Sunday, September 20, 2009

FLL-JAX



Lunch with the Girls

Mary, Rosie & I went to Seasons 52 for lunch. It was yummy!

I had the Ahi Tuna with Asian cucumber salad and sesame crisps.

Frannie liked hanging out with me ...

... but she wasn't too fond of the duck.

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Beauty of Sport Opening

Since I got to the airport early, I walked to the end of the concourse to check out the freakishly large woman walking by the window.

I love the bathroom pictograms in Concourse C.

Tonight was the opening of Mary's show, The Beauty of Sport. It runs thru Oct 31, so please check it out if you're in S FL (see website for details).

The gallery at the Sunrise Civic Center is an awesome space.

There was a great turnout!

Elsa & Mary

Mary & Rosie

Dennis, from Specialty Art Services, made the trip with his wife. He did all of the framing for the show & it looked fab!

Jimmyboy liked what he saw.

Mary's colleague, the Duck, came to check out her awesome pix.

Jimmyboy, Mary, Rosie, me & the Duck.

I let Rhona play with the Duck for awhile.

She shot a great fisheye picture of the Duck ... love the shadows!

Monday, September 07, 2009

Labor Day at the US Open

I promised the Duck I'd take him to the Unisphere & today was our last day in New York.

Everybody smiles when he's out in public.

Melanie Oudin made some great photos during her upset of Nadia Petrova.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Day 7 at the US Open


Today I put the Duck to work. He shot the Serena match upstairs with me.

Serena always makes great pix from up there.


From the dugout, you can get a great Rafa serve photo down court ...

... or a pre-serve ritual butt picking at the close baseline. I definitely wasn't the only one shooting this! The motordrives were whirring before every serve.

The Duck was right at home perched on my 500 in the photo pit.


The Venus vs Clisters match should have been in beautiful light, but when the heavy clouds rolled in, it got so dark they had to turn on the stadium lights.

It was one of the strangest matches I've ever seen. Clijsters won 6-0, 0-6, 6-4.

Frame 16 of a 20 frame sequence of Venus successfully chasing down Kim's lob.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Day 6 at the US Open

Roger lost the first set ...

... but ran Lleyton around for the next 3 sets.

A rare glimpse of emotion after making a comeback.

Roger's left shoe has his "RF" logo & his right shoe shows his 5 US Open trophies. Will he need a new right shoe at the end of next week?

Maria's serve looks great from upstairs ...

... and the dugout.


Seventeen-year-old American Melanie Oudin scored a major upset, beating Maria Sharapova 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 in the third round.


It wasn't until I was editing after the match, that I saw the word "BELIEVE" on Melanie's shoe.

Andy lost the first two sets, but evened it out by winning the next two.

The day session ended at 9:30 tonight with 6'9" American John Isner upsetting Andy Roddick 7-6, 6-3, 3-6, 5-7, 7-6 in three hours and 51 minutes.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Day 5 at the US Open

Serena made some great pix from the dugout.


I've never seen her stick her tongue out like this. Waddaya mean you didn't notice her tongue?!?

I love shooting Gael Monfils.

Venus won her third round match in straight sets.


Rafa had a makeover since last year's US Open ... shorter hair, shorter shorts & short sleeves.