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Nosebleed seats

jbloom

Wethersfield, US
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jbloom Gold Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments in several forums. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 15th Jul 2004
Wed 19-Dec-12 12:12 PM

I've pretty much always shot basketball from the baseline. After seeing a gallery someone shot with a long lens from a balcony, I decided to try shooting from a high angle. (Plus, our fearless moderator is always encouraging us to try something different from what we usually do.) No balcony in this gym, so I hied myself up to the top row of the bleachers, down near the end of the court, more or less at the position of the hoop. It was a tough gym for lighting, like most, so I stuck with the D3 and 70-200. (Should have brought the 400/2.8!)


#1 - Tip-off. (I should have cropped the top a bit more to eliminate the bright line of the wall above the seats.)

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#2 - From low on the baseline the shooter would probably have been masked by the defenders, but from above I got a clear shot at him.
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#5 - Even the free throws are photogenic from above.
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#6 - Not bad, but this is a case where I think the shot would be a lot stronger from floor level.
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-- Jon
Wethersfield, CT, USA
Connecticut High School Sports Photos

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