Some of my favorite images from Walla Walla, Wa for the month of March.


Been fortunate enough to shoot around the Washington area and be part of amazing stories and wonderful people.
Here are some of my favorite images from my job at the Union Bulletin.

A Agroknight does a backflip during the Multicultural Magic show at Edison Elementary School. 06 Mar 14-  Michael Lopez Photo

A Agroknight does a backflip during the Multicultural Magic show at Edison Elementary School.
06 Mar 14- Michael Lopez Photo

Sherry Roberts feeds a squirrel for the first time at Pioneer Park by the aviary.

Sherry Roberts feeds a squirrel for the first time at Pioneer Park by the aviary.

Merrisa Trunkey fine tunes her painting which she has invested 40 plus hours for the upcoming Operetta in the China Pavilion at Walla Walla Community College.

Merrisa Trunkey fine tunes her painting which she has invested 40 plus hours for the upcoming Operetta in the China Pavilion at Walla Walla Community College.

Mandi Wendt sprinkles powder on top of the Ciabatta's  at the Weinhard Cafe in Dayton, Wa. The process to make Ciabatta's takes 24 hours, from preparing the dough to the moment it comes out of the oven.

Mandi Wendt sprinkles powder on top of the Ciabatta’s at the Weinhard Cafe in Dayton, Wa.
The process to make Ciabatta’s takes 24 hours, from preparing the dough to the moment it comes out of the oven.

Whitman's Sarah Anderegg nails the short jumper in her game against Chapman's   during the NCAA Division III Women's Tournament at Whitman College.

Whitman’s Sarah Anderegg nails the short jumper in her game against Chapman’s during the NCAA Division III Women’s Tournament at Whitman College.

Fireworks light up the sky celebrating the 19th anniversary of Wildhorse Casino in Pendleton, Oregon.

Fireworks light up the sky celebrating the 19th anniversary of Wildhorse Casino in Pendleton, Oregon.

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A long overdue update


Sorry for the way too long overdue update.

I was fortunate enough to get a new job in the beautiful state of Washington.
After my awesome experience at The Orange County Register as a Sports Photographer Apprentice, I was offered a staff position with the Walla Walla Union Bulletin.

My new journey in life started in October of 2013 and currently I am enjoying the nice snow storm hitting our beautiful state.
Here are some of my newer photos from today and my next blog entry I will share my best photos to date.
Thank you for following me and I look forward to sharing this amazing experience with all of you.

 

Tanner Richey, left, and Trevett Sandberg get some serious air as they sled down the slopes at the BMX track on Myra and 12th in College Place.

Tanner Richey, left, and Trevett Sandberg get some serious air as they sled down the slopes at the BMX track on Myra and 12th in College Place.
©Michael Lopez Union Bulletin

Melissa Cunnington and her son Carson enjoy the this snow as they sled down the slopes at the BMX track on Myra and 12th in College Place. ©Michael Lopez Union Bulletin

Melissa Cunnington and her son Carson enjoy the this snow as they sled down the slopes at the BMX track on Myra and 12th in College Place.
©Michael Lopez Union Bulletin

Fernando Ortiz gets some serious air as he rides his sled down the slopes at the BMX track on Myra and 12th in College Place. ©Michael Lopez Union Bulletin

Fernando Ortiz gets some serious air as he rides his sled down the slopes at the BMX track on Myra and 12th in College Place.
©Michael Lopez Union Bulletin

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Angels vs Twins – July 22nd


Today the Angels fell to the Twins at home in a stunning 4-3 loss.
It was a great game to shoot and I was think I shot the best I have in a while.
Soon I want to get more creative and shoot from different angles and from different locations.
I’m interested in setting up remotes at high angles with locks.
Here are some of my favorite images from tonights game.

Feel free to share with your friends and family.

