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Rollergirl, She’s Taking Chances

But the rollergirl she’s taking chancesToxic 253 Trio
They just love to see her take them all
                    Skateaway, Dire Straits

My next-door neighbor, Leah, is on a roller derby team – the Toxic 253. (253 is Tacoma’s area code.) Her rollergirl name is Slim Shanky. The Toxic 253 is a relatively new and inexperienced team. Last Saturday, Tanya and I went to the Toxic 253 bout against Team Bravo, a team from Fort Lewis. The conditions weren’t very good for photography – indoors, fairly dark, bright windows in the background, fast-moving subjects. I ended up pumping up my ISO to 3200 and worked with shutter speeds from 1/30 to 1/200 seconds with f-stops typically around f4 to f5.6. But it was fun shooting the event. Here’s a few highlights.

Jammer Block 
Pack Action
Slim Shanky Faces the Competition  Toxic 253 Bench
Block Out
Action on the Corner
Slim Shanky as Jammer
Jammer Waits for the Start
Toxic Bench Enjoys the Show
Before the Fall
Flying Skates
Bravo Girl

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