Photos: Pedro Martinez Inducted Into Hall of Fame at Cooperstown.

I’m back in Boston after an incredible couple of days in Cooperstown, New York, where I was sent to shoot the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame induction weekend. Former Red Sox pitcher, Pedro Martinez, was inducted as a member of the class of 2015 alongside Craig Biggio, John Smoltz, and Randy Johnson.

This was my first visit to Cooperstown, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I quickly learned that the weekend was going to be a busy one, with seemingly one event, press conference, parade, private party, or appearance happening after the other. It was exhausting, but also an experience I won’t forget for quite some time. 

It was neat to be around so many legends of the game at one time, particularly some that I grew up watching.

I’m grateful for the opportunity to have gone! Here is a gallery of photos from the weekend in Cooperstown, as well as the number retirement ceremony back here at Fenway Park.

Photos: New England Patriots Super Bowl Victory Parade.

BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 04:  Quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots hoists the Vince Lombardi trophy during a Super Bowl victory parade on February 4, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – FEBRUARY 04: Quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots hoists the Vince Lombardi trophy during a Super Bowl victory parade on February 4, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)

I was lucky enough to have been asked to work as part of the Getty Images team to cover the New England Patriots Super Bowl Victory Parade today in Boston. It was the team’s fourth Super Bowl in fifteen years, and the fourth of Tom Brady’s career.

Events like this are a true test of your patience as a photographer, and a good exercise in following your instincts. Today, there were so many unknown factors, so I had to force myself to just take a step back and let things progress, slowly but surely. 

The corral of photographers was assigned to shoot from two media trucks within the parade caravan, although as the parade got underway, I was able to work my way off the truck and walk the route. The extra mobility was huge, particularly in getting the shots of Brady with the trophy and some celebrations with other players. 

Here are some of my favorites from the day. I’m completely exhausted!

I’ve been in Boston for almost four years now, and have had the opportunity to shoot two Championship parades. It’s crazy to think about! Boston is titletown, through and through. 

Photos: City Of Boston Hosts Red Sox World Series Championship Parade.

"Duck boats line up at Fenway Park before the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013."

“Duck boats line up at Fenway Park before the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"A duck boat is parked behind home plate at Fenway Park before the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“A duck boat is parked behind home plate at Fenway Park before the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox fans gather at Fenway Park before the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Boston Red Sox fans gather at Fenway Park before the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Fans cheer as duck boats turn onto Boylston Street during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Fans cheer as duck boats turn onto Boylston Street during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia waves to fans during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia waves to fans during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury waves to fans during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury waves to fans during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Fans in Copley Square cheer during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Fans in Copley Square cheer during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Fans cheer along Boylston Street during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Fans cheer along Boylston Street during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"A fan cheers atop a street light along Boylston Street during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“A fan cheers atop a street light along Boylston Street during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Firefighters cheer along Boylston Street during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Firefighters cheer along Boylston Street during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Fans cheer from windows along Boylston Street during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Fans cheer from windows along Boylston Street during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Fans cheer from a roof along Boylston Street during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Fans cheer from a roof along Boylston Street during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Fans cheer from a balcony along Boylston Street as confetti flies during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Fans cheer from a balcony along Boylston Street as confetti flies during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Fans gathered in City Hall Plaza cheer during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Fans gathered in City Hall Plaza cheer during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"The Boston Skyline is shown during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“The Boston Skyline is shown during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Fans gathered along the banks of the Charles River cheer during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Fans gathered along the banks of the Charles River cheer during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia grabs the World Series trophy during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia grabs the World Series trophy during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia waves to fans during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia waves to fans during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury waves to fans during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury waves to fans during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury kisses the World Series trophy during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury kisses the World Series trophy during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

The past several weeks covering the Red Sox historic and dramatic ride through the playoffs and into the World Series have been unbelievable. For me, it still hasn’t sunk in that we won the World Series, and all of the games and events leading up to now seem so surreal. 

Speaking of surreal, how’s shooting photographs on a duck boat with Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury and second basemen Dustin Pedroia and John McDonald while over a million of Boston’s best fans scream at you as you roll along Boylston Street and along the Charles River during the Rolling Rally championship parade? That’s the situation I found myself in last Saturday, and it’s an experience I’ll never forget as long as I live.

Covering a parade is something not many photographers get to do, let alone be stationed on a float or duck boat, so I feel very lucky to have had this opportunity. It’s moments like these which serve as a refreshing reminder why the life of a photojournalist can, at times, be so rewarding, unique, and just plain fun.

These are my favorite images from the parade. There wasn’t much room to maneuver up on top of the boat, but I tried to get some good shots of the guys interacting with fans and holding the trophy, as well as to set the scene with both overall and close-up fan features. 

I think my ears are still ringing from all the screaming. Not that I’m complaining, for the record.