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10 More Photos of Long Beach, California

I went on a few more photo missions around town recently to capture some of Long Beach’s culture that I love so much and came back with some more photos I wanted to share…

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Yoga on the Bluff - Long Beach, California - Photo by Fat Tony

Yoga on the Bluff – Long Beach, California – Photo by Fat Tony

 

10 Photos of Downtown Long Beach

I’ve lived in Long Beach for nearly a decade now and the scenery never gets old to me.

One of my favorite places in the city is Rainbow Harbor in the heart of downtown.

I went out with my camera a few days ago just for the hell of it and came back with a handful of photos that I was stoked on. Here are 10 of my favorites!

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My 2016 Red Bull Illume Photo Submissions

The Red Bull Illume is the world’s premiere action sports and adventure photography competition. This month marked the closing of the fourth year of submissions, and of course I entered a handful of photos.

I was fortunate enough to have one of my photos in the top 250 entries for the first two Illume competitions, but unfortunately on the third go round I was left out of the upper echelon. Hopefully I’ll get back into the top percentile in 2016!

Below are my submissions to the 2016 Red Bull Illume! (Click here to see my submissions from 2013.)

*Note: Photographers are allowed to submit up to five images into 10 different categories.

Photos are only be re-posted if proper credit given. If you’d like to license any of these images, please contact me directly. 

 

Grid League Photo Gallery – DC Brawlers Win the 2015 NPGL Championship

For the second year in a row I was assigned by the NPGL to shoot the DC Brawlers during the League’s year-end championship match, and for the second year in a row DC won. Coincidence? I don’t think so…

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All photos by Fat Tony l ©NPGL 2015, shot at the Anaheim Convention Center on September 16, 2015

Grid League Photo Gallery – San Francisco Fire at the 2015 NPGL Playoffs

Back in September I had the opportunity to shoot the San Francisco Fire in their NPGL playoff match against the Phoenix Rise. I haven’t been able to go through the photos until just recently, so chalk this gallery up to the “better late than never” category and enjoy!

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All photos by Fat Tony l ©NPGL 2015, shot at the Anaheim Convention Center on September 16, 2015

5 Photos of Niagara Falls

This past week I took a trip to Buffalo, New York, to spend some time with my girlfriend’s family where I had the opportunity to go back to Niagara Falls for the first time since 2007.

This go round I was fortunate enough to not only have enough time to shoot a few photos, but I also had Mother Nature working in my favor with some really cool lighting and moody skies.

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2 Epic Photos from the Grand Canyon – Lightning and a Double Rainbow on the Same Day

I’ve posted a handful of galleries and photos from my recent hiking trip to the Grand Canyon, but these two photos are by far the most exciting couple I have to share.

It’s been a dream and goal of mine for years to photograph lightning—specifically at the Grand Canyon. The first two days my dad and I spent there were beautiful with perfect weather, but that also meant that the sky was crystal clear with no clouds in sight. This was great for hiking, but down right boring when it came to the photos I was shooting.

When we found out that our last day at the National Park had a gloomy forecast and could potentially yield some moody skies and rain storms I was mentally prepped to make my dream come true. I would finally get the opportunity to photograph lightning!

Just as the forecast predicted a storm rolled through in the afternoon and the second I spotted lightning off in the distance over the canyon I put our hike on hold, set up my tripod and held the shutter on my remote so the camera would continuously shoot until the memory card was full. I did this for about 20 minutes and had to erase the memory card more than a handful of times, but never caught any lightning. I finally filled the memory card one last time and decided move on just as the storm had.

Eventually another storm reached us from a different direction so we waited out the rain under shelter and then went back to the rim of the canyon to see what kind of post-storm beauty nature had in store for us. I was absolutely astonished when I spotted a double rainbow stemming from the middle of the canyon and literally ran to start shooting photos before it disappeared. Luckily the rainbows stuck around for several minutes and I was able to shoot plenty of photos before the sun went down and we headed back to camp calling it a day.

The following evening when I got home I decided to look through my memory cards, including the one that was nothing but the same image over and over again from my attempt to capture lighting. I crossed my fingers with very little hope that I had actually somehow managed to get lucky, but to my surprise and excitement there was in fact a single frame out of the 500 or so images on the card that had two lightning bolts in it. I could not believe my eyes…my dream had come true and I didn’t even know it until a full 24 hours later.

