My apologies – but PC challenges left me unable to post images to Camera 47 for two weeks – but I think we’re mostly up and running now.
Had a chance to shoot the University of Washington vs. Oregon State University rugby match on Saturday, 7 February. This was the first match I’d attended – and hopefully it won’t be my last. It was a lot of fun. On this day, the Beavers lost 20-15 after a great run in the second half of the game.
If you have a university close by – they likely have a rugby team If you like to shoot sports / action – give it a try. A couple of things I noted:
- It’s a big field. In turn, there’s a bit of waiting for action to come to you.
- Some of my best shots were looking down field – instead of from the sidelines.
- Rugby is a game of ball movement. The play may start on one side of the field – but there’s a good chance it will finish on the other side. See first point – it’s a wide field.
- Take a lot of pictures. It’s a pretty fast game once it’s in motion.