Best of 2011

There are 53 images for the Best of 2011. For those of you who look at my posts on a regular basis you will recognize some of my images as I update my photo blog with new content. So the first 27 images have not run previously as to not really knowing what has been viewed by whom. Other than a lot of spam I haven’t had many comments on work posted here. Feel free to leave a comment if you’d like.

A few highlights this year for me was to cover the men’s NCAA regional basketball tournament in Denver. I also covered the U.S. Boxing Championships in Colorado Springs which is an Olympic qualifying event for the games in London. It’s the first summer games to allow female boxers to compete.

I also photographed the Laramie Burlesque Troupe in which I did a photo essay. Being in this business for going on 16 years I am always looking to cover something new and this event was definitely different from the norm especially considering the conservative nature of a town this size, Laramie. Also, I photographed the likes of Tim Tebow in the NFL game he came in to replace Kyle Orton against San Diego. “Tebow Time” has provided great opportunities for photographers on the field and off on the sidelines. What a refreshing athlete to not only watch in the Broncos come from behind victories, but the message he has to deliver.

Colorado Rockies fans react after St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Daniel Descalso drops the ball in the ninth inning at Coors Field. St. Louis won 4-3.

Standing on a heap of charred dog food packaging supplies, Jacob Spadino of I-80 Towing takes an overview photo of wreckage from a fatal accident involving two semis closing down eastbound lanes for over eight hours at Buford.

An unidentified pair jumps into Huck Finn Pond during the annual Jackalope Jump.

Cliff Schrock, left, and Cutler DeHart, right hold down a calf as Chris Donnelly brands at John Nunn Ranch.

Laramie Colts players raise an American flag in centerfield during a doubleheader exhibition against a non-league Rocky Mountain Rebels at Cowboy Field.

Snow cascades into treetops from commercial rotary blowers as WYDOT crews break through a record snowfall to open the alpine roadway between Centennial and Saratoga along Snowy Range Pass.

Snow cascades into treetops from commercial rotary blowers as WYDOT crews break through a record snowfall to open the alpine roadway between Centennial and Saratoga along Snowy Range Pass.

Wyoming Cowgirls head basketball coach Joe Legerski pumps his fist late in the fourth quarter as his Cowgirls beat San Diego State 59-51 at the Arena-Auditorium.

Fathom Swanson looks in a mirror while fitting a sailor’s hat for her performance called little miss sailor prior to the Laramie Burlesque show at the Laramie Plains Civic Center.

Fathom Swanson performs an act called “lust” during the Laramie Burlesque show at the Laramie Plains Civic Center.

Conservative political pundit Anne Coulter clenches her fist while talking with a capacity crowd inside the University of Wyoming Arts & Sciences auditorium.

K. Michael Richards is arrested by campus police for causing a disturbance prior to Ann Coulter’s speech at the University of Wyoming Arts & Sciences auditorium.

Kierra Brown of Upton, Wyo. reacts at the start of the written portion of the 2011 Wyoming State Spelling Bee in the Yellowstone Ballroom.

The USAF Thunderbirds make their first pass during an air show at Laramie County Community College.

Construction worker Marv Grady latches an American flag to a post on the last steel beam to be placed by crane into the new University of Wyoming Visual Arts Center during a topping off ceremony.

A performer lip sinks while collecting tips from audience members during Drag Queen Bingo Friday night in the grand ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Aeria Gardner, left, looks at classmate Jaime Thompson’s watercolor of a fox in the wilderness as he dons a fox hat as Laramie High School students work on individual pieces for an art show.

Colorado Avalanche forward Peter Forsberg gets choked up while announcing his retirement from hockey during a press conference with his fiance Nicole Nordin at his side. Forsberg decided to end his NHL comeback. After 19 seasons (13 in the NHL) Forsberg finishes his career with 885 points, two Stanley Cup rings and two Olympic gold medals with the Swedish national team.

Miss Blues with Bernie Pearl performs at the 3rd annual Snowy Range Music Festival at the Albany County Fairgrounds.

Marissa Ochsenfeld raises her arm as Elizabeth Hyatt uses lipstick to write the word environmentalist across her midsection during “Slut Walk” outside the Wyoming Union.

A flagger directs traffic during a resurfacing project between 21st and 30th Streets.

 

 

Laramie Junior High School seventh-grader Mariah Taylor wipes her eye during a shaving cream fight at Washington Park on the last day of school.

