Bristol v London Welsh Rugby
On Friday night, Tom, the press officer at Bristol Rugby club very kindly gave me pitch side accreditation to their Championship Playoff match against my old club London Welsh.
It was a great game to watch, and The Memorial Ground, and the Bristol fans were just brilliant – a real rugby atmosphere at a real rugby club. Sadly for Bristol, the score went against them and London Welsh pushed for their place in the Semi-Final with a
The following images are a selection from the night – which form part of an ongoing personal project that I hope will come to fruition at the end of next season.
The technical details: All images exposed using the Canon EOS 1D Mk IV, a 70-200 F/2.8 IS L (Mark I) with 1.4x Extender attached. As the match was under floodlights, in order to keep a fast enough shutter speed, every image was exposed at ISO 12,800
I don’t photograph these matches in the standard “press” way, rather, I’m trying to give the images more of a documentary feel to them. I love the old film styles, and always try to emulate film processing in my sports photography.
I hope you enjoy the images, and please do leave a comment if you can.