AFL Swans vs Bombers 02/06/2007

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by Heist, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. Heist

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    My first sports game with the 70-200 2.8 IS, just shot from the crowd in the Brewongle Concourse area about 20 rows back. Excuse the random dark patches in corners - it's people's heads as they get up to cheer etc.

    Any tips on getting the grass to look consistent on the shots? Not sure if it's entirely a white-balance problem.

    For the record, had no problems getting into the ground, had the 30D, 24-70 and 70-200 in a Crumpler 7 million dollar home, so security could clearly see everything inside the bag when they checked.

    C&C most welcome, as well as chat about the game - which by the way, Sydney were robbed of.

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  2. mpot

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    You didn't have any issues getting the 70-200 2.8 IS through security?
    What's the AFL policy with regards to lens length? Or does it vary from ground to ground?

    Cheers,
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    Nope, no problems - they saw the white lens in the bag when I went through.

    I checked prior, and it was linked in the recent AFL thread, it is stated as max focal strength (sic) of 200mm. I had a print out of the page with me just in case. This was at the SCG, I'm not sure about the MCG or othe grounds. The policy I was looking at was specific to AFL games at the SCG.

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    It used to state 200mm, but now even that's been removed and they just state [something along the lines of] "no professional equipment".

    I know a person who got knocked back trying to bring in a 350D and 28-135. Wouldn't let him in.

    There's no proper rules anymore. It basically depends entirely on which rent-a-cop you end up getting at the gate!
     
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    Nice shots. Most of them could do with being more tightly cropped, but with 200mm from the stands I think they're awesome.

    I was going to try my luck with my 70-300 at the Pies/Freo game on Friday night, but chickened out and left it at work. Which turned out to be a good thing, because I got pissed and didn't end up going to the game :)

    Would be nice if there were some consistent rules though - wouldn't want to either turned away or have to leave my gear somewhere.

    Ben
     
  6. phreeky82

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    Have you upped the contrast a fair bit? Just appears a little too much though. Great photos from the stands though!

    I've considered trying to get in with my 70-300 IS, but also chickened out, I didn't wanna have to leave it somewhere!

    P.S. Don't like Sydney, but don't think much of the Bombers either ;)
     
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    The photos are good, but the ones without a ball in them (7,10) aren't quite as good as the rest.

    A matter of timing / framing I guess.
     
  8. thunda

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    lol if your ruckman had an IQ higher than 50 you guys wouldn't have lost. Spider shouldn't have rushed that behind when the Bombers were kicking for goal after the siren. Ended up costing you guys a draw, ok so not a win but not a loss either. Was a good game though and some nice pics you got there.
     
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    That's very true, I'm not even sure what the rule is on that - the siren clearly went off while the ball was in the air, but for some reason the siren was on for longer than usual.

    And to rub salt in the wounds... the goal that was clearly out of bounds on the feeding kick is now a contender for goal of the round/year?! This is the real reason we lost the game.

    Got to be kidding.
     
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  10. nux

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    Opposition kept the ball in the air, so the ball is still in play. Doesn't matter if the siren has gone.
     
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    Ball then reaches a defensive player, who (stupidly) knocks it for a behind - is it still in play?

    I can understand you could compare it to a goal being touched on the way in thus being a behind, but in this case it was a huge punch. Even the umps had to discuss for a while before we decided to boo them.
     
  12. nux

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    Yes, and becomes a behind. Its in the rules somewhere. The decision was correct, if a player on the same team touched it, it would not be a score.
     
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    Absolutely.

    It's covered pretty clearly in the AFL Laws of the Game.

    12.5.2 Football Touched in Transit
    A Behind shall still be recorded under Law 12.5.1 if the football is touched in transit by another Player, provided the field Umpire is satisfied that the scoring of the Behind was not assisted by a Player from the same Team.

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    Since nobody from Essendon did anything to assist the ball, it was still in play, and the point counted.
     
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    Essendon deserved that win! (Coming from an dons supporter)
     
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    That's a great shot of a mark in photo 5. I think it's Hirdy.
     

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