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May 2005


16 May 2005 12:09 pm

Okay, this weekend I shot the Northeast Division’s national qualifiers on Saturday (I missed Sunday’s division I qualifier). Used the 50mm f 1.8 prime lens. Here’s some of my favorites:

Two very curved blades
Jumping
Split
Weapon Drop
This looks like a dance.
Head to Head
Both blades up
Ow.
Mid Lunge
Spin
How?
Matching Curves
Depth of Field
Trained to look at the scoring box. A fencer’s bad habit.
Fleche
Are you lookin’ at me?
That could hurt.
Something about the depth of field on this one appeals to me.
Flick to the back
Off the strip
Infighting
The Vonnie Fleche.
Looks like he’s thinking “Please don’t hurt me.”
Head to head again.
You can see the effort through the mask.
A foil bent around another to score the touch.
Fencer on the left looks like she has wings
Epee bellguard
Another epee bellguard

Charge

09 May 2005 05:38 pm

I need some faster glass. Basically, my aperture isn’t wide enough for the high shutter speed you need to capture fencing without blur. I had to compensate with ISO 800 and that gives me some nice grainy photos–but without blur. When I get my hands on some faster glass (this means a lens with a bigger aperture, at least f 2.8) the action will be frozen but it’ll be nice and grain-free.

Here’s some cool shots:

Nice curve on that foil

Double touch in foil
A foil curved the wrong way on a touch
Another wrong way curve
Even better
I wonder if this hurt
Hitting with the wrong part of the foil
Simultaneous Attacks
Check out THIS s-curve
Right in the neck
This will hurt in the morning

Leaping attack

09 May 2005 09:56 am

Here’s the thread and gallery in the forum, so go check it out. It was a fun little experiment.

08 May 2005 12:38 pm

Just letting you know I’m working on the site and things might look wonky sometimes.

01 May 2005 01:26 pm

You know, after choosing to concentrate on photography as my career, it’s like a whole new world opened up that I’d closed off a couple years ago. I mean, I’ve photographed in that time–as my gallery will attest to–and my skills with the camera have gotten better. But I hadn’t experimented in a long, long time. Nathan and I visited my dad’s place last night and played pool and darts with my sister, father, and my father’s girlfriend (who is pretty cool, I might add). Then I started to get ideas and realized while I had brought my camera (lesson learned days ago), I hadn’t brought my tripod or external flash needed for my ideas in such low light to get the crispness in the places where movement blur shouldn’t be.

You know, you want blurry balls but not a blurry background (unless your panning, then you get sharp balls).

Damn, pool is as Freudian as fencing.

Anyrate. Photos like these —

pool21.jpg

Look cool, but they could look SO much better if I’d set it up correctly.