NCAA MWaterpolo - Cal vs UCSB
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thetaobear
Registered: Apr 25, 2010
Total Posts: 123
Country: United States

Last Cal home waterpolo game of the season! Awesome close game. As always, comments and critiques welcomed!

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Jeff_Stapleton
Registered: Aug 23, 2008
Total Posts: 1100
Country: United States

This is probably the only water polo threads I've paid attention to (outside of olympic threads), but these are really amazing. Is this strobed indoors our outside?



gschlact
Registered: Jun 04, 2011
Total Posts: 815
Country: United States

Love the back-lit water spray shots.

Just out of sheer curiosity for those of us who know nothing about the sport, what are the plastic covers over the ears for?

Guy



thetaobear
Registered: Apr 25, 2010
Total Posts: 123
Country: United States

Jeff_Stapleton,
Thanks for the nice comment. This is all shot outdoors. I shot a certain angle such that the background and the foreground brightness is roughly equal. Sometimes I cheat with a bit of shadow recovery. I didn't use flash at all.

gschlact,
Good question. The plastic covers are used for protecting the ears. From http://waterpolo.isport.com/water-polo-guides/essential-water-polo-gear , they are used to "Protect the ears, since an elbow or a water polo ball with enough velocity can burst an eardrum."



svanstone9
Registered: Oct 28, 2012
Total Posts: 52
Country: United States

The back-lit water spray shots is amazing well taken.



pbjunkiee
Registered: Nov 15, 2011
Total Posts: 85
Country: United States

id crop 3 waaayyyyy down



Aqualung
Registered: May 19, 2007
Total Posts: 2066
Country: United States

very nicely done.

Chris



stedge
Registered: Jul 14, 2006
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Country: United States

Super shots pf a very physical game. Nicely done!



Marty Bingham
Registered: Feb 05, 2006
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Country: United States

I really like #2 and 3. The rest are really good too.

Marty



cocodrillo
Registered: Mar 22, 2006
Total Posts: 746
Country: Australia

Really very nice.
Sean



CW100
Registered: Apr 03, 2009
Total Posts: 4456
Country: United States

great colors - nice set !