“Bridgend Mashup” digital version……..

As I said in my previous blog post I also shot some of the action type stuff digitally which was so much easier than trying to shoot full manual on my film camera…….

The band shots were also shot on film and I prefer the more gritty feel of the film shots over the cleaner/sharper digital ones.

As you can see in this post there are far more digital photographs than film but that is the thing I like about film it makes you choose your shots far more carefully.

There is no way I would go back to shooting film for everything but I will be taking a film camera be it an SLR or a compact like my Olympus Trip everywhere alongside my DSLR as I feel it really compliments the digital shots and I really enjoy shooting and processing film again.

Thanks for looking

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Wales……A Grandslam Weekend.

A really special weekend here in Wales as we had one more game to win in order to secure the Grandslam in the RBS 6 Nations Championship.

France the world Cup finalists came to Cardiff trying to spoil the day but the welsh team did us all proud and won the championship and Grandslam to boot.

I arrived in Cardiff early as last week when we entertained the Italian side the trains from Bridgend were jammed packed and I was determined to get there a bit earlier to capture some of the atmosphere in the streets with my trusty little Olympus E-PL1.

The French supporters were very entertaining and were extremely willing to pose for some photographs, it was a pleasure to roam the streets camera in hand capturing the flavour of the day.

The Olympus performed very well even though I could not get the nice shallow DOF I can with my SLR and 30mm f1.4 I was happy with the shots it gave me.

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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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Breaking the tackle……..

Breaking the tackle

Taken at Saturday’s game a very bright sunny day here in the South Wales valleys

which made taking action shots a breeze in this very one sided game where Pontycymer beat local rivals Blaengarw 131 – 13.

Nikon D7000,  Nikkor 80-200 f2.8      1/1250sec  f5  iso 720

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