Videos – The Championships Wimbledon 2013.

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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!

Photos: The Championships Wimbledon 2013 – Friday, July 5, 2013.

"Centre Court is shown before play on Day 11 at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Friday, July 5, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Centre Court is shown before play on Day 11 at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Friday, July 5, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Fans await player arrival outside Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Friday, July 5, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Fans await player arrival outside Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Friday, July 5, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Former tennis player Boris Becker walks toward a broadcast booth at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Friday, July 5, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Former tennis player Boris Becker walks toward a broadcast booth at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Friday, July 5, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Programs in the Royal Box on Centre Court are shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Friday, July 5, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Programs in the Royal Box on Centre Court are shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Friday, July 5, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Former tennis player Tim Henman walks toward a broadcast booth at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Friday, July 5, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Former tennis player Tim Henman walks toward a broadcast booth at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Friday, July 5, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Fans pack Henman Hill as they watch Andy Murray play Jerzy Janowicz in the Gentlemen's Semi-Final match at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Fans pack Henman Hill as they watch Andy Murray play Jerzy Janowicz in the Gentlemen’s Semi-Final match at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A fan watches the big screen outside No. 1 Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A fan watches the big screen outside No. 1 Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Guests sit near the outer courts as the sun sets at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Guests sit near the outer courts as the sun sets at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Grounds Crew members prepare to pull a cover over a court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Grounds Crew members prepare to pull a cover over a court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

Here are photos from men’s Semi-Final day at Wimbledon. It was a great day of tennis all around. These are just a few snaps from around the grounds at the All England Club.

Photos: The Championships Wimbledon 2013 – Tuesday, July 2, 2013.

"A line painting machine is shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A line painting machine is shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Drug sniffing dogs search the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Drug sniffing dogs search the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Sloane Stephens leaves the practice courts before playing her Quarter-Final match at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Sloane Stephens leaves the practice courts before playing her Quarter-Final match at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Ivan Lendl speaks to Andy Murray during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Ivan Lendl speaks to Andy Murray during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Sabine Lisicki talk with her coach during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Sabine Lisicki talk with her coach during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Juan Martin Del Potro answers questions during an interview at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Juan Martin Del Potro answers questions during an interview at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Juan Martin Del Potro signs autographs for young fans at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Juan Martin Del Potro signs autographs for young fans at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Stewards lead fans into the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Stewards lead fans into the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Stewards lead fans into the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Stewards lead fans into the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"All-time winningest professional Golfer Jack Nicklaus awaits an interview at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“All-time winningest professional Golfer Jack Nicklaus awaits an interview at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Former tennis payer Mats Wilander and former golfer Jack Nicklaus chat on the set of 'Live at Wimbledon' at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Former tennis payer Mats Wilander and former golfer Jack Nicklaus chat on the set of ‘Live at Wimbledon’ at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

It was another busy one out at the Championships Wimbledon today, but an exciting one to say the least.

I was able to get out early in the morning and roam the grounds while they were still empty. It’s so easy to get caught up in the stress and hustle and bustle of the media workroom and forget what a beautiful place the All England Club really is. Walking around and shooting by myself before the crowds got in was therapeutic, and definitely put me in the right mindset for the rest of the day. 

The photos above are a mix of what I shot throughout the day, including a visit by the Golden Bear himself, Jack Nicklaus. 

Tomorrow I’ll be shooting video, which I’ve done periodically throughout this tournament. I plan to post all my video work from this year’s Wimbledon to the blog when I have a better internet connection and some more time. Until tomorrow!

Photos: The Championships Wimbledon 2013 – Monday, July 1, 2013.

"A fan walks with a British flag attached to her hat at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, July 1, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A fan walks with a British flag attached to her hat at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, July 1, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A fan sits on the steps of Henman Hill at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, July 1, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A fan sits on the steps of Henman Hill at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, July 1, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A tournament referee walks away from a meeting at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, July 1, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A tournament referee walks away from a meeting at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, July 1, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

I couldn’t find much time to go out and shoot on this first day of the second week of this year’s Wimbledon. It seemed like there was an endless amount of desk work, editing, and requests that kept coming in.

I’ve learned by now that that’s just how some days go! I managed to quickly take these few snaps above. 

Photos: The Championships Wimbledon 2013 – Saturday, June 29, 2013.

"An umpire sits perched in an umpire's chair at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wimbledon, June 29, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“An umpire sits perched in an umpire’s chair at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wimbledon, June 29, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"An umpire measures the height of the net at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wimbledon, June 29, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“An umpire measures the height of the net at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wimbledon, June 29, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A chair umpire climbs up to his seat at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wimbledon, June 29, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A chair umpire climbs up to his seat at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wimbledon, June 29, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A chair umpire looks on during a match at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wimbledon, June 29, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A chair umpire looks on during a match at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wimbledon, June 29, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"The shadow of Ivan Dodig is shown as he serves at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wimbledon, June 29, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“The shadow of Ivan Dodig is shown as he serves at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wimbledon, June 29, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A ball boy kneels during a point at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wimbledon, June 29, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A ball boy kneels during a point at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wimbledon, June 29, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Fans observe action ont he outer courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wimbledon, June 29, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Fans observe action ont he outer courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wimbledon, June 29, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A guard stands in an entranceway to No. 5 at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wimbledon, June 29, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A guard stands in an entranceway to No. 5 at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wimbledon, June 29, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Fans pack Henman Hill as Laura Robson plays her fourth round match at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wimbledon, June 29, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Fans pack Henman Hill as Laura Robson plays her fourth round match at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wimbledon, June 29, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Liam Stephan, three, poses next to his lemonade stand

