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Portraits

litpupStudio Lights: Jpeg poses for a portrait in a home studio.
Michael RushOff camera strobe:  Curator Michael Rush, poses in a doorway for the show he’s guest curating “Virtuoso Illusion: Cross-Dressing and the New Media Avant-Garde,” at the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Mass.

Ryan Howard
Available light, showcasing concepts: Philadelphia Phillies slugger and musician Ryan Howard poses with his bat and trombone in Philadelphia.

Sports

Raptors Celtics BasketballCeltics’ Rasheed Wallace (30) yells as he celebrates with teammates Kendrick Perkins and Ray Allen after dunking the ball against the Toronto Raptors.

mannyBoston Red Sox’s Manny Ramirez throws his bat as he is almost hit by a pitch during a game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Boston.

BruinsBoston Bruins’ Marco Sturm celebrates after scoring a goal against the Dallas Stars during their NHL game in Boston.

Eagles Patriots FootballNew England Patriots’ Marshall Faulk is upended by a Philadelphia Eagles defender during their NFL game in Foxboro.

tennisJustin Gimelstob dives for a return during at grass court match in Newport, Rhode Island.

hockeyeastVermont’s Colin Vock  celebrates after scoring against Boston University goalie Brett Bennett (31) during a semifinal of the Hockey East college hockey tournament in Boston.

World Series PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies closer Brad Lidge celebrates with catcher Carlos Ruiz after winning the 2008 World Series.

Wes WelkerNew England Patriots’ Wes Welker dives into the end zone for a touchdown ahead of a Denver Broncos defender during their NFL game in Foxboro.

ncaahoopsBoston University’s Tyler Morris, top, and Albany’s Jon Iati, battle for a loose ball during an America East semifinal college basketball game in Boston.

Hurricanes Bruins HockeyBoston Bruins’ Milan Lucic (17) and Carolina Hurricanes’ Jay Harrison (44) exchanges punches during a fight in an NHL hockey game in Boston.

alcsJonathan Papelbon and Jason Varitek celebrate after winning Game 7 of the ALCS in Boston.

nascarTony Stewart celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Nationwide Camping World RV Sales 200 in Loudon, N.H.

Features

gooseA gosling looks for food in front of  a plastic coyote designed to scare it off the grass at a park in Tewksbury, Mass.

larryBoston Celtics legend Larry Bird crouches down to receive an honorary degree at Boston University’s commencement.

tempeThe Mill Avenue bridge is reflected in the still waters of Tempe Town Lake in Tempe, Arizona.

lilypadsLily pads are reflected at the water’s surface as seen from underwater at Sterns pond in Harold Parker State Park.

orangutanAn orangutan uses a piece of string to floss her teeth at the zoo in Phoenix, Arizona.

reik7-foot prep schooler John Reik folds himself into a desk as he works on a math problem with his teacher at the Winchendon School.

dogA dog watches and waits from the driver’s side window for his owner to return.

langurAn Ebony Langur baby squirms in its mother’s arms at the Bronx Zoo in New York.

News

funeralA family member reaches out to the hearse after the remains of Staff Sgt. Alex Jimenez were placed inside following a Mass at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church in Lawrence, Mass.

bombMassachusetts State Police place a military-type explosive projectile into a bed of sand in a dump truck after it was seized from a home.

New Immigration BuildingA participant in the Naturalization Ceremony holds onto a flag and a copy of the Pledge of Allegiance prior to taking the Oath of Naturalization at the Lawrence History Center in Lawrence, Mass.

New Immigration BuildingPeople file through the entrance of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services building after the grand opening ceremony in Lawrence, Mass.

esuESU officers with the NYPD, the lead with a hand gun drawn, enter a boarded up building acting on a tip that a suspect was holed up in the building.

mccain2Potential supporters for Republican presidentail hopeful Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., are reflected in his sunglasses as he speaks at a campaign house party in Rye, N.H.

tsongasNiki Tsongas is joined by supporters as she enters a debate in Lowell, Mass.

stormA front loader clears the road of snow in downtown North Andover on Valentines Day.

Picture Story

Coming up with a picture story is always a difficult assignment. Doing so in just three hours during the pregame of the post season of a Major League Baseball game is the ultimate challenge.  In my recent work with mlb.com I had the task to create pregame photo galleries that encompassed the feel of the park; what it’s like to be at a game, including each teams’ batting practice, and fans enjoying the festivities outside, entering, and inside the park.  In that time, I had to edit, crop, tone and caption each photo and transmit them to mlb.com  30 minutes before the start of the game.

Postseason 1Fans arrives for Game 5 of the NLCS between the Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers, in Philadelphia.

Post Season 2A fan has a P for Phillies painted on her face outside the stadium before Game 5 of the NLCS.

Post SeasonPhiladelphia Phillies Game 4 pitcher Cliff Lee casts a long shadow as he stretches in the outfield prior to the start of Game 5.

Post Season 4Fans get their rally towels as they pour through turnstiles into the stadium prior to the start of Game 5 of the NLCS.

Post Season 5Young fans try to catch a ball thrown by a Philadelphia Phillies player during batting practice before Game 5.

Post Season 6A batting glove appears to reach out from the bat bin prior to the start of Game 5.

Post Season 7Philadelphia Phillies’ Jimmy Rollins sands a bat in the dugout as he prepares for batting practice before the start of Game 5.

Post Season 8Los Angeles Dodgers stretch out before taking batting practice prior to the start of Game 5.

Post Season 9Fans can’t wait to get their hands on their tickets to Game 5 of the NLCS between the Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Photo Week

The Photo Week is an additional project I’ve been working on for the last 5 years.  Each Sunday I pull together a photo montage of something I’ve done during the week.  I have not missed a week in 5 years, and the work has always been from something within the calendar week.  The photos often involve a zoo visit or a trip to a farm, and it’s an interesting look back at 5 years of weekly photography.

Archives: http://www.maryschwalm.com/pastweeks.html

Multimedia

Zoo Enrichment (hosted at Associated Press Interactives)

2 Frames per Second

2 Frames per Second is my daily photoblog dedicated to the Canon G7. Every photo on the blog posted in 2009 was taken with this extraordinary little camera. (2010 has broadened the scope to posts from all my cameras and decreased in daily frequency to reflect quality over content.)

Video: Elise Cooks a Turkey

Elise cooks a turkey