Monday, February 21, 2011


.....playoffs begin tomorrow night for the boy's and I will be shooting Keller vs Lewisville up at Denton Guyer not a bad local for a basketball game, but will I shoot a winner? I give it 50/50 chance...just give me a good game like the one I had Friday night!!!  Fossil Ridge played Northwest for the 4th playoff spot from District 7-5A  and with the Panthers winning 51-46 in double overtime, in what was probably the best game I was able to shot all year. Lot's of emotion, two overtimes and a nearly full gym. Well, off to Denton tomorrow night in what probably will be my last high school basketball game of the year, darn! And KISD, please buy some new lights!!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011


........Saturday afternoon Jimmer Fredette and the BYU Cougars were in Fort Worth to play TCU and the Danial-Meyer Coliseum with a capacity of around 7,500 was sold out for the first time since 2004. Not because of TCU that fans came out to see the 6th ranked Cougars and possible player of the year Fredette, but because of the 5,000 or so BYU fans that made the DMC their home for 2 1/2 hours on this February afternoon. It was a rockstar, cult like following for BYU and their star player Fredette with signs, jerseys and more kiddos under the age of 5 that I have ever seen at a basketball game in my life. BYU won 79-56 in an uneventful game, but this is the shape of things to come in Fort Worth as TCU joins the Big East in one season the likes of Syracuse, Georgetown, Pitt, Villanova, Louisville and St John's will be visiting every winter...Wow real good basketball is on the horizon...Here's 3....

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


.....Well once again the Keller teams I shoot come up short in playoff action! The past two nights it's been high school girls basketball with Keller losing last night 80-53 to Lewisville and tonight Timber Creek was defeated by Western Hills 57-46. So my streak continues as I haven't shot a playoff win in about 3 years now....It was  pretty fun game to game with fast pace and very athletic action by Western Hills provided  with some decent images. It looks like one more high school hoops game on the schedule for the season as Keller boys will opne the playoffs next Monday or Tuesday night....Should I stay home? And personally like never before I am high school hooped out!!! Here's 3....

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Great..... game tonight in Dallas! The Stanley Cup Champion and my home town Chicago Blackhawks were in action tonight against the Dallas Stars. Added to the fun was long time Stars goalie Marty Turco was in net for the visitors. The Hawks got out to a first period 3-0 lead in front of the sell-out crowd and it seemed it might become a such luck for 30 percent of fans that were sporting their Indian Heads proudly on their chest! The Stars came back to tie the game on a speculator Brendon Morrow goal half way thru the third period. After a scoreless over time Dallas prevailed 3-1 on penalty shots to win the game 4-3. Probably was the most exciting hockey game I have shot in a long time!!! Here's my take!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I hate this gym.....

........with each passing time I shoot in the main gym at Keller High School I get more and more frustrated. The light is poor and seems to keep getting worse and worse every year. This season ISO 5000, Shutter 500 and F2.8...and it's still dark.  To make matters even more depressing the lights cycle BIG TIME....shoot a 5 frame sequence and 5 different color balances, even if you manual white balance only 1 frame is proper. Than there are the back rounds! I refer to to now as the "circus tent" as KISD Athletic Director Bob Dejonge told me a story early in the season about the principle at the time the gym opened saw another gym with this painting configuration and HAD to have it. Bob told him it would like like a "circus tent" he insisted! Distracting is an I went old school lat night and shot monochrome in the camera and actually I was pleased with the results. Less distracting for sure, light still cycled 2-3 f-stops on exposer and motion blur killed me! Here's to 3 from the B/W circus tent!