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Youth BB in Terrible Light


near Boston, US
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Aqualung Silver Member Awarded for his technical proficiency and numerous positive critiques over several years, most notably in the Sports forum Charter Member
Mon 21-Jan-08 02:42 AM

Today they moved my daughter's 3:45 BB game up to 9:30 AM, in order to accommodate the 3PM (EST) Pats game....had to shuffle about 40 games.

We had to go about 50 mins away, to a really old gym, w/ bright sunshine streaming in through the windows. Ugh.

I tried all sorts of things, matrix, spot metering, +0.3 EV to brighten the subject, etc. I did not try putting D-Lighting to High, perhaps I should have.

We played a team that defeated us last week in a tourney by 4, so we had to make some adjustments. The other team has two twin sisters that are called "the twin towers" as they're super tall. We won! We were actually up by 9 w/ 3 mins to go, the other team came back to tie, but our girls hung in there and won by 4.

Short of fill flash, I'd be interested in any suggestions....do you just deal w/ it and try to place yourself as best you can? In the first half, I couldn't traverse the baseline as there was only 2 feet 'tween the wall & baseline. The other end, I could, but it was very much in the shadows. Would you have shot from the stand w/ a 70-200?


1. Here's an example of the terrible light....you can get a sense for the height of the twins.

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2. From this angle, the light was good, but it was the only one.
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3. Here's the other twin, dwarfing my daughter. The court was in shadows here.
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