In an effort to improve my photography, journalism, and photo-journalism skills, I am going to be posting a new picture that I have taken each week for the remainder of the year. I welcome all comments.
Week 1: January 1 – January 9
The Duck gets hoisted towards the Arizona sky by thousands of Oregon faithful prior to the University's historic matchup against Auburn in the 2011 BCS National Championship Game
Week 2: January 10 – January 16
Coach Dana Altman claps his way through the Pit Crew's locker room tunnel on his way to Kilkenny Court at the new Matthew Knight Arena
Week 3: January 17 – January 23
The Duck sits amongst the students at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon
Week 4: January 24-30
Deep in the Woods of Matthew Knight Arena, Paul Westhead's Ducks prepare to run "The System"
Week 5: January 31-February 6
John Dick, nicknamed "The Admiral", is a former All-American and National Champion of the University of Oregon's 1939 basketball team. He has season tickets to Oregon basketball games and arrived first for the game against Washington.
Week 6: February 7 – February 13
Junior forward Amanda Johnson prepares to shoot a free throw in front of her biggest fan at Matthew Knight Arena.
Week 7: February 14 – February 20
Loyd and Strowbridge defend an Oregon State Beavers player in the Civil War
Week 8: February 21 – February 27
Waiting outside of Matthew Knight Arena, preparing for the final game of the season, Oregon Pit Crew Member Tyler Armstrong enjoys a laugh
Week 9: February 28 – March 6
Oregon Baseball is back at PK Park. The ranked Ducks look to make a serious run at a National Title
Week 10: March 7 – March 13
ATP #2 Roger Federer tosses up the ball and prepares to serve to ATP #1 Rafael Nadal at the Nike Clash of the Champions tennis Exhibition. The event, held at Matthew Knight Arena featured Men's and Women's Singles, along with a Mixed Doubles Match with Federer, Nadal, Maria Sharapova, Vika Azarenka, and a surprise appearance by John McEnroe
Week 11: March 14 – March 20
The University of Oregon Cheerleaders shake their pom poms during the Ducks first round C.B.I. victory over Weber State.
Week 12: March 21 – March 27
The University of Oregon's all-male a cappella group, On The Rocks, delivers an exciting performance filled with vocal range, choreography, and enthusiasm during their recent Los Angeles tour.
Week 13: March 28 – April 3
The Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi at the University of Oregon held one of its many Spring Rush events at the local bowling alley.
Week 14: April 4 – April 10
At the first ever Acrobatics and Tumbling National Championships, the Ducks of Oregon defeated the previously unbeaten University of Maryland Terps at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, OR. The results were announced to the teams with Oregon winning closely 283.481-283.352
Week 15: April 11 – April 17
Oregon Ducks infielders J.J. Altobelli (49) and Aaron Payne lock arms in preparation to start the weekend series at P.K. Park
Week 16: April 18 – April 24
Former Oregon Duck and World Record Holder Ashton Eaton (Green) sets the pace for the men's 110 meter hurdles. He set a new Oregon Relays meet record with a time of 13.57.
Week 17: April 25 – May 1
At the 2011 Oregon Spring Game, Oregon Head Coach Chip Kelly embraces the widow of fallen Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen who was fatally shot a week earlier.
Week 18: May 2 – May 8
The Phi Pledge Class of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity at The University of Oregon, poses together in their final Brother's Banquet after four years together.
Week 19: May 9 – May 15
Dani Yudin, of the #12 UCLA Bruins softball team, receives medical attention at Howe Field after being hit in the back of her head by the #11 Oregon Ducks pitcher Jessica Moore. Yudin was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital straight from the field after being treated by Firemen.
Week 20: May 16 – May 22
Matt Bronstein, of Alpha Epsilon Pi, takes a swing of the incoming pitch during his playoff softball game. AEPi fell short and was eliminated from the playoffs.
Week 21: May 23 – May 29
A gloomy, wet day at Wrigley Field in Chicago, delayed the start to the Cubs' game against the Pittsburgh Pirates
Week 22: May 30 – June 5
Between terminals and baggage claim at Chicago's O'hare International Airport, travelers walk through the neatly lit passageway.
Week 23: June 6 – June 12
Nike Headquarters, located in unicorporated Washington County right next to Beaverton, OR, is home to many products, designers, and testing facilities. Along with this water, multiple soccer fields, basketball courts, and running tracks are all located on the property.
Week 24: June 13 – June 19
Amitai Zuckerman, a 2011 International Studies graduate at the University of Oregon, excites the crowd as he is the last to accept his diploma.
