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Thanks for the look and comments everyone.
Marcus, the badminton ones were all strobed... so 1/250th is my sync speed on those.
Daniel... kind of a bit of both. I do sports photography (and photos in general) as a secondary occupation if you will... and limit the amount of work I take on. I'm not sure I'd be able to make a full-time go of it financially (although others do, no question) but I also think I would lose my enjoyment in it if I took on more assignments than I could handle at the pace I wanted to. It isn't so much the shooting as the legwork before and after, plus all the post work involved. I go bug-eyed staring at computer screens for too long.
Russ... you're right, these sports in particular are kind of the ugly step-sisters at the College level in some ways... but it's funny that I still get the sense that the athletes take great pride in their sports and the practice, prep and work involved in playing at their level isn't anything to sneeze at. It's just they aren't the big "draw" per se. Bring on the sunshine and warm temps for both of us any time now!
Manny... I appreciate your comments and you're spot on for how I feel too. I don't like over-processed high ISO images. I think the smeared detail looks WAY worse than a little grain, but especially when printed. You don't see noise there, but you do see smeared looking images. The red nightmare... it's TRUE!! Red upper walls and ceiling, meaning bounced strobes even amplify the red color cast, which is hard to balance with the ambient light coming from other sources. Astute observations. Glad to hear these aren't horrendous. They're building a new rec facility on campus for indoor Varsity sports, and here's hoping the red touches are gone!
Thanks again for the comments and thoughts everyone. CHEERS!