Angels J.B. Shuck connects with the ball splinting his bat in his game against the Twins Monday at Angel Stadium. – 7/22/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels J.B. Shuck connects with the ball splinting his bat in his game against the Twins Monday at Angel Stadium.
– 7/22/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Shelly McGuire and Liana Romero cheer the Angels on in their game against the Twins Monday at Angel Stadium. – 7/22/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Shelly McGuire and Liana Romero cheer the Angels on in their game against the Twins Monday at Angel Stadium.
– 7/22/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels Brad Hawpe goes into the stand attempting to catch a foul ball in their game against the Twins Monday at Angel Stadium. – 7/22/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels Brad Hawpe goes into the stand attempting to catch a foul ball in their game against the Twins Monday at Angel Stadium.
– 7/22/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels Erick Aybar fields a infield line drive against the Twins Monday at Angel Stadium. – 7/22/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels Erick Aybar fields a infield line drive against the Twins Monday at Angel Stadium.
– 7/22/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels Howard Kendrick beats the tag at first base against the Twins Monday at Angel Stadium. – 7/22/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels Howard Kendrick beats the tag at first base against the Twins Monday at Angel Stadium.
– 7/22/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels Howard Kendrick advances to third base against the Twins Monday at Angel Stadium. – 7/22/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels Howard Kendrick advances to third base against the Twins Monday at Angel Stadium.
– 7/22/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels Howard Kendrick gets the out and loses control of the ball after against the Twins Ryan Doumit slides into him Monday at Angel Stadium.  – 7/22/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels Howard Kendrick gets the out and loses control of the ball after against the Twins Ryan Doumit slides into him Monday at Angel Stadium.
– 7/22/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels Mike Trout dives for the ball but comes up short in his game against the Twins Monday at Angel Stadium. – 7/22/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels Mike Trout dives for the ball but comes up short in his game against the Twins Monday at Angel Stadium.
– 7/22/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels Hank Conger gets the out against the Twins Aaron Hicks at home Monday at Angel Stadium. – 7/22/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels Hank Conger gets the out against the Twins Aaron Hicks at home Monday at Angel Stadium.
– 7/22/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –Angel fans celebrate after the out at home against the Twins Monday at Angel Stadium. – 7/22/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angel fans celebrate after the out at home against the Twins Monday at Angel Stadium.
– 7/22/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –
Angels Howard Kendrick reacts to being struck out in their 4-3 loss against the Twins Monday at Angel Stadium. – 7/22/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels Howard Kendrick reacts to being struck out in their 4-3 loss against the Twins Monday at Angel Stadium.
– 7/22/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

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Angels vs Cardinals on the 4th of July


A amazing game between the Anaheim Angels and the St. Loius Cardinals on the 4th of July at Angels Stadium.

Josh Hamilton came through at the bottom of the 9th inning with a 2 run homer to tie the game at 5.
Two more players popped out and Erick Aybar hit the game winning RBI bringing in Howie Kendrick for the win.
After that the Angels and the crowd went wild and fireworks closed the night in galore.

Here are some of the images from that amazing game.

Angels' Mark Trumbo rounds home after hitting a home run in the bottom of the fourth against Cardinals Thursday at Anaheim Stadium.  – 6/02/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels’ Mark Trumbo rounds home after hitting a home run in the bottom of the fourth against Cardinals Thursday at Anaheim Stadium.
– 6/02/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

The Angels' celebrate after beating the Cardinals 6-5 in the bottom of the 9th after Alberto Callaspo hit the game winning RBI Thursday at Anaheim Stadium.  – 6/02/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

The Angels’ celebrate after beating the Cardinals 6-5 in the bottom of the 9th after Alberto Callaspo hit the game winning RBI Thursday at Anaheim Stadium.
– 6/02/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

The Angels' celebrate after beating the Cardinals 6-5 in the bottom of the 9th after Alberto Callaspo hit the game winning RBI Thursday at Anaheim Stadium.  – 6/02/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

