Monday, May 16, 2011

How I Got The Shot #17 - Tartan Day

Working with the Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation Department is always a pleasure. Not only that, it give me access to shoot events that are fascinating.

This past weekend, I was able to attend the morning portion of the sporting events and bagpipe band.


Check out the details after the break...


Creative Process:

There were two trains of thought - I lit the above image with speed lights, but used all ambient light for the images to follow.  I'll provide more specifics later.

Tartan Day celebrates the rich Scottish heritage of the Reynoldsburg region through education and immersion into Scottish customs.  Music, dance, sport and other items of historical significance are all covered.

The hammer throw event, represented below shows how both power and technic are important to getting a proper throw and getting the most distance.






Location:
Huber Park and the Reynoldsburg Senior Center

Gear:

Nikon D300

Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8
Nikon SB-28 and SB-26 speed lights


EXIF Info:

Shot in Aperture Priority, exposures vary.
Shot in JPG Large/Fine


Lighting Setup:

When speed lights were used, the assembly floor was cross lit.



Post Processing:

Honestly, didn't need any today. Setup everything in camera. Put the D300 on VIVID mode and let it work it's magic.

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