Arena’s Edge

By: Gustav Hoiland

Sep 28 2012

Category: bike polo

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Aperture:f/4
Focal Length:200mm
ISO:400
Shutter:1/1000 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Thin White Line

If you’re not on the court, your eyes probably are. Generally. There are exceptions, of course. Many of them. But it’s a nice break to see the action without playing a part in it.

The court seems to undulate between tiny and infinitely spacious. Between being this highly confined space, crowded with players and limited options, and this vast expanse of endless opportunity.

Speed plays a big part in that, as well as the general pace of the game. On a quick breakaway sprint towards their goal the court’s end is but a few pedal strokes away and you’ve got a second to shoot. But in a holding pattern of possession, of passes circling around their net, there couldn’t be more space.

Strange.

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