Always start with dinner. Your drinks are served in 32oz spill-resistant cups. You get a box of peanuts in the shell in lieu of warm crusty bread. The cool thing about Stadium is that you can bowl and eat at the same time! There's actually an ordering window so folks can order in between frames. Talk about capitalizing on the non-bowling aspects of the business!
Tenpin is so much more colorful than candlepin, don't you think?
Bill has good form and a strong serve. This is looking like a Brooklyn strike to me.
Marty keeps his palms down throughout his delivery, which means the ball would spin in retrograde against its motion. He had surprisingly few gutter balls despite this!
I think some fonts from the 70s should make a comeback. They're still cool. Dick from Concord fires one away.
Steve and blue ball, panned.
Marty, panned. See how he's holding that ball? I've never seen this kind of delivery before.
The end of Dick's swing or an early victory dance? Still photography always asks more questions than it answers.
Bob shows us a curve. This was my photo of the day for this day.
Bob contemplates the board. Jeff delivers well short of the foul line, which is active and penalizing!
Team 3 (John, Bill, Phil, and David) is the fast team (they're already done here). Team 2 (Marty, Jeremy, Dick, and Bob) is the slow team. Team 1 (Dave, Steve, Andrew, and Jeff) is the fun team!
Steve kept me apprised as the average age and weight of our neighboring bowlers fell throughout the night. By the end of the night, they were asking, "You will be sending me that picture, right?"
This is a 90% crop. At full size, you can forgive ISO 200 noise and minor softness in focus, but the only way to improve this shot is to use a much longer focal length, fast aperature, and preferably VR. My 300mm f/2.8 VR lens is not known as my "discreet" lens, however...