Our photo director, John Curry, recently asked us shooters to provide ten of our "best" images from 2010. For a photographer, such a request is not unlike asking which of your children do you love the most. Nevertheless, I narrowed it down to 10 and you can see mine by clicking here.
Many of my "children" were left out of the top 10 but I've decided to include 3 more for you to ponder in the closing minutes of 2010.
I was reminded of the top photo as I read the paper this morning and noticed that the ASU men's basketball team is now 10-0 on the new season. This was supposed to be a "rebuilding year". Although there's a lot of season left to play, it's looking more and more like this team is built, and well built at that. This photo was taken in March as ASU Head Coach Dip Metress, middle, celebrates in the locker room just after getting a Gatorade shower courtesy of his team after they won the NCAA Southeast Regional Basketball Tournament at Christenberry Fieldhouse.
Next is one that never ran in the paper. I've always liked it so this is my chance to get it out there. The lower figure is Abby Brown, 20, and her sister Molly Brown, 16, as they rappel down a 60 foot tower during family day for Fort Gordon's Youth Challenge students Saturday afternoon October 30, 2010.
Anytime I see a kid salute it reminds me of the iconic photo of John F. Kennedy Jr. saluting as his father's funeral procession passes by. Now if I see a kid salute, I'll probably take a picture of it. Here's an example. In this photo, young Charlie Nolind, 5, salutes, along with other Confederate re-enactors, during the Pledge of Allegiance at the rededication ceremony for the newly renovated Confederate Powderworks chimney Saturday afternoon October 9, 2010.
Happy New Year!