Sunday, February 27, 2011

BAD Girls: SF ShEvil Dead vs Richmond Wrecking Belles

The full flickr set is here:   http://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157626157695700/

I braved the great Bay Area snowmageddon of 2011 to make it to the Craneway Pavillion in Richmond for a Bay Area Derby Girls interleague bout: San Francisco ShEvil Dead vs the Richmond Wrecking Belles.

I got there a little later than usual, so I parked my self in the suicide zone at turn 3 instead of turn 1. 

The light is a little different at turn 3 than at turn 1.  There might be a bit more light at turn 1, but I still have used flash there.... hoping to add a little bit of light with the flash.  Now my camera has a lot of manual controls, but it does have a light meter and it's own little brain, and the fancy flash on top of it has it's own little brain, and they talk to each other. But many times during the Bay Area vs. Cincy bout last year, they would conspire to set off an atomic bomb, like this one:

setting off an atomic bomb

I'd see the bomb go off in the view finder, but I don't know if anyone else experienced this as an atomic bomb or not.

But this time around, at turn 3, the scene is fairly strongly back lit, which can result in some low-contrasty lens flare, but the fancy flash seemed to handle itself fairly well at turn 3 (just like the manufacturer's glossy brochures says it should). No atomic bombs, this time around.

I got some nice shadows from the back light
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and you can still see an example of lens flare (upper right) in this photo

way to go Ho!

I'm just going to make some cryptic notes about the secret sauce here (w/ flash: camera ISO 1250, EV -2/3. flash: TTL (f2.8) EV -2).

And a few more photos

patching the floor


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jammers duel

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The full flickr set is here:   http://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157626157695700/

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