Deja vu


St Mary’s John Sanguinetti tackles Pleasant Grove’s Michael Madkins during the Sac-Joaquin Section football championship game at the University of the Pacific’s Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium in Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 300mm. Exposure: 1/640th sec. @ f/5.6. ISO: 200)

As I was editing my take from the San Joaquin Section championship football game, I got a sense of deja vu when I saw this shot. It took a little while to put my finger on it, but then I remembered a similar picture I shot in 2004.


9/4/2004: Delta College’s Nick Marshall tackle’s Modesto Junior College’s Jason Wyatt during Delta’s football home opener at DiRicco Field in Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D1H. Lens: Nikkor 300mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/8. ISO: 200)

During the home opener between Delta College and Modesto Junior College, I got a shot of Delta’s Nick Marshall tackling Modesto’s Jason Wyatt at DiRicco Field in Stockton. Different teams, different circumstances, separated by four years, yet a similar shot. To quote Yogi Berra, “It’s deja vu, all over again.”

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