Its was an amazing opportunity to photograph and document the Carolina Panthers 2013 regular season.I thought I would reflect on my favorite photos of 2013.
Here are my personal picks of the top 10 photos I have taken in 2013.
10. He Still Got It - Steve Smith dances for a TD after burning the trash talking Rams secondary. The Rams game was the most physical of the year.
9. Jason Williams punt block. This was a game changing play against the Jets. It began the momentum swing that ended in a Panthers victory.
8. Cam on the Run. In Miami I captured Cam framed perfectly between two other players during a touchdown run. I just love this photo, there not much more to say.
7. Rising Above. Cam and Lafell celebrate after a touchdown pass.
6. Kings of the South - Mike Tolbert leads in a chorus of "Kings of the South" in the Atlanta visitors locker room. Luke is found in the back getting a video of it all.
5. Winning Score - Dominick Hixon is the hero of the day after a last minute touchdown catch against the Saints. Tolbert is there to lift him up as the Panthers celebrate in the background.
4. Cam's Roar - Cam vented a bit against the Giants, letting out the loudest yell of his career.
3. Melvin White's Magic Carpet Ride - Melvin White brings back a Matt Ryan pick 6, diving for the end zone. This was a pivotal play that ended with the Panthers winning the NFC South.
2. Luke in the Rain - During the downpour of the Saints game, Luke Kuechly remained focused. Its always a challenge shooting in a heavy downpour. Visibility is low and focusing is difficult. I will be sure to get a copy of this one signed.
1. Jerry Richardson taking it in. With the Panthers starting 0-2, Jerry Richardson decided to make his presence known. During pregame he left his cart to walk in the end zone and talk to the players. I had never seen him do this before. The stakes were high, and the result was the only shut out of the year. I like to think JR had something to do with that.