Tips for taking fishing photos Pat Ford gives advice for budding photographers in A Passion for Tarpon. • Use the right equipment. “Point-and-shoot models are easy to carry and use and they can produce spontaneous photos, but they have severe limitations. If you want to take good action photos, you really need a digital SLR camera.” • Shoot RAW. “Without getting too technical, the RAW format is like a film negative; it can be adjusted considerably on your computer. JPEG is like shooting a slide — you are pretty much limited to the quality of the photo as shot.” • Go dark. “You can always make a digital photo lighter, but you can’t make it darker if no pixels are recorded. Err on the dark side!” • Take more than you need. “The very best thing about digital photography is that it doesn’t cost a thing to shoot hundreds of pictures on a day’s trip. When you get home, download them into your computer and dump the bad ones.” • Practice makes perfect. “Birds are excellent subjects to practice on, and you can get some beautiful photos in the process.” August 15, 2010 Annie Butterworth Jones Associate Editor Regular News Aventura lawyer has a passion for fishing and photography PAT FORD’S photos of leaping fish, like this tarpon, grace the pages of a number of wildlife and fishing books and magazines.Aventura lawyer has a passion for fishing and photography Associate EditorPat Ford doesn’t spend much time in the confines of a law office anymore. Instead, his days are spent roaming Alaska for salmon and fly-fishing around the Seychelles Islands.It’s all in a day’s work for this semi-retired Aventura board certified civil trial attorney turned recreational photographer and fly-fisherman.Ford’s photographs — often published in a variety of wildlife and fishing magazines — now fill the pages of a new book, A Passion for Tarpon, written by Olympic downhill skier and tournament fisherman Andy Mill.The hardcover coffee-table book features a foreword by President George H.W. Bush and dozens of Ford’s photographs, taken from favorite fishing spots all over the world.The avid photographer is no stranger to the publishing business. Ford’s own book, The Best Fly-Fishing Trips Money Can Buy, was published in 2006. “Friends began to tell me, ‘Gee, you’ve been on enough trips; why don’t you put together a book so everyone can see them?’” said Ford. “So I got to work!”The book covers how to put together fishing trips to a variety of destinations. Ford offers his years of expertise as a recreational and tournament fisherman, ultimately acting as a travel guide for the book’s readers.“By the end of reading, you can recreate an entire trip without worrying about all the destination details,” said Ford, who has traveled extensively for various fishing and photography expeditions, including last year’s trip to the Seychelles. It’s an adventure he won’t soon forget.Ford and some friends planned the trip with FlyCastaway, a guide group based in Africa. On March 25, their ship dropped them at Farquhar, an island off of the Kenyan coast. Two days later, the boat’s sister ship delivered passengers to the same stop before heading back to Mali. Unfortunately, the ship’s route unexpectedly changed when it was caught by Somali pirates. The ship’s crew wasn’t heard from for months.“If our ship had left any later,” said Ford, “I might be calling you from a prison cell right now.”After his own success with The Best Fly-Fishing Trips — which included 338 of Ford’s own pictures — Ford began to compile more photographs for Tom Pero and Wild River Press to use in A Passion for Tarpon. “I truly enjoy taking photos, and I believe that they should be shared,” Ford writes on his website. “What good are photos if no one sees them?”The art of photography has long been a passion of Ford’s, first as an undergraduate sports photographer at the University of Notre Dame, then as a trial attorney for Ford & Dean in Aventura.“I probably used more photography in my practice than other trial lawyers use in their trial practices,” said Ford, laughing. “I’ve just always been big into pictures,” especially, he adds, since the advent of digital photography.Although Ford’s photography specialty is fly-fishing, he experiments with other subjects, including birds and other wildlife. His first love, though, is sports photography, dating back to his days as a sports photographer at Notre Dame. Despite his success with wildlife photography, Ford still has one dream he hasn’t been able to accomplish just yet.“I’d love to get myself down on the field for some football photography at a Dolphins game,” Ford said.As for his past life, the former civil litigation attorney still occasionally serves as of counsel for Ford & Dean, the practice he began in 1972.“Once a week I drop in the office to make sure it’s still there,” Ford said. “I go in every once in a while and give advice on cases, then let everyone else do all the work. We still meet and talk about tactics, but now they just let me know when it’s done.”Photography, Ford says, is his second career.“I went from making $500 an hour to making $5 an hour, but through the joy of practicing law, I discovered that money’s not important anymore. It’s the fun.” A Passion for Tarpon is available through Wild River Press at www.wildriverpress.com. Ford’s photography may be viewed and purchased from www.patfordphotos.com.
Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. As Morosi says, the Astros want a pitcher, and it sounds like the Indians are still willing to listen to offers for Bauer. While a match is unlikely it feels, it goes without saying that the Tribe has an open ear still when it comes to moving Bauer, and it sounds like they would be willing to trade him to just about any team at this point for the right price. Related TopicsAstrosfeaturedIndiansTrevor Bauer Matt Loede With the trade deadline less than 24 hours away the Indians are still in the market for listening, and many are still wondering exactly the direction this team will take before tomorrow’s deadline hits.There’s a new rumor out and it’s an interesting one based on the fact that the Astros are in town tonight, and that’s from Jon Morosi, who says that Cleveland and Houston have talked about a deal for pitcher Trevor Bauer, who keeps coming up in conversation it appears.Sources: #Indians, #Astros have had recent communication about possible Trevor Bauer trade. The extent of progress in talks is unclear. Houston is pursuing multiple starting pitchers, with hopes of landing one. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 30, 2019
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JOSE MOURINHO is back in the Premier League!The Portuguese boss has joined Tottenham, just 11 months after he was sacked by Manchester United.2 Jose Mourinho is now in charge of Tottenham, less than a year after his United firingCredit: PA:Press AssociationHis appointment comes less than 12 hours after Spurs axed Mauricio Pochettino following the Argentine’s five-year stint in North London.How long did the ex-Chelsea boss last at Man United?MOURINHO was appointed Manchester United boss on May 27, 2016.He took over from Louis van Gaal, despite the Dutchman leading his side to the FA Cup that year.The Special One has lasted just over two years at the Theatre of Dreams, given his marching orders on December 18, 2018 after a torrid domestic campaign.As such, he was in the job for 936 days, with Michael Carrick set to take training ahead of the festive period.FOOTBALL LATESTPicturedHARRY’S HEROES Kane says goodbye to Tottenham team-mates Vertonghen and VormLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive BlogTRANSFER NEWS LIVESalah admits he could LEAVE Liverpool, how Sancho will fit in Utd XILive Blogblues newsChelsea transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeRevealedFORTUNE TELLERIncredible Hawkeye blunder saved Villa’s lives – but Smith says it was karmaWhat was his record?IN total, Mourinho was in charge at Old Trafford for 144 games.He won 84 of those matches, drew 32 and lost 28 – overall that gives him a relatively healthy win percentage of 58.3 percent.That might be slightly better than David Moyes and van Gaal, but doesn’t top Sir Alex Ferguson’s 59.67 percent over his 17-year reign.Did he win any trophies?MOURINHO has always had an instant impact at every club he’s ever managed.And it was no exception at Old Trafford, where he led the Red Devils to the Community Shield, EFL Cup and the Europa League in the 2016/17 season.But since that Europa triumph, the trophy cabinet has remained bare at a club which demands success.And Mourinho paid for that with his job, dismissed from his position following the embarrassing 3-1 defeat by league leaders Liverpool on December 16.2 How Tottenham could line up after a shake up from the Special One
Tournament most valuable player Thomas Walkup scored 19 points and added five rebounds and four assists for the Lumberjacks, who led just 35-32 with 18:12 remaining before going on their decisive run, which put them up 56-37 with 7:08 left after a basket from Conner Brooks. The Bearkats were up 22-17 following Terrance Motley’s jumper at the 6:45 mark of the first half, but the Lumberjacks responded with a 14-2 run that was highlighted by a pair of treys from Deshaunt Walker, the latter which gave SFA a 31-24 lead with 3:17 before intermission. Sam Houston would get within 31-28, but Walkup’s layup with 31 seconds remaining allowed the Lumberjacks to take a 33-28 cushion into the locker room. The win was also the 28th straight for the Lumberjacks (31-2), the nation’s second-longest streak in the nation. Only undefeated Wichita State has a longer run. “We couldn’t let this opportunity fade away from us,” said all-tournament selection Desmond Haymon, one of six players on the SFA roster which lost to Northwestern in last year’s tournament finale. “The focus the team had stayed there the whole night.” SFA went undefeated in 18 Southland Conference games en route to