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Gallery: Top Non-Game Action Photos of 2012

Jan. 17, 2013


As we look forward to the 2013 season, weíre taking a look back at some of the best photos from 2012 on StormBasketball.com. Team photographer Neil Enns selected his top 12 photos featuring non-game action and wrote brief note about what he likes about each photo. Read them all, then vote for your favorites on the Stormís Facebook page. Stay tuned for more Top 12 of 2012.


Storm Season Ticket Holder Kaleen Yount shows off her Lauren Jackson jersey and Pride colors during the Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday, June 24, 2012. The Pride Parade is a blast to photograph, with so many brightly coloured groups and streets filled with families watching the festivities.
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In-arena emcees Shellie Hart and Eva show off new Storm merchandise in a quick candid photo for Twitter before a pre-season game against the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday, May 13, 2012. Whenever I point my camera at Shellie and Eva they make a crazy face, so sometimes itís nice to catch them making a crazy face at someone elseís camera.
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Sue Bird high fives fans along the aisle during a special pregame introduction for Opening Night against the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday, May 18, 2012. I just happened to notice Sue as she was leaving the court after warm-ups to get in position for her introduction. I ran after her not knowing what to expect, and got lucky when the spotlight caught her back as she ran down the aisle.
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Tanisha Wright reacts in disgust to Doppler's Fear Factor-style food option during filming of an in-arena video on Media Day, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Media Day is an exhausting day of photography, but itís worth it when you can capture reactions like this.
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Sue Bird ties her shoe before heading out to play against the Phoenix Mercury on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. These little unexpected moments make me smile when I find them.
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Players and coaches cheer after Anne Wauters bowls a strike during the Meet Your Team event on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. I didnít realize Iíd captured Storm CEO Karen Bryant cheering in the background until after the event. Sometimes itís nice to be lucky!
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Waiting for his turn to be interviewed at Media Day on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, Head Coach Brian Agler takes a seat courtside at KeyArena. Media Day is always a busy affair, and I just happened to notice Coach Agler sitting quietly. I managed to grab this picture before he noticed me and went back to using his phone.
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Storm point guard Sue Bird is introduced with smoke and lights at game 2 of the 2012 Western Conference Semi-Finals on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. The smoke makes auto-focus basically impossible, so I switched to manual and hoped for the best.
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Lauren Jackson and Tully Bevilaqua hug on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, during a pregame ceremony honoring Bevilaqua, a member of the Storm's 2004 championship team who retired after the 2012 season.
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Tina Thompson receives a celebratory high five from a fan on her way to the locker room after reaching the 7,000 career points milestone in a game against the Chicago Sky on Tuesday, Sept 18, 2012. I distinctly remember getting boxed out of position by Associated Press photographer Elaine Thompson as Thompson was headed to the locker room and had to duck down low to try and get any shot at all. In hindsight Iím glad I was forced to shoot from this angle as it meant the Home Court Advantage banner made it into the frame.
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