Friday, January 2, 2015

a nocklebeast retrospective 2014

Hey! It's time for the best of the best of photos of 2014, and there's some few non-roller derby stuff too.

 Chantilly Mace is yelling and Skatelyn is smiling.  And I'm a sucker for lens flare.
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If you don't know that junior derby is good derby, you should do something about that.
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Ack! Broken ankle!
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This may have been the last time I was at San Jose Skate (ever).
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Betty the Kid and Maiden Hades
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 I cropped this one down a bit and it made me smile, because is similar to Bob Ayers' style.
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Behind the scenes at the Big O.
unicorn? or unicron?

A little pre-bout pep talk from Beans
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Captain signs the post-bout paper work.
captain signing the end of bout paperwork

A message from the Santa Cruz Gromshells for the Texas juniors is recorded.
a message for the Texas juniors

Team USA vs Big O MVPs!
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Hauss the Boss is MVP!
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some pre-bout warmup roller dancing
dancing

Santa Cruz Portland Cement and VW Bug
Santa Cruz Portland Cement

with a whistle so soft
with a whistle so soft, like a spooky ghost train

oh! Babygirl! (I should shoot wide open more often)
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bench
bench

soft focus supermoon
soft focus supermoon

The Memorial Auditorium as a venue for roller derby
the Memorial Auditorium of Sacramento, California as a venue for... roller derby!

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Slambda Phage verifies Erick Rawk has got the points right
Slambda Phage verifies Erick Rawk has got the points right

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Ace Wenchura on one toe stop
Ace Wenchura balances on one toe stop to avoid cutting the inside of the track.

Taraism takes the outside track to pass New Hampshire’s blockers.

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some post-bout roller dancing
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Inflict Her Pain #29 gets blocking help from Sharon D. Payne #16 against Kansas City’s Barbarian #10

Earlier? What I said about junior roller derby?  It's true (it's good!)
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holiday parade!
cosmo factory

penny
penny

 the full flickr set of my best of 2014 is here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157649569957207/

And I have several 2014 favorite sets for roller derby

2014 roller derby
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157639181164504/

WFTDA D1 playoff tournament at Sacramento favorites
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157649175463351/

Pac Destruction faves
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157645136868478/

Big O faves
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157644567551171/

Monterey Bay faves
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157643171436185/

Silicon Valley faves
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157643173502774/

Bay Area faves
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157642081085343/

Santa Cruz faves
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157642079260475/























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