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convergent
11-17-2006, 10:42 PM
My daughter's team came from behind in their last match to win 3rd place in the NYSPHSAA - NY State High School Volleyball Championship today. Their team was down 23-13 in the last game and my daughter served 10 straight points to tie it up at 23-23, and they eventually won the game 24-26 to take 3rd place. I have a lot of pictures, in spite of the fact that no photographers were allowed on the floor besides the contracted photographer (more on that later). I'll post some up tomorrow. This was the brightest venue that I shot volleyball in this year... at Glens Falls Civic Center.

Orgnoi1
11-17-2006, 11:10 PM
Cant wait to see the shots... congrats on a great job to her and her team!!!

zacker
11-18-2006, 08:23 AM
cool mike. congrats! Stinks that you finally get a good arena to shoot in but then they dont let you on the floor though.. oh well, i got confidence that you still did a great job though..!

ATVinBarbie
11-18-2006, 10:38 AM
Congrats to your daughter and the entire team. :)

Can't wait to see the pics. :tup

convergent
11-18-2006, 12:24 PM
Thanks... I guess it was the Post-Star that had exclusive rights... and I'm not quite sure why. This is what they got from it... this gallery. http://poststar.com/shared-content/gallery/?galleryid=18&gallery_page=0&album_page=0&albumid=346&mediaid=2773 . The guy was using strobes, I only saw two of them, and shooting with a Nikon digital body... something in the pro category, but I'm not sure which. He was also using an old lens... and I think he was using an 80-200 AF-S, and triggering the strobes with a Pocket Wizard. What was crazy was he was the only one that could freely go on the floor, but you could easily stand 3' from the guy and shoot away. I saw a few Canon whites around throughout the day... and will post a few pictures of them later.

This does show you what strobes do for you. They are hard to shoot with, and you get a lot of shadows... but you can shoot at lower ISO which helps some aspects of the images.

convergent
11-18-2006, 04:56 PM
Here are some of my captures... not a lot of time to sort and organize, but this will give you a feel for the place. These were mostly taken with a 1DMk2N and 200L f/1.8, shot at ISO1600, f/2, and 1/640s. I think a few were with the 135L f/2 also.

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http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/3/2/2/web_TS1_5279.jpg

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http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/3/2/2/web_TS1_5372.jpg

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http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/3/2/2/web_TS1_5386.jpg

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http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/3/2/2/web_TS1_5387.jpg

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http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/3/2/2/web_TS1_5397.jpg

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http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/3/2/2/web_TS1_5429.jpg

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http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/3/2/2/web_TS1_5515.jpg

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http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/3/2/2/web_TS1_5552.jpg

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http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/3/2/2/web_TS1_5585.jpg

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http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/3/2/2/web_TS1_5741.jpg

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http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/3/2/2/web_TS1_5787.jpg

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http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/3/2/2/web_TS1_5843.jpg

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http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/3/2/2/web_TS1_5848.jpg

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http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/3/2/2/web_TS1_5908.jpg

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http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/3/2/2/web_TS1_5934.jpg

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http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/3/2/2/web_TS2_4828.jpg

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http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/3/2/2/web_TS2_4837.jpg

convergent
11-18-2006, 05:24 PM
Here are some of the other photogs that were there... in this thread... http://www.northeastfoto.com/forums/showthread.php?p=85223#post85223

fadeout
11-22-2006, 12:25 AM
Mike, you captured some good volleyball photos. Your photos are better than what the guy with the strobes captured...If only you could use strobes there...

F/2, 1/2000 sec, ISO 400.

convergent
11-22-2006, 10:18 AM
Thanks Dave. If I had the choice though, I'd stop down some and open up the depth of field. Shooting f/2 you can't get the player and their opponent in focus... you have to pick one or the other. I'd like to stop down to f/2.8 or even a little more if possible. I've done some basic shooting with strobes in basketball and I wasn't totally happy with the results. It also limits where you can shoot from since the lighting is not consistent across the whole floor. I should have probably tried some flash shots to see how they looked, but I'm pretty sure the shadows would have been pretty tough.