Roller Derby in Rolfe, Iowa (a.k.a. A Nightmare on Oak Street) — Part II

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Here are pics from the “A Night on Oak Street” roller derby bout in Rolfe, Iowa, two nights ago…October 29, 2011. A few details of the bout are in the previous post which also includes video of this bout.

The details of the camera settings I used are at the bottom of this post. The lighting in the venue was not all that bright so I struggled some with camera settings. Even so, I’m pleased with the photos. Plus, since people were in costume, a little bit of a “dark” side seems to work!

CLICK once on the photos to ENLARGE them. Twice to enlarge even more.

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The 1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th photos were taken with a Canon 135mm f/2L lens. Shutter: 1/1250; aperture: 2.0; ISO: 6400.

The 2nd photo was taken with a Canon 50 mm f/1.4 lens. Shutter: 1/1600; aperture: 1.4; ISO: 6400.

The 3rd photo was taken with the same Canon 50mm lens. Shutter: 1/1600; aperture: 1.6; ISO: 6400.

The 8th photo was taken with a Canon 135mm f/2L lens. Shutter: 1/1000; aperture: 2.0; ISO: 6400.

The levels in a few of the photos are adjusted in Photoshop ever-so-slightly.

(Click here to go to Louise Gunderson Shimon’s blog’s home page.)

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2 Responses to “Roller Derby in Rolfe, Iowa (a.k.a. A Nightmare on Oak Street) — Part II”

  1. Clara Hoover Says:

    Great photos and video–all capturing the spirit of the event. You didn’t post of photo of the coach in the short, tight (leaving nothing to the imagination) neon green shorts. But that might have bordered on obscene.

    Never having seen a roller derby, the skating was pretty much what I expected. I had not anticipated the groupies and so many officials.

    A fun evening!

  2. Marti Says:

    Louise, the photos and video are just terrific. So much fun. It would have been great to be there with my fellow Gundergals.

    Hope they schedule an event at the gym again sometime – and I’ll be there!

    From what I’ve read, it probably is best Louise didn’t post the picture of the coach as we wouldn’t want her blog blacklisted.

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