Archive for July, 2009

Roll Britannia

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

The London Roller Girls hosted the European championship tournament this past weekend with 12 teams (10 UK, 2 German) descending on Earls Court for a bit of a brawl.  Obviously we (being myself, Mitesh & Neal) were there to take some shots.

The venue was huge compared to what we’re used to, so there was lots of room to move about and the lighting was much more even.  Also, since there were so many matches to watch there was plenty of time to fool around with camera settings and get everything just right.  All of that resulted in what I feel are some of the best Roller Derby shots I’ve taken so far.

Here’s a couple of my favourites.

In addition to the usual “rest are in the gallery“, I’ve gone ahead and set up a Flickr account so that I can post a few more shots that I think derby fans (or the skaters themselves) may be interested in seeing.  Stuff that I wouldn’t normally post to my gallery in other words.  Anyways, those photos are located here.

QE II Bridge

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Well, it’s been a crappy week.  I’m optomistic that it will get better, but you never know.

In the meantime, my little camera friend is keeping me busy.  I went out with Neal and his father in hopes that we could get some nice sunset shots of the QE II bridge.  I’m not really one to get overly excited about bridges, but Neal offered to drive and I needed to get out of the house, so here we are.

The first two are HDR images and the third is done with a single off camera flash & shoot through umbrella. Nothing too exciting here.

QE II Bridge

QE II Bridge off in the background.