My picture of A's base runner Mark Ellis sliding home safely past Giants catcher Buster Posey ran as a Leading Off in the May 30, 2011 issue of Sports Illustrated.

Bay Bridge Series in Sports Illustrated

My picture of A’s base runner Mark Ellis and Buster Posey ran in Sports Illustrated this week.

The Major League Baseball Opus book can be yours for $3,000. The book is white and the slip case is blue.

Mangin pictures published in MLB Opus book

Over 20 of Mangin’s pictures are featured in the MLB Opus book.

Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants takes batting practice before Game 4 of the NLCS against the Philadelphia Phillies at AT&T Park on October 20, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

Giants win Game 4 of the NLCS: F#CK YEAH!

My picture of Posey tagging our Ruiz at home plate was published as a Leading Off in Sports Illustrated.

Freddy Sanchez of the San Francisco Giants leaps to make a catch to end the second inning of Game Four of the 2010 World Series against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark on Sunday, October 31, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

Freddy Sanchez published in Sports Illustrated

My picture of Freddy Sanchez leaping in the air was published in Sports Illustrated this week.

Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants chases a foul ball against the Florida Marlins during the game at AT&T Park on July 29, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

Buster Posey in Sports Illustrated

Giants rookie catcher Buster Posey featured in Sports Illustrated.

Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants tags out Cincinnati Reds base runner Paul Janish at home plate during the game at AT&T Park on August 25, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

Buster Posey in iPad edition of Sports Illustrated

Buster Posey picture gets published as a Leading Off in the iPad edition of Sports Illustrated.

My photographs of Tim Lincecum and Adrian Gonzalez were published on regional covers of the 2010 All-Star Game programs.

Mangin pictures featured on 2010 All Star Game Program covers

Brad Mangin pictures of Lincecum and Gonzalez are featured on regional covers of the 2010 All-Star Game program.

Andy Marte #25 (left), Niuman Romero #4 and Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians joke around in the dugout before the game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 20, 2009 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

Dugout photos published in 2009 LCS program

A selection of my dugout photographs from the 2009 season has been published in the League Championship Series programs.

Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants bats against Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee during the game at AT&T Park on July 31, 2009 in San Francisco, California.

Pablo Sandoval in Sports Illustrated

Sometimes you can plan for the perfect photograph and spend weeks trying to get everything all lined up, only to have the light be bad, the player not cooperate, stadium security get in the way.