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Yep, that’s a picture of mine, nice and big on the cover of the sports section, it’s just not The Record’s sports section.

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 55mm. Exposure: 1/80th sec. @ f/14w/ flash. ISO: 200)

My friend Randy Allen, a photo editor at the Sacramento Bee, emailed me and Record photo editor Craig Sanders to see if our paper was going to cover the Sac-Joaquin Section championship football game between St. Mary’s of Stockton and Pleasant Grove of Elk Grove at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. Elk Grove is in their coverage area, but they weren’t planning to send a photographer to the game. He asked if we could send some pictures his way as a favor.


(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 55mm. Exposure: 1/80th sec. @ f/14w/ flash. ISO: 200)

I’ve been at the Record so long that it’s a little weird to see one of my pictures and my byline in another publication, especially when it’s so well played (usually they’re run small and buried on the inside pages). The sharing of photos and/or stories is something we occasionally with other papers. Sometimes there’s a fee involved, but mostly it’s a done as a professional courtesy and they’ll return the favor sometime in the future.

Thanks Randy for the great display, but you still owe us one.

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