Monthly Archives: April 2014

My First Time Shooting Lacrosse: Bayhawks at Cannons 4/27/14

Shooting a sport for the first time is always incredibly exciting. Today, I had a great time photographing lacrosse.

Rainclouds floating above them, The Boston Cannons held their season opener against The Chesapeake Bayhawks at Harvard Stadium. Among the players was Boston standout Paul Rabil, often considered one of the best lacrosse players in the world. Personally, I really enjoyed the fast tempo of the sport. I’m definitely looking forward to the next time I shoot lacrosse.

Here are some of my favorite photos from the game:

Paul Rabil #99 of the Boston Cannons walks off the field prior to the game at Harvard Stadium on April 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Paul Rabil #99 of the Boston Cannons walks off the field prior to the game at Harvard Stadium on April 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Chris Eck #24 of the Boston Cannons keeps the ball away from Alex Smith #11 of the Chesapeake Bayhawks during the game at Harvard Stadium on April 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Chris Eck #24 of the Boston Cannons keeps the ball away from Alex Smith #11 of the Chesapeake Bayhawks during the game at Harvard Stadium on April 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Stephen Berger #10 of the Boston Cannons follows through on his shot during the game at Harvard Stadium on April 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Stephen Berger #10 of the Boston Cannons follows through on his shot during the game at Harvard Stadium on April 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Jack Rice #16 of the Boston Cannons controls the ball during the game at Harvard Stadium on April 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Jack Rice #16 of the Boston Cannons controls the ball during the game at Harvard Stadium on April 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Paul Rabil #99 of the Boston Cannons and Will Manny #1 of the Boston Cannons celebrate a goal during the game at Harvard Stadium on April 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Paul Rabil #99 of the Boston Cannons and Will Manny #1 of the Boston Cannons celebrate a goal during the game at Harvard Stadium on April 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Paul Rabil #99 of the Boston Cannons keeps the ball from Jesse Bernhardt #36 of the Chesapeake Bayhawks during the game at Harvard Stadium on April 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Paul Rabil #99 of the Boston Cannons keeps the ball from Jesse Bernhardt #36 of the Chesapeake Bayhawks during the game at Harvard Stadium on April 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Paul Rabil #99 of the Boston Cannons controls the ball during the game at Harvard Stadium on April 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Paul Rabil #99 of the Boston Cannons controls the ball during the game at Harvard Stadium on April 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Kyle Dixon #5 of the Chesapeake Bayhawks reacts to a play during the game at Harvard Stadium on April 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Kyle Dixon #5 of the Chesapeake Bayhawks reacts to a play during the game at Harvard Stadium on April 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Fans of the Boston Cannons watch the action during the game at Harvard Stadium on April 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Fans of the Boston Cannons watch the action during the game at Harvard Stadium on April 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Paul Rabil #99 of the Boston Cannons looks to get past Jesse Bernhardt #36 of the Chesapeake Bayhawks during the game at Harvard Stadium on April 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Paul Rabil #99 of the Boston Cannons looks to get past Jesse Bernhardt #36 of the Chesapeake Bayhawks during the game at Harvard Stadium on April 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Kyle Sweeney #77 of the Boston Cannons directs his teammates during the game at Harvard Stadium on April 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Kyle Sweeney #77 of the Boston Cannons directs his teammates during the game at Harvard Stadium on April 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Kevin Buchanan #27 of the Boston Cannons celebrates a second quarter goal during the game at Harvard Stadium on April 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Kevin Buchanan #27 of the Boston Cannons celebrates a second quarter goal during the game at Harvard Stadium on April 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Matt Abbott #3 of the Chesapeake Bayhawks keeps the ball from Will Manny #1 of the Boston Cannons during the game at Harvard Stadium on April 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Matt Abbott #3 of the Chesapeake Bayhawks keeps the ball from Will Manny #1 of the Boston Cannons during the game at Harvard Stadium on April 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

You can view my full set of photos, here: http://www.elankphotography.com/gallery/MLL-Chesapeake-Bayhawks-at-Boston-Cannons-4-27-2014/G0000DUTBUKhi6Ug/C0000YlkkGct_.DE

Knesset Members Visit Harvard

It’s not every day that I get the opportunity to get up close and personal with world leaders in my own hometown. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of covering a group of Knesset members who were visiting Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Knesset, the Israeli equivalent of Congress, is made up of 120 MK’s, six of which are visiting Boston and New York as part of a delegation brought to The United States by The Ruderman Family Foundation, a non-profit organization based right outside of Boston.

At Harvard, the MK’s enjoyed a quick tour through a rainy Harvard Yard, and then took part in a discussion with Harvard students. If you’d like to see all of my photos, click on this link.

Here are some of my favorite photos from their visit:

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A delegation made up of members of the Israeli Knesset, including Nahman Shai of the Labor party, Shimon Ohayon of the Likud-Yisrael Beitenu electoral alliance, Shulamit Mualem Rephaeli of the Habayit Hayehudi party, Michal Rozin of the Meretz party, Itzik Shmuli of the Labor party, and Shimon Solomon of the Yesh Atid party tour Harvard University on March 31, 2014 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch/CJP)
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For my Hebrew speaking readers:

חברי כנסת נחמן שי (מפלגת העבודה הישראלית), שמעון אוחיון (הליכוד ישראל ביתנו), שולי מועלם-רפאלי (הבית היהודי), מיכל רוזין (מרצ), איציק שמולי (מפלגת העבודה הישראלית), ושמעון סולומון (יש עתיד) מבקרים באוניברסיטת הרווארד .ב31 במרץ, 2014 בקיימברידג’, מאסאצ’וסטס, ארצות הברית