Friday, May 7, 2010

Shorthorn Shots of the Week 5/7

This week was the last week of production at The Shorthorn for the spring and it was pretty hectic and exciting. I finally got the Marquez Haynes photos done for the graduation issue and they turned out great. We had a hard time choosing just one. It was also fitting that my last week of the semester was filled with nothing but sports considering that the last couple of weeks had a severe lack of competitive spirit. Baseball was pretty exciting as the Mavericks took on DBU and I did a full package of stills, a video and a gallery for a wheelchair football event put on by the Movin’ Mavs. They even let me play a game and make a fool of myself but it was great to see how much skill is involved in playing wheelchair sports. I will be Photo Editor at The Shorthorn over the summer and, hopefully, through the fall semester but my personal goal is to continue to shoot and keep Shots of the Week going along with the rest of my responsibilities in the future. I will also be updating the blog with freelance shoots and more interesting photographic experiences throughout the summer. Enjoy.

Graduating Guard Marquez Haynes

Graduating Guard Marquez Haynes

Junior infielder Jesse Payne makes a diving catch Tuesday in the fifth inning of the Mavericks’ win over Dallas Baptist at Clay Gould Ballpark. This was the Mavericks’ final non-conference game of the season and will begin a three-game home series against Stephen F. Austin on Friday at 6:30 p.m. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Junior infielder Jesse Payne leaps as he throws to first base during the Mavericks’ win on Tuesday at Clay Gould Ballpark. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Movin' Mavs head coach Doug Garner explains the rules of wheelchair football before the games start on Wednesday at the MAC indoor soccer court. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

The quarterback starts a play with the ball in wheelchair football and the defense can rush the passer three seconds after the snap. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Social work freshman John McPhail, left, attempts to block a pass intended for undeclared freshman Aaron Patterson on Wednesday during a wheelchair football game at the Maverick Activities Center. The Movin' Mavs and about 20 other participants came out to try the new sport. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Wheelchair Football

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