earning the school’s second tournament championship and now awaits its destination when the NCAA tournament bracket is formally announced Sunday at 5 p.m., CT, on CBS. Sam Houston State guard Kaheem RansomOn mentality at halftime of close game:“First half, we had an early dead but they made a push at the end to take the lead at half. We just wanted to make adjustments and come out and be aggressive and make shots and outplay them a little bit. They frustrated us. It’s clear we didn’t take good shots in the second half and it showed.” “For us to be on the national stage and represent who we are and what we’re about….that means the world,” he said. “I’ve said it all along: we play for the name on our front, not on the back, and we take great, great pride in being able to play for Stephen F. Austin State University. “You’ve got to give them credit,” Bearkats coach Jason Hooten said. “They defended us pretty well. I thought early in the game, we got some pretty good shots that didn’t go in. That happens … when you don’t make shots, you get a little frustrated, but we probably carried that over on the defensive end.” On SFA success defensively:“They totally deny you on the wings and play over the top. They do a really good job on ball screen motions. They make things very difficult every possession so when you do get good shots you’ve got to knock them in. I thought in the first half we had a couple good looks at threes that didn’t go down. We had some layups early and some really good looks and just didn’t finish them; part of that is our fault and also had a lot to do with their defense.” Lumberjacks coach Brad Underwood felt overjoyed about being able to not only represent SFA, but also the conference, as his first season at the helm still has him and the school on the biggest stage in college sports. “This is a good league. It’s got great teams. It’s got great players,” Underwood added. Sam Houston State coach James Hooten“First of all, congratulations to Stephen F. Austin. Obviously, they’re having a season for the ages. I thought our guys played really hard. We were ready to go. It just wasn’t our night. We’ve got to give them credit because a lot of that was due to them. They defended us really well. I thought early in the game we got some really good shots, it just didn’t go in. It happens; when you don’t make shots you get a little frustrated; and we probably carried that over on the defensive end. Down three at halftime, felt pretty good considering how we finished off the half but second half we just couldn’t get anything going offensively and it just snowballed on the other end of the court.” Joining Walkup and Haymon on the all-tournament team were Sam Houston State’s Jabari Peters and Kaheem Ransom along with Northwestern State’s Jalan West. Despite the loss, the Bearkats stand a very good chance to play in either the National Invitational Tournament or the College Basketball Invitational. A selection to either would give Sam Houston its third postseason trip in school annuals. “We deserve it,” said Hooten. “We’ve won 23 games, played a great schedule and I think we’ll get that opportunity.” On perspective of the season:“I’m a pretty competitive person. With that being said, we have our whole team except those four great seniors coming back. Looking on down the road that’s pretty exciting but I also don’t think we’re done playing basketball this year either. I think we’ll get some kind of invitation to a tournament and we deserve it. We won 23 basketball games and played a great schedule with an RPI of less than 120 out of 350-something schools and these guys deserve to keep playing and I think we’ll get that opportunity.” Postgame Quotes…Stephen F. Austin coach Brad Underwood“We beat a very good basketball team tonight. Give a lot of credit to Sam Houston, who played three games to get here. We knew this would be a tough game. I thought we were a little tight in the first half. In the second half, I thought our defense was tremendous. We did a great job on the backboards. Overall, I was very pleased. Tom got us off to a great start and these guys were spectacular.”On their 21-5 run midway through the second-half:“That was the difference in the ball game … it really broke it open. Most of it was based on our ability to guard and handle their ball screens. We changed and altered shots at the rim. The thing I was most impressed with was that we did it without fouling. When our team has to rotate, we are at our best defensively because it is something we do very well.”On their 28-game winning streak:“I don’t know how to explain it, but whatever ‘it’ is, but this