Sunday, May 31, 2009

Still in Gainesville

This is from Game 3, on day two of the NCAA Gainesville Regional tournament at McKethan Stadium. Jacksonville beat Bethune-Cookman for a chance to play out of the losers bracket. Jacksonville plays Miami today, winner of that games play Florida tonight.

bethune-cookman ju

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Stretching Out...

Here is one from Friday night's Bethune-Cookman against Florida Gators Game 2 of the NCAA Gainesville Regional tournament.


Thursday, May 28, 2009

My ride has begun...

I expected it. I'm three days into my internship and I already feel like I'm fully into the mix of the daily work. Tomorrow is my fourth day of work, and I was asked to travel to nearby Gainesville to photograph the NCAA Baseball Regional games at U. of Florida.

Today I had sometime before my 3:30 assignment, so I mentioned to my editors that I was going to go out and hunt for a feature. As an intern in a new city, searching for features is almost pure luck. I had about an hour and a half to look for one, and being unfamiliar with the city and scared of getting lost on my way to the scheduled assignment, I tried to stay in the neighborhood the assignment was taking place in. For 15 minutes I weaved through the streets lined with good old Florida homes. I took a turn back out to one of the main streets where I found three people bicycling. What caught my eyes were the many bags hanging off their bikes.

Turns out Ryan, Rachel and Gregg Morgan, from Eau Claire, Wis., have been riding cross-county from San Diego, Calif. They started their trip on April 1. Their last stop on the trip was Jacksonville. When they asked me for directions, I told them I have been in the city just about as long as they have.

san diega bikers

Friday, May 22, 2009

Bye bye Orlando...

Today was my last day in Orlando. I graduated, on time, from UCF two weeks ago today. Next stop: Florida's first coast - Jacksonville. On Tuesday I start my internship with the Florida Times-Union.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Basketball, but not all the game...

On Sunday night I covered the NBA playoff game four between the Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics for According to my friends Zach and Woody, who run the site, we are the first ESPN TrueHoop Network blog to have a photographer on the baseline.
These are images that I took away from the game that I found interesting. Images that aren't from the actually action of the basketball game. For those you can visit the photo gallery on the blog.

Boston Celtics' head coach Doc Rivers.

bikini bball
I think this is a new way to distract the visiting team shooting free throws.

Orlando Magic's superman Dwight Howard.

winning shot
This one is actually of the game. This is "Big Baby" Glen Davis' game-winning shot to close out the road win, 95-94. From the position I was in it was the only way it was going to get done, even though it's nothing pretty.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Florida state track and field finals



A couple from the two days at the FHSAA Track and Field Finals in Winter Park.