July 12 – US Open Cup Semi-Finals

Last night (July 11) I was assigned to photograph my 2nd Lamar Hunt US Open Cup semi finals as the Sounders FC played against Chivas USA at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, WA. The weather was perfect and I loved the warm light combined with the stadium shadow during the 1st half as you can see in the first 3 images. Below are 5 of my favorite images from last night’s game.

Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Osvaldo Alonso (6) reacts to scoring penalty shot goal against the Chivas USA during the 2nd half.

 

July 9 – Change of Scenery

Besides sports photography, I enjoy shooting other subjects to keep my creative juices flowing. Otherwise I think I would burn out covering only sports. Two of my favorite genres of photography other than sports are wildlife and landscape. Lately I haven’t had much time to do either. I would prefer to jump in my Jeep and head for the hills to capture sunrises and sunsets as well as stock some of my favorite animals, but due to my schedule this rarely happens.

But I am lucky enough that I only live a few miles from the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle where I am a season pass holder. When I have some free time on a day off or even before a sports assignment, I like to escape to the zoo and photograph the animals. One of my favorite animals to photograph are the wolves. Unfortunately, they are usually pretty lazy and not moving around much. However, a few weeks ago on a drizzly, warm, muggy day, they were finally active!

Below are a couple of my favorite photos from that day. Enjoy!