Saturday, February 13, 2010

Week 42, Day 291, February 12, 2010 "Ready to Make the Call"

When I look through the photos from a basketball game, I usually delete the photos with the officials.  Not because they are good photos, but because they've been getting in position to make the call, and are between the camera and the players, and are out of focus.  Tonight I dedicate this photo to all your officials.  It's a thankless job, but the game couldn't be played without you.

In case you are wondering, the varisty game was incredible.  The final score was 58-55 with our rivals winning.  The game was very well played by both teams, and very well officiated.

Lessons Learned:
  • One of my friends that photographs football games told me that this would be a good night to photograph the crown.  It was a big game between rivals.  Every seat in the gym was full, and people were standing on the sides.  The crowd was very much into the game.  I did get some great shots of the crowd.  Thank you Jerry for giving me some new ideas.  I probably wouldn't have photographed the crowd if you hadn't mentioned it.
  • The tungsten White Balance setting seems to do a great job in the Groton gym. 
Photo details: Exposure time 1/320 sec, Aperture f/2.8, ISO 3200, Focal Length 78 mm, Lens Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM, handheld.  


Andrew said...

Your WB looks spot-on. And I like how the ref is literally and figuratively the focus of the shot.

Sandra said...

It's a great shot, great perspective - I really like how the players in action are in the background sort of blurred. Color looks good too.