Saturday, March 6, 2010

State Tournament

In a Class 2A state tournament game at Carlisle Bison Arena, Hackett beat East Poinsett County 56-54 on a last second shot. Unfortunately, this photo is not it but it the same two people involved in the final play.

I shot this with one Alien Bee B1600 bounced off the ceiling, using at Mark II N and 70-200 2.8.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Long winter

For those of you who actually look at my blog, I'm very sorry for not having posted anything since November. Becoming a first-time father last September has been rewarding, challenging and frightening all at the same time. I've been as busy as usual, covering high school sports and some college sports, including the Liberty Bowl on Jan. 2 but figuring out how to use my time wisely has been a challenge.

I thought I would throw in a basketball photo that I took last week. I shot this photo with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II N and a 70-200 2.8L lens. It was lighted using two alien bee strobes with the 7 inch reflectors aimed at the top of the key. I used pocket wizards to trigger the flashes. In Cabot's gym, I'm not able to bounce flash like I can when I shoot at Carlisle's new 1500-seat arena. But I'm extremely happy with this shot.

I'll try to do better in the coming weeks.