A&P Roller Derby

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  1. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

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    Went to go photograph the Derby City Roller Girls at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center. Very interesting sport and I didnt even understand how it was played at first. I saw people skating, people falling, people putting little stars on their helmets, and then someone would get a ton of points.

    Im still not entirely sure how its played but Ive got a pretty good idea and I definitely have a better game plan for how to shoot it next time.


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  2. Memphis

    Memphis Active Member

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    i know a girl that does that in memphis. thems some mean girls :o
     
  3. Xtreme2k2

    Xtreme2k2 GTI Crew ಠ_ಠ OT Supporter

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    your watermark looks very pixelated :o
     
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    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    nice shots. Once you get the hang of the sport I imagine they'll get really good, really quick. What made you go and shoot this?

    FWIW, I saw an episode of 'psych' once that had to do with roller derby, and all the girls were smoking hot and dressed like Halloween sluts.... So my expectations coming into this thread were probably artificially inflated...
     
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    Indeed they can be. One got a really wicked black eye and the paramedics had to take her out.

    Its just the basic watermark that LR adds. I dont do anything fancy. Problem is, LR adds it and then I sharpen the pictures in CS3 so it sharpens that text as well. I dont care too much though. I just do it to try and stop people from posting my stuff in places and claiming it as their own (which some "friends" have unfortunately done)


    Thanks. I had to go shoot it for part of a weekly feature I do for the paper. Its pretty cool actually. Its just a collection of pictures of whatever is happening around Louisville. I get to pick whatever I want to shoot and then I just send in the pictures. No captions, no names, no other information needed. Then they send me a check. It works out ok. Plus, its always something easy to knock out aside from whatever else they have me shoot.
     
  6. adamlewis88

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    BTW, Ill send you those images soon. I still need to do some work on one of them.
     
  7. iDrive

    iDrive OTAP crew. Muradadog crew. GO GATORS!

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    which one? :o

    I know some of them too.
     
  8. Keegan

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    I've seen a few teams practice out here... they even come to "my" pub for drinks some weekends. Some girls are smokin' hot and others aren't (by a lot).
     
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    too bad about the girls :hs:
     
  10. Xtreme2k2

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    those white shirts aren't very flattering to their figures

    does that one have a mustache? :rofl:
     
  11. Keegan

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    :ugh::ugh::ugh:
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    Hippo on wheels
     
  12. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    If roller derby doesn't open career opportunities I'm sure she could have quite a go as a linebacker.
     

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