Joet Gonzales takes cover against Joseph Diaz Jr. during the U.S. Boxing Championships at City Auditorium in Colorado Springs.

Laramie Lady Plainsman Jacqueline Pulley inbounds the ball against Cheyenne Central at the Laramie Community Soccer Fields.

Ryan Chamberlin wears a spiral Santa hat while playing Christmas songs on his violin with the String Academy of Wyoming during the Laramie Soup Kitchen’s annual Christmas dinner.

Long shadows are cast across snow covered grounds by members of the Laramie Veterans Honor Guard during a Wreaths across America ceremony.

 

Corey Foster spins between rock formations while suspended from a cable during the University of Wyoming’s Snowy Range Summer Theatre and Dance Festival dress rehearsal for “Vertical Dance at Vedauwoo” in the Vedauwoo recreation area, 16 miles east of Laramie, Wyo.

TCU quarterback Casey Pachall throws an off balance pass against Wyoming at War Memorial Stadium.

Preston Oyloe of Corsicana, Texas goes head over heels while competing in steer wrestling during a Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo.

Daniel Morton Jr. of Winthrop, Minn. competes in steer wrestling during a Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo.

Powell quarterback Josh Cragoe plants a kiss on the head of his brother Marco concluding Powell’s 15-14 upset of Douglas during the 2011 Wyoming State Class 3A Football Championship at War Memorial Stadium.

Powell head football coach Jim Stringer has his son Riley Stringer’s jersey number inscribed on the side of his head during the 2011 Wyoming State Class 3A Football Championship against Douglas at War Memorial Stadium.

Fisher Frude of Laramie goes head over heels while competing during in mutton bustin prior to the Laramie Jubilee Days Junior Bull Riding.

A team named “Safety Second” run after a large pig while competing in pig wrestling at the Albany County Fair.

Chivas USA defender Michael Umana, left, argues for a penalty call against Colorado Rapids forward Caleb Folan during first half play at Dicks Sporting Goods Park.

Railroad historian Larry Ostresh looks through a program on a bright sunny day during the 61st Old Time Ranch Tour.

Former Soviet union president Mikhail Gorbachev’s waves goodbye while receiving a standing ovation as a guest speaker at the University of Wyoming.

Lightning lights up the Wednesday evening sky above the Lincoln Monument during a thunderstorm sweeping through southeastern Wyoming.

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Shaun Marcum makes an off balance throw to first base on a ground out of Colorado Rockies Dexter Fowler at Coors Field.

University of Wyoming Cowgirl Tamara Kitic celebrates a kill against NOVA KBM Brandi at the UniWyo Sports Complex.

Members of Queer Advocacy Network join with St. Paul’s Church of Christ for a candlelight vigil.

Dyann Diercks.

Boise State goalkeeper Liz Ruiz goes down in pain injuring her left knee after colliding with Wyoming defender Lucie McDowell during first half action at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex.

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve falls backwards over right fielder Brian Bogusevic as the two collide over a Colorado Rockies pop fly at Coors Field.

Two sled dogs jump simultaneously after being hooked up to race during the 11th annual WyColo Mid-distance Classic Sled Dog Race in Medicine Bow National Forest.

Laramie firefighters investigate the scene of a plane crash in winter weather conditions near mile post 327 about a half mile from I-80 westbound traffic.

A neon depiction of a player sliding into home plate on an exterior outfield wall at Coors Field during the San Diego at Colorado Rockies game.

A Nebraska fan cheers during a NCAA college football game between Nebraska and Wyoming at War Memorial Stadium.

BYU Cougars teammates Jimmer Fredette (32) , Kyle Collingsworth (31) and Charles Abouo celebrate their 89-67 victory over the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the third round of the 2011 NCAA men’s basketball tournament at the Pepsi Center.

 

The Morehead State Eagles celebrate their 62-61 victory over the Louisville Cardinals during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men’s basketball tournament at the Pepsi Center.

Louisville Cardinals guard Peyton Siva puts his hands over his head after coming out of the game against the Morehead State Eagles during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men’s basketball tournament at the Pepsi Center.

Kylee Wicker laughs while holding onto a mechanical bull during the 21st annual Freedom Has a Birthday at Washington Park.

Wyoming freshman quarterback Brett Smith celebrates his touchdown catch on a trick play against UNLV Saturday at War Memorial Stadium. The freshman Smith is the 2011 Mountain West Conference player of the year.

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow throws a pass against the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field. San Diego won 29-24.

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