View Full Version : you need leather balls to play rugby

01-07-2010, 12:54 PM
people shots aren't my forte, and i don't often photograph humans in any setting, but every once in a while, i like to try something a little different, like shots from a local rugby club match last fall... i played myself, in high school and college, so i have a bit of a soft spot for the sport... ;) first shot taken with Canon 5D and 24-135 lens, the last two taken with my 40D and 100-400, various settings...




01-07-2010, 01:58 PM
Quite the rough and tough sport! I really like the series, but the top one is my fave!!

Congrats on stepping away from your comfort zone!!

01-07-2010, 02:59 PM
I have to agree. The first photo has that sense of speed and aggression known to the game. Nicely done!

01-07-2010, 03:09 PM
These are tough shots to get - Nice set!

01-07-2010, 04:54 PM
Nice effect in the first one. Nice series.

Mad Aussie
01-08-2010, 02:07 AM
I played Rugby for a year ... on a dare ... because a rugby player mate insisted soccer was for sissy's! We both excelled in our nemesis' sport in the end :)

01-08-2010, 02:32 AM
Those are some cool sport shots. Nicely done, it not easy, I know... :)

01-08-2010, 08:01 AM
very nice captures! I keep looking at the second one and trying to figure out if that's a hand on his thigh.

I watched a rugby game once (a friend started a league here) and thought that it looked like a lot of fun. I then reminded myself that I was in my 40's and it might be a bit late to learn to play rugby.....:cool:

01-08-2010, 10:15 AM
very nice captures! I keep looking at the second one and trying to figure out if that's a hand on his thigh.

yep, it is... he's being held up in the air by teammates during the throw-in (called a line-out) after the ball went out-of-bounds. usually his teammates hoist him up by the shorts, resulting in a rather extreme wedgie, but everything sort of works its way back into place in the ensuing action... ;)

01-08-2010, 11:38 AM
I thought I commented here. :(

Nice set! Love the action of the first and the crispness of the second in particular. :)