BLOG 2019


Canterbury rugby club was one of my first jobs when I started my photography business back in 2005, it led to work for the local newspapers and also connections with local Kent based companies, been a few years since I had last visited with the camera...
Canterbury were playing second place Taunton, a real grudge match as Canterbury were behind them in third place. I stuck to two long focal length lenses for the sports photography at Merton Lane, the 300mm F4 Nikon telephoto and the more flexible 70-200mm F2.8. Conditions were good with the low afternoon sun backlighting some of the action, and although cold after a few laps of the pitch following the action you soon warm up.

Canterbury seemed well on course for victory after building a nineteen point lead and then finding a quick response to the Titans early second half try. However, when Taunton threw on their impact players from the replacements bench they rewrote the script and two late tries and a yellow card left Canterbury hanging by their fingertips, there was no hint of the drama to come in that first session as the home team looked fully in command.

Looking forward to covering the next home game on 2nd February when Canterbury face Redruth.