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/











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