Tuesday, September 09, 2008

RAMSEY RUGBY

One of those bottoms was sat round my house today! Supping coffee, recalling his hols, visit back home(Irish, not a Manxman), the weddings, looking at Gary's latest work and of course talk of the Rugby Season. Hence the image. It tied in with me organizing the image library and again this is one that has been gathering virtual dust. Sometimes you just forget what you take and why. This I'll dedicate to Joanne in England who can never get enough of my Rugby pics of men in shorts. It's only a stock one so I'll send you a large image for the French hols pics. Deal.

Ramsey are the ones in the blue shirts. I was going to upload the monochrome version, then I realised that would be no good if I said blue shirts in a black and white photo. Doh! Anyway it's Rugby Season. This was home game match( I am not allowed to mention the other team) and as you can see the lads were getting stuck into a "scrum." The Rugby Pitch, Mooragh, runs alongside the Promenade. You can see the harbour in the background. In other Rugby shots I've shown you the Mountain backdrop. I know I'm lucky. No hooligans here. It's a family sport.

Brad, this is also for you and your son's baseball games. Take static shots first, where they are positioned for action, then progress to movement shots we discussed. Next time I'll show how to freeze the action, even on a little digital. This sport is a lot easier to take than the motorbikes. Another tip, know the rules of the game. This helps to take the money shot. The local paper will only take a few shots and disappear. You stay the game and you'll get the better shot. Again do not saturate the colours. The teams strip should be photographed as they wear it, not over egged.

Looking forward to the season. Expecting some big wins this year, and some great photos. Ramsey, don't let Ramsey down. I'm watching you.

41 comments:

ken mac said...

Rugby! Thanks for the inspiring comments on my blog. Ken

mannanan said...

I love this shot....You know I never think of photographing people like this. Think now that I might get down the Moorragh to watch the next game.

George Townboy said...

Excellent shot!

Brad, boston said...

LB,

I followed your instructions to the letter. Most are good. I'm getiing a purple fringe on some shots? Can you talk me through it? Only on the darker shots, most are fine like you said. I still can't freeze the shot. I know, buy a book go to nightclass. No time LB.

Thanks in advance.

danny said...

I shimmied over from Ken M. blog. I get what you said to him. Your'e so right. I'm a journo. I write the town. You photograph it. History.

Got any b&w shots?

Danny

mrsnesbitt said...

Yes, the season is upon us and I have 4 wedding commissions in the pipeline! Great stuff!

Michaela said...

I used to play rugby. I don't really seem like that type, but I always had a blast. The scrum is my favourite part! Great job!

Dusty Lens said...

This game, as well as cricket are two of your games I do not understand. Although I have enjoed listening to a match way back when on shortwave. I sure wish we had this televised where I live, sounds like an interesting game.

Virginia said...

OK , I need some explanations here. YOu talk about bottoms -get that. Then hols and scrums. Don't get that. Could somebody give me a heads up on the lingo? Thanks! B, this is a different look for you I think, but I always love seeing your town through your impeccable lens.

Tash said...

Good view - just needed to be able to enlarge -- :)
Just wanted to let you know that your photos, writings, and visits with meaningful comments to soooooooooo many blogers (including moi) are so very much appreciated. I hope you get some sleep once in a while.

angela said...

My niece is going to a high school where women's rugby is offered...much as I like the game I value my nose too much to play.
Lovely clear shot, the light is so mellow.

raf said...

Great shot, Babooshka! Yes, gets us in the mood for some good fall knock'em, sock'em football. Hoping to see more of your rugby too.

Lynette said...

Love this photo! Love those men in shorts! Can't wait to see the rest of the lesson.

Olivier said...

la saison de rugby a déjà reprise. belle photo de sport.
the rugby season has already resumed. beautiful picture of sport.

Sara N said...

Diffrent Shot! I liked it!

Shrinky said...

