Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Washington Mystics vs. Atlanta Dream

On Saturday night I had the opportunity to shoot a WNBA (that's the Women's National Basketball Association, if you're not familiar) game between the Washington Mystics and the Atlanta Dream. The overall experience was a great one -- sitting a few feet from the action, regardless of the sport, is pretty cool -- and my hope is that the shots I captured will help me continue to build a sports portfolio for the future.*

As far as the game goes, I have to be honest in saying that the product on the court was much more physical than I thought it would be. The battles going on away from the ball were quite intense, and just before halftime, a collision at mid-court caused a Dream forward to seriously dislocate her shoulder. Note the players' faces in the last picture below -- they are reacting to seeing the injury just after it happened.

* Check out my pictures from this year's Legg Mason Tennis Classic final, featuring Andy Roddick and (now) US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro.