Day 3 was the busiest day yet with the least access. With the President coming it meant security was heightened and as the night went on the floor got busier and busier until it was locked down before the President’s speech. That meant regardless of your credential, you could not get on or off. It was tight, people and press everywhere and I expect tonight to be a similar situation. I plan on staying on the floor as long as I can but ultimately heading up higher in the arena for the final balloon drop after Hillary Clinton’s speech.
In these images I put the 200-500 Nikkor on my D500 but limited the ISO to 3200 and let Vibration Reduction help keep me steady. Of course I’m shooting less getting more selective as the conventions move forward, but I’m always on the lookout for something new. This is for a book project ultimately and when it comes time to make the final selection there will be some hard choices…but ultimately it will make the project stronger. el