“Liam Stephan, three, poses next to his lemonade stand outside the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wimbledon, June 29, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Laura Robson practices her reaction time during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wimbledon, June 29, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Laura Robson practices her reaction time during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wimbledon, June 29, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Andy Murray walks toward the practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wimbledon, June 29, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Andy Murray walks toward the practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wimbledon, June 29, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

I don’t have much time to write for this post, but it’s been an amazing, incredibly busy, memorable first week here at Wimbledon. Here’s a look at the action I saw around the grounds on Day Six.

Tomorrow is middle Sunday, which means the tennis takes a rest and so do I. Back for another week on Monday!

Photos: The Championships Wimbledon 2013 – Friday, June 28, 2013.

"Dustin Brown lunges for a volley at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Friday, June 28, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Dustin Brown lunges for a volley at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Friday, June 28, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Andy Murray is interviewed on the players lawn at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Friday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Andy Murray is interviewed on the players lawn at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Friday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Andy Murray answers questions for a social media promotion on the players lawn at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Friday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Andy Murray answers questions for a social media promotion on the players lawn at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Friday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A snail is shown as rain falls at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Friday, June 28, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A snail is shown as rain falls at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Friday, June 28, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Fans crowd together to get a view of No. 14 Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Friday, June 28, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Fans crowd together to get a view of No. 14 Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Friday, June 28, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Young fans climb a wall to get a better view of No. 14 Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Friday, June 28, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Young fans climb a wall to get a better view of No. 14 Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Friday, June 28, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Fans crowd No. 14 Court and Henman Hill at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Friday, June 28, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Fans crowd No. 14 Court and Henman Hill at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Friday, June 28, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

We had another crazy day at Wimbledon today. Despite rain delays that stopped play for big chunks of time, there was still plenty to shoot and do to keep the visual end of wimbledon.com running smoothly.

I also shot and edited some rain delay video for the website, which I’ll be posting at the end of the tournament.

That’s all from day five.

Photos: The Championships Wimbledon 2013 – Thursday, June 27, 2013.

"Tomas Berdych signs autographs for fans at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Tomas Berdych signs autographs for fans at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"James Blake smiles at the Aorangi Practice Courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“James Blake smiles at the Aorangi Practice Courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A reporter watches as Andy Murray practices at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A reporter watches as Andy Murray practices at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

 "Dustin Brown reaches for a volley during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Dustin Brown reaches for a volley during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Bernard Tomic celebrates after diving for a volley to win a point against James Blake at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Bernard Tomic celebrates after diving for a volley to win a point against James Blake at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Australian supporters cheer on Bernard Tomic after defeating James Blake at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Australian supporters cheer on Bernard Tomic after defeating James Blake at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Sabine Lisicki is interviewed in studio at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Sabine Lisicki is interviewed in studio at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

Rain held up lots of play late this afternoon, so we had a relatively slow fourth day of the tournament. There wasn’t much tennis shooting to be done, so here’s an assortment of photos I snapped. 

Until tomorrow!

Photos: The Championships Wimbledon 2013 – Wednesday, June 26, 2013.

"Novak Djokovic stretches before a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Novak Djokovic stretches before a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Novak Djokovic ties his shoes on the Aorangi Practice Courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Novak Djokovic ties his shoes on the Aorangi Practice Courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Serena Williams signs autographs for fans at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Serena Williams signs autographs for fans at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Laura Robson signs autographs for fans at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Laura Robson signs autographs for fans at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Tennis racquet shaped pasta, served in the player dining area, are shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Tennis racquet shaped pasta, served in the player dining area, are shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A statue of past Wimbledon Champion Fred Perry is shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A statue of past Wimbledon Champion Fred Perry is shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"The gentlemen's and ladies' singles main draws are shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“The gentlemen’s and ladies’ singles main draws are shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Ball kids sit outside the referee's office at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Ball kids sit outside the referee’s office at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Grounds crew workers sit during a break at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Grounds crew workers sit during a break at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Guests talk over a drink at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Guests talk over a drink at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Pitchers of Pimm's are shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Pitchers of Pimm’s are shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

It was a bit of a strange day here in SW19. At the moment, I can think of at least eight players from both the men’s and women’s side of the main draw retired or withdrew from the tournament due to injuries. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Maria Sharapova are among several out by the second round. It’s certainly something I’ve never seen before.

But despite all the weirdness on court, the tournament goes on and there’s still plenty to shoot off court. Since there was some downtime during matches today, I tried to document the moments happening outside of tennis.

Thanks for looking, and goodbye until tomorrow!