Boston Red Sox Photos: Saturday, May 25, 2013 vs. Cleveland Indians.

"Fans sing along to 'Sweet Caroline' in the bleacher seats during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013."

“Fans sing along to ‘Sweet Caroline’ in the bleacher seats during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013.”

"Members of the Fenway Park Grounds Crew drag a tarp over the infield before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013."

“Members of the Fenway Park Grounds Crew drag a tarp over the infield before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013.”

"Fans sit under umbrellas atop the Green Monster during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013."

“Fans sit under umbrellas atop the Green Monster during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013.”

"An umbrella decorated with Boston Red Sox newspaper clippings is shown during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013."

“An umbrella decorated with Boston Red Sox newspaper clippings is shown during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013.”

"Ushers stand in the right field bleacher section during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013."

“Ushers stand in the right field bleacher section during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey warms up in the bullpen during a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013."

“Boston Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey warms up in the bullpen during a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey high fives catcher David Ross after recording a save to defeat the Cleveland Indians 7-4 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey high fives catcher David Ross after recording a save to defeat the Cleveland Indians 7-4 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A resident of Newtown, Connecticut walks on the field at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013. The Boston Red Sox recognized Connecticut day by inviting residents of Newtown and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School down to the field to take photos and interact with both Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players and coaches."

“A resident of Newtown, Connecticut walks on the field at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013. The Boston Red Sox recognized Connecticut Day by inviting residents of Newtown and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School down to the field to take photos and interact with both Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players and coaches.”

"Former Boston Red Sox and current Cleveland Indians manager, Terry Francona, signs an autograph for a resident of Newtown, Connecticut at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013. The Boston Red Sox recognized Connecticut day by inviting residents of Newtown and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School down to the field to take photos and interact with both Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players and coaches."

“Former Boston Red Sox and current Cleveland Indians manager, Terry Francona, signs an autograph for a resident of Newtown, Connecticut at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013. The Boston Red Sox recognized Connecticut Day by inviting residents of Newtown and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School down to the field to take photos and interact with both Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players and coaches.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Bailey speaks with residents of Newtown, Connecticut at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013. The Boston Red Sox recognized Connecticut day by inviting residents of Newtown and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School down to the field to take photos and interact with both Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players and coaches."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Bailey speaks with residents of Newtown, Connecticut at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013. The Boston Red Sox recognized Connecticut Day by inviting residents of Newtown and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School down to the field to take photos and interact with both Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players and coaches.”

We can’t seem to fully turn the corner into the Summer weather up here in Boston. Nearly the entire week has been cold, wet, and rainy, and yesterday was more of the same. We’re all glad that we escaped a possible double header today and got the game in with no delays – props to the Fenway Park grounds crew, who worked really hard to make sure the game finished on time – but it was still less than ideal conditions to work in. 

You have to work with what you have, though, so on days like yesterday, I’m always on the hunt for rain features. That’s mostly what I shot and what I’ve posted here. 

Yesterday was also particularly special in that hundreds of residents of Newtown, Connecticut and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School were in attendance at the game in recognition of Connecticut Day at Fenway Park. After the game, they were invited down to the field to take photos and interact with players and coaches from both the Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians. I’ve included three photos from the event above as well.

I’m at the park now for another game today!

Photos: BNP Paribas Open – Day 11.

"Juan Martin Del Potro reacts after defeating Novak Djokovic in three in the semifinals Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Juan Martin Del Potro reacts after defeating Novak Djokovic in three in the semifinals Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Novak Djokovic reacts after winning the first set of his semifinal match against Juan Martin Del Potro Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic reacts after winning the first set of his semifinal match against Juan Martin Del Potro Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Fans show their support for Novak Djokovic Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Fans show their support for Novak Djokovic Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Rafael Nadal hits a forehand during his semifinal match against Tomas Berdych Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Rafael Nadal hits a forehand during his semifinal match against Tomas Berdych Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Tomas Berdych serves during his semifinal match against Rafael Nadal Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Tomas Berdych serves during his semifinal match against Rafael Nadal Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Tomas Berdych and advancing to the finals Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Tomas Berdych and advancing to the finals Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Tomas Berdych and advancing to the finals Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Tomas Berdych and advancing to the finals Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"A ball boy holds an umbrella during a semifinal match between Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin Del Potro Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“A ball boy holds an umbrella during a semifinal match between Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin Del Potro Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Bill Gates watches a semifinal match between Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin Del Potro Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Bill Gates watches a semifinal match between Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin Del Potro Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Elena Vesnina serves during the women's doubles finals Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Elena Vesnina serves during the women’s doubles finals Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina kiss the trophy after winning the women's doubles championship Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina kiss the trophy after winning the women’s doubles championship Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Mike Bryan lunges for a shot during the men's doubles championship match Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Mike Bryan lunges for a shot during the men’s doubles championship match Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Bob and Mike Bryan pose with the trophy after winning the men's doubles championship match Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Bob and Mike Bryan pose with the trophy after winning the men’s doubles championship match Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

