Sports Photography

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.

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Sand Falcons, Olaløkka 2018

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.

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Sand Falcons vs Nidaros Domers, Olaløkka 2108

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!

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Sand Falcons vs Eidsvoll 1814’s, Olaløkka 2018
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Sand Falcons vs Eidsvoll 1814’s, Olaløkka 2018
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Sand Falcons vs Eidsvoll 1814’s, Olaløkka 2018
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Sand Falcons vs Eidsvoll 1814’s, Olaløkka 2018
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Sand Falcons vs Eidsvoll 1814’s, Olaløkka 2018
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Sand Falcons vs Eidsvoll 1814’s, Olaløkka 2018
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Sand Falcons vs Eidsvoll 1814’s, Olaløkka 2018

 

Heading out

Finally!

Finally summer vacation. Time to pack up the bag!

Travel gear
Travel Gear

What I have packed.

  • Fujifilm X-T1
  • Fujifilm X100T
  • Fujinon XF-18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS
  • Fujinon XF 16mm f1.4 R WR
  • Fuji EF-X8 shoe-mount flash
  • 67mm polarizer
  • 3 spare batteries for X-T1
  • 2 spare batteries for X100T
  • Battery charger
  • Vertical battery grip for X-T1 (VG-XT1)
  • Set of Cockin P filters (ND’s and GND’s)
  • Rocket blower
  • Dust pen and microfiber cloth
  • Memory card reader
  • WD My Passport Ultra 1TB hard drive
  • Head torch
  • iPhone charger
  • Moleskine notebook + ballpen.
  • Tripod (Packed in suitcase)

This year we are leaving for 11 days to south of France, Cote D’Azur and Provance!

Warm weather, sun, beach, Mediterranean, Cannes, Nice, Monaco, many lovely small towns, great nature and a much, much more!

We have booked a rental car and the first couple of night’s at a hotel in Nice. The rest of the trip will be planned as we go.

Bag packed
Bag packed

Hopefully there will be a lot of opportunities to capture some great photos, and many more great memories for our little family!

Keep Smiling! 🙂

#2017-03 Misplaced

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X-T1 18-55 mm @ 50mm | f5.6 | 1/60 sec | ISO 500

The topic for my third assignment came about as March went on, when on my walks around where I live I started to notice there where a lot of human elements/things “misplaced” in nature.

Now that we are heading in to April the sun is back, and hopefully it will start to get a little warmer to so the topic for next part will be Street photography.

Keep smiling. 🙂

#2017-02 Long Exposure

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X-T1 18-55mm @ 18mm | f13 | 2 sec | ISO 200

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.

Keep smiling! 🙂

 

 

Long Exposure #2

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X-T1 18-55mm @ 18mm | f7.1 | 20 sec | ISO 200

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.

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X-T1 18-55mm @ 18mm | f11 | 8 sec | ISO 200
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X-T1 18-55mm @ 18mm | f7.1 | 20 sec | ISO 200

Long Exsposure

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X-T1 18-55mm @ 18mm | f7.1 | 10 sec | ISO 200

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.

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X-T1 18-55mm @ 18mm | f8 | 30 sec | ISO 200

 

What is your favorite way of escaping from the fast paced world, and connect with your inner thoughts?

Keep smiling! 🙂

#2017-01 Stars

 

X-T1 18-55mm @ 18mm | f2.8 | 10 sec | ISO 1250

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.