Polo Whoa

By: Gustav Hoiland

Dec 05 2011

Category: bike polo

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Aperture:f/5.6
Focal Length:17mm
ISO:400
Shutter:1/1000 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Arms Out

Sunday polo, oh yes, it’s Sunday polo. Glimpses of some sideline revelry. Regaling in stories of games played, even if minutes ago.

On the court it’s really a waiting game with a super wide lens – most shots have a dearth of foreground that’s nothing but plain asphalt. Standing on a cone in the thick of some goal-tending goal-getting action really fills up the frame, but often times it’s a wait to get there.

Off the court though, plenty of stuff to throw in front. The bench, leaned bikes, the occasional helmet. And further out, perhaps just a couple feet really, the real action gets integrated. Or something. Of course I look completely silly bending over into the realm of handlebars, but eh. Such is life/photo.

Tony says WHOA!

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