Saturday, March 19, 2011
Patriots Cheerleaders Tryouts
Foxborough, MA 031911 Three hundred young women showed up on March 19, 2011 for the 2011 Patriots Cheerleaders tryouts at the Dana Farber Fieldhouse at Gillette Stadium. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)/ MET BEHIND THE SCENES: It's been a couple of years since I did this event and this year the Patriots' organization allowed us to cover the tryouts as long as we adhere to a maximum of 10 photos only in our www.boston.com slide show. That proved to be a daunting task since I shot about 1,100 images in about 2.5 hours and to narrow it down to 10 was a very exacting task. Anyhow these five are a good representation of the essence of the event. TECH STUFF: two cameras with a 24-70mm 2.8 and an 80- 200mm 2.8. WB fluorescent. Speed 1/ 125th of a second. Aperture: mostly 2.8- 5.0. The lights at the fieldhouse emit a pulse frecuency that can not be seen by the human eye but it is sadly enough caught by the camera. This means every other 4th frame the exposure was off.