|Image courtesy of Filmoria|
Because of the limited available light due to overcast skies and the drizzle which was coming down at 6:00 pm, I started out with an ISO of 800, f2.8, and a shutter speed of 1/1000. As the match and the evening progressed, I pushed the ISO to 1600 as I shot the match with two D3S's, one with a 400mm f2.8 lens and the other with an 80-200mm f2.8 lens.
|Alex Kuznetsov - ISO 6400|
|Tim Smyczek, ISO 6400|
With his quarterfinal appearance last night, Kuznetsov secured the Wild Card entry into the French's main draw. Having punched his ticket to Paris, I understood Kuznetsov's decicion to call it a night after dropping the first set. The French begins on May 26, less than 4 weeks from now and Kuznetsov was wise in avoiding any possible long term damage to a shoulder that would keep him from playing for the first time at Roland Garros.
|Stitched panorama of Stadium Court|
As I sit here this morning and put the finishing touches on this post it's raining outside. The weather forecast is not promising for today and semifinal action is slated to begin at 2:00 pm and then 6:00 pm. I fear that I'm in for more of the same tonight but one can hope. If it's more of the same, I guess I'll just have to be content with more schmutzy images.