Thursday, April 27, 2017

20170318 ShEvil Dead vs Oakland Outlaws

Bay Area Derby's season opener was held at a new elegant yet raw venue, The 16th Street Station in Oakland, CA.

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I haven't shot derby outdoors for some time. At the 16th Street Station derby is played outdoors on a concrete patio.  Bleachers surround the track on three sides.

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That's the 16th Street Station in the background, covered in graffiti.

 I brought three cameras: the little point-n-shoot with a 28mm point of view, the black and white camera and the color camera.

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The color camera must of gulped down a bunch of dust and sand the first time I changed a lens on it, as ALL the photos had dust spots on them.  Fortunately, I could fix the dust spots with Capture One on one photo and copy and paste the corrections onto all the color photos.

It was a different experience editing the photos.... so many power lines, telephone poles, freeways, and razor wire in the backgrounds

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The halftime show was a whistle-led drill team wielding baseball bats instead of traditional wooden toy rifles

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which I found to be very compelling

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all the halftime photos can be found here:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157678357262113

During the second half, I caught something in the corner of my eye, and  instinctively clicked the shutter button and clicked through the aftermath for several photos.  The photographer next to me asked me, "Did you get that?"  I said, "Maybe."  I clicked the "play" button on the camera and clicked back several photos until I found it.  I yelled really really loud when I found this photo looking back at me on the little TV screen on the back of the camera

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SHE IS DANYMITE!

I also really like this one of Danymite's fan boy's in the background cheering

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 A few more photo highlights!

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After the bout was over I sneaked around the corner to shoot some graffiti-porn at the 16th Street Station

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All the Station photos can be found here;  https://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157681563874666


 All the flickr photos may be found here:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157679249732652

and prints at zenfolio:  http://nocklebeast.zenfolio.com/20170318_shevildead_vs_oaklandoutlaws



Tuesday, April 18, 2017

the Doomsday Machine of Kala Point

Over several years, I've made photos of this beach log at Kala Point.


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For whatever reason the log seems like a compelling photographic subject.

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At some point, I connected this to that old (1967) Star Trek episode, "Doomsday Machine," featuring a gigantic beach log from another galaxy that could kill entire planets.

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Star Trek log at high tide (23 December 2015)

How has the Doomsday Machine of Kala Point evolved over the years?

In previous years, the Doomsday Machine is partially choking on sand.  But not so much anymore.

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an atrophied doomsday machine landed on Kala Point beach and is no longer consuming entire planets 
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And now it seems to be surrounded by less sand and more rocks

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 the angry maw of the doomsday machine
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 the doomsday machine does not look so scary from so far far away
 the doomsday machine does not look so scary from so far far away (28 March 2017)















Sunday, April 2, 2017

20170311 Santa Cruz Boardwalk Bombshells vs The Berkeley Resistance

11 March 2017. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. Santa Cruz, CA.

some photo highlights of the 2017 Santa Cruz season opener at the Civic.


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the full flickr set is here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157677924961684

prints at zenfolio:   http://nocklebeast.zenfolio.com/20170311_scdg_bombshells_vs_the_berkeley_resistance