Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Starting to feel like summer in South Bend.

St. Joseph's Patrick Klima slides in safely as Mishawaka's Trey Bickel tries to make the out at second during the game at Baker Park in Mishawaka on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. *Too bad it looks like this guy is punching the second baseman in the face.

(Same game) St. Joseph's Nicholas Kleva, right, tosses the ball to Connor Brown, left, too late as Mishawaka's Demonia Casey crosses first base during the game at Baker Park in Mishawaka on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. *Just glad to have something other than a play at home or second.

St. Mary's seniors Ally Drake, left, and Kelly Zanere, right, relax in the sand with Notre Dame senior Brian Castello next to the St. Joseph River near Lasalle street in South Bend on Thursday, May 12, 2011. *This isn't a great shot and I don't think it ever ran, I just found it to be an usual beach scene. I don't think we had many places like this in NC, most people just went to the ocean.

Nick Decicco, a rookie from the Mishawaka Fire Department leaps into the swift currents of the East Race Waterway during his first time taking the Indiana Diver Rescue Course, sponsored by the SBFD and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, in South Bend on Thursday, May 12, 2011. *This was just a feature I spotted while shooting the "beach goers" 500 feet away. I really wanted to jump in with these guys.

Civil War re-enactors recreate a battle scene during the 5th annual Niles/Brandywine Civil War Re-enactment on a field at Brandywine High School on Saturday, May 14, 2011.

Keith Harrison portrays a Union Major as he participates in the 5th annual Niles/Brandywine Civil War Re-enactment on a field at Brandywine High School on Saturday, May 14, 2011.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

From a desperate dog feature to the easiest feature yet.

Somehow the second half of April actually managed to be slower than the first. Relentless rain took me from shooting baseball/softball almost daily to only having two games in the past three weeks. Fortunately a few good assignments landed in my lap and I think I made the most of them.

Crisco, an 11 year old Dalmatian-Great Dame mix, lets his jowls flap in the wind as he chases a tennis ball thrown by his owner Mia Santiago, left, while her older brother, Spencer Gravenor, watches at Potawatomi Park in South Bend on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. *This was a horribly slow, rainy/cold day in South Bend and I was having a lot of trouble finding anyone outside doing anything. Finally, after a couple hours of driving around, I found this. I was glad to not return empty-handed.

Fort Wayne's B.J. Guinn, left, catches the late throw to second as South Bend's Keon Broxton safely slides in for the stolen base during the game against the Fort Wayne TinCaps at Coveleski Stadium in South Bend on Thursday, April 21, 2011.

Infants and their mothers pack into the small room where they will be a part of a new world record attempt for changing diapers during "The Great Cloth Diaper Event" at Bethel College in Mishawaka on Saturday, April 23, 2011.

Jesus' cross is erected during the crucifixion scene at the eighth annual Easter Passion Play at Andrews University in Berrien Springs on Saturday, April 23, 2011.

Penn's Whitney Grace makes the final attempt of the day in the Pole Vault event during the Princess Mishawaka Relays at Mishawaka High School in Mishawaka on Friday, April 29, 2011.

Saturday, April 30, 2011. *I quickly realized I was far too close to the action when the cars knocked the concrete barriers out of the way and began circling me as they started smashing into each other in the infield.

Workers attached to cables work on the roof of the Marriott Riverside building in South Bend on Thursday, May 5, 2011. *I spotted this on my drive back to the office after an assignment. It took less than a minute to grab my 300mm and 2x converter and shoot this from next to my car. Not the best feature ever, but certainly the easiest I've ever shot.