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2012/02/23

Basketball - Many Farms vs. Winslow

Of all the images from Saturday's games, this is my favorite.  I think that finally being able to shoot across the court and not being limited by the reach of my speedlites/strobes gave me a chance to get a different angle than I got for all those years shooting basketball when on staff at the newspaper.

Many Farms Lady Lobos Rhonda Lee (23) and Briana Clah (10) and Winslow Lady Bulldog Kiersten Nezzie (52) chase the ball as Tatum Charley (20) falls to the floor and loses control Saturday during the division III match-up in the NAU Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz.  Winslow defeated Many Farms 45-41.


Winslow Lady Bulldog Halle Hayes (30) battles to get the ball away from Many Farms Lady Lobos Briana Clah (10) and Alicia Begay (5)
Winslow Lady Bulldog Kiersten Nezzia reaches to block a shot on the basket by Many Farms Lady Lobo Charmaine Begay (21)

2012/02/22

Basketball - Tuba City vs. Sanders Valley

Tuba City Lady Warrior Shiniya Henry (22) looks for an opening to score while Valley Lady Pirate Kayla Katone (23) tries to block her shot Saturday at the NUA Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz.  Tuba City won 69-53.

Tuba City Lady Warriors Kristin Becenti (12), Shiniya Henry  (22) and Jamie Roe (5) try to stop Valley Lady Pirate Bettina Swatts (20) as she tries to score Saturday at the NUA Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz.  Tuba City won 69-53.

Tuba City Lady Warrior Tristan Tsosie (11) reaches for the ball while Valley Lady Pirate Adrianna Nez (10) dribbles  around her.

Tuba City Lady Warrior Shiniya Henry (22) grabs a rebound

Tuba City Lady Warrior Vernene Sheppard (3) drives the baseline past Valley Lady Pirate Heather Mitchell (50) during the division III Arizona state basketball tournament

Girls Basketball - Window Rock vs. Holbrook

More tournament photos from the Arizona play-offs in Flagstaff.

Window Rock Fighting Scout Skye Daye (13) pulls down a rebound in front of Holbrook Lady Roadrunner Kaynasa Curley (22) during the division III state basketball playoffs at the NAU Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz. Window Rock won 64-50.

Window Rock Fighting Scout Naomi Klah (32) drives up the court Saturday at the NAU Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Window Rock Fighting Scout Autumn Tsosie-Hood (23) and Holbrook Roadrunners Tamisha Yazzie (3) and Eriene Haskie (20) grab for a rebound

Window Rock Fighting Scout Naomi Klah (32) squeezes her way between Holbrook Roadrunners Shantina Kinlicheenie (24) and Aaron LaRose (11).



Window Rock Fighting Scout Francine Clark (21) shoots for two points over Holbrook Roadrunner Kellin Bakurza (22)





2012/02/21

Girls basketball - Chinle vs. Thatcher


Chinle Lady Wildcat Rachel Martin pulls the ball away from Thatcher Lady Eagle Shiann White during Saturday's Arizona high school division III basketball tournament at the NAU Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz.  Chinle defeated Thatcher 50-41.

 

Four basketball games in a single day can make for a long day, but I had a lot of fun being back in the mix.  I also simply loved shooting with the Nikon D7000 and having the option to shoot at 500/sec without flash.  Being able to push the camera to ISO 2500 and still have publishable images is a new thing for me.  

During the tournament I also used my old Nikon D200, and though I was able to get a few images from it, they took a lot more work in Photoshop and still are not quite as nice.

In all I submitted 17 images to The Gallup Independent from this assignment, and they published two.  Here are the images that I shot. 

Chinle Lady Wildcat Macy Clauschee (3) passes the ball to a teammate Saturday while Thatcher Lady Eagle Britny Beals (10) tries to stop her Saturday at the NAU Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Chinle Lady Wildcat Rachel Martin (24) shoots a basket Saturday while Thatcher Lady Eagle Shiann White (24) tries to block her Saturday at the NAU Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Chinle Lady Wildcat Rachel Martin (24) dribbles past Thatcher Lady Eagle Shiann White (24) and Kelsey Smith (22)