Thursday 23 July 2009

Pick of the Pix: Wellington World Champs Team Training Sparring Action #1

Lens: 23mm, 1/160s, f/2.8, ISO: 1250

This image was taken by my friend Ross Becker. It's a nicely graphic symmetrical image focusing on who I think is Sandi Galpin sparring with Richard Lavin under the far basket ball hoop.

Lens: 17mm, 1/160s, f/3.5, ISO: 1600

Clint takes a fast punch from Carl van Roon.

Lens: 23mm, 1/160s, f/3.2, ISO: 1600

I enjoy getting in close with a wide angle lens like this - trying to give you a feel for what it is like to be right in the action. Here Amanda Cleland is sparring with Stuart Maden.

Lens: 18mm, 1/60s, f/3.2, ISO: 1600

Michael Davis spars with coach Dave Ballard. The slow shutter speed and panning to follow Michael conveys motion.

Lens: 17mm, 1/50s, f/4.5, ISO: 1600

Holding my camera over my head I took this shot with a slow shutter speed and the camera looking downwards over the sparring action of Nikki Galpin and Phillipa Henry.