3/23 - Self Portraiture

For my first assignment in Elements of Fine Arts Photography, I was required to take a couple pictures of myself, hence, the self portraits.

Anyway, the theme I was going that I'm stuck inside my room, waiting patiently for spring to come so I can go outside and play. The theme is based on a famous baseball quote by one of the greatest shortstops in the history of the game, Rogers Hornsby.

"People ask me what I do during the winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring."

3/19 - Broken Dream, New Dream

Captain defenseman Chris Haltigan tries to hold back his tears as he goes to collect the AHA Runner-Up trophy.
Head Coach Wayne Wilson takes a time by himself to recollect the tough 1-0 loss to Air Force in the AHA Championship Game.

Junior forward Mark Cornacchia allows himself to burst into tears in the locker room after a 1-0 loss to Air Force in the AHA Championship Game.

Senior forward Mike Janda shares a hug with Sophomore forward Jeff Smith in the locker room after a 1-0 loss to Air Force in the AHA Championship Game.

Junior forward Tyler Brenner and Captain forward Andrew Favot, the RIT Men Hockey team's two biggest stars, walks down the hall, symbolizing the end of their RIT career. Brenner signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League after the game and Favot is graduating this spring and will play professional hockey.

3/19 - AHA Championship

The RIT men's hockey team's season came to a close on Saturday, losing to Air Force 1-0 in the Atlantic Hockey Association Championship in front of 3,400 fans at Blue Cross Arena. RIT, champions of the AHA regular season, ended their season at a 19-11-8 record. The 3,400 fans is the largest attendance ever at an AHA Championship.

3/18 - RIT Women Hockey in NCAA Semifinals

The RIT women's hockey team scored three times in an eight minute span in the second period to open a 3-0 lead and defeated Middlebury 5-2 in front of a rabid Ritter Arena crowd in the NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey National Semifinal on Friday. The Tigers advanced to their first NCAA Championship game, where they faced Norwich.

3/18 - AHA Semi-Finals versus UConn

Senior forward Sean Murphy from Minnesota scored twice to lead RIT men's hockey team to a 4-2 win over Connecticut in the 2011 Atlantic Hockey Association Tournament semifinals at the Blue Cross Arena on Friday afternoon.

3/13 - AHA Quarterfinals Game 2

In Game 2 of the AHA Quarterfinals, RIT scored 4 consecutive goals in the second period from a 1-0 deficit to win the game 5-1. The RIT Tigers will travel downtown Rochester to their second home in Blue Cross Arena for the AHA Championship Tournament next weekend.

3/13 - AHA Quarterfinals Game 1

For the Atlantic Hockey Association quarterfinals, number 1 seed RIT faced off against American International College. RIT defeated AIC easily 5-0 to put the Tigers the lead in the best-of-three series.

3/2 - My Dream Job/Photos

This post is a little different from the previous ones. I'm going to show you a couple of images that I've taken from gettyimages.com. Those kind of the photos that I want to be taking after I graduate from RIT.

My dream job is to work with the Minnesota Twins as a staff photographer and take those kind of photos. I always love those photos, where the players poses for photos off-field. I always find these photos interesting. I don't know why, but I just do.

Joe Mauer - Minnesota Twins

Randy Wells - Chicago Cubs

Ryan Theriot - St. Louis Cardinals
Felix Hernandez - Seattle Mariners

Casey Coleman - Chicago Cubs

Cliff Lee - Philadelphia Phillies
(I can't decide if I either love or hate the red "gel" on his left side)

All photos are taken from Getty Images

3/2 - Extra TwinsFest Photos

Finally, now with the Spring Break happening at RIT (in the middle of winter, what is this, I don't even...) I finally have some free time to work on some of my TwinsFest photos that was taken last month. I've generated a web gallery on the RIT's server that will show you up to 15 photos from the weekend.

Here's the link to the gallery: 2011 TwinsFest

And here's a brief preview of the photos in the gallery:

Minnesota Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire talks to the Twins fans on the radio show

Minnesota Twins All-Star and MVP Joe Mauer is greeted by a young fan, who threw a baseball at him. Ironically, the catcher Mauer dropped the ball.

My boss, Nick Sciarratta, director of Corporate Development for the Rochester Red Wings, puts himself on display for the fans to sell Red Wings merchandise.

The Rochester Red Wings' crew at the 2011 TwinsFest (Clockwise from left: Staff Photographer Dylan Heuer, Pitcher Kyle Waldrop, Director of Tickets Operation Rob Dermody, and Corporate Development Director Nick Sciarratta)

3/1 - Arkansas Skies

During the first half of Spring Break, I visited my best friend, Dylan (yes we have the same name, please don't start) down in Arkansas. When I was flying from Chicago to Arkansas, I flew at the right time as I captured the beautiful sights of the skies between Chicago and Arkansas.