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Photo of the Week #242

April 6, 2015

The New York Rangers may have lost this game to the Washington Capitals 5-2, but it was a mere blip on the radar for the team, whose 50-21-7 record this season is best in the NHL with four games remaining. Despite a bumpy 7-7-4 start and star goalie Henrik Lundqvist having missed 8 weeks due to injury, backup goalie Cam Talbot’s incredible run during his absence and Rick Nash’s 42 goals this season (tied for second in the league) have put the Rangers in a position to make a serious Stanley Cup run. Even Vegas thinks so, favoring them to win it all with 13/2 odds.

Photo tech specs: Canon 5D Mark III camera, 70-200mm f2.8 II lens @ 115mm, f3.2, 1/2000th, ISO 3200.

New York Rangers scoring leader Rick Nash fires a shot on goal in a game vs. the Washington Capitals

March 29, 2015: New York Rangers scoring leader Rick Nash fires a shot on goal in a game vs. the Washington Capitals. — ©MSG

Photo of the Week #241

April 1, 2015

It was a busy week, and my top photo comes from its most important event, Garden of Laughs. The benefit standup comedy show in The Theater at Madison Square Garden featured Dane Cook, John Oliver, Lewis Black, Bill Burr, Billy Gardell and countless celebrity presenters. It raised nearly $1.4 million for the Garden of Dreams Foundation, a non-profit organization that works with The Madison Square Garden Company to positively impact the lives of children facing challenges such as homelessness, extreme poverty, illness and foster care. A night of laughter while helping kids in need: a win-win.

Photo tech specs: Canon 5D Mark III camera, 70-200mm f2.8 II lens @ 200mm, f3.2, 1/400th, ISO 800.

Dane Cook, one of five comedians to perform at Garden of Laughs, a benefit for the Garden of Dreams Foundation

March 28, 2015: Dane Cook, one of five comedians to perform at Garden of Laughs, a benefit for the Garden of Dreams Foundation. — ©MSG

Photo of the Week #240

March 17, 2015

I just returned from a trip to Southern California, where I wore my tourist hat and enjoyed the sights and sun of San Diego and Los Angeles. At the San Diego Zoo Safari Park I caught this shot of a ferocious-looking lion milling around his habitat in the late afternoon sun. Kudos to the zoo for maintaining such a large and healthy collection of animals from all corners of the globe while doing their best to make them feel at home.

Photo tech specs: Canon 5D Mark III camera, 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 II lens @ 349mm, f6.3, 1/800th, ISO 400.

A lion roams his habitat at San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Southern California

March 8, 2015: A lion roams his habitat at San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Southern California.

Photo of the Week #239

February 24, 2015

Last Wednesday I spent the day taking portraits of 28 New York City Football Club players, including this classy one of Chris Wingert. I wonder if he uses those James Bond eyebrows to distract opponents on the soccer field (football pitch to you international folk).

Photo tech specs: Canon 5D Mark III camera, 70-200mm f2.8 II lens @ 105mm, f5.6, 1/160th, ISO 100. Lit with three Einstein 640 strobes, one in 64″ PLM umbrella above on boom, two with 30 degree spot grids behind subject right and left, vignette added in Photoshop.

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February 18, 2015: New York City Football Club player Chris Wingert.

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Photo of the Week #238

February 18, 2015

Madison Square Garden hosted the NBA All-Star Game this past Sunday, and as usual the globally televised event was as much about entertainment as basketball. The evening included performances by Christina Aguilera, Nas, the Rockettes, and this halftime show featuring pop starlet Ariana Grande.

Photo tech specs: Canon 5D Mark III camera, 70-200mm f2.8 II lens @ 200mm, f3.5, 1/640th, ISO 1600.

Ariana Grande performs at the 2015 NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden

February 15, 2015: Ariana Grande performs at the 2015 NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden. — ©MSG

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Photo of the Week #237

February 9, 2015

Here’s a beauty shot of the Motorola Moto G I took at the NYC launch party for Cablevision’s new Freewheel all-WiFi cellphone service last Wednesday. Lower phone bill, anyone?

Photo tech specs: Canon 5D Mark III camera, Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art lens @ f2.2, 1/160th, ISO 400.

Cablevision launches its new Freewheel all-WiFi cellphone service at a reception at Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City

February 4, 2015: Cablevision launches its new Freewheel all-WiFi cellphone service at a reception at Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City.

Photo of the Week #236

February 3, 2015

The New York Rangers Go Skate! youth hockey event last Wednesday brought out the kid in 39-year-old Martin St. Louis, the Rangers’ 5’8″ right winger. St. Louis, a 15-year veteran of the NHL who was traded to the Rangers late last season, was instrumental in the team’s run to the Stanley Cup Finals.

Photo tech specs: Canon 5D Mark III camera, 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 II lens @ 124mm, 1/1000th, ISO 6400.

New York Rangers star Martin St. Louis participates in a Rangers Go Skate! youth hockey event

January 28, 2015: New York Rangers star Martin St. Louis participates in a Rangers “Go Skate!” youth hockey event. — ©MSG

Photo of the Week #235

January 27, 2015

Here’s a nice shot of Gordon Downie from The Tragically Hip’s show last weekend. Lots more on the Beacon Theatre’s Facebook page!

Photo tech specs: Canon 5D Mark III camera, 24-70 f2.8 II lens @ 57mm, f3.2, 1/250th, ISO 1600.

The Tragically Hip lead vocalist Gordon Downie performs at the Beacon Theatre

January 23, 2015: The Tragically Hip’s Gordon Downie performs at the Beacon Theatre. — ©MSG

Photo of the Week #234

January 20, 2015

I stepped a little out of my comfort zone last week and took some product shots for Mendocino, California-based Mendocino Soups, a company that prides itself on preparing natural soups brimming with fresh and complex flavors, free of artificial preservatives. Tasked with capturing photos of various soups alongside their key ingredients, I scoured my local produce markets for items like coconut and ginger “with character.”

It definitely took longer than I expected to arrange all the ingredients just so, but I’m pleased with the results, especially this one of Thai Fish Stew. The best part? Delicious soup all week!

Photo tech specs: Canon 5D Mark III camera, 70-200mm f2.8 II lens @ 102mm, f8, 1/160th, ISO 100, lit with Canon 550EX flash in Paul C. Buff 64″ Soft Silver PLM with diffusion fabric, pair of 550EX flashes lighting white seamless, Home Depot Thrifty White Hardboard Panel Board underneath products.

Mendocino Soups Thai Fish Stew

January 15, 2015: Mendocino Soups’ Thai Fish Stew.

Photo of the Week #233

January 12, 2015

First Photo of the Week of 2015! This one’s from Friday in The Theater at Madison Square Garden, where the likes of Jay-Z, Rihanna and Jake Gyllenhaal showed up to watch an exciting night of boxing, including the main event where Dusty Hernandez-Harrison kept his undefeated record intact with a 10-round decision over Tommy Rainone.

Photo tech specs: Canon 5D Mark III camera, 24-70 f2.8 II lens @ 50mm, f3.2, 1/1250th, ISO 3200.

Boxer Dusty Hernandez-Harrison defeats Tommy Rainone in 10 rounds to improve to 25-0 and win the WBC Continental Americas Welterweight Championship in The Theater at Madison Square Garden

January 9, 2015: Boxer Dusty Hernandez-Harrison defeats Tommy Rainone in 10 rounds to improve to 25-0 and win the WBC Continental Americas Welterweight Championship in The Theater at Madison Square Garden. — ©MSG

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