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This photo of these two high schoolers at a wrestling meet was in my portfolio for years.
Do you know how hard it is to actually get a shot of kids rolling around a mat that has composition in it?


103102 grandfather mtn viewer

Decided to make another trip to the forest again on Halloween.
(This is becoming habit forming.)
Observation binoculars atop of Grandfather Mountain have a sheet of ice on them.

Below are a couple photos of me on the Mile High Swinging Bridge. The wind was harsh and strong that day.

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And a self-portrain of me in Linville Gorge with Table Rock behind me.

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gaz panthers muhammad offence

One of the regular things I got to shoot in North Carolina was the NFL’s Panthers. Remind you, it was not like Nebraska ball, where the energy is very high and the stadium bursting with people. (I now realize what an honor it was to learn how to shoot football with such an amazing team and coach in the mid-1990s.) Also, it didn’t help that the season record was horrible: 1 in 15.

Above is Panther Muhsin Muhammad as he runs with the ball with Tampa Bay’s Shelton Quarles getting the tackle in the beginning of the third quarter. Carolina lost 12 to 9.

Below is Rod Smart knocking a punt return from the line of the end zone in the first quarter.

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102102 Wilson Creek Waterfall

Decided to play weekend warrior and backpack in North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest alone. This photo of the waterfall is early in the morning. I camped below it, woke up really early, ate breakfast and then hiked to the top of the mountain to see it.

Below is in Wilson Creek, where I had to cross to start my backpacking loop.

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Ricky Rudd of Cheapeake, Va., sparks after hitting the retaining wall near turn two at the 220th lap of the NASCAR Winston Cup.

This was my first and only taste shooting NASCAR, and I’m happy for it. It was immensely boring! I fell asleep while standing up. The rumbling of the cars is very soothing when you’re standing on the inside of the track.

Below are Chris Morrison, left, and Eddie Ashworth looking at a piece of the car.

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