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Random photo #57: Soccer dad

Anthony Dal Porto of Petaluma plays goalie with the help of his 3-year-old daughter Gabriella on his shoulders while playing soccer with his 6-year-old daughter Cecelia at Grupe Park in Stockton. Dal Porto and his family were in Stockton visiting family for the holidays.

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Short attention span theater

Our dog, Lucy, is about 5 years old now and is pretty well-behaved. When she was a puppy she was pretty good, but she was a bit excitable and flighty. She once chewed through the wires to the sprinkler valves in our backyard. Now, although she still has a little trouble with heeling, she sits […]

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A non-sequential sequence

Coincidences happen. In sports alone I’ve shot opposing players with the same numbers, jersey numbers in sequence, even twin brothers tackling the same ball carrier at the same time. I recently shot a women’s soccer game between University of the Pacific and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo at Pacific’s A.A. Stagg Memorial Stadium in Stockton, […]

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Going batty

As I mentioned previously, my son’s soccer team participated in a tournament over the Halloween weekend and while they didn’t observe Halloween on the field, there were a couple of other teams that did. One sported tie-dyed T-shirts but another team was truly eye-catching. The Thunder, an under 14-girls team from Sacramento, who took the […]

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Water soccer

I had an assignment to shoot a Delta College soccer practice when I got to the college’s field and saw two teams playing a game. They were club teams and Delta was nowhere in sight. I called back to the office and talked to Record sports editor Bob Highfill. He put in a call to […]

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Quality vs quantity

I know go on and on about not having enough light at sporting events. I moan and groan about inadequate lighting at area stadiums and gymnasiums ad nauseam.  True, it’s nice to have a lot of light to shoot with for higher shutter speeds to stop the action, or smaller apertures for more depth of field […]

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Hair raising sports

“…I want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy Snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty Oily, greasy, fleecy Shining, gleaming, streaming Flaxen, waxen Knotted, polka-dotted Twisted, beaded, braided Powdered, flowered, and confettied Bangled, tangled, spangled, and spaghettied…” – Hair by James Rado & Gerome Ragni Stagg’s Leonardo Molina, left, and St. Mary’s Joseph Grider fight for the ball during […]

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The Bad Dad Award goes to…

(Camera: Canon 20D. Lens: Canon 300mm w/1.4 extender. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/7.1. ISO: 200) My 14-year-old daughter’s soccer team played its first scrimmage this a couple weekends ago. It was played in a game format with two 40-minute halves. Her team won in convincing fashion, 5-3. (Camera: Canon 20D. Lens: Canon 300mm w/1.4 extender. […]

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The round-headed kid

(Camera: Canon 20D. Lens Canon 16-35mm @ 16mm. Exposure: 1/800th sec. @ f/ 8. ISO: 200) The other day I shot my daughter’s rec league soccer game. It was an early morning game and I usually wear a big hat to shade myself from the sun. The sun was at my back and I looked […]

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Put your left foot in. Put your left foot out…

(Camera:Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 80-200mm @ 80mm. Exposure: f/5.6@ 1/250 sec., ISO 400) Sometimes there are things that are just kind of strange. I’ve seen athletes celebrate a score in a number of ways: high fives, flying chest bumps, spiking the ball, even strutting victory dances. But when veteran player Enrique Tovar did this little […]

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