team has “it” and it starts with Desmond. I couldn’t be happier for him to be a part of this program for four years and get to experience the NCAA tournament. This is an unbelievable group … and not just of basketball players, but of tremendous individual people.”Stephen F. Austin guard Desmond HaymonOn getting the chance to play in the NCAA tournament:“It’s a blessing. It took me to my senior year to get here. I’m blessed to have such great teammates and coaches. The opportunity was there and we took it … I’m just blessed to have it.”On maintaining the big lead late in the game:“We knew that we couldn’t let this opportunity fade away from us. Our defense intensity in the second-half was locked in and we just didn’t want this opportunity to slip away. We had great leadership from everybody.”Stephen F. Austin forward Thomas WalkupOn being named tournament MVP:“It’s an honor but it’s not an individual award. Desmond could easily have the MVP or Jake; it could have gone to any of them. It’s not like I played better than any of them. It just happened to be my night tonight.”On their 28-game winning streak:“We come out to the court every single day and work hard. It’s a tribute to that. Every single night we come out with focus and intensity and we enjoy playing the game with each other.” Box Score (PDF) | Photo Gallery | Highlights | ReplayTrophy PresentationPress Conference: SFA and SHSU KATY, Texas – Stephen F. Austin used a 21-5 second-half run to turn a tight game into a 68-49 rout of Sam Houston State to win the 2014 Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship at the Leonard E. Merrell Center Saturday night to earn the automatic bid into the NCAA tournament in the process. Sam Houston (23-10) hit just 2 of 8 shots and committed six turnovers during the pivotal run and the Bearkats were held to only 38.6 percent shooting on the night.
Following Monday’s win, Columbus Catholic soccer remains undefeatedBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The Marshfield Columbus Catholic soccer team could not have asked for a better start to its season.Following a hard-fought 2-1 win over defending conference champion McDonell/Regis on Monday at Carson Park in Chippewa Falls, the Dons are 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the Mid-State Soccer Conference.Columbus Catholic has outscored its opponents 44-4 this season, five of its victories being shutouts.“We have good senior leadership on defense,” Columbus Catholic coach Jeff Edwards said. “They really call out their marks. Tim Gruenloh and Tyler Fuerlinger have been outstanding so far for us. We’ve been working in some younger players on the outside of the defense to try to learn those positions, and it helps when you have seniors that we have this season.”In the win over McDonell/Regis, which the Dons tied twice last season, Columbus had to do something it did not have to do so far this year: come from behind.After McDonell/Regis took a 1-0 lead in the second half, Calvin Brown scored with 10 minutes left, and Nick Malovrh hit the game winner with about five minutes to go. Then the Dons’ defense did the rest.“It was an exciting game, and to win at their field was special,” Edwards said. “We hadn’t done that in years. We are almost halfway through the conference season, and this was a big win to put us in control of first.”As was the case last season when the Dons finished 15-2-3 and reached the Division 4 sectional semifinals of the WIAA playoffs, they do not have to rely on any one single player to provide the team with offense.In addition to Brown and Malovrh, Charles Payant, Nadim Torbey, Alex Giles, Fuerlinger, Evan Dieringer, and Ryan Dieringer have multiple goals this season.“There has been a lot of variety in goals and assists,” Edwards said. “We don’t have that really outstanding player again. We just have a lot of players that can put it in the net. That makes it really difficult to defend us because anyone can score on any given night.”The Dons, who play a nonconference match against Mauston on Thursday, will take on three Mid-State Conference opponents next week — Monday at home against Tri-County, Tuesday at Stevens Point Pacelli, and Thursday at home vs. Wisconsin Valley Lutheran.Paul Lecker is publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com, a contributor to Hub City Times Sports. You can reach him by email at [email protected]
