Tommy Penick Photo

Commercial and Outdoor Adventure Photographer

Indoor Track

The good ol' Holmes Convocation Center on the campus of Appalachian State boasts not only a full sized arena that seats nearly 10,000 people, it also houses one of the worst indoor tracks I have ever seen. The outer rink of the arena that generally is just to get around to the different sections doubles as a track. The surface appears horrible to run on, there is no seating or room to stand, and best of all, ambient exposure is only 1/125, f/2.8 at ISO 1600.

Out come the strobes.

This was shot at 1/500, f/4.5, ISO 1600. Much better. The classic 1D provided the 1/500th sync speed. Two SB-28s bounced off the walls on PocketWizard Multimaxes.