My youngest (11) represented the Island at tag Rugby this year. Three of my four kids are very active in sports, and I hold this down to the funding and support given. For such a small place, the facillities provided here are excellent.

Moving from "Across", I vowed never to take this place for granted, seven years down the line I still wake up with a smilke on my face!

Shrinky said...

(Okay, you spotted the deliberate typo, huh? (Smile.)

babooshka said...

Virginia- Hols, holiday/vacation. A scrum is when they all huddle together in the pic. The man on the left with the headgear is about to throw the ball in.

Tash - I'm an insomniac.

Angela - I value my nose too, but I've got a bit close to the action sometimes.

Brad- purple finging, email on it's way.

Good morning everyone and thankyou.
Off to the big town today, Douglas.
Bye.

Marie Reed said...

I love those hot crossed buns in shorts too!

Webradio said...

Hello !

Le rugby est un sport très sympa, et un peu moins "polué" par l'argent que le foot...

Jim said...

Now that looks like it could hurt. I will be trying to steal some of your tips for Brad.

Anonymous said...

Wonder which one it was? Smashing photo. Our team look good don't they?

Abraham Lincoln said...

I read your post and enjoyed your photo but that is about all I know to say. I don't know anything about rugby or football the way it is played, say in Australia. I have watched a few cricket matches but had no clue as to what was going on. I feel, sometimes, like a handicapped person who has to pee and has no way to open the door.

I don't know if you are interested or not or if you have ever seen a Pileated Woodpecker, but I posted one on My Birds Blog this morning. It is our largest woodpecker and this is the first one I have seen here in 46 years.

MurciaDailyPhoto said...

Great photo. But, who wins the match? is there a competition or it's only a match?
Greetings from Murcia.

Neva said...

I have two Russian girls staying with me until the end of the month. I took them to an American football game and they just could not get their brain wrapped around the concept that American football takes place across America every weekend in every town- no matter the size- at all high schools, colleges and universities as well as the pros....Mind boggling....This is a great shot of your Rugby!

Hyde DP said...

I'm not keen on rugby so whilst the picture didn't hold my attention the commentery and the comments still took my attention (americans should be taught the rules of European sport in school shouldn't they??)
colour comment though had me thinking Ted Lowe (for those of you in B&W the green ball is behind the blue)

David said...

So many men crawling around running after balls. Quite strange actually. :)

Saretta said...

Next time a closeup on those men in shorts, please!!! ;-)

Louis la Vache said...

Ah! Rugby there, football (American-style) here....
Yesterday the traffic jams on I-80/880 were horrid because the Oakland Raiders had a game....

Tanya said...

Go Ramsey! I've never seen a Rugby match but my nephew plays on a team in San Diego. Maybe it's gaining in popularity here? Would love to see it sometime!

JAMJARSUPERSTAR said...

No no no no no no no... No. I hate rugby - I take the mickey like nothing on earth so I'm wondering if you guys have a football team? If so is it like tiny and in the Doc Martens league or something!?
Ciao

Scarlet x

Neorelix said...

Ah, no - bringing back nightmare memories of schoolday afternoons...

Dragonstar said...

The colours are great! I'm no great sports fan, but I love the light you have here.

TOM FOOLERY said...

Nice shot. Complicated game to follow methinks. Nice butts though ;-)

Barbara Rahal said...

uuff powerful image...i used to watch loads of rugby..oh well let me re-that I used to go watch the rugby players when i was younger ha ah ah nice memories! frase

Livio said...

I love rugby, unfortunately Italy always is wooden spoon

marley said...

A shot from your personal collection of rugby players!

Thanks for visiting while I'm awol and for inspiring my photo today :)

Chuck Pefley said...

The hillock in the center of the field made me smile :) The group of them resemble a small Quonset Hut. Shhh! Don't let those guys hear that :)

Liz said...

You can never get too many rugby bottoms.

crittoria said...

GREAT photo!! LOVE the men in shorts!! ;-)

Becky said...

Ahah! What a great shot. I love the funny positions they're in.

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