Warrington v Leeds Rugby Super League

6 03 2011

Covered the Super League game yesterday. In an attempt to get fitter I decided to cycle part way there. Managed about 8 miles in total. Not bad with a Nikon 400 2.8 on your back!
Great way to arrive at the match though no parking problems. Great bike parking at the Halliwell Jones Stadium as well.
Looking to get a pair of panniers that will carry some of the camera gear. Need to have room for a laptop another camera and lens.
The game itself was a one sided affair with Warrington hammering Leeds and showing true Championship potential.
Photos now online at http://www.f2images-photolibrary.co.uk

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Warrington v Hull KR Rugby Super League 20.2.11

20 02 2011
 


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Covered the Super League Match today Warrington v Hull KR at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. Great game with Warrington eventually winning by just two points.

Photos can be viewed and ordered online at this link http://bit.ly/eytn7d

Alan Edwards                   http://www.f2images.co.uk





Warrington v St Helens Rugby Super League 31.7.2010

4 08 2010

Warrington Wolves 24 St Helens 26

Covered a great match on Saturday in the Super League.This was a thriller in front of a sell-out crowd but after 80 minutes of solid effort in both attack and defence Warrington failed once again to end their dismal record against St Helens. Used the 400 2.8 lens with nikon D3.

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Rugby League International England v France 13.6.10

16 06 2010

I was looking forward to covering this match at the Leigh Sports Complex.It was the first chance to try out the Nikon 400 2.8 lens. I finally gave in and bought the lens last week. Hopefully it will prove to be a good investment especially for floodlit matches.It was good to use a the full frame body and have the reach of a 400 lens.

Back to the match itself,Sam Tomkins scored four first-half tries as England ran out comfortable winners against France in coach Steve McNamara’s first game in charge.It was a second international hat-trick for Tomkins, and equalled the England try-scoring record for a single match.England ran out winners 60-6.Some images fro the game below:

Ryan Hall of England

Gareth Ellis of England

Sam Tomkins scores his fourth try

Further images from the game can be viewed and purchased at  www.f2images-photolibrary.co.uk

Alan Edwards





Friday Night Super League

28 02 2010

I have covered many Super League matches over the years and a good percentage of them have been on a Friday evening.The exposure under the floodlights is always challenging.On average it is 3200 asa 1/650 shutter speed and an aperture of 2.8.

Now the 300 2.8 lens is a bit short for rugby and I end up using a 1.4 converter.This gives more reach and therefore more action can be taken around the halfway line.The downside however is that you loose a stop.The exposure reading with the converter is 5000 asa 1/650 at 2.8.Under lights using a Nikon D3 this increased asa doesn’t make much difference to the finished image.It would be nice though to use a 400 2.8 lens,especially with the FX frame of the D3.On occasions usually in daylight games I use a D300 this gives extra reach with the DX format but at 5000 asa under lights the grain would be too great.The 400 2.8 remains on my wish list and if the price drops a bit I will order one.

Wigan Warriors romped to a 58-0 win over the Catalans Dragons on Friday night with an individual 38 point haul for Pat Richards. Richards scored five tries and hit 9 from 10 goals.

Wigan made if four wins from four and afterwards Head Coach Michael Maguire admitted it had been a good night,
“I was very happy with the boys performance especially first half, we completed 95% which set the tone for the game, it’s something we worked very hard on throughout the week.We went away from a few of the things we were doing well in the second half but we will identify that during the week and work hard at that.”

Conflicting fortunes

Pat Richards of Wigan….a 38 point haul pictured above and David Ferriol of Catalans takes a breather.

Further photos from this match can be viewed at

http://www.photoshelter.com/c/imagelibrary/gallery/Wigan-v-Catalan-Dragons-26-2-10/G0000RzM8s.2Xpgo/P0000i5skqiS.xfQ