portraits · Eves of Destruction · Victoria BC

In photography by webmeister Bud

The Eves of Destruction Roller Derby team.

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Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
10 mm · 1/800 s · f/3.5 · ISO 100

Roller derby is alive and well.

And, Victoria’s women’s flat track roller derby team is the Eves of Destruction.

As part of their partnership with The Zone, I shoot a promo photo of them for our website and program ads, and it’s always fun times.

Picture the set: with Light Bouncer Extraordinaire™ Bryan firing the sun back into their faces with my reflector, here I am, lying on the ground with my camera, saying “GRR!” to the Eves in an attempt to evoke their scariest expressions, and half of them can’t keep a straight face while the other half are shielding their eyes.

We got it worked out for a great photo, though.

20110510 - Eves of Destruction-01Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
70 mm · 1/1000 s · f/2.8 · ISO 100

Yeah, not really in my character to stage a shot like this but, as the Eves often have sassy (see what I did there?) expressions or graphics printed, erm, there, I thought it might make a good, um, point of focus for an ad.

Right, this is going sideways. Just shut up and look at the photo.