Saturday, January 23, 2010

Oklahoma State vs Kansas State

Well, as a K-State fan, I must say that was one ugly game. Fortunately, as a photographer shooting on the baseline, it's just not cool to cheer or act like a fan, so the cameras help keep me calm during frustrating games like this.

Anyway, here are a few shots from the game between Oklahoma State and Kansas State at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan. tonight. O-State won the game, 73-69. One thing is for certain, the Big 12 is tough. A team really has to be on their "A" game night in and night out.

Comments are always welcome. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Texas (#1) vs Kansas State (#9)

The top-ranked Texas Longhorns came to Bramlage Coliseum (aka the Octagon of Doom!) in Manhattan, Kan., for an ESPN Big Monday match-up against the ninth-ranked Kansas State Wildcats. The place was filled to the rafters and just rocked all night long as the Wildcats knocked the Longhorns from the unbeaten ranks with a 71-62 win.

The photo spots on the baseline were packed and I ended up shooting on the Texas offensive sides both halves. Not a problem, though, as I'd rather shoot from the same team's offensive side the entire game than not get the opportunity to shoot at all.

This was a tough game not to burst out cheering, but as a proud K-State grad I was smiling inside the entire night. This blog post has a few more images than normal, but what can I saw...I took a lot more images. :)

Thanks for looking.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Strobing High School Basketball

This is a quick video offering a glimpse into how I strobe highs school basketball. Don't hesitate to send me an email if you have questions. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Texas A&M at Kansas State

Kansas State followed up the loss to Missouri with a convincing 88-65 win at home against Texas A&M. The game was never really in doubt. Next home game will be an ESPN "Big Monday" match-up against top-ranked Texas. Gotta remember my ear plugs for that game and bring down the cable locks to tie down gear in the event of a win and fans rushing the court.

For those photographers out there, I was using Canon Mark2n and Mark2 bodies with a Canon 70-200/f2.8 lens on one and a Sigma 120-300/f2.8 lens on the other. Settings were f2.8, 1/640, ISO1600. I rarely run noise reduction through my images (and didn't with these).

Thanks for looking.

Monday, January 4, 2010

South Dakota vs Kansas State

The K-State Wildcats moved up to #10 in the ESPN/USA Today poll after a convincing win over South Dakota on Sunday, January 3, 2010 at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan.

Here are a few images from the game. Thanks for looking.