I didn’t leave me heart in San Francisco, but it was close. These lovely ladies would steal anyone’s heart, but I was here to work. I do consider going to these games and other events that I shoot as a professional gig, like a newspaper photographer would. So, no fanboy stuff here.
San Francisco was a nice contrast from what I had experienced my first two games in San Diego. At Candlestick, they still have a very fan friendly camera policy and a security staff that’s more laid back, so I was able to bring in a longer telephoto lens. And you’ll need a longer telephoto lens to photograph the Gold Rush due to the configuration of Candlestick, being an old baseball stadium with all the funny angles.
And because of the funny angles, if I recall correctly, there are five performance areas for the four lines. So that means that each line only stayed in front of my section for a brief time and I was unable to get some good, clean shots of some of the girls. And to add to my misfortune, apparently some of the girls weren’t on the field. I guess a contingent of the Gold Rush make the rounds up in the suites….good for those suite holders, but unfortunate for fans like me.
I do want to compliment the 49ers Gold Rush on their uniforms. I am partial to the venerable Charger Girl uniform because it flatters the feminine form and I would say the same for the Gold Rush uniforms. They are sexy and classy at the same time. It’s not a coincidence, both uniforms were made by Angela King Designs. I just wish the Charger Girls would adopt the Gold Rush’s boots…more stylish.
Oh well. I did get have some left over photographs that didn’t make the cut over at UltimateCheerleaders.com…but that’s good news for our readers over here!