Thursday, February 21, 2013

Winter storms 2013

Another huge storm narrowly misses Northwest Arkansas.  The big anticipated Ice storm of 2013 hasn't quite hit Northwest Arkansas yet, It looks like the worst part of this weeks storm is going to take outs it winter bitterness to our friends up north.  Overall it has been a mild winter here in Northwest Arkansas, but there is still plenty of time for storms this year, so keep alert, stay safe and warm this winter if you can.  And don't forget to keep up with all the latest info in northwest Arkansas here.  More winter storm photos here.
NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS  --02/20/2013--  Anna Beth La Tour, 14 of Fayetteville (left) and University of Arkansas student Mitchell Loewen from Hawaii, watch as Luke La Tour, 11 of Fayetteville catches air while riding a snow board down the hill just north of Razorback stadium in Fayetteville Wednesday afternoon.  Fayetteville schools closed early after a cold front moved across the area Wednesday morning covering the area with a light layer of snow.
NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --02/21/2013--  University of Arkansas maintenance crews put up barricades to block off the top deck of the Harmon Ave Parking Garage Thursday morning.  A cold front that brought snow to the area Wednesday has produced icy road hazards Thursday for drivers across Northwest Arkansas.
NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS  --02/20/2013--  City of Fayetteville employee Craig Caperton works on clearing the snow from the sidewalk around the Fayetteville square Wednesday afternoon.  A cold front moved across the area Wednesday morning covering the area with a light layer of snow.
NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS  --02/20/2013--  University of Arkansas freshman Qhapiya Huanca from Bolivia gets a closer look at the morning snow fall Wednesday in Fayetteville.  Fayetteville schools including the University closed early after a cold front moved across the area Wednesday morning covering the area with a light layer of snow.


Sunday, May 20, 2012

solar eclipse in arkansas May 20, 2012

Here are a few photos from the partial solar eclipse as seen from the top of Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Sunday May 20, 2012.   If you look closely at the first photo, you can actually see a sun st near the top middle of the sun.  I originally thought it was dirt on my sensor, but it is in fact a sun spot.  The image was shot with a   Nikon D7000 Digital SLR Camera Body  on a 400mm lens with a 2x converter, shot at f/45 at 1/8000th second with an iso of 100.








Thursday, April 5, 2012

Bobby Petrino, bikes and the things people say

So many people out there in the Razorback Nation know about the developing incident with University of Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino and his motorcycle accident over the weekend.  Fortunately he did not have any life threatening injuries and soon returned to his team during practice just two days after the accident.  Unfortunately Petrino told the media and all those who follow the Razorbacks that he was alone. Riding along with Petrino was .Jessica Dorrell, a former All-SEC volleyball player, became the first female member of the fundraising staff of the Razorback Foundation in November 2009 and who was hired last week to an administrative role within the Arkansas football department,  fortunately she was not severally injured.  However, the incident that is still under investigation by University officials and it has gotten a lot of people out there very angry and vocal, including reports where the family that stopped to help the two after the accident have received death threats.  Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and in my opinion there were some very poor decisions make by both Petrino and Dorrell.  But keep things in perspective because in the grand scheme of things people are humans and make mistakes no matter what profession they are in, there is no need to over react and threaten the lives of any of the innocent people involved, especially the family who helped the coach with medical attention. The Razorbacks will always live on to play another day with or without Petrino.




Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS  --03/31/2012-- University of Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino heads into a press conference to before practiceTuesday afternoon to answer questions about his motorcycle accident over the weekend.


Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS  --03/31/2012-- University of Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino is greeted by Jeff Long after a press conference to answer questions about petrinos motorcycle accident over the weekend.


Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS  --03/31/2012-- University of Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino speaks to the media during a press conference before practice as he answers questions about his motorcycle accident over the weekend.


Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS  --03/31/2012-- University of Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino speaks to the media during a press conference before practice as he answers questions about his motorcycle accident over the weekend.


Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS  --03/31/2012-- University of Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino watches the team practice from the press box at Razorback Stadium Tuesday afternoon.  The doctor allowed him to watch from the press box following petrino's motorcycle accident over the weekend.


Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS  --03/31/2012-- University of Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino speaks to the media during a press conference before practice as he answers questions about his motorcycle accident over the weekend.





Jessica Dorrell watches the Razorbacks practice at Reynolds Razorback Stadium on March 30, 2012.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Home Run Stealing Catch

So far the Arkansas baseball team has been looking good this year. In their first game of SEC play against Alabama they made quite the statement in the first inning when Matt Vinson made one of the most spectacular home run stealing catches I have ever seen.  Arkansas stood strong through the entire series sweeping the Crimson Tide in their three game series. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the first game.   (Read More Here)


Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS  --03/16/2012-- University of Arkansas left fielder Matt Vinson leaps over the left field fence to steal an Alabama home run in the 1st inning of Friday nights game at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville


Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS  --03/16/2012-- University of Arkansas left fielder Matt Vinson (left) celebrates with center fielder Jacob Morris after vinson stole an alabama home run to end the 1st inning of Friday nights game at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.






Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS  --03/16/2012-- University of Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn has a word with third base umpire Steve Dew after he called a balk allowing Alabama to score a run in the 3rd inning of Friday nights game at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

winter moments


So it has been a while since my last post, I have been behind on my blog posts, but for one of my many new years resolutions I will post more often for 2012.  So for now here are a few random photos from this winter, with more to some soon.




Sunday, January 8, 2012

2012 Cotton Bowl

The 2012 Cotton Bowl ended in a Razorback victory over the Kansas State Wildcats giving the Razorbacks a well deserved bowl win to end their season.  Here are a few of my favorite shots I got while covering the game.


Keep up with the latest Razorback Sports News HERE.



Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS --01/06/2012-- University of Arkansas defender DeQuinta Jones takes down Kansas State running back Angelo Pease in the first quarter of Friday nights game at the 2012 Cotton bowl at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington



Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS --01/06/2012-- University of Arkansas defenders  Tevin Mitchel and Tenarius Wright celebrate after Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein fumbled the ball  in the first quarter of Friday nights game at the 2012 Cotton bowl at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington



Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS --01/06/2012-- University of Arkansas defender Jake Bequette slips past Kansas State running back John Hubert as he knocks the ball out of the hands of quarterback Collin Klein in the first quarter of Friday nights game at the 2012 Cotton bowl at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington




Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS --01/06/2012-- University of Arkansas kick returner Joe Adams breaks away for a runt return touchdown in the second quarter of Friday nights game at the 2012 Cotton bowl at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington




Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS --01/06/2012-- University of Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson scrambles out of the pocket as Kansas State defender Adam Davis sacks Wilson causing as Arkansas fumble in the 2nd quarter of Friday nights game at the 2012 Cotton bowl at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington



Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS --01/06/2012-- University of Arkansas receivers Jarius Wright and Joe Adams celebrate after their win over the Kansas State Wildcats after Friday nights game at the 2012 Cotton bowl at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington


Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS --01/06/2012-- University of Arkansas running back Broderick Green shakes Kansas State defender Tre Walker as he runs for a big gain in the 4th quarter of Friday nights game at the 2012 Cotton bowl at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington


Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS --01/06/2012-- University of Arkansas defender Jerico Nelson returns an interception alongside Jerry Franklin in the final seconds of the 4th quarter of Friday nights game at the 2012 Cotton bowl at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington



Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS --01/06/2012-- University of Arkansas defender Jerico Nelson celebrates following their 29-16 win over the Kansas State Wildcats after Friday nights game at the 2012 Cotton bowl at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington


Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS --01/06/2012-- University of Arkansas during their 29-16 win over the Kansas State Wildcats after Friday nights game at the 2012 Cotton bowl at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington


Saturday, June 18, 2011

lightning over Old Main

I was able to catch a nice lightning photo over old main this past week.  In about a half hour while the storms moved through pretty quickly, I manages to get one good frame.