h2O & nikon

April 16, 2009 in Photography

I arrived to shoot Womens Waterpolo at 6:02pm, two minutes past the start of the game. I also was going to leave early because I had to go over and shoot Mens Volleyball at 7pm, which required me to get there early in order to turn on my strobes. I quickly pulled out a borrowed D300 and the newspapers 300mm f2.8 lens. With the sun beginning to go down, I positioned myself near the back of one of the goals with the sun behind me. This is where I stayed for most of the game. I was glad to be shooting waterpolo again and even more happy to be shooting it while the sun was still out.


Nikon D300, 300mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/6400th


Nikon D300, 300mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/3200th


Nikon D300, 300mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/1000th


Nikon D300, 300mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/1250th


Nikon D300, 300mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/1250th

The sun was just about gone and a large shadow was beginning to cover the pool. I changed positions to the opposite side of the pool and tried to get a silhouetted shot before I had to leave. The glare off the water was harsh but I tried to make it work. I had time for a few click and then had to head out.


Nikon D300, 300mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/8000th

Every time I shoot a water sport I am reminded of how much I like shooting water-sports.

…and every time I use a nikon it grows on me a little. Especially when I can use one with a 300mm 2.8.