Everyday Escapades: The big game
I am by no means a big sports fan, but I recently went along (with my Dad) to check out one of Melbourne’s favourite cultural pastimes – a big, raucous game of Australian Rules Football. To outsiders it can seem a strange game, with both hands and feet involved, and an unpredictable oval-shaped ball. However, it certainly evokes passion from those who love it, and in the past has been described as a virtual religion!
With this in mind, I bought my Olympus Pen camera in the hope of catching some colourful fans.
Here is my favourite snap of the game.
As we write in our Field Guide, unless you’ve got a big telephoto lens or are very close, at big sporting matches you’re better off focusing on the action around you rather than the action on the field. I only had a 14-42mm lens with me, so at various moments of excitement I turned around and captured the expressions of the fans around me, which is often more interesting anyway.
*Photo by Jess