Photos: The Championships Wimbledon 2014 – Monday, June 23, 2014.

"Mikhail Youzhny plays James ward on No. 3 Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 23, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Mikhail Youzhny plays James ward on No. 3 Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 23, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Yanina Wickmayer serves during a match against Samantha Stosur at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 23, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Yanina Wickmayer serves during a match against Samantha Stosur at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 23, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Yanina Wickmayer celebrates after defeating Samantha Stosur at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 23, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Yanina Wickmayer celebrates after defeating Samantha Stosur at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 23, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Fans watch as Mikhail Youzhny hits a forehand against James Ward at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 23, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Fans watch as Mikhail Youzhny hits a forehand against James Ward at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 23, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"James Ward lunges to return a volley against Mikhail Youzhny at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 23, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“James Ward lunges to return a volley against Mikhail Youzhny at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 23, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Radek Stepanek serves as play begins on day one of the 2014 Championships Wimbledon at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 23, 2014."

“Radek Stepanek serves as play begins on day one of the 2014 Championships Wimbledon at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 23, 2014.”

"Fans watch a match at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 23, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Fans watch a match at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 23, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"David Ferrer serves to Pablo Carreno Busta at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 23, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“David Ferrer serves to Pablo Carreno Busta at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 23, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Pablo Carreno Busta receives treatment from a doctor during a match against David Ferrer at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 23, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Pablo Carreno Busta receives treatment from a doctor during a match against David Ferrer at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 23, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"David Ferrer serves to Pablo Carreno Busta at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 23, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“David Ferrer serves to Pablo Carreno Busta at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 23, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"David Ferrer reacts after defeating Pablo Carreno Busta at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 23, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“David Ferrer reacts after defeating Pablo Carreno Busta at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 23, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Petra Kvitova serves to Andrea Hlavackova at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 23, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Petra Kvitova serves to Andrea Hlavackova at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 23, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

It’s late here so I’m not going to post much, but here are my selects from a long but fun and productive day of shooting on the first day of the 2014 Championships Wimbledon. 

Here and here are links to galleries on wimbledon.com containing some of my images.

I had some successes and some failures, but overall there’s lots to build on moving forward into the tournament. For now, enjoy!

Photos: 2012 US Open – Day 7.

“Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)[14] plays against Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) [18] on Day 7 of the US Open Sunday, September 2, 2012.”

“David Ferrer (ESP)[4] returns a shot from Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) on Day 7 at the US Open Sunday, September 2, 2012.”

“Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) plays David Ferrer (ESP)[4] on Day 7 at the US Open Sunday, September 2, 2012.”

“Laura Robson (GBR) serves to Samantha Stosur (AUS)[7] on Day 7 at the US Open Sunday, September 2, 2012.”

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already half way through this year’s tournament. I’m absolutely beat from today, so I’m not going to type much here.

There’s lots of creative photo galleries up on usopen.org, which you can check out here.

Back to the grind tomorrow!

US Open Photography: Friday, August 26, 2011

“Marta Domachowska (POL) prepares to serve in a women’s singles qualifying match at the 2011 US Open Friday, August 26, 2011.”

“Michelle Larcher de Brito (POR) plays a qualifying round match at the 2011 US Open Friday, August 26, 2011.”

“Fans sit under umbrellas in Louis Armstrong Stadium at the 2011 US Open Friday, August 26, 2011.”

“David Ferrer (ESP)(5) practices against Andy Murray (GBR)(4) in Louis Armstrong Stadium Friday, August 26, 2011.”

I’m way behind on posting my work from the 2011 US Open. I’ve done so much work so far that it’s difficult to figure out exactly how I want to organize these posts. I’m a Photo Editor for usopen.org, however I’ve spent much of my off hours roaming around the grounds and shooting to add to my portfolio. I’ll have a post for each day that I shot something worth sharing. Once the tournament ends, I’ll do a longer post displaying all my official work, and I’ll include some closing thoughts on my time in New York. 

The photographs above are from one of the early days of the qualifying rounds of this year’s tournament. I spent the day wandering the grounds and familiarizing myself with the National Tennis Center. This collection is a bit of a hodgepodge. I knew I wasn’t going to shoot anything great that day. I viewed it more as a warm up to a very busy two weeks ahead of me. 

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