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Cool and breezy weather is not very inviting for many outdoor basketball players. Some fellas decided to sleep in, rather than brave the elements this morning. Although the sun shined brightly over the court, it was clear that bare chested tattoos would not be seen today. Instead, sweat pants and hoodies were the order of […]

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After 6 months of shooting at DeShong Park, the guys seem more like family than players.  Sure, they fight like cats and dogs sometimes, but that’s just what families do. Today, however, the action on the court seemed secondary to the atmosphere on the sidelines. Instead of obsessing over playing time, the fellas were content […]

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No, DeShong Park did not finally get lights so you can hoop at night. The picture above was actually taken in broad daylight, just before the sun started going down. The nightime illusion was created by simply darking the background, and highlighting the sunshine. It’s amazing what you can do in post-processing. I generally don’t […]

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After spending the past weekend in the Carolinas, it was good to be back home again. Returning to my normal routine meant shooting at DeShong Park on Saturday mornings. I’m comfortable shooting there, and more importantly the fellas are comfortable with me being there. We have a working relationship that seems to benefit us both. […]

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Like a family that occasionally has it’s disagreements, the guys at DeShong Park certainly have theirs. Back and forth arguments over things that seem trivial to the casual bystander. However, this is all part of a bigger plan.  Having spent much of my youth on the basketball courts, I understand that grandstanding is part of […]

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