Ducks squeak past Cougs

Saturday was a looooooong day for me. I drove over to Pullman to see the the #2 Oregon Ducks take on the Washington State Cougars. I was not expecting much of a matchup, but the Cougs came to play and gave the second best team in the land all they could handle. When you have to explosive offensives anything can happen and usually makes for great action. The two teams decked it out but the Ducked pulled out a 38-31 win. Because it was a nationally televised game on ESPN, it was a late 7:30 start. That meant that I wasn’t going to hit the road until about 11:30 to start the 5 hour drive back to Seattle (because I was going to shoot the Seahawks-Broncos game the following. I was beyond tired when I finally made it home, but it was totally worth it to see a great game.

The Duck was busy with pushups keeping up with the Oregon scoring.
The Duck was busy with pushups keeping up with the Oregon scoring.
Marcus Mariota
Marcus Mariota
Head Coaches Mike Leach and Mark Helfrich chat before the game.
Head Coaches Mike Leach and Mark Helfrich chat before the game.
The Cougars wearing all white uniforms, including white helmets for the first time, storm the field.
The Cougars wearing all white uniforms, including white helmets for the first time, storm the field.
Jamal Morrow with a head of steam.
Jamal Morrow with a head of steam.
Cougar QB rolls out to look for a target.
Cougar QB rolls out to look for a target.
Charleston White breaks up this pass to Dwayne Stanford.
Charleston White breaks up this pass to Dwayne Stanford.
Dom Williams is all alone to haul in this TD pass.
Dom Williams is all alone to haul in this TD pass.
Devon Allen tries to spin out of this tackle.
Devon Allen tries to spin out of this tackle.
Marcus Mariota uses his escaping skills to avoid a sack.
Marcus Mariota uses his escaping skills to avoid a sack.
Cougs and Ducks' eyes get big as they see a live fumble and are ready to pounce.
Cougs and Ducks’ eyes get big as they see a live fumble and are ready to pounce.
Ricky Galvin cuts up field.
Ricky Galvin cuts up field.
Vince Mayle tries to get around the end for good yardage.
Vince Mayle tries to get around the end for good yardage.
Keanon Lowe hauls in this pass over the middle...
Keanon Lowe hauls in this pass over the middle…
... and takes it in for the first of his two TDs.
… and takes it in for the first of his two TDs.
Jamal Morrow sits down Rodney Hardrick.
Jamal Morrow sits down Rodney Hardrick.
Marcus Mariota blows past the Cougar Defense.
Marcus Mariota blows past the Cougar Defense.
Byron Marshall bowls through the heart of the Cougar Defense.
Byron Marshall bowls through the heart of the Cougar Defense.

 

Mariota checks his arm after getting cut during a tackle.
Mariota checks his arm after getting cut during a tackle.
Ducks Coach Mark Helfrich encouraging his guys.
Ducks Coach Mark Helfrich encouraging his guys.
At a critical point late in the game, the Cougs cough up the ball to the Ducks.
At a critical point late in the game, the Cougs cough up the ball to the Ducks.
Marcus Mariota busts free for a big gain.
Marcus Mariota busts free for a big gain.
River Cracraft grabs a clutch pass along the sideline to keep a drive alive.
River Cracraft grabs a clutch pass along the sideline to keep a drive alive.
Mariota eyes his target and gets ready to unload.
Mariota eyes his target and gets ready to unload.
River Cracraft hauls in a touchdown to tie the score at 31.
River Cracraft hauls in a touchdown to tie the score at 31.
Touchdown pass to Ricky Galvin in the 2nd Quarter.
Touchdown pass to Ricky Galvin in the 2nd Quarter.
The two QBs that combined for 765 yards congratulate each other at mid-field after the game.
The two QBs that combined for 765 yards congratulate each other at mid-field after the game.

 

2014 Kicks off

It was good to be back on the field shooting as the 2014 season kicked off on Thursday. The Big Ten newbies Rutgers Scarlet Knights came into Seattle to face the Washington State Cougars playing in their annual “Seattle Game”. Connor Halliday picked right up where he ended last year with a huge game of 532 YDS, 5 TD, 1 INT. But defense and special teams lapses were too much to overcome as the Knights beat the Cougars 41-38.