Week 25: June 20 – June 26
The clouds above Chavez Ravine are a pleasant distraction to the on and off field issues that the Los Angeles Dodgers have been facing this season.
Week 26: June 27 – July 3
Self Portrait of Matthew Lerman with the lingering effects of Traumatic Hyphema and a scratched cornea.
Week 27: July 4 – July 10
Dioner Navarro of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on in front of fans and television cameras while in the hole of the team's dugout
Week 28: July 11 – July 17
San Diego, California's own Pacific Beach attracts locals and visitors as seen by the full street leading up to it.
Week 29: July 18 – July 24
The bright pink flowers stand out in night sky of Oak Park, California.
Week 30: July 25 – July 30
Matt Kemp of the Dodgers slides into third base after moving from first to third on a single to right field. Third base coach Tim Wallach motions to Kemp to get down and dive into the base.
Week 31: August 1 – August 7
The famed Pie Eating Competition's youth division faired well for this young boy who went face first into a Cherry Pie at the 2011 Ventura County Fair.
Week 32: August 8 – August 14
From within his studio, Malin discusses the recordings of the night with JGott before they are finalized for his debut album.
Week 33: August 15 – August 21
In the first 21 minutes of his L.A. Galaxy career, Irish striker Robbie Keane celebrates after scoring a goal against the S.J. Earthquakes.
Week 34: August 22 – August 28
From behind the Hollywood Sign in Griffith Park, the beauty of Tinsel Town shines beyond its iconic letters.
Week 35: August 29 – September 4
The Oregon Ducks huddle up prior to the 2011 Cowboys Classic in their new Nike Pro Combat Uniforms.
Week 36: September 5 – September 11
The grassy knoll in Dealey Plaza looks onto the former Texas School Book Depository, the site where Lee Harvey Oswald was accused of assassinating President Kennedy. The "X" on the road is the site where the president was hit.
Week 37: September 12 – September 18
Following the 56-7 win against Missouri State, the Autzen Stadium fans head home through Kilkenny Plaza.
Week 38: September 19 – September 25
The Upsilon Omega Chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity kicked off its fall rush with a back to school barbeque.
Week 39: September 26 – October 2
Matt Gottlieb feels for the exothermic heat coming off of the shoe mold that he made as a part of the Eugene Police Department's Prevention Convention Forensic Unit Lab.
Week 40: October 3 – October 9
In the game which running back LaMichael James was forced to leave early due to injury, he sports the Ducks' throwback unspired jerseys during pregame.
Week 41: October 10 – October 16
At Matt Knight Madness, the University of Oregon's introduction of the Men and Women's Basketball teams for the upcoming season, freshman Jordan Loera throws a shirt into the crowd.
Week 42: October 17 – October 23
Oregon Soccer Sophomore Achijah Berry (6) gets hugged by her teammates after putting in the game's only goal that defeated #18 Washington State.
Week 43: October 24 – October 30
At their weekly Friday show, University of Oregon's all-male A Capella group On The Rocks, daunts their Halloween costumes throughout their performance.
Week 44: October 31 – November 6
The leaves continue to fall on campus at the University of Oregon as the calendar shifts from October to November
Week 45: November 7 – November 13
A sunny day on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, OR.
Week 46: November 14 – November 20
Looking on from the bench, Tyrone Nared, Johnathon Loyd, Olu Ashaolu, and Bruce Barron watch their teammates defeat SE Missouri St. 86-61 at Matthew Knight Arena
Week 47: November 21 – November 27
On Senior Day, the final regular season home game for Oregon's senior class, each senior was recognized and met with their families. Asper, one of the oldest on the team at 26 years, holds up his second born daughter Maci Lova.
Week 48: November 28 – December 4
After suddenly being informed that University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere was being fired, faculty, students, staff, community members, and more gathered to hold a rally in his support.
Week 49: December 5 – December 11
The Israeli sunset over looks the stone walls on this Golan Heights amphitheater
Week 50: December 12 – December 18
Following their Shabbat celebrations, four Israeli boys play around in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem
Week 51: December 19 – December 25
On top of the grave of Binyamim Ze'ev Theodore Herzl (1860-1904), the visionary of the Jewish state, sits rocks placed by visitors who came to pay their respects.
Week 52: December 26 – December 31
Following the Rose Bowl Game tradition, the Oregon and Wisconsin football teams were given a day to celebrate their accomplishments at Disneyland.