Saturday, 12 October 2013

Photography: Rugby (and Respite)

On the first week that uni really kicks in I've already decided that I needed a break and have come down to my family's Devonian retreat to unwind after all the stress. Functional Programming really knows how to take it out of somebody. Couple that with the stress of living in a fractured household and staying for the weekend seems like too much effort.

This week did have some good to it, I completed my first Redbrick - the University Newspaper - assignment photographing Birmingham's Yellows take on... somebody. They started in sunshine, but by the time they finished the rain was beginning to pour. Which made for an interesting challenge. I used a Canon f/4-5.6 70-300mm lens, which got a good workout. The changing focal length does make for an interesting bit of work shooting with manual which took me a while to get right. There was a bit of post-processing to get them to a stage I was happy with, but they came out pretty well!

I was meant to have a photo-pass for Goldie Lookin' Chain at the Academy on Thursday, but the amount of my passes that vanish in this city is incredible. I've turned up to a variety of venues just to be turned away, probably more in just Birmingham than anywhere else in the country. I know I'm only one guy, but please don't be mean to me!

More photos below the jump!