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Volleyball: More shots of HS team with 6’5” player

Bob32

Chico, US
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Bob32 Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Jul 2007
Tue 09-Oct-12 06:24 AM

I decided to lift my boycott of the gym at nearby Hamilton High School which is the home of the talented volleyball team with the 6’5” hitter. When I arrived at the gym last Tuesday night it seemed brighter than I remembered it the last time I was there. However, I still had to shoot the vball action with my D700 + 80-200 f/2.8 at 1/500, f/3.5, and ISO 10,000. I could also see that color variations from frame to frame and across individual frames was still a problem.

The main reason I boycotted the gym was the difficulty I previously had in dealing with white balance issues. At that time I was shooting only jpegs. Now I’m shooting only RAW, and it made a big difference in adjusting WB. I made a custom WB setting with my camera, but I still had to make significant WB adjustments with Adobe Camera RAW. In the end there was still some color variation across some of the frames, but results were a whole lot better than they were when I last visited this gym. No more boycott! (One HS remains on my boycott list. The lighting level there is so low there that I had to shoot at 1/500, f/2.8, and ISO 12,800. Ugh!).

The opposition was mediocre, and the Hamilton team had no problems in sweeping their foes 25-7, 25-8, and 25-14.

Comments are welcome.

Bob





1. The Hamilton team receiving instruction from the coach (largely hidden behind player #14). There’s no difficulty in identifying the tallest player on the team. She’s #10 on the far left. Nobody else on the team is taller than 5’8”.

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2. #10 serves. In the second set she served six straight service points.
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3. #10 about to swat one. This night she had nine kills.
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