The Presidio Chapel of our Lady San Francisco – Commodore Cruise on the Bay

A while back I had the opportunity with second shoot with San Francisco wedding photographer Richard Haick for a wedding at the historic Presidio Chapel of our Lady church in San Francisco. The wedding was followed by a evening on the San Francisco Bay aboard the Commodore Cruise line ship Cabernet Sauvignon that afforded views not only of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge at sunset, but the Golden Gate bridge as well.

The bride and groom are pictured in this childThe moon sets over the San Francisco skyline and Bay BridgeThe bride walks up the aisle as her veil trails her

Colorful flowers decorate the Presidio church  - Chapel of our LadyWedding-Ceremony-thePresido-04Lighting-the-Unity-Candle-05

Young wedding guest is all smiles

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San Francisco 49ers hire Defensive Line coach Jim Tomsula as their new head coach

The news was released today that the San Francisco 49ers will promote their defensive line coach  Jim Tomsula to the vacant head coach position. The 49ers were looking for a new head coach after they parted ways with Jim Harbaugh who had coached the team for the last four seasons. The team will make a formal announcement of the hiring tomorrow at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The 46-year-old Jim Tomsula will become the 19th head coach in San Francisco 49ers history after spending the last 8 seasons as the Defensive Line coach. Previous to his 2007 hire by the 49ers Tomsula served as the  head coach for Rhein Fire of the  NFL Europa league.

Defensive Line coach Jim Tomsula apprears to be yelling for a player to leave the field in this December 20th, 2014 game against the San Diego Charger at Levi

In this photo from the December 20th, 2014 game against the San Diego Chargers Defensive Line coach Jim Tomsula apprears to be yelling for a player to leave the field while then head coach Jim Harbaugh in the foreground remains calm.

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Reviewed against Canon 5D Mark III and Canon EOS 1D Mark IV at NFL night game

Last week at the San Francisco 49ers vs San Diego Chargers night game I had the chance to test the high ISO  capabilities of  the new Canon 7D mark II against the Canon 5D mark III and the Canon 1D mark IV. The test wasn’t a perfect apples to apples comparison as every play of an National Football League game is different from the next.

Long story short, here is my conclusion. The 7D Mark II has about the same amount of noise at high ISO as does the Canon 1D mark IV straight out of the camera, but the 7D mark II files clean up better using Lightroom 5, while the 5D Mark III files were the best straight from the camera and cleaned up better in than both other camera Lightroom 5.

San Francisco 49er #94 Justin Smith is blocked by San Diego Charger left tackle #77 King Dunlap. Image made with Canon EOS 7D mark II and Canon 400mm f2.8 lens at 1/2000, f 3.5, ISO 2000, full RAW file processed in Lightroom 5.
May 18th, 2015 Update – This would the 2nd to last game Justin Smith would play in the NFL as he announced his retirement today after 14 seasons in the NFL. During a 14 year NFL career Justin Smith missed just 2 games and was named to the Pro Bowl 5 times.

Canon-7D-Mark-II-NFL-Game-2 - San Francisco 49er #94 Justin Smith

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SeanApril 26, 2015 - 5:43 pm

Thanks for the comparison of shots. I came across your post searching for results of someone using the 7DmkII and a 400mm f2.8 and actually got intrigued with the different noise levels you got on the various cameras. I already purchased the 7DmkII and I am actually looking at picking up an older 400mm 2.8 II non-IS, but your post gave some good information on the post processing as well as your use of the camera and lens.

Even with a full frame, it looks like you get some noise either way at a night came. I normally shoot D-2 football games and got to do a few D1′s this past season. Makes me wish I had a FF or the 7DmkII a few months earlier. Looking forward to this next season. Thanks again

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