The Cougars storm the field.
The Cougars storm the field.
On the first play o the game, Gary Nova unloads a 78 yard TD pass.
On the first play o the game, Gary Nova unloads a 78 yard TD pass.
Desmond Peoples gets to the outside of the Cougar defense.
Desmond Peoples gets to the outside of the Cougar defense.
Paul James lunges for the end zone but was ruled down at the one foot line. They would score the next play.
Paul James lunges for the end zone but was ruled down at the one foot line. They would score the next play.
Dom Williams gets good yards after the catch to set up a score.
Dom Williams gets good yards after the catch to set up a score.
Mitchell Peterson uproots the Rutgers runner.
Mitchell Peterson uproots the Rutgers runner.
Players battle for a jump ball in the end zone that falls incomplete
Players battle for a jump ball in the end zone that falls incomplete
Erik Powell reacts after missing a field goal attempt late in the first half.
Erik Powell reacts after missing a field goal attempt late in the first half.
Vince Mayle hauls in this TD catch without even looking.
Vince Mayle hauls in this TD catch without even looking.
River Cracraft gets good yardage on a kick return. His fumble later would prove to be costly.
River Cracraft gets good yardage on a kick return. His fumble later would prove to be costly.
Connor Halliday rolls out to find a receiver.
Connor Halliday rolls out to find a receiver.
River Cracraft gets his face mask twisted on this play even though it was not called a penalty.
River Cracraft gets his face mask twisted on this play even though it was not called a penalty.
Isaiah Meyers reacts after hauling in a touchdown pass.
Isaiah Meyers reacts after hauling in a touchdown pass.
Darious Lemora just destroys Rutgers' Michael Burton with a vicious hit.
Darious Lemora just destroys Rutgers’ Michael Burton with a vicious hit.
Desmon Peoples bounds though the line for yardage.
Desmon Peoples bounds though the line for yardage.
Paul James busts through the Cougar defense for the eventual game winning touchdown
Paul James busts through the Cougar defense for the eventual game winning touchdown
Connor Halliday throws on the run.
Connor Halliday throws on the run.
On the Cougars' final attempt, the ball to Cracraft is batted down.
On the Cougars’ final attempt, the ball to Cracraft is batted down.
A dejected Connar Halliday kneels on the sideline after a tough loss.
A dejected Connor Halliday kneels on the sideline after a tough loss.
The entire Rutgers team celebrates with their fans that made the trip to Seattle.
The entire Rutgers team celebrates with their fans that made the trip to Seattle.
The entire Rutgers team celebrates with their fans that made the trip to Seattle.
The entire Rutgers team celebrates with their fans that made the trip to Seattle.
But first...Let me take a selfie!
But first…Let me take a selfie!

 

2013 Favorites

It’s that time of year that I get to take a step back and think about all of the great opportunities that had over the past year to see so many great events and try to capture them as best I could. I also get to think about all of the great new people that I got to meet this year. Here are a few of my favorite captures from 2013, I hope you enjoy them. Have a great holiday season and I’m looking forward to 2014!!

