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Images and Stories From A Mile High by Denver Based Freelance Photojournalist Seth McConnell

In The Ruck: Back to Back

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Glendale Raptors vs San Francisco Golden Gate Rhinos PRP Grand Final

GLENDALE, CO – MAY 14: Glendale Raptors vs San Francisco Golden Gate Rhinos in the PRP Grand Final at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on May 14, 2016. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

A year ago (yesterday) I slammed my hand in a car door, requiring 7 stitches in my right index finger. My shooting finger. It was two days before the PRP Grand Final. I was on strict orders to rest for ten days. No shooting, no heavy lifting. I had covered the entire season, to miss the final left me feeling pretty terrible. Through a pretty heavy haze of pain killers I followed the game on Twitter. The Raptors won, bringing home their first PRP championship. When the Raptors secured their place in the final last Saturday, I knew I needed to I make sure to be extra careful this week. I wasn’t going to miss the final two years in a row. The caution was worth it. The Raptors took home their second straight PRP championship yesterday. Dominating San Francisco Golden Gate from the opening whistle. Congratulations to the Raptors and the entire organization. Thanks for looking.

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In The Ruck: May 2016

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Lady Raptors vs Denver Black Ice Rugby

GLENDALE, CO – MAY 7: Lady Raptors vs Denver Black Ice at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on May 7, 2016. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

Thanks to mother nature, I got a long break from shooting rugby during the middle of the season here. It wasn’t the most welcome break but there is not much you can do when flights get cancelled and games are not played as a result. With a decisive victory on Saturday over the rival Denver Barbos, the Raptors secured their place in the final and will attempt to defend their 2015 PRP championship this coming Saturday. More photos after the jump. Thanks for looking.

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May 11, 2016 at 2:19 pm

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In The Ruck: April 2016

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GLENDALE, CO - APRIL 9: Glendale Raptors vs Santa Monica at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on April 9, 2016. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

GLENDALE, CO – APRIL 9: Glendale Raptors vs Santa Monica at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on April 9, 2016. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

 

Shooting the Raptors over the last three seasons has been a ridiculous amount of fun. I had never shot rugby prior to being asked to shoot a sevens tournament, much less having ever seen a match. Its been a learning experience but a fun one at that. With PRO Rugby starting in Denver in the last month, it will be interesting to see where the game goes here in America.

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May 10, 2016 at 2:10 pm

In the Ruck: March 2016

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GLENDALE, CO - MARCH 12: Denver Barbos vs Santa Monica Dolphins at Infinity park in Glendale, Colorado on March 12, 2016.

GLENDALE, CO – MARCH 12: Denver Barbos vs Santa Monica Dolphins at Infinity park in Glendale, Colorado on March 12, 2016.

Saturday’s are for rugby. Over the last three years I’ve spent almost every Saturday in the spring and fall on the pitch in Glendale shooting rugby. I haven’t blogged about it or spoke about it much. I’ve kept it under the radar for the most part and I can’t tell you why. The Glendale Raptors as an organization have been amazing and very easy to work with. Their dedication to growing the game in Denver has been awesome to watch. In an attempt to actually blog more, I’ll be posting up photos after every game starting next week. The season started a while ago so the first two months of the season will be put in digest form. Thanks for looking.

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Photos: Sturgill Simpson, Ogden Theatre. Denver

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DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 5: Sturgill Simpson performs at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado on November 5, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)

DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 5: Sturgill Simpson performs at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado on November 5, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)

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Photos: Incubus/Deftones, Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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MORRISON, CO - AUGUST 24: Incubus performs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado on August 24, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)

MORRISON, CO – AUGUST 24: Incubus performs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado on August 24, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)

 

A little over a decade ago I had tickets to see Incubus at Red Rocks. I had made plans with friends to go, worked on saving money to drive from South Dakota down to Morrison for a few days and attend the show. Through a series of unfortunate events, I was convinced that I didn’t have the money and had to back out at the last-minute only to check my bank account the day of the show, well after my friends had left for Colorado, to find my bank account padded by several hundred dollars. I still kick myself for not going to the show. Luckily they recorded it for a DVD and I get to see my friends sitting in the front row having an amazing time…

Fortunately Incubus brought their radio friendly sound back to Red Rocks last night and for 15 minutes I had one of the best seats in the house and they brought two of my favorite bands with them. I wish I would have been able to stay for the entire show but the downside to shooting shows professionally is a very late night to meet a very early deadline in the morning.

More photos and a full review can be found later today over on Reverb.

Thanks for looking.

 

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Photos: Slipknot, Summers Last Stand Tour- Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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MORRISON, CO - AUGUST 19: Slipknot performs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado on August 19, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)

MORRISON, CO – AUGUST 19: Slipknot performs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado on August 19, 2015. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)

Slipknot brought their insane live show to Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Wednesday night. The masked clad rockers marked their first performance at the historic mountain amphitheatre in 15 years with a blistering set. Lamb of God, Bullet for My Valentine and Motionless in White opened the show. More photos (maybe, eventually?) over at Reverb. Thanks for looking.

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