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The best offense is…

As long as the St. Mary’s girls basketball team has been a perennial powerhouse (11 section and seven state championships since 1999), a hallmark of their game has been their tenacious defense. This year’s team is no different. Not that they don’t have a strong offense; they do. There are several on the team who […]

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Vantage point

St. Mary’s High School has built a shiny new tennis complex at its Stockton campus, but it wasn’t quite finished when I shot the tennis team’s match against Lodi High. Instead, the match was played at St. Mary’s temporary home court of the In-Shape health club at the Lincoln Village West Marina in Stockton. Tennis […]

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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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A light rant

St. Mary’s Afure Jemerigbe goes to the hoop against St. Francis’ Beth Balbierz, left, and Aurora Singh during a game at St. Francis in Sacramento (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm @ 70mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 1600). Last month I shot the St. Mary’s girls varsity basketball game at St. Francis High […]

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Accidental art

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 38mm. Exposure: 1/60th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 200) Sometimes things are done in an artistic way, even thought the people who created it had no artistic intent. It’s something I like to look for: the incidental beauty made by the patterns of man-made scenes. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: […]

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A force to be reckoned with

The St. Mary’s Rams basketball team proved why they’re a force to be reckoned with when they defeated the Inglewood Sentinels in the CIF girls division III state championship on March 21 at Arco Arena in Sacramento. They won it with a tenacious, unyielding defense and solid offense. Although Inglewood held a slight lead in […]

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Football finale

It’s nice to have my Friday nights back again. From September 12 to December 13, the 2008-09 high school football season has finally come to an end*. Of the 14 weeks of games, I shot 12 of them, including every Friday of the 10-week regular season. Every game I shot were blow outs with one […]

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You make the call

(Camera:Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 300mm. exposure: 1/1000th sec. @ f/5.6. ISO: 160) At the top of the third inning in a varsity softball game between Tokay and St. Mary’s High schools at Arnaiz Field in Stockton, there were two outs and the bases were loaded. At bat was Tokay’s Becka Schnieder who made contact off […]

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Joy and despair

St. Mary’s players and fans celebrate their win over Lincoln in the section semi final at St. Mary’s. (Camera: Nikon D2H: Lens: Nikkor 17-35mm @ 17mm. Exposure f/2.8 @ 1/250 sec., ISO 800) To get a good sports jubilation photo, being prepared is the key. I got photos of the the post-game celebration at the […]

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The big chill

(Camera: Nikon D2H: Lens: Nikkor 17-35mm @17mm. Exposure: f/2.8 @ 1/250, ISO 800) It always amazes me when I see football fans, on whatever level, pros, college, high school, braving the cold wearing little more than paint. During Friday night’s game, with the temperature was hovering in the low 40s, the shirtless wonders were out […]

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