As a Roller Derby virgin. I soon realised I had only brought one set of eyes when clearly two sets are required to keep up with everything that is going on.
Just about fathomed the principle of the game. Who does what, what they are called and so on.
Another observation. Never seen so many Refs.(zebras) in a game Seemed more refs than skaters.
Then there are the non skating officials. Or the pinks to me.
Regardless of the rules and scoring as a sports enthusiast I had a very enjoyable time.
I could list a few "sports" I would knock off the Olympic list and replace with this.
Tactics, speed, skill, interplay, strength it's all there.
My thanks to Anna and Ester.
P.S. Very good selection of cakes for half time, what more could you wish for.
Anyway, from a photography point of view, I will put this down a series of happy accidents. Technically, focus is generally off and exposure less than ideal. I could put these things down to deliberate use of slow shutter creative clap trap. The truth is, the lens was way too slow. Upped the ISO to 800 but still not fast enough. Really should have brought the fast glass. Never mind.
No. Scratch that. Never mind the laws and technicals of photography, an image stands or falls as an image, based on itself alone.
Does the image work as it is yes or no?
Does it convey a message or an emotion?
Does it involve or connect the viewer?
Enough rambling. Here are todays poorly exposed, out of focus, camera shaken, non adjusted or cropped images. (as usual straight off the chip no fiddling about).
A few more images here. Roller Derby Leicester 13/09/20014
SSRG discuss tactics.
(Or cakes Or who has the loudest tights.)
Again as a first timer to Roller Derby. This was a lovely thing to see and be involved in.