Pan American Games Days 13-15 | Artistic Gymnastics, Athletics, Volleyball, Diving, Rugby, Field Hockey

November 22nd, 2011

The last few days of the Pan Am Games all blend together. It was a lot of fun watching and photographing so many different sports but but the time the final day of competition came around I was more than a little tired and both Ben and I were looking forward to our return to California and our next adventures.

 

I photographed Artistic Gymastics with a 400mm AGAIN. I don’t seem to learn from my mistakes. This time I went up to the top of the stadium in the hopes of shooting with greater compression while still fitting the athletes in the frame… It was a little different but it might be time at last to move on to a different lens.

 

On the second-to last day of competition I went to volleyball in the morning with Ben and then I went t track and field just in time to catch the last few running races. At volleyball I was only looking for one photo of the athletes against this clean blue floor. I came back with a few to chose from.

 

Oct. 28, 2011 - Guadalajara, Mexico - CARLOS PAEZ of Venezuela jumps to block a ball during a men's volleyball placement match, part of the Pan American Games. The United States of America won over Venezuela 3 sets to 2.

Oct. 28, 2011 - Guadalajara, Mexico - KYLE CALDWELL and NICHOLAS VOGEL of the United States of America jump to block a ball during their men's volleyball placement match, part of the Pan American Games. The United States of America won over Venezuela 3 sets to 2.

Oct. 28, 2011 - Guadalajara, Mexico - SANDRO VIANA of Brazil celebrates after his team won the men's 4x100m relay final, part of the Pan American Games

Oct. 28, 2011 - Guadalajara, Mexico - ANTOINE ADAMS of Saint Kitts & Nevis lays on the finish line after his team finished second in the men's 4x100m relay final, part of the Pan American Games

On the last day of competition I tired to fit a lot in. I went to Diving prelims in the morning, my only objective was to photograph from underwater, I am fairly pleased with the results. I then went and met Ben at rugby and photographed a few matches. I finished my day at the men’s Field Hockey finals where there was fantastic light for the gold medal game.

 

Oct. 29, 2011 - Guadalajara, Mexico - ENRIQUE ROJAS of Venezuela executes a dive during the men's 10M platform individual diving preliminaries.

Oct. 29, 2011 - Guadalajara, Mexico - ERIC THOMAS SEHN of Canada executes a dive during the men's 10M platform individual diving preliminaries.

Oct. 29, 2011 - Guadalajara, Mexico - IVAN ALEJANDRO GARCIA of Mexico executes a dive during men's 10M platform individual diving preliminaries. Garcia qualified third and will compete in the finals tonight.

Oct. 29, 2011 - Guadalajara, Mexico - PASCAL ALFONSO NADAUD of Mexico is tackled by three players from Uruguay during a rugby preliminary match, part of the Pan American Games. Uruguay won over Mexico with a final score of 22-0

Oct. 29, 2011 - Guadalajara, Mexico - JUAN MARTIN LLOVET of Uruguay pushes past J. PABLO ANDRADE of Mexico during a rugby preliminary match, part of the Pan American Games. Uruguay won over Mexico with a final score of 22-0

Oct. 29, 2011 - Guadalajara, Mexico - G. JOSE ALBANELL of Uruguay fights past J. PABLO ANDRADE of Mexico during a rugby preliminary match, part of the Pan American Games. Uruguay won over Mexico with a final score of 22-0

Oct. 29, 2011 - Guadalajara, Mexico - ALBERTO ROMAN of Uruguay watches the ball bounce away after failing to catch it during a rugby preliminary match against Mexico, part of the Pan American Games. Uruguay won over Mexico with a final score of 22-0

Oct. 29, 2011 - Guadalajara, Mexico - DAVID ANDREW MORLEY JAMESON of Canada dives for the ball while being chased by LUCAS ARGENTO of Argentina during the men's hockey gold medal match, part of the Pan American Games. Argentina won gold, beating Canada 3-1.

Oct. 29, 2011 - Guadalajara, Mexico - ROBERT IAN SHORT of Canada passes the ball around LUCAS HERMAN CAMMARERI of Argentina during the men's hockey gold medal match, part of the Pan American Games. Argentina won gold, beating Canada 3-1.

Oct. 29, 2011 - Guadalajara, Mexico - SCOTT WILLIAM MARTIN TUPPER of Canada drives the ball up the field on his way to score Canada's first and only goal during the men's hockey gold medal match, part of the Pan American Games. Argentina won gold, beating Canada 3-1.

Oct. 29, 2011 - Guadalajara, Mexico - PEDRO IBARRA of Argentina celebrates after scoring Argentina's second goal of the game against Canada, during the men's hockey gold medal match, part of the Pan American Games. Argentina won gold, beating Canada 3-1.

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