We’ve arrived at the final days of the tournament, so here are the best photos from yesterday’s men’s semifinal matches and men’s and women’s doubles championships.

There was so much drama on court, which made for great emotion and energy. Today, we’ve got the men’s and women’s singles final, so be sure to check back for the winning photos!

Photos: 2012 US Open – Day 1.

“Singer Jordin Sparks poses on the red carpet before ‘USTA Serves Night’ at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York Monday, August 27, 2012.”

“Actor Stanley Tucci poses on the red carpet before ‘USTA Serves Night’ at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York Monday, August 27, 2012.”

“Debbie Phelps, mother of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, poses on the red carpet before ‘USTA Serves Night’ at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York Monday, August 27, 2012.”

“A waiter carries food in the new Red Star Heineken Bar at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York Monday, August 27, 2012.”

“Julia Glushko of Israel returns a shot from Yanina Wickmayer (25) of Belarus at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York Monday, August 27, 2012.”

“Yanina Wickmayer (25) of Belarus serves on Court 7 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York Monday, August 27, 2012.”

The 2012 US Open is underway! Today I was hard at work getting back into tennis mode and finding my bearings at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

As usual, it was a crazy day, but loads of fun. I’m not going to write much tonight, but I’ll be shooting a ton over the next two weeks so I hope to post lots of updates.

Here are some of my images from Day 1. Additionally, click here to check out today’s photo galleries on usopen.org, which include both my photos and those of our incredibly talented team of photographers and editors.

Boston Red Sox Photography: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 vs. Seattle Mariners.

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield salutes the crowd after being introduced during the ‘Tim Wakefield Day’ pre-game ceremony Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

”Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield greets kids from the Pitching In For Kids organization during the ‘Tim Wakefield Day’ pre-game ceremony Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield throws out the ceremonial first pitch to former catcher Doug Mirabelli during the ‘Tim Wakefield Day’ pre-game ceremony Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Fans sit under umbrellas as they watch a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

Here are some shots from Tuesday’s pre-game ceremonies honoring former Red Sox pitcher, Tim Wakefield, who retired before the start of this season. 

They’re some nice images, I think, which is good because the rest of the game was miserable (even though the Sox won) and I didn’t make a single picture I was happy with. Something about roaming Fenway Park in the pouring rain had me down. 

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: Don’t forget to go photograph kids in the Fenway Park family room playing with sea creatures from the New England Aquarium. That’s what I did! Luckily I got a reminder call and went and got some nice stuff.

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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Goucher College Graduation week: Rainy, exhausting, exciting

"Public Safety Officers prepare to escort guests through the rain as they arrive for the Goucher College Baccalaureate ceremony Thursday, May 19, 2011."

Alas, yet another post about rain.

It seems like rain has unintentionally been a theme for me over the past few months. This post is about a celebratory occasion, though, so it’s far less dreary than some of the other rain posts

It didn’t stop raining for the entire week leading up to graduation. In fact, it seemed like the rain fell hardest precisely at the times when family and friends arrived en masse for the various ceremonies and recognitions. But even with the constant downpours, the festive mood remained intact, and come graduation time, the rain had lifted. 

The week was jam packed, each day filled with one event or party after another. In fact, I was so exhausted by the end of the week that I nearly fell asleep during the graduation ceremony itself. 

I have the feeling I wasn’t the only one.

Congratulations and good luck to the Goucher College Class of 2011!