Monday, August 20, 2012

Silicon Valley KillaBytes vs South Coast Roller Derby

Headed up to San Jose for a double header (yes, I know the way to San Jose).

This is the "undercard" of the double-header.

Again experimenting with (one) off-camera flash.  Beaker offered a piggy back on his light stand, placed about at the "fifty yard line" on the backstrech (between turns two and three). Last week I tried 1/4 power at a similar position. This week I tried 1/16 power... perhaps a little underpowered, but defininitely not overpowered.

 piggy back.

I gotta still figure out the whole using players as gobos when shooting into the off-camera flash
still figuring this off-camera flash stuff out.

Got some nicely lit photos when shooting from the backstretch

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or from turn two

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reacting to fans yelling!
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A little further away from turn two (turn one), the off-camera flash is a little diluted and I supplemented the light more with on-camera flash bounced off the ceiling.  San Jose Skate is a bit cave-like in real life, but the extreme contrast in post accentuates it... I like the look

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some nice lighting when shooting from the inside at the apex of turn one and two

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I just never get tired of this... when jammers know they're doin' good.  They smile.
KemiKill

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I shoot with manual/mechanically focused lenses... it's a special/fun challenge that somtime produces hilarious results.... at least I crack myself up

It's true.  The autofocus on the Leica M8 is a little slow.





















the full flickr set is here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157631147500466/with/7817953012/

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