Saturday, July 31, 2010
The stuff on my hotel desk
Feeling the effects of three days of partying (uh... skating, yeah skating)
"Eeeek, your camera died?"
(Note: I'm taking creative liberties with this caption, I'm not sure why SO was doing this on this day)
The team SeXY versus team Awesome is always a bout that produces great photos provided I have a camera to shoot with. With my camera shutter dying the night before this looked pretty grim. For those of you that know me I need a camera like derby people need skates.
I cannot express enough thanks to Freeze Frame (aka Jim Cottingham) for lending me his D300 camera body for the bout. Without the camera I would not have any of these photos to share with you and would have had to resort to using my crappy point and shoot. While, yes, the point and shoot is great because it takes photos in 3D, it really fails in dim lighting to focus. In fact even with "real" lighting the focus is ghastly when it comes to shooting action.
Freeze Frame has a RollerCon photo link here on smugmug (http://jwcotting.smugmug.com/Roller-Derby/RollerCon-2010). Feel free to peruse and even buy some prints from him. If you were at RollerCon he's the same photographer that lost a memory card the same day Team SeXY and Awesome played. That's pretty crappy stuff to happen to a nice guy.
Whippity Pow avoids a block
Justice Feelgood Marshall takes a spill...
...but is back up and skating like a machine.
Streak does a spinning jump.
The audience applauds Medusa of Team Awesome
Blocking Quadzilla is no easy feat.
Ivanna S. Pankin
The Wicked Skatewear booth (www.wickedskatewear.com)
Photo for B-Train and Strychnine (the girls are hard at work... really)
The Rock Socks booth (www.rocksocks.net)
Chinese food, the first non-sport center food I've had since RollerCon started
Jess Bandit with deep fried clumps of Oreo cookies
ShutterThug surveys the crowd for a photo of excellence
The Bimbos and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Pivots
Derby Animals VS Team Celebrity
Lady Gag Ya
Team 4:20 and Team Wasted
Team Star Trek VS Team Star Wars
Ugh... the point and shoot can't zoom in, let alone focus.
Corn dog from the Sports Center! How did I miss these until today?!?
The Wicked Skatewear party
B-Train with the Nekkid lady drinks
"Don't touch the machine, I will tell you when it's ready."
Girls N Guns
Spooning in the tub.
The margarita machine is working!
The unicorn down under
The Canuck shirt
Strychnine and me
"Okay who let the Zebra in?"
Meanwhile back at the Hooters Pool
coy with a beer
Our server at the pool (with great looking hair)
Newly wed Derby wives
Lady Gag Ya does sparkle fingers (or bird flying gesture?)
Justice Feelgood Marshall
A pool toy
A girl with 3D glasses about to "have her mind blown" by my 3D camera.
Who's that at the Wild Onion? Captian Stubing? No, much cuter! It's Strychnine!
My club house sandwich