Monday, December 30, 2013

a nocklebeast retrospective 2013

Hey! It's time for the best of the best of photos of 2013, and there's some few non-roller derby stuff too.

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bench coaching the Santa Cruz Harbor Hellcats team photo shoot

Do you know the way to San Jose?  I didn't get over the hill this year as often as other years for Silicon Valley Roller Girls

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I would have liked to have made it to more Bay Area bouts as well.

this duel was just awesome to see
this duel was just awesome to see

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Santa Cruz has a new stadium, and sometimes the Santa Cruz Warriors (Golden State's developmental team) play basketball there.

Here is the world's most enthusiastic turtle, Mav'riks.  He's about a 100 on the enthusiasm Richter scale.  Here he is pretending to deliver pizza, but he's really spying on Reno's chalk talk.  He's a very mischievous turtle.

Mav'Riks, the world's most enthusiastic turtle, spies on Reno's chalk talk during a team timeout.
Mav'Riks, the world's most enthusiastic turtle, spies on Reno's chalk talk during a team timeout.

Of course the real reason why Santa Cruz has a new stadium is, that's right, roller derby!

a little offense and defense from Shamrock N. Roller #8, Queen Litigious #41 and Ginger Brute #7343
 a little offense and defense from Shamrock N. Roller #8, Queen Litigious #41 and Ginger Brute #7343

 The color of the light in the new stadium sometimes gives me difficulties, but there is no shortage of light (typical exposure:  f2.8, 1/1000 ISO 1250)

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hellaluna!

every which way
every which way

At the Oakland Convention Center...
letting the color be what it is
letting the color be what it is

signing bout posters
 signing bout posters

I got a new black and white camera this year.
perched
perched 

 bifurcation
 bifurcation

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 1SCDG_Bombshells_vs_SacredCity_L1002438

 ICE
ICE

 penny and banana
penny and banana

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 glass
glass

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Pippi Hardsocking #45 breaks out of the pack wearing skull kneepads
Pippi Hardsocking #45 breaks out of the pack wearing skull knee-pads

 I visited Kalamazoo, MI where Chickenman is from.

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Coaching staff and referees review the score just after the last jam in regulation
Coaching staff and referees review the score just after the last jam in regulation

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Kapowski!
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The jammers (Too Short of Sac City and Pippi Hardsocking of Santa Cruz) make their way throught the pack.
The jammers (Too Short of Sac City and Pippi Hardsocking of Santa Cruz) make their way throught the pack

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some times it pays off to get a sneak preview of the halftime show before the doors open.

 THE EXCELSIOR
THE EXCELSIOR

 I'm going to NSO the crap out of this bout
I'm going to NSO the crap out of this bout

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 Getting high off the smell of magic markers, thanks  Texas fans!
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Bay Area has the right stuff!
Bay Area has the right stuff!

 derby fans!
gettin' the shot!
gettin' the shot!

 Another example of letting the color be what it is.
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there's a present on your head
there's a present on your head

 penny
 penny

A got another new camera that shoots video.  The goofy thing is that I don't use the "live view" or the electronic viewfinder.  I do what I do when shooting stills with a rangefinder.  I frame and focus using the rangefinder window, and imagine what the video looks like as a rack the lens out of focus and move the aperture ring of the lens.

taken to christmastown. will they get there? will they come back?

The full best of 2013 flickr set is here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157639162242104/


And all the derby faves and best of's are here and here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/collections/72157605150301972/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/collections/72157620817057583/















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