John Jay Basketball

Charles Bedford of the John Jay Mustangs tries to make a shot from under the basket while Alan Delvalle of the O’Connor Panthers tries to block it. O’Connor held on to win the game 59-55 and improve their record to 16-10.  Images from the game can be ordered here.
An image like this just doesn’t happen, it takes quick reflexes and professional equipment. In this photo I was using a Nikon D3s and Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 zoom lens. Settings are ISO 8000, 1/750 sec @ f/2.8 and it was recorded in RAW format. Using RAW format is essential for getting the best image possible in tough lighting situations. I processed the image in Adobe Lightroom 3 and used a combination of sharpening and noise reduction settings to create this image. The only time I shoot jpg is when I’m outside in bright sun light.




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