill at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England reacts as she watches Andy Murray of Scotland take Championship Point to win the 2013 Championships Wimbledon Saturday, July 6, 2013."

“A young fan camped on Henman Hill at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England reacts as she watches Andy Murray of Scotland take Championship Point to win the 2013 Championships Wimbledon Saturday, July 6, 2013.”

"Fans camped on Henman Hill at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England react as they watch Andy Murray of Scotland take Championship Point to win the 2013 Championships Wimbledon Saturday, July 6, 2013."

“Fans camped on Henman Hill at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England react as they watch Andy Murray of Scotland take Championship Point to win the 2013 Championships Wimbledon Saturday, July 6, 2013.”

"Fans camped on Henman Hill at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England react as they watch Andy Murray of Scotland take Championship Point to win the 2013 Championships Wimbledon Saturday, July 6, 2013."

“Fans camped on Henman Hill at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England react as they watch Andy Murray of Scotland take Championship Point to win the 2013 Championships Wimbledon Saturday, July 6, 2013.”

"Fans camped on Henman Hill at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England react as they watch Andy Murray of Scotland play in the Gentlemen's Singles Final at the 2013 Championships Wimbledon Saturday, July 6, 2013."

“Fans camped on Henman Hill at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England react as they watch Andy Murray of Scotland play in the Gentlemen’s Singles Final at the 2013 Championships Wimbledon Saturday, July 6, 2013.”

"A fan shows his support for Andy Murray at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, July 7, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A fan shows his support for Andy Murray at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, July 7, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Guards prepare to open the gates at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, July 6, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Guards prepare to open the gates at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, July 6, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Fans enter the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, July 6, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Fans enter the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, July 6, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Fans gather on Henman Hill at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, July 6, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Fans gather on Henman Hill at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, July 6, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A conductor leads the flagship band of the Royal British Legion at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, July 6, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A conductor leads the flagship band of the Royal British Legion at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, July 6, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Sheet music for 'God Save The Queen' is shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, July 6, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Sheet music for ‘God Save The Queen’ is shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, July 6, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A young boy plays tennis at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, July 6, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A young boy plays tennis at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, July 6, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

Andy Murray has finally won Wimbledon. I don’t have much time to write now, but I wanted to get these photos up. I’ll be sure to post a wrap from the entire tournament within the next few days to a week.

Congratulations Mr. Murray!

Photos: The Championships Wimbledon 2013 – Saturday, July 6, 2013.

"Roman Zoltawski, official All England Club trophy engraver, holds the Venus-Rosewater Dish before the Ladies' Championship Match on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 6, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Roman Zoltawski, official All England Club trophy engraver since 1979, holds the Venus-Rosewater Dish before the Ladies’ Championship Match on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 6, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Roman Zoltawski, official All England Club trophy engraver, inspects the Venus-Rosewater Dish before the Ladies' Championship Match on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 6, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Roman Zoltawski, official All England Club trophy engraver, inspects the Venus-Rosewater Dish before the Ladies’ Championship Match on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 6, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"The Venus-Rosewater Dish before is displayed before the Ladies' Championship Match on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 6, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“The Venus-Rosewater Dish before is displayed before the Ladies’ Championship Match on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 6, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

To my surprise, I was asked last minute by a Wimbledon reporter to join her as she went below Centre Court to speak with Roman Zoltawski, the official All England Club trophy engraver, as he prepared for the Ladies’ Singles Championship Final.

Zoltawski lives in Poland, but has made it his tradition to drive to Wimbledon in his red convertible for the 34 years he’s been the Club’s engraver. Here is the full story with the photo attached. It’s certainly worth the read. 

That’s the first time I had been up close to this trophy, so it was neat to see in person!