Last Saturday the Butte College men's basketball team didn't make things easy for itself in its conference home opener with Shasta College. The Roadrunners made just enough plays to scrape by with a win. The home team was ahead 38-31 at halftime and ran that lead to 43-33 at the 16-minute mark, but Shasta rallied to cut the lead to only two points. With three minutes to go Butte's lead was only slightly better at four points, and that was cut to a mere two points again with 10 seconds left on the clock. Neither side scored again, and the Roadrunners had their narrow victory.
All shots with D700. Shots #1-3 with 80-20 f/2.8; shots #4-6 with 50 mm. f/1.8.
Comments are welcome.
1. Player #34 at 6'8" is the tallest man on the Roadrunner roster. He is from London, England. His 18 points led all players in this contest.
2. Guard #32 finished with 15 points for Butte.
6. Artsy shot of basketballs. During the halftime break I passed by a cart full of practice balls and stopped long enough to take this shot. I belong to a local camera club, and I may enter this shot into the pictorial category at our next camera club competition. (Sports shots do well in the photo-journalism competition category).
Nicely done. was interested in the 50/1.8 especially, still waiting for mine to come in, but they think it arrives today (in NY, then to me).
Nice balance of cropping and keeping the net, hands, etc. in play.
For #1 and #2 were you back in the stands about the same level? (I am always trying to understand angles and what perspective they bring, those look more horizontal than upward)? If it was the 80-200 figured you were not at the baseline?
For images #1 and #2 I was located in my usual position behind the baseline in back of the foul lane. It looks like I was standing on the right side of the foul lane when I took these two shots. My back was to the wall, and I had my 80-200 set at 80 mm.
I shot the first half of the game with the 50 mm. and then changed over to the 80-200 for the second half. With both lenses I was shooting at 1/500 and f/2.8. The ISO was set at 4,000 with the 50mm., but I had to boost the ISO to 6,400 when I went to the 80-200. One advantage of the primes is that they definitely transmit more light at a given f-stop than the zooms at the same f-stop.