Monday, January 11, 2010

Sports Shooting - McPherson Basketball vs. Univ. of St. Marys

Saturday evening we attended the McPherson College vs. University of St. Mary basketball games at the USM  gym in Leavenworth, KS.  The Bulldog Men carried the evening to move to a 13-2 overall record and a 6-0 record in the KCAC. The Bulldogs have been receiving votes, but have not yet made the NAIA Division II Top 25.

The Bulldogs quickly jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first half.  Sophomore G Aaron Frazier bucketed 13 points to lead the Mac men to a 45-38 half time lead.

The Spires continued to battle the Bulldogs in the second half.  A 22-6 run by USM pulled them to within four with under a minute left in the game.   McPherson went on to force several turnovers and hit 6 of 6 free throws to keep the lead and the win 100-94.  Senior guard Mike Reese scored 27 to lead the Bulldogs over the Spires.

Shooting in this gym is very difficult.  There is a 2.5 stop difference in the lighting between mid-court and the baseline area under the baskets.  The lighting is a mix of traditional incandesent, high intensity vapor, and fluoresent.  Takes a lot of adjustment!

The images were shot in NEF. They were first processed through DxO for exposure (0.5 to 1.25 stops), tint (taking out the green effect of the fluoresents) and noise, saved as JPG. Cropping and final color adjustments were done in Capture NX2.

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