Monday, March 15, 2010

March Madness

Here is the AP photo team from the ACC tournament in Greensboro this past weekend.
Jim Bounds, Gerry Broome, Mike Stewart(photo editor and Gerry's new boss), Chuck Burton, Wesley Broome and me.
Gerry has been shooting this tournament for about twenty years now, and when I can I go along and work as a runner. It's a great time and I get to see a lot of old friends that I don't see very often. The photographers that come to the tournament are some of the best around and it's impressive to be in the arena with them and watch them work.
Wesley was Gerry's runner and back up shooter. Her photo of ESPN's Erin Andrews was quite timely, the creeper that was arrested filming her is due in court today and Wesley's pictures are all over the internet today.
I was Chuck's runner, and this is where I sat for four days from noon until 11pm with the college bands placed right behind me. Very loud, very crowded.
Gerry coming in to the media center after a game, just a small portion of what he was carrying around to cover this event.
My husband and daughter are in there somewhere. This is right after Duke won the championship, see why it's called March Madness?!
there they are............
Glad to be home, I have a kiln to unload, unpacking to do, clothes to wash, we need groceries, blogs to check in with, emails to return, ahhhh.....back to reality! It was great to see old friends, work with Gerry's fantastic new boss and be with my family at such a cool event, but I really like being in my quiet house right now!


cindy shake said...

GREAT photos! What fun to get a behind the scenes look at the tourney. You'll be in for quite a change of pace now -huh?! Ahhh, the peacefulness of art making :o)

Judy Shreve said...

What fun! And Wes is getting quite a lot of experience! Good for her on getting published already.
Enjoy your quiet house -- and we did miss you.

Linda Starr said...

I have a new appreciation of what a photographer must do carrying all that gear and having runners to boot, you all must be worn out.

Tracey Broome said...

hi guys: yep, behind the scenes is fun, but it is really hard work. We are pretty worn out today, and poor Wes had to go to school since we kept her out last week for two days. Linda, you should see what Gerry goes through at security check points. Crazy!

cookingwithgas said...

Oh what fun! Mark looked for you all as much as ho could while watching the games.
Tell Wes- way to go!
And tell Gerry way to go as well!
Hope you are rested up and ready to go!