My son started playing PeeWee Flag football this year, and since the team’s playing field is only 2 minutes away from our home we have been to all the home games this spring. Last Saturday the seniors played and I had with me my camera (X-T1 + 18-55mm), just to get some shots of my boy running out on the field with the big players.
When the coach saw that i had a camera, he asked if I would like the photograph the whole game, so I ended up with my first sports photography gig!
Only having the 18-55mm with me, I couldn’t get close in on the action that day, but got some descent overview shoots of the game.
But this Saturday I came prepared, as the junior team was going against the neighboring town. I had with me the XF55-200mm, so I could get close in on the action!
This post comes a little bit on overtime, as we are now well past half way in to March!
February I had set for long exposure photography, which was very fun and relaxing to do. With only a few hours of daylight in February here a lot of the times i went out shooting it was already dark, so many of my shoots for this month was taken at night. But I manged to get out by the ocean at least once trying to get a long exposure of the water.
I recently bought a set of Cockin ND and GND filters I finally got to try out this time. But as you can see I didn’t use a polorizer filter, so what I have learnt from this month is to use a polorizer filter when photographing water and wet surfaces.
In March the subject for my project has evolved a little as the month has progressed, and I have found some interesting subjects pretty close to home.
Had another take on long exposure, this time with more sense of motion in the frame.
Although these have a more fast paced feel in them, I still get the same feeling of calm and peace when out shooting long exposures. It feels like you are standing still in the number of seconds that the shutter is open and the rest of the world are flying right by.
There is something therapeutic about long exposure photography. One has to calm down and take the time back. For me this really helps me to stress down, and escape from the fast paced world of every day life and work, getting rid of all worries and just live in the moment.
When I do this I start to connect with my inner thoughts and my self. Removing the outer shell that’s trying to block away the fast paced world.
What is your favorite way of escaping from the fast paced world, and connect with your inner thoughts?
January was not on my side for this project, as almost the whole of January being overcast with only a few days and nights with clear sky’s.
The one night I had planned out a trip and the weather forecast was looking good, got spoiled by clouds coming in and ruining my shot. So my picture for the month is not what I had in mind, but with the weather being the way it was, I’m feeling content with the result.
As this is a genera I want to explore more I may have another go at it in another month.
February I’m dedicating to long exposure photography. This is some thing I’m really looking forward to, as I have many shoots in mind and different subjects to explore with.