I love rugby. This is the sport that I prefer and photograph very often, because my city has a young team in the Third Division. This time, during a public demonstration in the football stadium, I used my Spinner 360 for the first time to document this sport in a unique way.
Remembering some of my Lomographic milestones, I cannot forget my first use of the Spinner 360 in a sports reportage. Here you can see the football stadium of my city Como, where a mini rugby public demonstration was held.
I love rugby, and as you can see in my LomoHome, I have many albums about this wonderful sport, and almost all of them were shot in traditional way (using mainly SLR or TLR cameras, often in black and white, or in films with classic colors, seldom cross-processed). There are also a few albums where I used a Diana, a Holga, a Lubitel 166+ or a Horizon camera, all with very interesting results, but the most parts of these photos were made in 24 × 36mm format.
This time, in this wonderful stadium, the use of the Spinner 360 was awesome! These boys are in circle, they are learning how to passing the ball, but with the cylindrical perspective of this camera they seem as aligned each other!
To avoid the “wave” effect of the horizon (which you can see when the axis of the camera is not perpendicular to the ground), I placed the Spinner on a tripod and took these photos while positioned below the camera lens!
In the photo above you can see a little “wave effect” due to a slight movement of the tripod.
The first boy on the right is the same that you can see on the left, captured as he passes and waits to receive the ball again. Wonderful!
The angle is slightly greater than 360 degrees and this creates a wonderful effect!
The sprockets are an essential part of these photos; you can see how many 24 × 36 frames you used for each photo!
These photos were developed and scanned with the nice LomoLab service! Lomo On!
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