Malaysia’s Afiq Ikhwan Yazid set a record of 10 victories in a season, including all four races on Sunday, but that wasn’t enough as Austrian Lucas Auer was crowned JK Racing Asia Series champion. Auer finished with 292 points in the 18-round series, just seven ahead of Afiq.”It feels great, I cannot believe it right now. After the qualifying we thought we will lose the championship,” Auer said after the race.Auer started the first two races in fourth and finished both in second place, leaving him to start from the second spot for the last two races at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.His Eurointernational car had good pace, but was not fast enough to catch Meritus. GP’s Afiq. Yet, Auer’s dominance at the start of the season and his consistency throughout the season got him the title.”It’s a really nice feeling, it’s really important for my future. I had to win this season and now I can see what I will do in the future,” Auer said.It took some time for him to process the fact that he was the champion and he was calm as he got out of his car after finishing third in the 18th and final race of the year behind Afiq and Nabil Jeffri.Afiq was filled with mixed emotions during the post-race press conference, obviously elated with the wins, though disappointed at not winning the championship.”First of all, thank you to my team; they have done a fantastic job. Thank you to Petronas for sponsoring me. I am happy with 10 wins, and even though we didn’t win the championship, we have proved to people that we are a strong team, we are very competitive and we can win,” he said. “I am disappointed with myself, we should have won the championship.”advertisementMalaysian Jeffri of Petronas Mofaz Racing was happy with finishing third in the championship with 186 points. “I did pretty much what I am expected to do, which is to collect as many points for the championship,” he said.
If the yardstick is Jose Mourinho’s final few matches against the Premier League’s relegation candidates, then Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first home game in charge of Manchester United was satisfactory after a 3-1 win over Huddersfield.In recent months, United have struggled to put away the likes of Crystal Palace and Southampton, unable to convert territorial and possessional dominance into goals. Admittedly, there was a respite against 10-man Fulham but that was insufficient evidence that Mourinho could turn things around.Missing from those United performances was the belief that they could go out and hammer teams, something that was commonplace in Solskjaer’s days as a player here but sadly lacking of late. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! He wrote in his programme notes of the need to re-establish what it is that Manchester United stand for . That starts with an attitude and a mindset that the work will get done on the pitch. He hasn’t had many training sessions with these players but it is clear that they are already focused on attack.It was rare under Mourinho to see so many United players ahead of the ball as they had here. They often had both full-backs, Luke Shaw and Diogo Dalot, as well as Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford all as options for a forward pass.The line of three behind the striker – Mata, Lingard and Pogba, interchanged quite a bit and left an enthusiastic but ordinary Huddersfield backline unsure about who to mark.It was exactly what you’d want as a United fan. The Old Trafford faithful have come to games in recent months not expecting much and just hoping that Mourinho would somehow get his team over the line.It might not yet be the New Year but there is a fresh feel about how they are playing. That attitude is appreciated by the fan in the stands, who like Solskjaer, still believes United stand for attacking football. So long as he sends them home happy then all will remain well.The interim manager has also made it known that he will seek to promote young, homegrown talents where he can. He introduced teenager Angel Gomes for Mata as proof of that. And it is already clear that another graduate in Rashford is growing in confidence.The No. 10 appeared occasionally timid under Mourinho; maybe afraid to make a mistake in case he saw his number appear on the fourth official’s board shortly after. But there is a definite improvement in the young England striker, who is trying things and seeking to capitalise on the chance he has been given to fill in up top for the absent Romelu Lukaku.There was one first-half nutmeg and cross in particular with Zanka Jorgensen the victim. Dalot should really have given that cross the finish it deserved.And it was Rashford who provided the corner from which Nemanja Matic scored the opener. He was key for United in an attacking sense, peppering Jonas Lossl’s goal with shots all afternoon. He was involved again