Defense Systems

By: Gustav Hoiland

May 25 2010

Category: bike polo

1 Comment

Focal Length:48mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D80

Surfs Up

Oh, why those two on the left even try… it can only lead to heartbreak and disappointment. Man Right (Nick) is just to good and will surely break whatever barriers to scoring they’ve set up.

I think my favorite part of this whole shot is Man Center’s dirty hat. It’s not often you see a headpiece so far gone. I love it. When combined with that pink surfing shirt, new heights of polo fashion have been reached.

Another part that’s really working for me is the background. Most polo photos I see have super mundane backgrounds, largely because the areas surrounding polo courts are often not the most exciting places. But here! Finally! The color all kind of works together in earthy tones. It’s blurred enough to lose its crispness. And, perhaps most importantly, it takes up just a sliver of the frame.

Ahhhh, Nick. And Jamie. And Jav.

One comment on “Defense Systems”

  1. Gus awesome

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