Lots of red and white. Unfortunately, the white team had led by a pretty good margin going into the last quarter, but made a ton of mental errors and lost the game 78-66. They opened the season with 4 straight wins only to lose their last 3. All shot with the D7000 and 50mm f1.8 at f3.2, ISO 4000, SS 1/500 and Auto WB. The last 3 are from the JV game and were shot from the risen stage at one end of the gym. There is no getting up there for the varsity games as the area is consumed by the students.
Santa says he's tired of red and white. He's thinking of going goth this year.
Nice work. I'm curious about your choice of aperture. I probably would have opened that 50/1.8 up to f/2 or f/2.2. That would make the BG more out-of-focus, helping to isolate the foreground subjects. Plus, it would have allowed you to speed up the shutter and/or drop the ISO some.
It looks like a patriotic presentation is in the offing. In iTunes I have six versions of the Star Spangled Banner and two versions of Stars and Stripes Forever that I’m keeping in readiness to play when the grand event occurs!
Jon, I started shooting at that ap in the beginning to give myself a little cushion as I wasn't accustomed to the D7000. As it turns out, the parents and the students/athletes like to be able to pick people out in the crowd including friends and relatives, so I just never really went in the other direction. I know it would make the athletes pop a little more, but as long as the customers are happy and buying, I am happy also.
I'm curious about the intense red colors. In this set of shots and in previous shots taken in this gym I notice that the red colors are always deeply saturated. Is that the way they are in real life or do you increase the saturation of the red colors when editing?
Bob... they are as shot. I have never messed with saturation in any of my pics. The gym itself was repainted two years ago and the mats and the bleachers are red, red, red. The uniforms on the visitors in this game were even more red.