Friday, February 5, 2010

Week 41, Day 286, February 5, 2010, Just Before the Point

I bet that you would never guess that I went to another basketball game tonight.  It is getting near the end of the season, so bear with me for a few more weeks.

This was my son's first foul shot of the evening.  The basket was good.  I like how the ball just seems suspended in air on this photo.

Tomorrow I set up my second exhibit.  My photos are going to be in a local bank for the month of February.  So, if you're in Groton, NY in February, please be sure to stop by the First National Bank of Groton.

Lessons Learned:
  • This evening I sat on the floor for a while during the game.  I like how the photos look from that perspective.  I think I'll do that more often.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/250 sec, Aperture f/2.8, ISO 3200, Focal Length 200 mm, Lens Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM, handheld.


Andrew said...

Nice shot. The DoF is perfect; the net and ball are right in focus, with the audience blurry. It gives the shot a sense of concentration. And though it's perfectly suspended, the ball is definitely going right it. It's easy to tell.

Theresa Addington said...


I like the perspective from the floor too...


Andrey Dorokhov said...

Great moment! Excellent!

Anonymous said...

You did a neat job on freezing the ball without moving the background people. As in a motor car speeding past. I like it.

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Nicki said...

I will have to see if I can get up to Groton during bank hours some time. I love seeing your photos!

Yolanda said...

That is the money shot! Love how it is suspended, like a slow motion moment in a movie!

ruma2008 said...

This is the best free throw.
You are a magician stopping time.
I am the feeling that became the spectator.

I am sorry that I cannot go in First National Bank.
I look forward to the photograph of the aspect of the exhibition.