Posts tagged “ravens

Sweet Silence

Wow…what can I say? You saw the game…you know what happened. That was one of the greatest wins I have ever witnessed since I have been shooting for the Ravens.

Shooting on the road is odd is certain ways. At home, I am used to the stadium erupting when we make big plays. On the road, its the exact opposite…silence…sweet silence.

I’ve never heard a stadium louder than when we beat the Jets earlier this year, and I have never heard a stadium as quiet as Heinz Field was after Torrey caught that game winning pass.

This is only the second time in history that the Ravens have beat the Steelers in both regular season games…definitely a year to remember.

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Making the Cut

The Baltimore Ravens made their final selections for the 2011-2012 Cheerleading squad in front of a crowd of more than 600 people Saturday night. This was the first time that cheerleading tryouts had been held in front of the general public, and I think that dynamic really made for some great entertainment. The Sheraton was full of energy the entire night and I think the girls on stage really thrived on it.

Knowing many of the guys and girls trying out made for a bittersweet ending to the evening as not everyone can make the team. So, congratulations to all those who made it and for those that didn’t…don’t be discouraged…everything happens for a reason. Turn your disappointment into inspiration.

This was the first time with a camera my hand after taking some time off due to the passing of my father. Although I was a bit nervous about being able to focus on shooting again, the positive vibe of this event really helped me get back in the groove.

I hope you will enjoy the images…

Better late than never…

Although, a week late, I wanted to share some images from the Ravens big win over the New Orleans Saints. Not many critics picked the Ravens to pull off the win, but getting back to basics proved to be the right formula. The run game took off and the pass rush was very efficient. Since then, we’ve beaten the Browns and secured a playoff spot. It would be nice to get a home game with a Pittsburgh loss, but I don’t mind traveling either. Its always fun to shoot in NFL stadiums that I’ve never been to before. So depending on the outcome of a few games next week, it could either be Indy, Kansas City, Jacksonville….or good ol’ Baltimore. I can’t wait.

Pittsburgh steals one

Emotions were running high during the NFL’s premier rivalry between the Ravens and the Steelers. After the Ravens pulled out a last minute win over the Steelers at Heinz field earlier this year, Pittsburgh decided to return the favor at “The Bank” last Sunday night in prime time. Although the Ravens were in control for most of the game, Pittsburgh’s Troy Polomalu came up with a big strip sack on Joe Flacco which proved to be one of the deciding plays of the game. Joe had one more play to redeem himself on 4th and 2, but came up short on a pass to wide open rookie tight end, Ed Dixon.

This was the first time this season the Ravens had lost at home, so its also the first time this year I’ve had to edit my pictures after a loss…let me tell you that its not fun at all. This was also not the easiest game to photograph. There were a lot of scrappy plays in the trenches and there weren’t a ton of dynamic plays in favor of the Ravens. I decided to take some risks with my positioning during a few plays…none of which paid off…but thats just how it goes sometimes. Its tough to be excited about photos from a loss, but I hope you will enjoy them none the less.