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PLU Football 16Oct29

I love shooting football!!!

These images are from a PLU (Pacific Lutheran University) vs. across town rivals UPS (University of Puget Sound) last last month. Fortunately, the weather held out and the sun even peaked out a bit. All in all, it was a very nice day and a great football game.

PLU won by-the-way.

Enjoy.

Chris

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2016 Half Marathon

Hi Friends,

We happened to swing by the 2016 Fall City Half Marathon last month on a quick trip to Snoqualmie. Not to belabor a point, but the weather was horrible and we didn’t stick around. I happened to capture a few images from the start of the race and the end. Then we went home.

Enjoy.

Chris.

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Cat’s Senior Shoot #4-Soccer

This has been a beautiful week for bright sunshine. I love rummaging through my glove compartment to find some much needed sun glasses:). Sun is not always a photographer’s best friend, though. It can be the source of washed out photos with squinty eyed subjects. That being said, Caitrin and I needed to get her soccer portraits out of the way before uniforms had to be turned in, so yesterday was the day. Cat (Caitrin’s field name) did her part by securing the school field and showing up with her uniform, letterman’s jacket, cleats and a ball. I brought all of my needed gear, except for a warm pair of gloves. I’ll make sure to put those in my camera bag for the next cold weather shoot. Here is what Cat and I came up with for some unusual still and action shots. I used the bright sun for some interesting busts and streaks. Thanks for braving the wind chill for me, Caitrin. Congratulations on a season record of 16 goals, 11 assists and the honor of All SPSL 1st team; the best way to end a great high school career!

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2014 Girl Soccer Jamboree

Enjoyed watching our Franklin Pierce High School girls battle on the field against Puyallup High and Auburn Riverside.  Opening Jamboree for the 2014 season. Please enjoy some of a few pics of our lady Cards in action.

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CWU Football Scrimmage

I had the opportunity to go out and shoot a scrimmage of the Central Washington University football team on Saturday. I didn’t take a lot of photographs, but had a blast of fun in just a few minutes I was there.

Posted below are a few of my fav’s (click on the thumbnail to enlarge).

Enjoy and blessings,

Chris.

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Girls Soccer-FPHS vs. Sumner

It has been a great soccer season for the Franklin Pierce high School girls, and they are now preparing for the last couple of regular season games.  Looks like they will be on to the play offs in November! These ladies have put in great effort and tremendous sportsmanship this year. With all of their hard work and new coaching staff (thanks Coaches Green and Pich!) they are poised for a quality record this year. Please enjoy a few photos from Thursday’s game against the powerhouse, Sumner.

Go Cards!

~Lynette

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Franklin Pierce vs Fife High School Football – Sports Photography

Good evening,

I had another opportunity to photograph a high school football game on Friday night. I love doing this and I welcome every opportunity to do so, except perhaps in the rain and wind (haha).

Anyway, this past Friday I was out at Franklin Pierce Stadium again to shoot the Franklin Pierce High School Cardinals as they matched up against the Fife Trojans. It was a very cold, foggy night as you can see in some of these photographs.  While the entire game wasn’t shrouded in fog, a good portion of it was.

Fife prevailed in this epic battle on the gridiron.

One of my favorite shots is the “portrait” of two Fife underclassmen. They approached me on the sideline and asked me to take their photography. Of course, fella’s, my pleasure. 🙂

Blessings,

Chris.

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Franklin Pierce vs Sumner 10/04/13

Good evening, friends.

I had the opportunity to take some photographs at the Franklin Pierce Cardinals vs. Sumner Spartans high school football game last Friday and got some wonderful shots. Just thought that  I’d share a few.

Blessings,

Chris.

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Sounders FC Reserves September 14, 2013

Taking a photograph of another individual is an honor to me, but taking photographs of athlete’s is something I love to do.

Yesterday, I was able to take some photographs of the Sounders FC reserve squad as they played the Real Salt Lake reserve at Starfire. I didn’t shoot the entire game, but in the half or so I was able to shoot I got some wonderful pictures. I hope you enjoy them.

Blessings,

Chris.

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Shot of the Day 8/25/13

Good morning Seattle!

Big day today! Right, soccer fans?! Today is a HUGE Cascadia Day match between the Seattle Sounders and the Portland Timbers. 67,000 rabid soccer at Centurylink Field to watch what will hopefully be a beat down of the Timbers by the Sounders.

So, what I wanted to do would be take a photograph of that game and post it here. BUT the NFL, yes NFL, in conjunction with the MLS no longer allows anything in the stadiums. So what that means is basically no more photographs with my D800 (iPhone only and we know how much that sucks). If I am ever fortunate enough to be allowed on the sidelines then I will get different photographs, but until then I am left with a few select photographs taken before the policy change. One of those being the one in this post.

This image was taken earlier this year right before a match with the other Cascadia opponent: the Vancouver Whitecaps.

So what makes this photograph special? Well, nothing in particular except that it is a panoramic photograph. That is, one images made up of several photographs. In this case, it is made up of 6 images. So why do it? Well, first of all, there will be much more detail in the complete image than what could ever be in one image of the same frame. Second, it allows a much wider field-of-view than a standard lens could (yes, I know that you can get an ultra wide angle lens). And lastly, its just plain cool to work in Photoshop.  Yes, the 6 images I took needed some Photoshop work to complete the panoramic.

So, how was this shot. First, manually set the correct exposure. Then, start taking the photographs, overlapping about 1/3 of each image. Simple, right ? Ok, perhaps not that easy, but I’ll save more details instructions for a separate blog post. In the mean time, enjoy the photograph.

Blessings, and enjoy the game!

Chris

BTW-you need to click on the thumbnail to view it. And unfortunately, you won’t be able to see the full splendor and the detail of the image due to size restrictions of the blog.

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