The Angels’ celebrate after beating the Cardinals 6-5 in the bottom of the 9th after Alberto Callaspo hit the game winning RBI Thursday at Anaheim Stadium.
– 6/02/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels' Josh Hamilton rounds the bases after hitting a 2 run homer bringing in Albert Pujols to tie the game at 5 in the bottom of the 9th inning against Cardinals Thursday at Anaheim Stadium.  – 6/02/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels’ Josh Hamilton rounds the bases after hitting a 2 run homer bringing in Albert Pujols to tie the game at 5 in the bottom of the 9th inning against Cardinals Thursday at Anaheim Stadium.
– 6/02/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels' Alberto Callaspo hits the game winning RBI in the bottom of the 9th for the win against Cardinals Thursday at Anaheim Stadium.  – 6/02/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels’ Alberto Callaspo hits the game winning RBI in the bottom of the 9th for the win against Cardinals Thursday at Anaheim Stadium.
– 6/02/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels' Mark Trumbo and Howard Kendrick celebrate at home base after beating the Cardinals 6-5 Thursday at Anaheim Stadium.   – 6/02/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels’ Mark Trumbo and Howard Kendrick celebrate at home base after beating the Cardinals 6-5 Thursday at Anaheim Stadium.
– 6/02/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels' Howard Kendrick celebrates as he scores the game winning run against Cardinals Thursday at Anaheim Stadium.  – 6/02/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels’ Howard Kendrick celebrates as he scores the game winning run against Cardinals Thursday at Anaheim Stadium.
– 6/02/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels' Mark Trumbo hits a single getting Howard Kendrick into scoring position in the bottom of the 9th inning against Cardinals Thursday at Anaheim Stadium.  – 6/02/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels’ Mark Trumbo hits a single getting Howard Kendrick into scoring position in the bottom of the 9th inning against Cardinals Thursday at Anaheim Stadium.
– 6/02/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Angels stadium celebrates the 4th of July with fireworks after they beat the Cardinals 6-5 Thursday at Anaheim Stadium.  – 6/02/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Angels stadium celebrates the 4th of July with fireworks after they beat the Cardinals 6-5 Thursday at Anaheim Stadium.
– 6/02/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Angels stadium celebrates the 4th of July with fireworks after they beat the Cardinals 6-5 Thursday at Anaheim Stadium.  – 6/02/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Angels stadium celebrates the 4th of July with fireworks after they beat the Cardinals 6-5 Thursday at Anaheim Stadium.
– 6/02/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Angels stadium celebrates the 4th of July with fireworks after they beat the Cardinals 6-5 Thursday at Anaheim Stadium.  – 6/02/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Angels stadium celebrates the 4th of July with fireworks after they beat the Cardinals 6-5 Thursday at Anaheim Stadium.
– 6/02/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

 

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Angels vs Houston


This was my first game shooting the Anaheim Angels against the Houston Astros alone.

The Orange County Register trusted me to shoot alone and I did my best to make them happy.
Here are some of my favorite images from that day. It was epic, nerve racking and fun. I hope I get to shoot them more often.

Elizabeth Chaidez, left and Carlos Aquino are getting autographs from their favorite players from the Angels before their game against the Houston Astros Monday at Angel Stadium.  – 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Elizabeth Chaidez, left and Carlos Aquino are getting autographs from their favorite players from the Angels before their game against the Houston Astros Monday at Angel Stadium.
– 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Anaheim Angel's Mike Trout hits a pop up fly bringing in a RBI against the Houston Astros Monday at Angel Stadium.  – 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Anaheim Angel’s Mike Trout hits a pop up fly bringing in a RBI against the Houston Astros Monday at Angel Stadium.
– 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Anaheim Angel's Erick Aybar steals second base as Houston Astro's Jose Altuve loses control of the ball  Monday at Angel Stadium.  – 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Anaheim Angel’s Erick Aybar steals second base as Houston Astro’s Jose Altuve loses control of the ball Monday at Angel Stadium.
– 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Anaheim Angel's Joe Blanton pitches against the Houston Astros Monday at Angel Stadium. – 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Anaheim Angel’s Joe Blanton pitches against the Houston Astros Monday at Angel Stadium.
– 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Houston Astros Brandon Barnes hits a line drive for the RBI against the Anaheim Angels in the top of the 6th Monday at Angel Stadium.  – 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Houston Astros Brandon Barnes hits a line drive for the RBI against the Anaheim Angels in the top of the 6th Monday at Angel Stadium.
– 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Anaheim Angel's Brendan Harris reacts to getting strikes out in his game against the Houston Astros Monday at Angel Stadium.  – 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Anaheim Angel’s Brendan Harris reacts to getting strikes out in his game against the Houston Astros Monday at Angel Stadium.
– 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Anaheim Angel's Mike Trout celebrates after getting on base in the bottom of the 9th against the Houston Astros Monday at Angel Stadium.  – 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Anaheim Angel’s Mike Trout celebrates after getting on base in the bottom of the 9th against the Houston Astros Monday at Angel Stadium.
– 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Anaheim Angels Josh Hamilton gets a standing ovation from the crowd at the bottom of the 9th with 2 outs in their game against the Houston Astros Monday at Angel Stadium.  – 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Anaheim Angels Josh Hamilton gets a standing ovation from the crowd at the bottom of the 9th with 2 outs in their game against the Houston Astros Monday at Angel Stadium.
– 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Anaheim Angels Josh Hamilton gets a walk on base in his game against the Houston Astros Monday at Angel Stadium.   – 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Anaheim Angels Josh Hamilton gets a walk on base in his game against the Houston Astros Monday at Angel Stadium.
– 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Anaheim Angels Hank Conger strikes out to end the game against the Houston Astros Monday at Angel Stadium. The Angels lost against the Houston Astros 2-1.   – 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Anaheim Angels Hank Conger strikes out to end the game against the Houston Astros Monday at Angel Stadium.
The Angels lost against the Houston Astros 2-1.
– 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

