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Apr 04, 2013 14:10 |  #1

I've been photographing Curling for the first time, at the 2013 World Men's Curling Championships that are being held here in Victoria. It has been a challenge capturing what is not a terribly dynamic action sport, but one that does include lots of effort and emotion. Here are some samples from my first three nights on the job. Let me know what you think!

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Apr 04, 2013 14:21 |  #2

Nice shots. Have only shot curling once, you can spend a lot of time trying to get something interesting. What lenses were you using?


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Apr 04, 2013 14:38 |  #3

These are very nice. When I saw curling I was not expecting to see the great emotion and intensity you were able to capture.


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Apr 04, 2013 14:40 |  #4

Great job!




  
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Apr 04, 2013 14:50 |  #5

Voaky999 wrote in post #15790760 (external link)
Nice shots. Have only shot curling once, you can spend a lot of time trying to get something interesting. What lenses were you using?

Mostly my EF300 f2.8 on my 1D MK IV (which I think was used for all of these) plus my 70-200 on a 40D for closer shots. The 300 is a bit short for shooting from one end to the other, so some heavy cropping is in order, but we can also sit between the ice sheets between the "hog" lines which pulls us much closer to the action. It is actually the closest I've ever been to an event while shooting.


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Apr 04, 2013 14:55 |  #6

Really well captured all around!


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Apr 04, 2013 14:55 |  #7

cstewart wrote in post #15790853 (external link)
Mostly my EF300 f2.8 on my 1D MK IV (which I think was used for all of these) plus my 70-200 on a 40D for closer shots. The 300 is a bit short for shooting from one end to the other, so some heavy cropping is in order, but we can also sit between the ice sheets between the "hog" lines which pulls us much closer to the action. It is actually the closest I've ever been to an event while shooting.

I used a 300/2.8 with a 1.4 tc as there was no room between ice sheets at the rink I was at. Got yelled at by a coach for being too close when I took the shot below. Ironically it ended up on the back cover of the main U of Alberta newspaper.

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Apr 04, 2013 17:24 |  #8

Nice work Chris!


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Jul 01, 2013 18:01 |  #9

These are fantastic! It is very difficult to shoot action shots in a rink and not only did you do them technically well, you got some great expressions! My curling rink here in Southern California just hosted our first 3 day bonspiel and my team was chosen randomly to play Team Pete Fenson the first night. He is the only american to ever win a curling medal (Italy 2006), so it was quite a thrill for me. I wish someone would have gotten pics of my team like the ones you shot! Most people never get to met olympians from their sport, let alone play against 3 of them, and the pics they got were merely ok and mostly awful. Terrific work!!!


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Jul 01, 2013 23:19 |  #10

suecassidy wrote in post #16081912 (external link)
These are fantastic! It is very difficult to shoot action shots in a rink and not only did you do them technically well, you got some great expressions! My curling rink here in Southern California just hosted our first 3 day bonspiel and my team was chosen randomly to play Team Pete Fenson the first night. He is the only american to ever win a curling medal (Italy 2006), so it was quite a thrill for me. I wish someone would have gotten pics of my team like the ones you shot! Most people never get to met olympians from their sport, let alone play against 3 of them, and the pics they got were merely ok and mostly awful. Terrific work!!!

Thanks Sue! Should that happen again, please feel free to retain my services to come down and shoot your bonspiel!


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