Geez! I've been a pro photographer longer than most of the kids in Buckholts school have been alive, and I am still amazed by the prowess of our young athletes and the variability of lighting in small school gyms on a day-to-day basis. Such was my challenge on January 19 of this year.
For many reasons, the arena and gym lighting in small school districts is dismal, at best, and can vary under many circumstances, giving photographers ulcers. But, the the gym lighting in Buckholts has been amazingly consistent, though dim, until the Junior High basketball games on January 19th of this year. Coupland was in in town to take on the Jr Hi Badgers and I was court-side with camera in tow. I am used to shooting school athletics in less-than-optimal conditions, but dammit, 01/19/17, was a real challenge for me, gym lighting-wise, for reasons unknown. Shot-to-shot conditions varied wildly in both the girls' and boys' games, casing an old geezer to work and cuss more than usual. But, in the end, I did get some passable images.
|Being bashful during a time out.|
|Not gonna work, Dude. I'm going for the basket.|
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