making sports images, all summer long

As Labor Day winds to a conclusion, my blog looks back over a busy summer of photographic exploration.  My goal this summer was to add different sports to the portfolio, and add I did:  along with the stalwarts of soccer and softball, I added roller derby, boxing, skateboarding, swimming, track and field, gymnastics, triathlon, and a little dance fantasy.  Here is a sampling:

Colorado state championship tournament in Colorado Springs:

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swimming at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs:

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Product shoot for Combat Brands, LLC, owner of Ringside Boxing brand boxing, MMA, and fitness gear:

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 Roller Derby, Kansas City:

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Rugby 7s (an Olympic Sport at the next summer games):

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The Kansas Relays Track and Field Invitational at the University of Kansas in Lawrence:

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The Kansas City Triathlon just before the rain and lightning started:

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University of Missouri – Kansas City Ladies’ Softball (Bobby Knight calls it the most exciting game in college sports):

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A little dance magic courtesy of Taylor Barber:

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The Ringside 13th Annual Amateur Boxing Tournament in Independence, Missouri (1200 boxers from all over North America descend on the Kansas City metro and compete for 4 days) thanks to John Brown, founder of Ringside Boxing:

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A little late night practice for one of Kansas City’s budding gymnasts:

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and, soccer, soccer, soccer:

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. . . and some of the loyal fans at Sporting Park  here in Kansas City:

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take care, have a good fall, and thanks for stopping by my blog  . . .  Mark