Tim's One Photograph a Day

Ardie Savea, New Zealand All Blacks.

New Zealand All Blacks.

New Zealand All Blacks: Ardie Savea poses for the camera.

Ardie Savea poses for the camera.

Something completely different today! We have been in Twickenham, meeting the New Zealand All Blacks. This was an opportunity courtesy of sponsors AIG.

I am sure many sportsman do not enjoy the necessary appearances demanded by their sponsors. However, today was a day that this world famous rugby team were giving their time to at least two disabled charities.

We were fortunate to have been invited thanks in part to our connection with AIG, who support the RNIB. The day was based around a game of “Goalball” – a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments. Five members of the New Zealand All Blacks were joining in – wearing blindfolds.

It would seem that they very much enjoyed themselves, and were thoroughly professional throughout all the photo shoots and other media intrusion. I seem to have returned with a card full of images! So far, I have only had chance for a brief look through. My main aim was to pick my “Photograph of the Day”.

There are several that are good in their own right. I am pleased with much of what I have seen so far, looking quickly through the card. This shot of Ardie Savea stood out, so this is the one I have chosen.

Taken with the ambient light in the hall. ISO 4000, as it obviously wasn’t as bright as it seemed to the naked eye! Taken with the telephoto lens, as I had been photographing the game from the sidelines. Also, at this point there were several people trying to take shots of the New Zealand All Blacks. This was taken through an available gap, and I didn’t have time to change the lens anyway!

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 3 November 2017
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm 1:2.8 L IS II USM
  • Focal Length 182mm
  • F/5
  • 1/160 Sec
  • ISO 4000

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