Monday, February 25, 2013

Faultline Derby Devilz vs Tulare Kings at Bolado Park

The Faultline Derby Devilz out of Hollister, California played there first bout against Tulare Kings Roller Derby at Bolado Park, a little south of Hollister. 

This was my first outdoor derby bout.  Bout time was 1pm, in February in California with a bunch of fluffy clouds occassionally passing by to create some momentary shade.

sunny derby

I shot most of the bout at f8, instead of f2.8.  Yeah, that's right, roller derby and "f8 and be there."

faultline_devilz_vs_tulare_kings_L2073140

I just couldn't get over the depth of field of the photos when editing them. 

faultline_devilz_vs_tulare_kings_L2073159

I mean Jesus Feist! That depth of field is crazy!

faultline_devilz_vs_tulare_kings_L2073162

Even with the contrasty light there seemed to be a bit of a haze to the photos... so I added a touch of constast or stomped on the lower part of the level curve for many of them.  Oh, and check out these blue shadows.

faultline_devilz_vs_tulare_kings_L2073235

faultline_devilz_vs_tulare_kings_L2073211

faultline_devilz_vs_tulare_kings_L2073250

The bout was played on a concrete outdoor patio.  The concrete had to be swept extra clean for the second layer of tape to hold down the lines defining the track.

faultline_devilz_vs_tulare_kings_L2073066

Also the track was a little smaller than standard. I was a little leery about shooting from the center but it worked out okay.

faultline_devilz_vs_tulare_kings_L2073168

faultline_devilz_vs_tulare_kings_L2073174

Now the really crazy thing was the occasional IR contamination in the photos in spite of having a UV/IR cut filter on the lens because the sun was so bright.  Now, you can't see it in this photo, because I converted it to black and white (and played around with the color mixing and level curves), but this black Monterey Bay hoodie is actually slightly purple in the out-of-the-camera digital negative.

faultline_devilz_vs_tulare_kings_L7027650

Okay, just a few more photo highlights.

 faultline_devilz_vs_tulare_kings_L7027629

faultline_devilz_vs_tulare_kings_L7027495

faultline_devilz_vs_tulare_kings_L7027707

faultline_devilz_vs_tulare_kings_L7027525

faultline_devilz_vs_tulare_kings_L7027659

faultline_devilz_vs_tulare_kings_L2073068

faultline_devilz_vs_tulare_kings_L7027651

faultline_devilz_vs_tulare_kings_L7027605














The full flickr set is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157632846057805/

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013

SCDG Harbor Hellcats vs SVRG Killabytes warehouse scrimmage

some photo highlights

scdg_hellcats_vs_svrg_killabytess_L7026554

scdg_hellcats_vs_svrg_killabytess_L2072141

scdg_hellcats_vs_svrg_killabytess_L7026712

scdg_hellcats_vs_svrg_killabytess_L2072287

scdg_hellcats_vs_svrg_killabytess_L2072332

scdg_hellcats_vs_svrg_killabytess_L2072288

scdg_hellcats_vs_svrg_killabytess_L2072319

scdg_hellcats_vs_svrg_killabytess_L7026478

scdg_hellcats_vs_svrg_killabytess_L7026659

scdg_hellcats_vs_svrg_killabytess_L7026542

When this photo came up on the computer screen while editing, I thought, "Look at that air! But I've chopped off their heads."  "But wait! this is a framed in the camera five on five cover! This is brilliant!"


the full flickr set is here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157632759151800/

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Santa Cruz Boardwalk Bombshells vs B.A.D. Girls Oakland Outlaws warehouse scrimmage


Ah! First derby since last October.  Gotta break the rust on the focus rings of my lenses free.

some photo highlights.

scdg_bombshells_vs_badg_oaklandoutlaws_L7026176

scdg_bombshells_vs_badg_oaklandoutlaws_L7026205

scdg_bombshells_vs_badg_oaklandoutlaws_L7026206

scdg_bombshells_vs_badg_oaklandoutlaws_L7026235

scdg_bombshells_vs_badg_oaklandoutlaws_L7026259

gotta love the mattress is the back ground huh?

scdg_bombshells_vs_badg_oaklandoutlaws_L2071979

scdg_bombshells_vs_badg_oaklandoutlaws_L7026293

scdg_bombshells_vs_badg_oaklandoutlaws_L7026333

scdg_bombshells_vs_badg_oaklandoutlaws_L7026362

scdg_bombshells_vs_badg_oaklandoutlaws_L7026429 (1)

scdg_bombshells_vs_badg_oaklandoutlaws_L7026442

the full flickr set is here:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157632681096947/