I got back to Boston from New Haven yesterday morning and went straight to the park to shoot the last game of an eleven game home stand for the Red Sox. The travel coupled with a Sox loss made for a long day, but here are a few quick ones.
Here are the last images of an exciting week of tennis at the Connecticut Open at Yale University. Petra Kvitova continued her domination in New Haven, winning her second title in three finals appearances here.
It’s always interesting to think about these tournaments after they’re complete. Each one has it’s own personality, quirks, and characters, and they’re all so different from each other. This one has a small tournament feel but with the star power and excitement of a bigger tournament, which I think is quite a nice balance.
From a photo standpoint, it was essentially nonstop shooting for me over the last nine days. By now, I’ve learned that as the official tournament photographer, success is just as much about time management and good planning each day as it is about taking good pictures. It’s a responsibility that can be hectic at times, but one that I enjoy immensely.
As usual, the experience is only as good as the people you work with, and I’m grateful to have such great people to partner with. Our web and digital team of Matt Van Tuinen, Stephen Villatoro, Nick McCarvel, Lauren Foley, and Craig Gabriel is among the best in the business. I’m also thankful to tournament director Anne Worcester and the rest of the tournament staff for their efforts and for giving me the opportunity to shoot.
Now I’m back in Boston to finish out the 2014 Red Sox season. It goes on!
We’re winding down here in New Haven. Here are a few selects from yesterday’s semi-finals action. Last day today!
Here’s a selection of photos from yesterday’s tennis action, as well as the Connecticut Open Legend’s Event with former stars Andy Roddick and James Blake.
Here are some photos from a busy day yesterday at the Connecticut Open.
Here are some photos from day five at the 2014 Connecticut Open, during which we saw defending tournament champion and world number two Simona Halep ousted in the first round by Magdalena Rybarikova.
In tennis, you just never know!
Here are the highlights from an incredibly busy day four at the Connecticut Open. It’s good to be into the main draw, and the chance to shoot some bigger name players. Another busy one today!
Here is a selection of photos from a busy day three at the Connecticut Open. This is a mixture of pictures from the WTA All-Access Hour media session, Kids Day, and action on the court.
Here are a few quick ones from the early stages of the Connecticut Open.
I’m in New Haven, Connecticut for the next week photographing the Connecticut Open tennis tournament at Yale University for the second year in a row. I’ll be shooting a healthy mix of action and events around the grounds, and I’ll be sure to post regularly throughout the week.
Here are a few basic frames from yesterday. I had over 20 matches to shoot on a busy day one, so these are as straightforward as it gets. Forehands and backhands.