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Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/5000th, Manual Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball runs the ball as he is pursued by diving New England Patriots defensive lineman Rob Ninkovich.

When the Broncos defeated the Chargers last Sunday I knew I would be returning to Denver the following week for the AFC Championship game. The one question was who’d their opponent be? The answer to that was the New England Patriots. Tom Brady vs Peyton Manning with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line with me on the sidelines shooting? Hell yes!

The only thing that could make the matchup of future hall of famers even cooler was the fact it was a day game that would take place on a 60 degree day of sun in Denver. The last week the temps were in the twenties. I’d have nothing to blame if I sucked at shooting this game!

On to the pics.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/640th, Manual New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and girlfriend Ricki Noel Lander arrive at the stadium for the game.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/640th, Manual
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and girlfriend Ricki Noel Lander arrive at the stadium for the game.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 3200iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady waits in the tunnel prior to taking the field for the game against the Denver Broncos.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 3200iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady waits in the tunnel prior to taking the field for the game against the Denver Broncos.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f4, 1/4000th, Manual New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walks onto the field to warm up prior to the game.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f4, 1/4000th, Manual
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walks onto the field to warm up prior to the game.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm w/1.4 converter (560mm), 400iso, f4, 1/4000th, Manual Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater jumps into the air (aka #PRATERING) prior to kicking off the ball against the New England Patriots to begin the AFC Championship.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm w/1.4 converter (560mm), 400iso, f4, 1/4000th, Manual
Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater jumps into the air (aka #PRATERING) prior to kicking off the ball against the New England Patriots to begin the AFC Championship.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 400iso, f4, 1/3200th, Manual Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning bobbles the ball on the snap against the New England Patriots in the first quarter during the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 400iso, f4, 1/3200th, Manual
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning bobbles the ball on the snap against the New England Patriots in the first quarter during the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 400iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker (87) is tackled by a tsunami of New England Patriots defenders in the first quarter.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 400iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual
Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker (87) is tackled by a tsunami of New England Patriots defenders in the first quarter.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm w/1.4 converter (560mm), 400iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas leaps as he catches a pass against the New England Patriots in the first half of the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm w/1.4 converter (560mm), 400iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual
Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas leaps as he catches a pass against the New England Patriots in the first half of the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm w/1.4 converter (560mm), 400iso, f4, 1/4000th, Manual Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball (center) is tackled by New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington (left) and Logan Ryan during the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm w/1.4 converter (560mm), 400iso, f4, 1/4000th, Manual
Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball (center) is tackled by New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington (left) and Logan Ryan during the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm w/1.4 converter (560mm), 400iso, f4, 1/5000th, Manual Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws a pass in some beautiful sunlight!

Canon 1Dx, 400mm w/1.4 converter (560mm), 400iso, f4, 1/5000th, Manual
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws a pass in some beautiful sunlight!

