Alex Smith – Colin Kaepernick – Myself and a bunch of other photographers

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith returned to the San Francisco Bay Area just 19 months after he was traded by San Francisco 49ers to face his old team in the newly completed Levi’s stadium in Santa Clara. The game didn’t quite go the way Alex Smith would have liked as the 49ers scored the last nine points of the game for a 22 – 17 victory. 

Though his team was defeated by the quarterback that replaced him and sent him to the Kansas City Chiefs after the game the biggest reunion was with that very same quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

This photo shows San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 and Kansas City Chief quarterback Alex Smith #11 embracing after the game along with a few of their “photographer friends” there to capture the moment.

NFL football: #11 Alex Smith of the Kansas City Chiefs hugs  Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers after the 49ers won their game at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, CA on October 5th, 2014.

#84 Brandon Lloyd of the San Francisco 49ers makes a spectacular catch while covered by #21 Sean Smith of the Kansas City Chiefs in an October 5th, 2014 game at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara.

Alex Smith #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs throws the ball  during the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers at Levi Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.

NFL football: Kansas City Chiefs vs San Francisco 49ers at Levi Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.

It was almost a beautiful over the shoulder catch. Almost.

San Francisco 49ers vs Kansas City Chiefs - October 5th 2014 at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara

NFL football: Alex Smith #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs walks off the field after throwing an interception in the final quarter in a game the featured  Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers at Levi Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.The game didn’t quite go as Alex Smith wanted as he walks off the field after just throwing a 4th quarter interception that sealed the 49er win at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.

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Hazlwood At The Summit – Los Gatos – Rachel & Madison Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peak with several images from Rachel and Madison’s wedding from earlier this month. The Ceremony took place in Hazlwood at the Summit, Los Gatos. Their outdoor ceremony at the Summit of the Santa Cruz mountains with Redwood trees as the backdrop.

The giant Redwoods serve as a backdrop -  Hazelwood at the Summit, Los Gatos

Chalk board sign greets guests - Hazlwood at the Summit, Los Gatos

Bride and groom join guests at outdoor reception - Hazlwood at the Summit, Los Gatos

Members of the bridal party having fun - Hazlwood at the Summit - Los Gatos, CA

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Oakland Athletics – 2013 Team Photo Time Lapse Oakland – Alameda County Coliseum

With the 2014 Oakland A’s team photo right around the corner, I figured it was finally time to put together a time lapse for the team photo I did in 2013.  The A’s finished the 2013 season as AL Western Division Champion for the 2nd year in a row and with a record of  96 wins and 66 losses. They were defeated by the Detroit Tigers in the American League Division Series.

The time lapse from the 2013 team photo day consists of about 900 images in total taken from two different cameras, and lasting 95 seconds.

Oakland Athletics 2013 team photo by Keith Simonian Photography in the Oakland Coliseum

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Colin Kaepernick – the $126 Million Quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers

In that right arm we trust. That might become the new motto of the San Francisco 49ers as they just signed quarterback Colin Kaepernick to a one hundred twenty six million dollar 6 year extension today.

Drafted in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft out of Nevada, Kaepernick became  the starting quarterback during the 2012 season when then starting quarterback Alex Smith was injured with a concussion against the St. Louis Rams on November 11th. Kaepernick led the 49ers to Superbowl XLVII that season where they suffered a heart breaking loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

The six year extension Kaepernick signed today averages out to $21 million a year with $61 million of that money being guaranteed. While not the highest amount paid per year ever in the NFL, that title goes to Green Bay Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the contract does include the largest guaranteed payout ever.

Colin Kaepernick 49er quarterback throws the ball down field against the Green Bay Packers on September 8, 2013 at Candlestick park

Colin Kaepernick’s right arm has become the future of the San Francisco 49ers. Well he is also pretty good with his legs as the photo below shows.

San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick runs down field against the Green Bay Packers  as head coach Jim Harbaugh watches from the sideline

Colin Kaepernick runs down field with 49er head coach Jim Harbaugh on the sidelines hoping he gets out of bounds safely.

christina DooleyJune 7, 2014 - 1:01 am

Nice shot! Captured perfectly. Very high definition.

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