Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Santa Cruz Boardwalk Bombshells vs Bay Area's Berkeley Resistance (January 29, 2011)

Bout photos can be found here: 

The Santa Cruz Boardwalk Bombshells host Bay Area's Berkeley Resistance in a closed scrimmage at a westside warehouse.

a westside warehouse as a venue for roller derby

As you can see, the middle of the track is not occupied with seating for the teams, and so I was able to shoot from the middle of the track for the first time. 

As you may already know, I shoot with a camera that is a little unconventional in that there is no auto focus, only manual focus.  When I shoot from the outside of the track, usually the roller girls will skate into focus and then out of focus (I very rarely try to chase after the roller girls with the focus ring of the lens).  Last weekend I discovered that the roller girls can skate around and around the track, and if they skate far on the outside the whole time, they may never skate into focus.  But I did manage to get a few good shots from the inside.

Cleopatra Catastrophe

Lulu chases the pack

Lulu is not lead jammer

The Berkeley Resistance is a new league team for Bay Area (joining the existing BADG league teams, the Oakland Outlaws, the SF ShEvil Dead, and the Richmond Wrecking Belles). Maybe half of Berkeley's roster are new skaters and half are from the other league teams.

Berkeley's team roster can be found here:  

Santa Cruz's roster can be found here:

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