View 215: Intramural Basketball

Going up for a basket during an Intramural basketball game in Victor, New York.

Going up for a basket during an Intramural basketball game in Victor, New York. Nikon D700/70-200VR, 1/250s, f/2.8, ISO 4500, EV +0.7, 95mm focal length.

Attended my nephew’s intramural basketball game last week.  The boys are in their early teens which, is a physically ackward time in a boy’s life.  What they lacked in grace, they made up in determination and youthful energy. My nephew (dribbling the ball in the photo below) had his fan club in attendance as many of his family made the trip to the game to cheer him and his teammates on.

Dribbling the ball down the court.

Dribbling the ball down the court. Nikon D700/70-200VR, 1/320s, f/2.8, ISO 5600, EV +0.7, 200mm focal length.

The game was tied at half time and it went down to the wire with my nephew’s team wearing orange pulled it out at the end by 2 points.  After the game, the family celebrated the winner in a nearby restaurant.

Taking a shot during an Intramural boys basketball game.

Taking a shot during an Intramural boys basketball game. Nikon D700/70-200VR, 1/400s, f/2.8, ISO 4500, EV +0.7, 70mm focal length.

The middle school gymnasium was quite the challenge to photograph in.  Even using the fast Nikon 70-200VR f/2.8 lens, ISOs climbed past 4000 at shutter speeds between 1/250 and 1/400th of a second.

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10 Responses to View 215: Intramural Basketball

  1. Shel says:

    Love it!!!! As usual, AWESOME shots! Truly appreciate having your photos. Thanks again for coming – we had lots of fun!


  2. kanniduba says:

    Fantastic Scott!!
    School gyms are the worst for lighting…makes these shots all the more impressive. 🙂


  3. truels says:

    These are great shots, and I think both the photographer and camera here is better than it was, when I last Saturday photographed my son playing handball….. (but I got some better shots outside in the (very) cold snow!)


  4. burstmode says:

    I’ve been using a D90 with 85mm f/1.8 at f/2. Then, sb600 flash at 1/4 power, ISO1250 and getting to 1/400s. Still a touch dark and they require some brightening. I may go to 1/2 power on the flash but on the D90, ISO1250 is a lot cleaner than ISO1600.

    My son is in the 5/6 grade league. So, you have younger boys, like my son who is 11, and the older boys that are up to 13. Games are fun. We are undefeated and it looks like we’ll meet the other undefeated powerhouse in the last game of the season, three weekends from now!


    • I can go up to ISO 3200 with good results. Best to keep in in the 1600 to 2500 range if possible. I was not sure how a flash would be welcomed in this very small venue. I think it would have been a bit too disruptive to the kids. I few strobes up in the stands would have worked great.


  5. akphotograph says:

    Great action shots Scott. Amazing how high those kids can jump!


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