This week, little ol' Rhode Island caught some serious national attention as a well-intentioned tourism campaign went off the rails and resulted in viral memes, back-and-forth internet trolling and massive online debates.
The crux of the arguments came about as a highly-touted new state website launched ... with little more than stock photos and a ton of errors.
Perhaps the most disappointing aspect of this launch was that the Ocean State has a ton of incredible athletes and sports but you'd never know it from the visitrhodeisland.com website itself as the only photo features a baseball park ... in Toronto.
As a local sports photographer based in Rhode Island, then, I find it's only fitting that this also happens to the be the week in which the winter high school sports season has come to an end.
And, because I actually kept up with my favorite photos this season, I was able to put together three pages worth of my favorite sports photos of the season.
I love the winter sports season. In fact, it's the only thing that gets me through the cold months. And this year, even though I didn't shoot a ton of games, I shot some pretty awesome ones and caught some pretty awesome moments.
The majority of these are shots that I took for Mare Studios and for www.risportsphoto.com but there are a couple that I took that appeared in the South County Independent and the North East Independent newspapers.