Featured Photo: March 8, 2010

Today’s pho­to is the first in a se­ries from the 2010 NCAA Div. III Wrestling Na­tion­al Cham­pi­onships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 5 and 6, 2010. I was hired by Augs­burg Col­lege, Con­cor­dia Moor­head and St. Olaf Col­lege to shoot the event.

Here is the Augs­burg team lined up be­fore the night ses­sion of Day 1.

The Augs­burg Col­lege Wrestling team lis­tens to the Na­tion­al An­them be­fore Ses­sion II of the NCAA Div. III Wrestling Na­tion­al Cham­pi­onships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 5, 2010. Augs­burg won their 11th team ti­tle the next day.

From left to right: Andy Witzel, Jared Massey, Zach Moli­tor, Or­lan­do Ponce, Ja­son Adams, Tony Valek and Paul Bjork­strand. Not pic­tured: Josh Roberts, Mark Matzek.

Un­like most the the pho­tos I post here, I have edit­ed this one quite a bit with the burn and dodge brush­es, so no ed­i­to­r­i­al uses of this pho­to. Of course, I still have the RAW file. I did no­tice that the flag has been over­burned — es­pe­cial­ly in the web sized file — but that can be worked around, or bet­ter yet, the edit­ing can be re­done.

Tech specs:

Canon 30D + 17–85mm f/4–5.6 IS. f/40 at f/5.6. ISO 1600.

Featured Photo: September 27, 2009

From yesterday’s game be­tween St. Olaf and Augs­burg Col­lege.

John Haberman; Click to Enlarge
John Haber­man; Click to En­large

St. Olaf Col­lege quar­ter­back John Haber­man (ju­nior) throws the ball dur­ing an Amer­i­can Foot­ball game be­tween St. Olaf and Augs­burg Col­lege in North­field, Minn. on Sept. 26, 2009. St. Olaf won the game 24–14 and also cel­e­brat­ed the school’s home­com­ing fes­tiv­i­ties that week­end.

Im­age info:

Canon 30D and Sig­ma 70–200mm w/ Sig­ma 1.4x TC. 1/1000 @ f/4; ISO 200; f = 280mm.

2009 St. Olaf Cross Country Invitational

On Sat­ur­day, I went out to St. Olaf to shoot their cross coun­try in­vite. It was the first time since the 2007 MIAC cham­pi­onships that I had shot cross coun­try and I think I did a pret­ty good job.

I have in­clud­ed im­ages that got sent out to sports in­for­ma­tion di­rec­tors at var­i­ous schools.

All shot with Canon 30D and Sig­ma 70–200mm f/2.8 lens; some with 1.4x TC at­tached.

Alex Sommer celebrates

St. Olaf se­nior Alex Som­mer cel­e­brates af­ter pitch­ing a com­plete game shutout of first seed St. Thomas to win the MIAC cham­pi­onship play­off and ad­vance to the NCAA tour­na­ments.

St. Olaf senior Alex Sommer

St. Olaf lat­er lost to St. Thomas in the Re­gion­al. St. Thomas end­ed up win­ning the DIII Col­lege World Se­ries.

Also, the se­nior cap­tains:

St. Olaf captains.

Sor­ry to go so long with­out up­dat­ing this. Will try to up­date for of­ten.

- Caleb