Digital Photography: 17th Annual Mudd Volleyball Tournament

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Well, it finally came and I got to go out and enjoy one of my favorite charity events held annually in Albuquerque, the 17th Annual Mudd Volleyball Tournament.

I’m not going to spend a lot of time going into specifics. The proceeds from the event go to the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation. Last year, $463,000 was raised. For more info on the Foundation, click here:

Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation

For more info on the tournament, you can check out their website at:

Albq Mudd Volleyball

This is the first time I’ve gotten to go out and enjoy the tournament.

Even though it is a volleyball tournament, most are there for the chills, thrills and more important, the spills.

One thing is evident, smiles are everywhere. It is a great place to work on your shutter reflexes, but it’s not the most equipment friendly event in town.

If you’re going to take your camera, make sure it is treated for the elements as the mud and the dust will be everywhere.

The beauty of the event is there is no assigned pits for the spectators, you just wander to the pit of your choice and enjoy some great comedy, Er.. I mean, uh…. Volleyball!!!

I just threw a couple of my favorite pix on this page. I’m working on embedding a Flash Gallery with more pix.

Digital Photography Clean:  Not For Long

Digital Photography: A Spill With Class

View the entire set of images on my Photobucket account as a slideshow.

Photobucket Mudd Volleyball Slideshow

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  1. Clare Delaney

    Looks like a really fun event – thanks for the great pics Dewayne – and I hope your camera survived the fun unscathed!

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  2. Kevin Bettencourt

    Great shots. “A Spill With Class” captured the belching mud very well. The lighting looks favorable to combine the stop action with bright light. Great way to have fun and support a worthy foundation.

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  3. Can you catch diseases from mud , or is there such a thing as clean mud ?

    • Albuquerque has some of the cleanest mud around. I’m not an insider, but from what I understand, the pits stay dry for the rest of the year then right before the event they do some last minute maintenance and flood the pits. All of the pits are connected, so they just start to fill and ciourse work is done the week of the event, so there is little chance of bacteria, no algae, fungus, etc. I don’t think the water is left standing long enough to get “dirty”.

  4. Hi Dewayne,

    I SEE! So, it’s a mudd wrestling with nets fund raiser. Somehow, I can completely respect that. Thank you for capturing so much on film to make it clear the fun of the tournament!

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  5. Dewayne, I have never heard of mud volleyball before. That sounds way cool
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  6. That looks like fun…my wife used to play in college maybe I can get her to go…

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  7. I am going to the Arenal Hot
    Springs in Costa Rica and will also take part in the mud baths…so I will let you know what it is like!! great pix!
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  8. It’s really nice to see people having a good time! Great photos! Volleyball was one of my favorite sports to play.

    Thanks for the pictures!

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