Tuesday, September 28, 2010

One Huge Mud Run - Scribbletime CSRA Sports Photographer

If you are participating in a sporting event...especially one that requires months of training and preparation...you really should consider taking along a photographer to get some action shots of your team during the big event.

When my husband ran the Honolulu Marathon, he ended up with 1 measly picture to show for it. That's the only time in his life he'll ever run that event and the poor guy only has a single unflattering picture to show for all his effort.

And so I was there this past weekend when the largest mud run event in North America took place in South Carolina. With over 15,000 participants, it was definitely one crazy and busy day. It was so busy that I almost completely missed one of my teams; luckily I caught up with them at the mud pits.

The mud pits were r-o-u-g-h! It was like quicksand. There was a sea of people swimming at the pace of turtles in the thick mud. They couldn't get anywhere fast and they couldn't get out of the pits by themselves. All of them had to be "rescued" to escape the grip of the mud. Leave it to the United States Marine Corps to transform something this nasty and yucky into a ton of fun!

And so, mud runs sure are growing on me because they really are super fun! It amazes me that anyone can endure 4 miles of muddy obstacles, and I completely admire these women for keeping up with the guys through it all! I'm serious, they ended up with more mud on them than the guys. ha!

Of course, it's easy to say that mud runs are fun when I'm not the one getting muddy! Okay, I did get a little bit muddy, but nothing compared to this poor lady who FELL INTO THE MUD PIT! She was waist deep and had to be rescued. I heard someone say "the camera lady fell into the mud", and I couldn't resist taking a picture. I sure wish I knew who she was so she could see this...

Congratulations to all the teams! And if you want some cool shots of your next mud run, let me know!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Golf Anyone? - Augusta, Georgia Golf Photographer

Babies and golf...those are my two favorite subjects to photograph!

So you can imagine how happy I was to cover the American Legion golf tournament this weekend. My husband loves to golf, and I've grown very fond of the sport myself. By the way, I have to brag on my hubby...he won a trophy last weekend at a -very small- tournament in South Georgia called the "Outhouse Invitational". He brought home an outhouse trophy! Okay, so it's not so glamorous....but I was very excited for him!!

I think one reason I like to photograph golf so much (especially Augusta golf tournaments) is because tournaments are events that can't be repeated exactly the same way. All the unique interactions that happen on the golf course are so much fun to capture. And rarely do golfers get to have nice shots of them actually in the middle of playing.

So, I feel like I'm part of something special. And this weekend's tournament was very special indeed because it was another opportunity for me to support our military and our veterans. My husband and I are in the process of becoming American Legion members, which most of you playing the tournament may not know! (I was Navy & my husband served in the Marine Corps)

I arrived before the sun came up, and there was such a buzz of activity. The American Legion members were busy getting everything set up, and I had some time to snap some shots before jumping on my golf cart to start the day.

Once the sun came up, the golfers began arriving and it was ON! I had a great time meeting every person who played in the tournament, and it was just a great thrill each time I snapped the shutter to capture a great shot. I could go on and on about how much I love to photograph golf, but I probably don't have to say it any more.

To the American Legion tournament players, your images are now available. If you have any questions, problems, or if you don't see something you're looking for, just shoot me an email. sharon@scribbletime.com

Thanks guys and gals for a fun day!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Go DAWGS!! - Georgia Photographer

This says it all!!