Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sacred City vs Viva Roller Derby

After the Santa Cruz vs Sacred City bout, instead of hustling back to my hotel room and speed-editing a few photos and submitting them by the 9:30pm deadline to the Santa Cruz Sentinel for $20, I shot the second bout of the double header instead.  The so-called "B-Teams."  Viva Roller Derby vs the Sacred City Disciples.

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This is the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium as a venue for roller derby. 

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It would have been cooler if the venue was filled with people a bit more.  Not only for Sacred City's finances, but the general ambiance of the bout.

The last time I was at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, there was two rows of spot lights, going down the straight-a-ways of the track instead of the one bank of lights above turns 3 and 4.  That meant that the Memorial Auditorium at that time was about as well lit as the Water City Sports roller hockey rink in Marina, CA.... where about 1-stop worth of flash is useful beyond the ambient light.  The Memorial Auditorium is lit a little like the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, a bit spottier and with turns 1 and 2 about 1 stop dimmer than turns 3 and 4.

I think at some point during the second bout I made some adjustments so that the exposures were not quite so underexposed.  Better late than never I suppose.

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Some more photo highlights!

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the full flickr set is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157634312279695/











Monday, June 24, 2013

Santa Cruz Boardwalk Bombshells vs Sacred City

 I found the light at Sacramento's Memorial Auditorium a bit more challenging that it should have been, given my experience at shooting at Santa Cruz's Civic Auditorium. Perhaps, I've gone a little soft shooting at the Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz.

some photo highlights!

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Shammy gotta penalty (and Hellaluna too?)
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the full flickr set is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157634297682558/

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Santa Cruz Harbor Hellcats vs Monterey Bay Beasts of Eden


some photo highlights!

The waiting is the hardest part.

the waiting is the hardest part


Every which way but loose!

Septecmia is hit out of bounds and recycled.

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oh, my! that's a long lace!

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Killahertz is not lead jammer.  He's not even pointing at the lead jammer.

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Fresh Step is pointing at the lead jammer.  He's not the lead jammer himself.

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Hella! Luna!

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classy

Oh! That's a good name!

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To ask the question is to answer it!

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Another evening of good derby comes to an end.

another evening of good derby comes to an end.

the full set on flickr is here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157634167200101/