Monday, March 30, 2009

Monday on Key Biscayne

Rafa's serve looked nice from upstairs.

Serena sports some serious bling on court.

This is part of a 9 frame sequence. Serena never took her eyes off the ball.

The light was beautiful, but I had to leave to catch my flight. UGH!

I had the best flight EVER from FLL-JAX! Our wheels actually lifted at departure time, landed 40 minutes later & my bag was on the belt on arrival. Unprecedented!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Middle Sunday

Andy Roddick has a bad new habit, not suitable for the blogosphere ... much worse than Nadal's. Here are some "clean" pix.

As always, Roger won easily.

Even though Venus has an incredible stride ...

a really colorful dress ...

a wingspan like Michael Jordan ...

& a great serve ...

the fans in section 412 were still really bored!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Saturday at the Sony Ericsson Open

It was a HOT & humid day on Key Biscayne.

Serena always make good pictures.

Venus wore the best dress EVER!

The Nadal match was the perfect opportunity to shoot with the D3s at night. It was really dark but the stuff looked pretty nice.

Sony Ericsson Open ... 25 Years

It's my 25th year covering this tournament that has been in existence for 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 21 years, its permanent home on Key Biscayne).

Mary picked me up at the airport & we went straight to tennis.

We got there for Kevin Kim vs Roger Federer ... just in time for the nice light. Kim's hair was awesome.

I never knew anyone called him Rogi.

Lleyton Hewitt was swearing a lot as he got whipped 6-1, 6-2.

Somebody's been picking their nail polish.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

What the Duck Are You?

The new WTD Facebook poster is great! (click to make bigger)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Working Hard

Today we shot instruction for the TOUR Academy & some annual report stuff. By "we" I mean Chris & me. Chris thinks I don't do anything, but I have photographic proof ...

I held a reflector ...

I blogged ...

I art directed ...

I blogged some more ...

and I had lunch at the club! Asian chicken salad ... yum!

I think I was working pretty hard! Chris was pretty much lying down all day!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Disney with the Girls

After a week in Miami, I went to Orlando with Mary, Rosie & Elsa. It was Elsa's first trip to Disney ... ever.

We went back to Ted & Rosie's place for a long midday nap. Frannie was happy to see us. She's a Himalayan cat, but I think she's part pug.

Rosie & Frannie

Mary & Rosie help this unsuspecting mom take a better photo.

I'm not sure why, but Mary & Rosie decide to pick Elsa up ... literally!

We finally left the park around midnight.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Branding ... etc.

I spent this morning in a golf cart with Laura shooting hospitality & TOUR branding. The weather was perfect!

Planes are always flying over Doral.

Nice banners & palm trees.

Monday, March 09, 2009

The Birthday Girl

I've been at Doral since Saturday to shoot player headshots before the World Golf Championships-CA Championships ... the World vs the Blue Monster.

My studio is in a great location with lots of amenities ... player wifi, player espresso, player dining & even a player birthday kiss (no I won't kiss & tell).

Even though I had to work all day, I took a break for some birthday Starbucks Java Chip Ice Cream. Since the cone was messy, they put it in a cup & the cone looked like a birthday hat. Kinda blogworthy.

After 12 hours of player headshots, I went out for birthday dinner with Fred, JD, Sam, Pete ...

I actually started my week long birthday celebration last night. After work, I had a two hour Thai Yoga Massage with Rosie ... OUCH! After that was dinner with Mary & Rosie before heading back to Doral.