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 400iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) runs the ball against the Denver Broncos in the first half of the 2013 AFC Championship football game.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 400iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) runs the ball against the Denver Broncos in the first half of the 2013 AFC Championship football game.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm w/1.4 converter (560mm), 400iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual New England Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson (17) is tackled by Denver Broncos defenders.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm w/1.4 converter (560mm), 400iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual
New England Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson (17) is tackled by Denver Broncos defenders.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 400iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman leaps over Denver Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan in the first half of the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 400iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman leaps over Denver Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan in the first half of the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 400iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is sacked by Denver Broncos defensive end Robert Ayers in the first half of the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 400iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is sacked by Denver Broncos defensive end Robert Ayers in the first half of the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm w/1.4 converter (560mm), 400iso, f4, 1/5000th, Manual Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) catches a pass under pressure from New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm w/1.4 converter (560mm), 400iso, f4, 1/5000th, Manual
Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) catches a pass under pressure from New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm w/1.4 converter (560mm), 400iso, f4, 1/5000th, Manual Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (27) runs the ball against the New England Patriots in the first half of the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm w/1.4 converter (560mm), 400iso, f4, 1/5000th, Manual
Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) runs the ball after a reception against the New England Patriots in the first half of the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f4, 1/5000th, Manual Haze from the half time show pyrotechnics  remains over Sports Authority Field at Mile High at the start of the third quarter of the 2013 AFC Championship football game.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f4, 1/5000th, Manual
Haze from the half time show pyrotechnics remains over Sports Authority Field at Mile High at the start of the third quarter of the 2013 AFC Championship football game.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 400iso, f4, 1/8000th, Manual Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and head coach John Fox talk during a time out in the second half against the New England Patriots.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 400iso, f4, 1/8000th, Manual
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and head coach John Fox talk during a time out in the second half against the New England Patriots.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 400iso, f4, 1/5000th, Manual In the light I have been dying to shoot in I finally got my perfectly lit shot as Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws a pass.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 400iso, f4, 1/5000th, Manual
In the light I have been dying to shoot in I finally got my perfectly lit shot as Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws a pass.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 1600iso, f5.6, 1/8000th, Manual Denver Broncos lineman against the New England Patriots during the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 1600iso, f5.6, 1/8000th, Manual
Denver Broncos lineman against the New England Patriots during the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/3200th, Manual Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas celebrates after he catches a touchdown pass against the New England Patriots in the second half of the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/3200th, Manual
Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas celebrates after he catches a touchdown pass against the New England Patriots in the second half of the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/5000th, Manual Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball runs the ball as he is pursued by diving New England Patriots defensive lineman Rob Ninkovich.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/5000th, Manual
Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball runs the ball as he is pursued by diving New England Patriots defensive lineman Rob Ninkovich.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 800iso, f3.2, 1/1000th, Manual New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws the ball as he is brought down by Denver Broncos defensive end Jeremy Mincey  in the fourth quarter of the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 800iso, f3.2, 1/1000th, Manual
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws the ball as he is brought down by Denver Broncos defensive end Jeremy Mincey in the fourth quarter of the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 1000iso, f3.5, 1/1250th, Manual Late in the fourth quarter New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reacts upon realization that the Denver Broncos are going to the Super Bowl.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 1000iso, f3.5, 1/1250th, Manual
Late in the fourth quarter New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reacts upon realization that the Denver Broncos are going to the Super Bowl.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f5, 1/1000th, Manual Denver Broncos wide receiver Trindon Holliday leaps into the arms of a teammate in the closing seconds of the game against the New England Patriots.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f5, 1/1000th, Manual
Denver Broncos wide receiver Trindon Holliday leaps into the arms of a teammate in the closing seconds of the game against the New England Patriots.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f5, 1/1000th, Manual Denver Broncos head coach John Fox is showered with Gatorade following the 26-16 victory against the New England Patriots following the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f5, 1/1000th, Manual
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox and an assistant coach are showered with Gatorade by defensive tackle Terrance Knighton in the closing seconds of the 26-16 victory against the New England Patriots following the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f5, 1/1000th, Manual Feels. So. Good!

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f5, 1/1000th, Manual
Feels. So. Good!

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f5, 1/1000th, Manual In what is arguably the most sought after photo following Brady vs Manning is the handshake of the future Hall of Famers. I got shuffled out of the mix in the scrum but ended up with this fun shot as members of the media fight for position to photograph Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning shaking hands with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady following the 2013 AFC Championship.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f5, 1/1000th, Manual
In what is arguably the most sought after photo following Brady vs Manning is the handshake of the future Hall of Famers. I got shuffled out of the mix in the scrum but ended up with this fun shot as members of the media fight for position to photograph Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning shaking hands with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady following the 2013 AFC Championship.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f5, 1/1000th, Manual Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) is surrounded by a sea of cameras following the game against the New England Patriots.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f5, 1/1000th, Manual
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) is surrounded by a sea of cameras following the game against the New England Patriots.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 1600iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (left) celebrates with head coach John Fox after defeating the New England Patriots to advance to the Super Bowl.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 1600iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (left) celebrates with head coach John Fox after defeating the New England Patriots to advance to the Super Bowl.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f4.5, 1/1000th, Manual Confetti falls as Denver Broncos fans in the grandstands celebrate the victory over the New England Patriots during the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f4.5, 1/1000th, Manual
Confetti falls as Denver Broncos fans in the grandstands celebrate the victory over the New England Patriots during the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1250iso, f3.2, 1/1600th, Manual Confetti falls as Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey hoists the Lamar Hunt trophy. The future Hall of Famer will finally play in his first Super Bowl.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1250iso, f3.2, 1/1600th, Manual
Confetti falls as Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey hoists the Lamar Hunt trophy. The future Hall of Famer will finally play in his first Super Bowl.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f5, 1/1000th, Manual Denver Broncos punter Britton Colquitt does snow angels in the confetti with his pregnant wife Nikki Hairrell following the game.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f5, 1/1000th, Manual
Denver Broncos punter Britton Colquitt does snow angels in the confetti with his pregnant wife Nikki Hairrell following the game.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f4.5, 1/1000th, Manual Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker celebrates with pregnant wife Jessie James following the game.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f4.5, 1/1000th, Manual
Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker celebrates with pregnant wife Jessie James following the game.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f4.5, 1/1000th, Manual Denver Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard kisses his wife Veronica Whitehead.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f4.5, 1/1000th, Manual
Denver Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard kisses his wife Veronica Whitehead.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f4.5, 1/1000th, Manual Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning pumps his fist as he leaves the field.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f4.5, 1/1000th, Manual
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning pumps his fist as he leaves the field.

Next time I board a plane it will be to New York City for the Super Bowl between the Broncos and Seahawks!


 
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