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Monday, October 18, 2010

A few volleyball shots














4 comments:

Dave Leiker said...

These are beautifully done Tom. Poetry blended with sports photography. How are you lighting these? Radio-controlled flashes in the rafters, normal ambient light in the gym? Whatever you're doing it works.

tom said...

Dave -- Thanks. The lighting in the Washington County High School gym was phenomenally good, much more so than most gyms. For most of my shots I added one-third stop exposure and shot at ISO 6400. My favorite of the evening was the lower image, which looks even better in monochrome. I hate to see the season end which I was just getting in the groove of the fast action and crappy light.

shoreacres said...

I love the expressiveness of the hands. They're ballet-like, especially the third photo down.

The final shot's terrific. I do like the color more than the black and white - just a preference. There's so much detail it seems to get lost in the b&w. But then, that could be my bad eyes ;-)

tom said...

Linda -- I like the black and whites but admit to doing it because I was firing off monochromes for the paper and decided to add those to my website to save a step or two. At 0100 I was exhausted and still had to go to my other job before bedtime, so I didn't bother to switch. Still, I like the monochromes. Hell, I can't decided any more. I'm a mess...