Monthly Archives: October 2016

Dracula in Ballet Shoes

For almost a year now, I have had the great honor to be associated with the Loudoun Ballet Company (LBC). No, I don't dance and never really could. But I have always liked the thought of being able to dance, and I've certainly always enjoyed watching dancing excellence. From Dracula In December of 2015 I saw…
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2016.10.27 Field Hockey: Briar Woods @ Potomac Falls, Conf. 14 Final

Leesburg, VA (October 27, 2016) – When the first ever Conference 14 field hockey tournament bracket was announced, Briar woods had earned a first round bye as the third seed of six teams. But that meant they would likely have to be in the role of underdog by first beating second-seeded Stone Bridge, which they did, and then…
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2016.10.26 Cross Country: Conf. 21 East Championships

Ashburn, VA (October 26, 2016) – Upon first arrival at the Rock Ridge cross country course, it's hard to see where a beautiful route exists. Surrounded by rapidly expanding housing and school facilities you would guess that the 5k trek is mostly on roads and through neighborhoods. You would be wrong. On this hidden gem…
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Wreaths Across America and Me

On December 17, 2016, thousands of volunteers will fan out across Arlington National Cemetery (ANC), as well as locations in all fifty states and overseas, to position wreaths at the foot of headstones that mark the resting place of American veterans and their spouses. It's a vast tradition that began in a small way when the Worcester…
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2016.10.19 Cross Country: LCPS Championships

Leesburg, VA (October 19, 2016) – Postponed from several weeks ago due to rain, the Loudoun County Public Schools Cross Country Championships seemed appropriately placed at the tail end of the season. Beautiful fall foliage highlighted the familiar course, but the hot weather was certainly a surprise for mid October. The girls race was affected by…
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2016.10.17 Field Hockey: Loudoun County @ Broad Run

Ashburn, VA (October 17, 2016) – All indications are that the inaugural first season of high school field hockey in Loudoun County will be seen as a huge success. The season will wrap up over the next two days with final matches played across the county. Hopefully, the trend of double-headers will continue next season. The four…
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2016.10.17 Field Hockey: Briar Woods @ Woodgrove

Ashburn, VA (October 17, 2016) – All indications are that the inaugural first season of high school field hockey in Loudoun County will be seen as a huge success. The season will wrap up over the next two days with final matches played across the county. Hopefully, the trend of double-headers will continue next season. The four…
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2016.10.15 Cross Country: Third Battle Invitational

Winchester, VA (October 15, 2016) – A spectacular autumn day greeted the runners and spectators at the 2016 Third Battle Invitational. Many of the same teams competed at Glory Days a week earlier, and you could tell that both competitors and spectators were glad for the lack of rain and mud on this rolling course in…
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2016.10.14 Football: Edison @ Tuscarora

Leesburg, VA (October 14, 2016) – It's finally starting to feel like cool football weather is coming, but the night was still plenty warm for the Tuscarora Huskies as they hosted the Edison Eagles. Coming off a huge win over Potomac Falls, and looking forward to a big game against Stone Bridge, it would have been easy for…
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10 Things I Know About Sports Photography: Cross Country

This is the second in a series of posts about things I've learned over the past five years of photographing high school sports. You can download a shareable album of my favorite cross country photos here. 1. Get there early Every cross country course has its unique and challenging sections. It can be a difficult hill late…
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2016.10.08 Cross Country: Glory Days Invitational

Manassas, VA (October 8, 2016) – Rain fell for the entirety of nine races, from freshman boys to seeded varsity girls. The weather dampened no spirits or competitive fire, but certainly muddied a few runners from socks to singlets. With many top Loudoun runners missing, the meet lacked the star power of previous iterations, but still gave…
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It’s All About Location… Or Not

I have in mind a series of posts on great locations for individual and group portraits. And I'm going to do that, really. But perhaps not for the original reasons I envisioned. Nico and Maria in the park At first, I thought that the location makes a great portrait, but I was wrong. The people…
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