Busy Saturday, with a fair amount of driving. Started out up in Raymond shooting Ilwaco wrestling.
This is the last image I made before heading out as Ikaika Thomas has his tongue examined after his opponent swung his head back, causing him to bite it pretty hard.
I've found that this team is pretty cool to shoot and pretty much ignored me when I'm around, which is perfect, making it easier to get intimate little moments like this one of Terry Elliott getting ready before a match.
After a trip up to Aberdeen to shoot a feature on a winery, it was back to Ilwaco for a boys hoops game.
Here's a few more from the last week or so...
A couple weeks ago I went up to South Bend to shoot a Naselle girls hoops game. I like to make it up there at least once or twice during the basketball season solely because it is the only gym in our area with a balcony above one of the hoops.
Last week we did a lead feature on Chinook Tribal Chairman Ray Gardner and how one of his traditional handmade paddles was going to be presented to the Smithsonian in DC. You can watch a little audio slideshow I did on him HERE
And finally, last Saturday night I spent over an hour sweating it out at what I thought would be a slam dunk shoot (it was a prince and princess ball for little kids). I didn't get exactly what I was looking for, but I really liked this pic of second grader Eddie Hillard weighing his options as to which girls to give his bouquet to.