A common question from aspiring photographers is often: "What makes a good sports photo."
Photography, like most creative activity, is subjective but I’ve found that getting in close and concentrating on faces and expression often results in memorable photos.
For basketball, I use an 80-200 f/2.8 zoom and a fixed-focal length 300mm f/2.8 on my Canon digital SLRs. Both allow focusing on tight action shots.
A melting finger of ice begins to turn into water as temperatures rise after the ice storm that moved through the area in the early hours of Friday.
The freezing rain left about a quarter of an inch of ice on trees, railings and grass and brought down tree limbs, leaving more thn 2,000 homes without power in Floyd County.
By early afternoon, most primary and secondar roads were clear but will probably ice up again tonight when temperatures drop below freezing.
Appalachian Electric Power crews concentrated on a large concentration of downed power lines in the Copper Hill area of the county. In Floyd, homes and businesses north of Oxford Street lost power while the southern end of the country stayed warm and cozy with electricity.
The storm closed schools and a number of businesses in the country.
The ice, however, will soon disappear. Temperatures on Saturday are expected to climb into the mid 50s on Saturday and Sunday and is forecast to hit the 60s on Tuesday when rain moves into the area.
The erratic winter continues. What we have to do now is wait to see if the groundhog in Pennsylvania sees his shadow.