just before Mata crossed to Ander Herrera, who laid on Pogba for the second.It had been an uncertain period for United at the beginning of the second half to that point. Huddersfield fought hard and could well have had an equaliser. A well-worked corner routine yielded a shot from inside the area by Laurent Depoitre but David de Gea clawed the ball away from the United top corner.It is the type of save for which the Spaniard has been renowned at United, even if this season he has been beneath his peak. It was enough to preserve the lead for United, and to give Pogba the platform to go and kill the game with two fine goals.He will take the plaudits after a fine outing. He was not shackled in a midfield duo as under Mourinho. That heavy lifting was left to Fred and Matic. Instead, Pogba was free to sprinkle his class on the game, such as his goals and one majestic second-half through ball for Rashford.He is a world-class talent and it is clear that Mourinho could not win him over nor get the best out of him. That looks to have already turned around. Zanka took some of the gloss off late on but many United fans had already set off for the pub by that stage.Two wins in a row then for Solskjaer, an achievement Mourinho managed only twice this season. He could well add a third on Sunday when Bournemouth are in town. Then, who knows, a fourth against Newcastle a few days later.It’s no coincidence that Mourinho was chased away with so many winnable fixtures on the horizon. Any Manchester United manager would benefit from a softish start like the one Solskjaer has been landed with. He’s watched his team score eight times in two games, concede only once, and firmly re-align their season.They are still a mile off fourth but the new man has got to start somewhere. The feelgood factor is back around Old Trafford this festive season. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Watford boss Gracia explains holding back goalscorer Doucoure for Newcastle drawby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford managed to secure a point after a late equaliser for their 1-1 draw with Newcastle United.Salomon Rondon put Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle ahead just before the half-hour mark, but they could not hold out for all three points as Abdoulaye Doucoure popped up to make it 1-1 eight minutes from time. Asked initially about the decision to rest Doucoure, Gracia said: “I have to choose in all the games different players and in this moment playing every three, four days I have to give the chances for all of my players.“I’ve many times said all my players deserve the chance to play because they are working very well. We are a good squad, not only a good team and if I don’t do it in this moment when can I do it.“It was the moment to change the players because some of them need rest and today if you see Doucuore this season he is the third player with the most minutes (played).”Pressed further on if six changes was too many, the Hornets boss responded: “If you see the result you can say that but I don’t agree.”
New Delhi: Louie Anderson jumped at the chance to essay the role of a woman “without being cartoony” in the series ‘Baskets’. The Emmy-award-winning star says getting under the skin of the character has altered his view of what women are up against in the world. “It (essaying role of a woman, being a man) did change my perception (about women). I realised how hard my mother worked and how much I took for granted,” Anderson said. “I thought my mom woke up with make-up and her hair done. I learned much more about empathy, and humanity having the opportunity to play Christine Baskets. I was treated differently being dressed as Christine than I was as Louie Anderson,” he added. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaAnderson took on the influences from his late mother Ora Zella Anderson to get the Emmy-winning role of Christine right. “My mother for sure is the architect of this character along with my five sisters. My mom was a strong mother character. She bore 11 children and had a difficult marriage, and yet showered us with love and adoration and gave us hope for our futures.” Did it take a lot of convincing to say yes to the role of a woman? “Almost no convincing, I jumped at the idea. You get to a certain age in life and you realise that you should take chances, you should broaden your horizons. I have five sisters and a mother, I have a good catalogue of gestures, nuances, personalities and points of view to draw from,” he said, adding that he got attracted to the role due to the “chance to play a woman without being cartoony”.