Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Heading Home

This license plate was on a car in the clubhouse lot.

On the drive back home, I saw this truck & had to hang back to get a photo of the message written in the dirt on the lower left corner.

I passed a billboard for a Georgia rest area that was touting free wi-fi. Since I needed an internet fix, I had to stop to check it out.

I shot this ladybug on the trunk of my car. It was still there when I got home.

I was intrigued by the texture in the tree bark, as well as the free wi-fi.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Savannah Sunset

Tonight was my last night for dinner at Saigon. There was a beautiful sunset during my walk back to the ferry.

Watching the container ships navigate the Savannah River is an impressive sight. They are so massive. This one is from Singapore & it doesn't look like it's gonna clear the bridge (it did).

Monday, April 21, 2008

LMLoG ... Day 2

There was a beautiful sunrise while I walked from the hotel to the clubhouse.

LMLoG ... Day 1

After shooting headshots today, the sky was so nice that I had to go out & shoot some flags.

I took the ferry across the river, from the Westin to downtown Savannah, for dinner at Saigon.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Surf Fishing at Dawn

John & I met at the office at 6:15am to go surf fishing at the Cabana Club. I was hoping we'd catch a shark, since I always get jealous every time John shows me pix of the sharks he catches. I LOVE sharks!

John whips out his Fuji F30 to shoot the sunrise.

John uses the finest fresh Mayport shrimp for bait. The fish have no idea they're $12.99/pound. I learned all kinds of new words today ...
like "snood" (rhymes with hood).

I think he was referring to the second definition.

First we caught a catfish, but we threw it back.

It was a beautiful morning ... great weather & awesome light.

Mike & John discuss the tide. There were plenty of pups frolicking on the beach.

John gave me a great blog quote when he said, "Caryn, would you mind going over there & cutting the head off that bluefish?" (Sorry Evanne!) Of course it was followed by a smirk. I decided not to post the gory pictures even though there were some good ones. (Sorry again Evanne!)

John gives his bait one last pep talk.

The final cast.

After fishing, I went home, loaded my rental car & headed to Savannah for Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. This is the view from my room at the beautiful Westin Savannah Harbor Resort & Spa.

The bottlebrush flowers were in full bloom.


Last night I found this bottle of "Snow" at Target. I couldn't resist getting it for John. I photographed it on my kitchen table, right before I went to work.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Captain & Tennille (Tina-eel)

Captain & Tina came over after work. Captain went bonkers for my waffles! He ate a whole one & I think he would have eaten ten more, if we let him.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Men's Final

This is the photographers entrance to the stadium. Those Miami photogs sure are scantily clad! I wonder where they keep their CF cards?

The US Coast Guard made a pre-match flyover.

I never get tired of shooting Rafael Nadal. He always makes great pictures.

In the end, Nikolay Davydenko crushed Nadal 6-4, 6-2. I was crushed too, since I was looking forward to shooting some Rafa pumps.

On the way to tennis today, Mary mentioned that she wanted to stop & shoot a map on the Key, before it's gone. I had no idea what she was talking about, but here it is.

It was beautiful! If I had a ladder, I would have wanted to spend the whole day there.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

The Streak is Still Alive!

Since I'm one of three photographers who has covered all 23 years that this tournament has been in existence, I decided I would try to keep the streak going until I reach 25 years. I've seen it go thru four name changes (Lipton, Ericsson, Nasdaq-100 & now Sony Ericsson) & three venue changes (Delray Beach, Boca Raton & for the last 20 years, its permanent home on Key Biscayne).

Serena dominated the first set & a half. She was up three-love in the second set, when she began to unravel.

Shooting from the top of the stadium is way more enjoyable than being in jam-packed photo pit. At least there was a slight breeze, but it was still really, really, really hot!

Jelena displayed her gymnastics prowess with splits on more than one occasion.

After taking the second set by winning 7 of the next 9 games, Jelena couldn't believe Serena was making a comeback.

After smashing & throwing her racquet after she failed to convert many match points, Serena finally pulled out the win (6-1, 5-7, 6-3).

The trophy ceremony started out normal, but within seconds, some crazy South Florida weather moved in & the visibility was compromised.

I was surprised they made such a mess when the Men's Doubles final was up next.

Mmmmm ... Starbucks. This should be a staple at all sporting events.