Crossroads City Derby

General Grant Slam, with the yellow pivot stripe on her helmet, skillfully blocks the Reguladies jammer

When I got the invite to shoot the Crossroads City Derby bout on May 22nd, I couldn’t turn it down; there’s been alot of buzz about the local derby scene from my friends and colleagues (one of my coworkers, Robbie, is one of the emcees), so I’d have to be crazy to pass up the chance.

The night’s bout pitted the Reguladies against the Spitfire Sallies, two of the Crossroads City’s home teams. While the Spitfire Sallies won and kept alive their undefeated streak, the Reguladies gave them all they could handle.

I’m pretty comfortable in low light settings, but this was probably the most challenging sports-shooter situation I’ve been in. The majority of my exposures were made between f/1.8 – f/2.0 at 1/200 second (ISO 3200) and I was still under by about 1/3 of stop; barely enough to freeze some of the action.

Now that I’ve got the one bout under my belt, I think the next one will be better (from a shooting perspective). The next bout is scheduled for Sunday, June 12th, and I’m already looking forward to it!

Visit the Crossroads City Derby website to learn more

Much thanks to Naomi for the explanations/encouragement, Robbie for the referral and the rest of the great people I met!

View the Reguladies vs Spitfire Sallies bout photo gallery

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5 Responses to Crossroads City Derby

  1. Gonads O'brien June 3, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    THANKS a million!!! The shots are great and the league greatly appreciates your support and the support of the Las Cruces community.



  2. Erika S. Trauma June 3, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

    You are amazing. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to see your fabulous work.
    …and welcome to CCD! 😉

  3. Biffy Saint Marie August 11, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    It was so great meeting the man behind the great photos! Keep it up and thanks for supporting CCD!

  4. hippie chEck August 20, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

    These photos are beautiful! You are incredibly talented. Thank you so much for supporting CCD!

  5. Artillery Shell August 28, 2011 at 1:13 pm #

    Rich, you are an amazing photographer and we appreciate all your support of CCD! You rock!

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