Wednesday 17 June 2009

Pick of the Pix Series, Haka in Honduras

Specs: Canon 300D, 1/60s, 18.0mm, f/4.5, ISO: 1600

In the final days prior to the 2006 Junior World Champs in Honduras the team and management were practicing the Haka in one of the meeting rooms in our hotel. It was awesome to watch and they allowed me in to take a few images. By this stage they had practiced a lot and were getting pretty good. I took a few shots but this was the most interesting. There wasn't much light and with my basic Canon 300D camera on maximum ISO, minimum aperture (with the cheap plastic Canon 18-55mm lens) the fastest shutter speed I could get was 1/60th of a second. However, this was a good speed to capture some motion without faces etc blurring with movement.

Here is the real thing - the Haka being performed at the opening ceremony. The crowd absolutely loved it and it really pumped the team up!