Monday, January 18, 2010 my eyes

"BYU’s Kevin Sagers (11), Robby Stowell (13), Reed Chilton (3), Futi Tavana (17), and BJ Hiapo celebrate the Cougars’ set-winning point in set No. 2 against Pacific at the Smith Fieldhouse on Friday, Jan. 15, 2009. BYU swept the Tigers to win in the Cougars’ 2010 home opener."

I hate shooting volleyball - literally hate it with a passion. But there is something about shooting BYU men's volleyball that makes it fun.

One would think a faster paced game would be harder to shoot, but I never "tagged" so many images during a volleyball game...ever. I cannot wait to get back that's for sure.

What can I say? They have great light, great, fast packed action, exciting jubes, and different angles galore.

I shot the entire game with a 300mm in hopes to break of of my comfort zone. and then broke out the 24-70mm for the final couple plays of set No. 2. I loved the shot above after the set-winning point in set No. 2, but sometimes all it takes is one thing to ruin a photo.

In this case, I thought everything lined up nicely except for that huge hand-blob in the middle, left of the frame. Ugh.


Anonymous Jeremy said...

been following your work over on UtahPJ - love it... I really like your Watashi no Me portfolio of Japan - awesome!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 2:27:00 PM  
Blogger said...

That's a great shot Patrick, regardless of handblob.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 12:44:00 AM  

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