Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sport Shooting - McPherson Womens Basketball vs. Stephens College

McPherson College womens basketball played in an early season tournament this weekend. The games were on the campus of Univ. of St. Marys in Leavenworth, KS. This gave us the chance to go over and see the team play.

The action was good, and the Bulldogs hit a three-pointer with under 30 seconds left to win the game. McPherson is not a tall team, and they struggled all night with being able to get the ball down low. But the ladies play a tenacious defense, and they stepped it up in the last few minutes of the game to cause the turnovers they needed to pull out the game.

The lighting in the gym presents several photographic challenges. First, the main lights were various colors, and there are fluorescent fixtures on the side walls just above eye level. The ends of the court were much darker than the mid-court, and the building is dark overall. Most of these images were shot underexposed by 2/3 of a stop. The 60 hz cycle of the lights can be seen in some of the images too. An advantage of the facility is that it is a multi-purpose building, and there is a running track around the entire perimeter at about the height of the basketball rim. That provides the opportunity for the overhead shots.

All of the images have been corrected for both color and exposure. That helps account for the noise in the images.

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