My photo of lightning at the Grand Canyon may not be the most epic shot of all time, but considering the back story of it, and paired with the photo of a double rainbow in the canyon from the same day, it’s certainly one of the most epic photo couplings of my career, and I hope people reading this get a glimpse of how special these shots are to me.

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Below are some of the other shots I got on my trip…

5 Panoramic Photos of the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is impossible to do justice in photographs, but shooting panoramic sometimes help to show just how expansive it really is.

Here are five panoramic photos of the Grand Canyon from my recent hiking trip—three from stitching together several frames taken with my Canon 5D MKIII and two taken with my iPhone 5. Can you guess which photo is from which camera?

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Panoramic Photo of the Grand Canyon by Fat Tony

7 Photos of Antelope Canyon

I’ve seen photos of Antelope Canyon for years and have always been intrigued by the mysterious place, so I couldn’t wait to go there for myself to see what the canyon was really like with my own eyes (and lens).

Although the canyon was beautiful and extremely photogenic, it was also what I would consider to be overly touristed for its size. I didn’t find much helpful information online about how to visit Antelope Canyon before I went, so I didn’t know that the “photographic tour” is only offered at one specific time throughout the day. Needless to say, I missed that tour that would have allowed me to bring in a tripod and given me extra time in the canyon.

The tour I went on lasted about an hour, and in my group alone there were about 15 people—that’s not counting the eight or so other tours equal in size that were walking through the canyon at the same time. To say the narrow canyon was crowded would be an understatement.

Although I’m extremely happy I got to visit the canyon, I would have loved to see the guides charge higher prices and limit the number of people they bring in at a time.

Being so rushed I only got these seven photos that are worth sharing, but hopefully they can scratch the surface of showing how beautiful Antelope Canyon is!

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Photo of Antelope Canyon by Fat Tony

20 Photos of the Grand Canyon

As mentioned in my last gallery, my dad and I recently went on a trip to the Grand Canyon so of course I came back with a ton of photos.

We camped at Mathers Campground on the South Rim and hiked a few different trails down into the canyon. We had two super clear days with blue skies, and then one rainy day with really dramatic skies that made for some incredible shots.

I’ll have a few more posts and galleries coming your way, but here is the first set of 20 photos from the Grand Canyon!

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Photo of the Grand Canyon by Fat Tony

 

Sitting at the Edge of the Grand Canyon – 15 Photos

A few years ago I posted a gallery of photos of me standing and sitting on picturesque rocks around the world. Well, after spending a few days at the Grand Canyon with my dad last week I came home with a grip of new photos with the same theme so I figured I’d make another gallery.

It goes without saying that the Grand Canyon is absolutely breathtaking, mind-boggling, and awe-inspiring, so to be able to experience its vastness up close and personal was a real treat! These photos will always remind me of what an incredible place the Grand Canyon is!

Photograph of Fat Tony at the Grand Canyon

This post wouldn’t be complete without a picture of me with my dad!

Grid League Photo Gallery – Los Angeles Reign in Alameda

Yep, lots of Grid photos on the blog lately! And there will be a few more galleries after this from the playoff and championship week as well. This gallery is from the Los Angeles match where they played San Francisco on the Fire’s home turf in Nor Cal.

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James Townsend of the Los Angeles Reign. Photo by Fat Tony for NPGL.

 

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All photos by Fat Tonyl ©NPGL 2015, and shot at the Alameda Fairgrounds on August 29, 2015

Grid League Photo Gallery – DC Brawlers in Anaheim

The DC Brawlers took the NPGL championship in 2014, and it looks like they may take it again in 2015, so it’s always an honor to shoot their matches! Here are 35 of my best shots from their race against the New York Rhinos from the Fit Expo in Anaheim, California a few weeks ago.

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All photos by Fat Tonyl ©NPGL 2015, and shot during the National Pro Grid League double header weekend at the Anaheim Fit Expo on August 22 & 23, 2015

Grid League Photo Gallery – Los Angeles Reign in Anaheim

Here are 40 of my best photos from the recent NPGL Anaheim match featuring Noah Ohlsen, Kenny Leverich, James Townsend, Taylor Drescher, and the LA Reign…

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All photos by Fat Tonyl ©NPGL 2015, and shot during the National Pro Grid League double header weekend at the Anaheim Fit Expo on August 22 & 23, 2015