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I'm going to try firing up the blog again for 2016, especially the nature/landscape side of things. It is in desperate need of a redesign so I will be working on that while shooting for KSTV.

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Kentucky vs. Florida State Volleyball

I shot my first volleyball match on Friday night. I had heard good things about the 16th ranked UK Volleyball team, but had never been to a volleyball match before. Their first game against Louisville drew a rowdy crowd of over 2000 people. I ventured down to Memorial Coliseum to see what all the excitement was about. I have to say, these women go hard! I was very surprised at how exciting it was. I had read a quote from one of the coaches I believe that said if you come to one match, you'll be back. After watching my first match, I know it won't be my last. These ladies are true athletes-diving, rolling and jumping around all over the place! The atmosphere is also pretty electric. 

I found out quickly that the challenge was going to be keeping up with the action. Having never been to a match, I had to learn to anticipate the movements which are very  fast. I was getting a feel for it by the end of the match. White balance is also a big issue in Memorial Coliseum. Not sure I ever really got it right. I was definitely out of my comfort zone, but had a good time trying!