Jeff Gordon wins at Michigan

NASCAR: Pure Michigan 400

After getting home at 3am from the Jets vs Bengals game I arrived at Michigan International Speedway at 10am to get ready to shoot the Pure Michigan 400. Michigan is quickly becoming one of my least favorite  tracks, the garages are awful, the racing is single file for most of the race and it’s in the middle of nowhere in Michigan.

In the above photo Jeff Gordon was giving a stuffed cheetah because he recorded the fastest time at Michigan International Speedway beating Kevin Harvick’s record in June.

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Preseason: New York Jets at Cincinnati Bengals

NFL: Preseason-New York Jets at Cincinnati Bengals

This past weekend was a long one for me, NASCAR at Michigan International Speedway Friday, Saturday morning drive to Cincinnati for the Jets at Bengals game then drive back to Michigan for the NASCAR Race on Sunday afternoon.

The store line for the New York Jets is Geno Smith vs Michael Vick for the starting quarterback position. Also everyone wanted to see how Andy Dalton handled his self after signing six year $116 million dollar contract. Personally I think I could live off that for the rest of my life! :)

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Random Photos from Mexico

 

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Spent a few days down in Mexico with my wife Stacy and these are just some random photos during our trip.

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Johnny Manziel NFL Debut

NFL: Preseason-Cleveland Browns at Detroit Lions

NFL game number two for me this year and everyone is still talking about Johnny Manziel. After battling it out with Brian Hoyer in training camp, he got to show what he has against the Detroit Lions. Manziel  7-for-11 for 63 yards with six rushes for 27 yards. He made the play (photo above) getting away from Van Noy look easy.

The game was very uneventful, lots of running by Johnny and lots of field goals by both teams as neither scored a touchdown.

Let’s get on with the photos.

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Findlay Hot Air Balloon Festival

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Many of you may know that I have a little obsession with hot air balloons, if you have followed my blog, facebook page or Instagram account you have seen photos of other balloons. After getting home from the LeBron James Welcome Home Party around 12am. I had a 5am wake up call to head down to Findlay for the Findlay Hot Air Ballon Festival.

The morning light made for some beautiful pictures of the unique and different hot air balloons.

To view more of my hot air balloon collection, follow the link below.

http://aweber.photoshelter.com/gallery-collection/Hot-Air-Ballooning/C0000SOm5Lm9yY14

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LeBron James Welcome Home Party

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About a month ago LeBron James announced he was returning to Cleveland to to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers who drafted LeBron as the #1 overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. LeBron played for Cleveland from 2003-2010 then on July 8th 2010 LeBron said he would be taking his talents to South Beach to play for the Miami Heat. Everyone in Cleveland starting burning their jerseys and saying he was a trader.

Fast forward to today the city of Akron hosted a Welcome Home LeBron James party in conjunction with the LeBron James Family Foundation Reunion where every year LeBron helps out underprivileged children by helping them in school and donating bicycles to the kids.

The event made for some cool pictures, that I was extremely happy with.

Between Johnny Manziel and new LeBron James both in Cleveland, it looks like I will be spending lots of time in Cleveland.

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Harmful Algal Bloom at Maumee Bay State Park

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Harmful Algal Bloom season has arrived. If your not from Toledo, over the weekend the City of Toledo and surrounding suburbs were advised not to drink or boil water due to algae getting into the city water system.

Toledo was on a Don’t Drink, Don’t Boil advisory for two and a half days. People were clearing water off the shelves by the dozen. I have never seen anything like it. Lucky we don’t get hurricanes or other natural disasters.

Here a few photos of the Algal Blooms at Maumee Bay State Park.

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Werner Pfeiffer for Toledo Musuem of Art

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Werner Pfeiffer (pronounced Verner) is a book artist, he writes and builds 3D books. I had the opportunity to spend some time with him getting some detailed view of his book and his as he works alot of his hands building the books.

Watch this video to see how detailed his books are.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iNGajj3lns

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Preseason: New York Giants vs Buffalo Bills

NFL: Hall of Fame Game-New York Giants vs Buffalo Bills

 

The NFL is finally back! The New York Giants and Buffalo Bills had their first preseason game in Canton, Ohio. Preseason is  interesting as most of the veteran starters only play for a quarter, allowing for rookies and other guys trying to make the team get playing time.

Eli Manning and EJ Manuel only played for the first quarter but it was enough for the Giants to score their first touchdown.

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2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement

New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan kisses his bust during the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement at Fawcett Stadium.

The NFL is finally back! Every year the season kicks off in Canton, Ohio where a few former players are inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It’s amazing to think about how many DI college football players there are, then each year only 224 are drafted into the NFL. There are only 287 inductees in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which makes being inducted such a special honor.

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About

Andrew Weber is a professional sports photographer based in Toledo, OH. He was a place kicker for The University of Toledo football team for four years. Andrew's primary focus is capturing important events on film. He was a staff photographer for the Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune covering a wide variety of events ranging from high school athletics and late-breaking stories to local county fairs.

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