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‘Check your self!!’

by Bryan Terry and Sarah Phipps Modified: April 18, 2013 at 12:36 pm •  Published: November 21, 2010

There’s a new sign in the catwalk at the OKC Arena. Printed on a piece of typing paper, it reads ‘It is 96 feet from here to the floor. If you drop something it is probably going to kill somebody. Check your self!!’ I like the new sign. Good advice and a good place to end our recent hiatus on Alternate Crop. Here’s a few Thunder basketball pictures that you didn’t see in the newspaper.

Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant puts up a shot and draws a foul from San Antonio's Tiago Splitter during their NBA basketball game in downtown Oklahoma City  on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010.Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant puts up a shot and draws a foul from San Antonio's Tiago Splitter during their NBA basketball game in downtown Oklahoma City on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010.Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

Photographers from The Oklahoman use eight strobes, mounted in the catwalks of the OKC Arena, to light up the action on the court. A receiver is mounted to the lights, and we have transmitters mounted on the cameras we use sitting behind the baseline on the court. I usually use one camera with the lights and one without. Here’s what a difference that burst of light makes to the camera settings. I took the picture above at 400 ISO, f. 4.5 at 1/250th of a second. Sarah Phipps took the picture below with a 300mm lens, ISO 3200, f. 2.8 at 1/1600th of a second. We post photo galleries of the Thunder games with all the images we’ve turned in after each game. You can see those galleries and more by clicking here.

Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant dunks the ball over Chicago's Kurt Thomas and C.J. Watson during the season opener NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Chicago Bulls in the Oklahoma City Arena on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant dunks the ball over Chicago's Kurt Thomas and C.J. Watson during the season opener NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Chicago Bulls in the Oklahoma City Arena on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
Oklahoma City's Thabo Sefolosha goes to the basket in front of Philadelphia's Elton Brand, left, and Thaddeus Young during the NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Philadelphia 76ers at the Oklahoma City Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010.   Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
Oklahoma City's Thabo Sefolosha goes to the basket in front of Philadelphia's Elton Brand, left, and Thaddeus Young during the NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Philadelphia 76ers at the Oklahoma City Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka (9) shoots a layup over Boston's Marquis Daniels (8) during the NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Boston Celtics, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at the Oklahoma City Arena. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka (9) shoots a layup over Boston's Marquis Daniels (8) during the NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Boston Celtics, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at the Oklahoma City Arena. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

-John Clanton


by Bryan Terry
Photographer
Bryan Terry is a native of Oklahoma and is a graduate of Yukon High School. He first picked up a camera while attending the University of Central Oklahoma. After working for the school newspaper, The Vista, he interned at The Oklahoman. He...
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by Sarah Phipps
Photographer
Born in Missouri, Sarah Phipps graduated of Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Mass Communication and French in 1999. After an internship with the St. Joe News-press, Sarah moved to Oklahoma for a full-time job at the...
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