Yesterday will go down as the most miserable game I’ve shot to date, in any sport! Constant rain and freezing cold temperatures the whole game from beginning to end made for a pretty rough go of it out on the field. Here are some takeaways from the game. Still thawing.
The Boston Red Sox returned to Fenway Park yesterday for their 2019 home opener against the Toronto Blue Jays. Before the game, players, coaches, and team staff received their 2018 World Series championship rings. Members of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots were also in attendance for the ceremony.
It was an awesome day to be a part of despite not ideal weather conditions and an ugly game. We’re lucky to be able to do what we do and call it work.
Boston is titletown, and with the New England Patriots unforgettable come from behind Super Bowl victory on Sunday, it was time to cue the Duck Boats for the city’s 10th championship parade in the last sixteen years. I was assigned to cover the parade for the team at Getty Images.
This was the third championship parade that I’ve shot in Boston, so for the most part I knew what to expect and how to prepare. The key is getting the right access, which can be difficult sometimes with these large scale events. Luckily, things worked out well and I was able to get some fun images.
Conditions were less than ideal. Cold, grey, and snowing/raining the whole time, and walking the entire parade route in those conditions with three cameras and a backpack over your shoulders was hard work. My whole body is a little sore tonight. But the adrenaline takes over and gets you through it, and I really enjoyed being out there.
Here is a set of images from a Christmas Eve game between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium.
This game was a complete blowout in favor of the Patriots, so aside from the first half, it was pretty much operating on cruise control from a photo standpoint. Still, there were some nice moments, particularly with the heavy rain falling in the first quarter, and I had a great time shooting. These are a few of my pics from the day.
Thanks to Getty Images for having me on board for the day!
First baseman Hanley Ramirez had himself a night last night against the San Francisco Giants, belting three two-run home runs to power the Red Sox to an 11-7 victory and two game sweep. Last night also marked the Red Sox debut of newly acquired starting pitcher, Drew Pomeranz.
Both teams wore throwback uniforms, and before the game, New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman took batting and fielding practice with the team.
I was lucky enough to be asked to come out and assist for Sports Illustrated during last Sunday night’s classic match up between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. The storyline was clear: two of the best quarterbacks of all time battling it out in front of a national Sunday Night Football audience on the windiest, coldest night of the year in New England.
The game lived up to all the hype, although it didn’t seem that way at the end of the first half. Peyton Manning and the Broncos came out on fire, shutting out Tom Brady and the Patriots 24-0 through the first half.
I don’t follow football to the extent that I do some other sports, but I know enough to never count out Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, and the Patriots’ ability to make adjustments mid-game. I knew they’d make things interesting in the second half, and sure enough, the Patriots came roaring back, forced the game to overtime, and won on a 31-yard field goal by Stephen Gostkowski.
What a game, not just for what happened on the field, but for the conditions we all were working in. This was the coldest weather I’ve ever experienced, and despite my endless layers of clothing, it was impossible to keep completely warm. With the wind chill, temperatures hovered around five degrees all game.
It wasn’t comfortable, and it wasn’t easy to work in, but as a photographer out there, you can’t be distracted by the conditions. That’s just part of the job sometimes.