Monthly Archives: August 2011

Mason Foster fined by NFL for Ochocinco Hit



Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie linebacker Mason Foster was fined $20,000 today for this illegal hit on New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco. Foster hasn’t even collected his first professional paycheck yet and is already in the red.

I shot this image during the game and haven’t seen any other still photos of the hit on any of the wires or in print.
Chad Ochocinco is offering to pay the fine for the rookie after calling the hit “clean”.
Lets see what the league says about that…..

Non Disclosure





So I just returned from a trip where I filmed for 3 days. I only have 25 more shoot days left in the schedule for a job that I can not openly discuss…..these are the times we live in.

Check back in a year and I will show you both the videos and the stills…..!
I know this is not what most write in their blog to drum up business and keep their “peeps” in the loop, but this is all I can offer at this point. Sorry
Please log back on here in a week. I will update for sure.

Juno/Atlas V Jupiter trip






I filmed the Juno/Atlas V rocket launch from the Kennedy Space Center on Friday. It was a “blast”……sorry, I know, really bad pun! You can punch me the next time you see me….

Anyways, I set out 2 remote triggers (thanks Alan Walters for your loaner) with the hopes that at least one would fire this time, and boy did I get lucky…..
The mission itself is an incredible dream, to send a rocket to Jupiter to try and find out some really cool stuff about the planet and other info that is way above my pay grade, all in all it will take 5 years to discover cool things before it suicide bombs itself into the planet….never to be seen or heard from again….
Let me say, the fact that scientists can determine how to get this ship there in the first place is downright incredible, but to get it off of the ground in the first place in mindblowing. This sucker fired off after about 50 minutes in delays but when it did the earth seemed to stand still. The power of this beast can not be shared, you had to see it to believe it….and I did, along with other photographers from the top of the Vehicle Assembly Building at KSC. What a day!
The images you see here are what I shot and I can’t wait to go back and shoot every type of rocket NASA puts up, it truly is inspiring and dramatic at the same time and the imagery is spectacular….When the smoke clears and the shadow of the trailing smoke highlights the sky, you realize just how lucky we are to see such sights. I am very thankful to the volunteers and NASA workers who allow us to snap memories everytime one launches…….
Until next time, enjoy.