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Jun 16, 2010 13:34 |  #1

shot last saturday at a local derby bout. mostly used my 7D with 17-55. Used my 580exII in the second half, pointed straight up with a flip-it as a big bounce card.

i love shooting these now, i'll def. be shooting the next one I can. my fiance competes in them, so i'll be there rooting her and her team on anyhow :)

i was shooting a little wide this night, mostly because i need a better long focal length lens, but I also like giving some context to the charectors, as well as room to move into the frame. I was pretty much shooting from the suicide seats around the track the whole time.

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1. f/3.2 @ 55 mm, 1/200, ISO 3200

IMAGE: http://www.mitchsgallery.com/img/s8/v9/p144759855-4.jpg

2. f/4 @ 55 mm, 1/125, ISO 1600, Flash
IMAGE: http://www.mitchsgallery.com/img/s9/v15/p690192094-4.jpg

3. f/4.5 @ 60 mm, 1/60, ISO 3200
IMAGE: http://www.mitchsgallery.com/img/s10/v18/p875780066-4.jpg

4. f/2.8 @ 55 mm, 1/160, ISO 3200
IMAGE: http://www.mitchsgallery.com/img/s9/v14/p539910291-4.jpg

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Jun 19, 2010 13:27 |  #2

Awesome. I too shoot Derby. In fact we have a Bout tonight. This season I switched to using my 85 1.8 almost exclusively. It's perfect.


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Jun 19, 2010 14:16 as a reply to  @ sempaidavid's post |  #3

thanks. yeah, i'd love to get that lens but just haven't been able to afford it. its first on my must buy list though.

have fun tonight and post some shots :)


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Jun 19, 2010 22:53 |  #4

It's too bad there's so much happening behind the main subject in focus.. I get lost in them, especially the third one.


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Jun 20, 2010 08:19 |  #5

DHMN wrote in post #10393001 (external link)
It's too bad there's so much happening behind the main subject in focus.. I get lost in them, especially the third one.

hmm, interesting, thanks for your comment! even more reason to get some faster (& longer) glass :)


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Sep 30, 2010 10:11 as a reply to  @ bigarchi's post |  #6

i ended up pulling the trigger and buying the 85/1.8

used it almost exclusively at the last bout. i'll try to get some photos up soon.
my flash died though, so i shot this last bout without it.
boy was that tough for me, it's pretty dark and they are moving pretty quick!

I should have panned more, but for some reason I didn't..


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Sep 30, 2010 10:21 as a reply to  @ bigarchi's post |  #7

here's a few with the 85 on the 7D, all f/2:

5. 1/320, ISO 2500

IMAGE: http://www.mitchsgallery.com/img/s9/v15/p618227792-4.jpg

6. 1/320, ISO 2500
IMAGE: http://www.mitchsgallery.com/img/s9/v15/p931235980-4.jpg

7. 1/320, ISO 3200
IMAGE: http://www.mitchsgallery.com/img/s9/v15/p649058391-4.jpg

8. 1/250, ISO 3200 (this end of the track was especially dark):
IMAGE: http://www.mitchsgallery.com/img/s10/v17/p705499747-4.jpg

i was much happier with the 7D's performance too. i had it on the 50D the first half, then switched it up the second half. I had quite a few more favorites from the second half.

i kept the 17-55 on the second body for closer candids and whatnot.

and again the lighting/colors in this place were all over the place.
it was my first time shooting in "the dome".
i swear every downlight was a different color!

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Sep 30, 2010 10:45 as a reply to  @ bigarchi's post |  #8

not that the 50D was a complete slouch:

9. 1/250, ISO 2000

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