A Angels fan reacts to a strike during the game against the Houston Astros Monday at Angel Stadium.  – 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

A Angels fan reacts to a strike during the game against the Houston Astros Monday at Angel Stadium.
– 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

This was epic for me.

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Some of my favorite images so far of this month.


San Juan Capistrano's Hayden Dendiu, left, and Rancho Santa Margarita's Aiden Armstrong crash into each other as the Angel's score their first run of the game during the District 68 Minor tournament Thursday at Rancho Santa Margarita Little League. – 6/06/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

San Juan Capistrano’s Hayden Dendiu, left, and Rancho Santa Margarita’s Aiden Armstrong crash into each other as the Angel’s score their first run of the game during the District 68 Minor tournament Thursday at Rancho Santa Margarita Little League.
– 6/06/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

South Mission Viejo's William Riechart reacts to getting hit by a wild pitch from Rancho Santa Margarita during the District 68 Little League Minor Tournament of Champions championship game Saturday in Mission Viejo.   – 6/06/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

South Mission Viejo’s William Riechart reacts to getting hit by a wild pitch from Rancho Santa Margarita during the District 68 Little League Minor Tournament of Champions championship game Saturday in Mission Viejo.
– 6/06/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Trabuco Georgia's Jack Janett reacts to being struck out by San Clemente during the District 68 Junior National Little League championship game Saturday in Trabuco Canyon. – 6/06/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

Trabuco Georgia’s Jack Janett reacts to being struck out by San Clemente during the District 68 Junior National Little League championship game Saturday in Trabuco Canyon.
– 6/06/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

This week has been fun shooting sports. Including Junior Baseball and Little League championships.
Recently I have learned that as much fun and easy it is to shoot peak action, the moments, and reactions is where the story is.
These are some of the photos I am proud of in the last week.

 

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Skysurfers


I had a great opportunity to photograph the Skysurfers Trampoline team during the week.
What a great bunch of kids.

Not only do they get really high in the air, but the be able to perform some of their routines was epic.
Yet, me being me, I had to lie down and photograph them jumping over me as they did summersaults and twists… Epic.
Here are some of my images from the shoot.

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The National SkySurfer Trampoline Team pose for a portrait from left: Jeremy Cooper, Joshua Cooper, Jacob Wolf, Jacob Stewart, Coach Rich Trimboli, Brendan Payne, Eliana Leish, Jonah Bonner, and Mathew Coblish before practice Wednesday at Nationals Gymnastics, 4 Journey gym in Aliso Niguel.
– 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

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Joshua Cooper does a nose dive during practice Wednesday at Nationals Gymnastics, 4 Journey gym in Aliso Niguel.
– 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

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Jonah Bonner, left, and Mathew Coblish practice their synchronized routine Wednesday at Nationals Gymnastics, 4 Journey gym in Aliso Niguel.
– 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

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Jonah Bonner, left, and Mathew Coblish get some serious height before starting their synchronized routine Wednesday at Nationals Gymnastics, 4 Journey gym in Aliso Niguel.
– 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

