I shot images both at Center Court and also on Court 1, where lots of action was happening. This is a wide shot of Court 1 taken from high up in the stands. Unlike center court, this court does not have a roof that closes and we had some nice puffy clouds, so I wanted to grab a shot including the blue skies.
This is the Wimbledon grounds all dressed up in the Olympic colors.
I saw this and couldn't resist taking a shot of it.
The first match that I photographed, on Center Court was a women's singles game with Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and Angelique Kerber of Germany.
A great reaction from Angelique after winning a long rally.
I was intrigued by this ball girl, who was sporting a bleached mohawk, and thought that it should be photographed. I doubt that this would be allowed at Wimbledon in normal circumstances.
Victoria Azarenka excited about her great shot.
After shooting for while, I decided that I needed to get something different, so I slowed the shutter to get some movement of the racquet and ball.
Then I was off to photograph Serena Williams (who just won the Gold Medal) against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark on Court 1.
Sometimes when she would win a good point, Serena would stare down the judge (or someone in this direction).
More motion blur.
Caroline Wozniacki finally won a game against Serena, and showed a great smile for the accomplishment.
When reviewing the images, I was intrigued by this photo. I happened to snap the shutter right as the ball impacted Serena's racquet. Look at how the strings of the racquet are concave from the force. Pretty amazing.
After a really long rally, Serena smashed a perfectly placed ball and took the point. This was her reaction. Love it.
Here is a closer view (cropped from the image above).
Well...there it is. Now I can say that I have photographed a couple of tennis matches at Wimbledon. Another one to cross off of my photography bucket list. (And for those of you who do not know, I know that I am lucky to have this opportunity and do not take any of it for granted.)