Russell Wilson eludes the rush from Brian Robinson.
Russell Wilson eludes the rush from Brian Robinson.
Percy Harvin juggles but hauls in his first catch as a Seahawk.
Percy Harvin juggles but hauls in his first catch as a Seahawk.
A frustrated Adrian Peterson on the Vikings sideline.
A frustrated Adrian Peterson on the Vikings sideline.
Colorado's WR Paul Richardson hauls in this 53 yard pass for the Buffs only TD. When a team only has one highlight, it's a good thing to capture it.
Colorado’s WR Paul Richardson hauls in this 53 yard pass for the Buffs only TD. When a team only has one highlight, it’s a good thing to capture it.
Bishop Sankey hurdles a Cal Defender.
Bishop Sankey hurdles a Cal Defender.
Arik Armstead gets a hand up to block this pass attempt.
Arik Armstead gets a hand up to block this pass attempt.
Vince Mayle fumbles the ball just before the endzone and was recovered by the Ducks.
Vince Mayle fumbles the ball just before the endzone and was recovered by the Ducks.
Mariota relaxes after being pulled in the 4th quarter.
Mariota relaxes after being pulled in the 4th quarter.
Richard Sherman surveys the field.
Richard Sherman surveys the field.
Russell Wilson's speed gets him away from this Titans defender.
Russell Wilson’s speed gets him away from this Titans defender.
Marshawn Lynch lunges for the end zone but is just short and down at the one yard line.
Marshawn Lynch lunges for the end zone but is just short and down at the one yard line.
Bishop Sankey
Bishop Sankey
Keith Price gets good protection to find a target.
Keith Price gets good protection to find a target.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins skies for a touchdown grab.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins skies for a touchdown grab.
Jessie Callier and Deontae Cooper celebrate after a special teams safety.
Jessie Callier and Deontae Cooper celebrate after a special teams safety.
Kasen Williams sheds the Arizona punter for more yardage.
Kasen Williams sheds the Arizona punter for more yardage.
During the worst part of the storm, Keith Price rolls out looking for a receiver.
During the worst part of the storm, Keith Price rolls out looking for a receiver.
Halliday gets roughed up on this play. He would return for one more play before leaving the game due to injury.
Halliday gets roughed up on this play. He would return for one more play before leaving the game due to injury.
Keith Price leads his team out on the field
Keith Price leads his team out on the field
Austin Seferian-Jenkins heads for the end zone after a catch but is brought down on the one.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins heads for the end zone after a catch but is brought down on the one.
Kasen Williams sits down a defender with a stiff arm after a catch.
Kasen Williams sits down a defender with a stiff arm after a catch.
Andrew Hudson flies to try and catch Cam Richmond.
Andrew Hudson flies to try and catch Cam Richmond.
ISU's Cam Richmond Goes up high to grab this pass.
ISU’s Cam Richmond Goes up high to grab this pass.
Coach Carroll chats with Russell Wilson during pre game stretching.
Coach Carroll chats with Russell Wilson during pre game stretching.
Sidney Rice lets out a scream during introductions.
Sidney Rice lets out a scream during introductions.
Collin Kaepernick didn't know which way was up on several occasions during the game.
Collin Kaepernick didn’t know which way was up on several occasions during the game.
Richard Sherman points to my camera.
Richard Sherman points to my camera.
Marshawn Lynch points to the crowd after one of his touchdowns on the night.
Marshawn Lynch points to the crowd after one of his touchdowns on the night.
The Ducks storm the field.
The Ducks storm the field.
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota leaps to avoid the LaDarrell McNeil.
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota leaps to avoid the LaDarrell McNeil.
Daryle Hawkins hauls in a 45 yard TD pass with no defense in site.
Daryle Hawkins hauls in a 45 yard TD pass with no defense in site.
Byron Marshall celebrates with teammates after the score.
Byron Marshall celebrates with teammates after the score.
Richard Mullaney goes up high to haul in a touchdown pass.
Richard Mullaney goes up high to haul in a touchdown pass.
Hawaii Head Coach Norm Chow cringes over a call.
Hawaii Head Coach Norm Chow cringes over a call.
Cooks looking for a hole in the Warrior Defense.
Cooks looking for a hole in the Warrior Defense.
An Oregon State cheerleader gets some major air during a break in the game.
An Oregon State cheerleader gets some major air during a break in the game.
Jaydon Mickens tip toes the sideline for yards after the catch.
Jaydon Mickens tip toes the sideline for yards after the catch.
BSU’s Jay Ajayi leaps over Washington defenders for a gain.
BSU’s Jay Ajayi leaps over Washington defenders for a gain.
Dwayne Washington leaps into the endzone near the end of the game to seal the victory.
Dwayne Washington leaps into the endzone near the end of the game to seal the victory.
Everett Silvertips Hockey
Everett Silvertips Hockey
Victoria Royals Bench
Victoria Royals Bench
Everett Silvertips Hockey
Everett Silvertips Hockey