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Eliana Leish does a half twist on the Olympic trampoline Wednesday at Nationals Gymnastics, 4 Journey gym in Aliso Niguel.
– 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

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Jonah Bonner does a full flip with a half twist during practice Wednesday at Nationals Gymnastics, 4 Journey gym in Aliso Niguel.
– 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

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Joshua Cooper does a backflip in full control into the foam pit during practice Wednesday at Nationals Gymnastics, 4 Journey gym in Aliso Niguel.
– 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

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Jacob Stewart is completely upside down as he sores from the trampoline to the foam pit during practice Wednesday at Nationals Gymnastics, 4 Journey gym in Aliso Niguel.
– 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

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Eliana Leish does a full flip with a twist from the trampoline to the foam pit during practice Wednesday at Nationals Gymnastics, 4 Journey gym in Aliso Niguel.
– 6/04/13 – MICHAEL LOPEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

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Trying something new in Baseball.


I was shooting a High School varsity baseball game between Northwood High School and Beckman High School in Irvine, California.

This is my favorite shot of the day.

Hope you like it.

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Northwood vs Irvine girls lacrosse


Today, there was something gorgeous about the light.
I went from shooting peak action to seeing shifts of colors, and contrast from the shadows.

It was a surreal experience to no longer see like I normally do, and to just see light. When things click in the artistic world, and combines with your passion for photography, something wonderful happens.
For some these pictures might seem ordinary, for others the light, and contrast might be great.

Every eye is different and today I share with you, what I believe is a huge step in my ever growing evolution of art, recording history, sports, and love for what photography stands for.

Here are some images from my final game between Northwood and Irvine High School’s girls lacrosse.

Northwood players celebrate their goal against Irvine Monday at Irvine High School.

Northwood players celebrate their goal against Irvine Monday at Irvine High School.

Northwood's Tiffany Villanueva advances the ball to score against Irvine Monday at Irvine High School.

Northwood’s Tiffany Villanueva advances the ball to score against Irvine Monday at Irvine High School.

Northwood's Grace Hsieh gets around Irvine's Pooja Athalye Monday at Irvine High School.

Northwood’s Grace Hsieh gets around Irvine’s Pooja Athalye Monday at Irvine High School.

Irvine's Mandi Wilson keeps her eye on the loose ball in her game against Northwood Monday at Irvine High School.

Irvine’s Mandi Wilson keeps her eye on the loose ball in her game against Northwood Monday at Irvine High School.

Have a wonderful day.
All photos are under the copyright of ©Michael Lopez, Orange County Register.

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Grand Prix of Long Beach 2013


This years Grand Prix of Long Beach was my first motor sport issued to me by the Orange County Register as a assignment.

I was a great experience with many wonderful people all around.
Meeting celebrities who were competing in the Celebrity Races like Wanda Sykes, Rutledge Wood, Dakota Meyer, and many more.

Friday was spent with Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson and meeting another legendary pitcher Randy Johnson.

Saturday I shot all day from corners 10 and 1 and even spent time in the pits following the Go Daddy race team.

Here are some images that I took for the paper.

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Fans observe the races from the stands at the straight away before turn 1 Saturday at Long Beach Grand Prix.

Fans observe the races from the stands at the straight away before turn 1 Saturday at Long Beach Grand Prix.

Indy Car racer Oriol Servia #22 comes out of turn 11 Saturday at Long Beach Grand Prix.

Indy Car racer Oriol Servia #22 comes out of turn 11 Saturday at Long Beach Grand Prix.

Celebrity racers round turn 1 in their race Saturday at Long Beach Grand Prix.

Celebrity racers round turn 1 in their race Saturday at Long Beach Grand Prix.

Go Daddy's James Hinchcliffe gets some adjustments made to his vehicle in the pits after a Indy Car crashed at turn 1 Saturday at Long Beach Grand Prix.

Go Daddy’s James Hinchcliffe gets some adjustments made to his vehicle in the pits after a Indy Car crashed at turn 1 Saturday at Long Beach Grand Prix.

Go Daddy's James Hinchcliffe rounds turn 10 Saturday at Long Beach Grand Prix.

Go Daddy’s James Hinchcliffe rounds turn 10 Saturday at Long Beach Grand Prix.

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