Pontycymer v Penygraig RFC…….

First home game of the season and was an extremely wet one.

A very close fought match with just 2 penalties apiece but I did manage to capture some good action shots.

Nikon D7000,  Nikon 80-200mm f2.8

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A Garw walk after the rain……

Went out for a little walk tonight after the rain with the hopes of catching the last rays of sun before it disappeared behind the mountain.

I didn’t want to take out the tripod so I bracketed 3 exposures in camera and shot on continuous high and hoped for the best.

Processed in Photomatix.

Nikon D7000,  Tamron 17-50mm f2.8      1/160-320-640sec  f7.1  iso 400

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Along the cycle path……

Taken a little further down the cycle track near Pontyrhyl new stone walls erected with what looks like railway tracks(not 100% certain) with embossed writing referring to the Garw valley ( I am going to find out the actual story about this monument).

Nikon D7000,  Tamron 17-50mm f2.8      1/60sec  f5  iso 400

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Try in the corner………….

A shot from tonight’s match. We don’t have floodlights up here in Pontycymer so this was shot at 5000 iso at f2.8 on a Nikon D7000.

With a little bit of noise reduction it holds up pretty well.

Nikon D7000,  Nikkor 80-200 f2.8      1/800sec  f2.8  iso 5000

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