Tag: rugby

  • Fresh from My Darkroom: The First Game of the New Rugby Season

    written by sirio174 on 2014-10-15 in #lifestyle
    Fresh from My Darkroom: The First Game of the New Rugby Season

    Last Sunday, the local rugby team Rugby Como played the first match of the 2014-1025 season. Rugby is my favorite sport to photograph, and for some years I've been documenting almost every home match of this young team. This time I used a 1959 Zorki 5 camera with a vintage 1958 Industar-50 lens loaded with a timeless film, the Ilford HP5+ developed in a century-old developer, the mythical Rodinal. Take a look after the jump!

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  • A Salute to the Masters: Sports Through A Plastic Lens (A Tribute to David Burnett)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-06-21 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Sports Through A Plastic Lens (A Tribute to David Burnett)

    The great American photographer David Burnett is famous for his unusual photos of sports competitions. He uses a tilt-shift lens to create miniature fakes, or a simple Holga camera to shoot in black and white. To write this tribute, I used my Holga to take some pictures of amateur sport activities around my city. Take a look after the jump.

  • Lomography Milestone: My First Sport Reportage with the Spinner 360

    written by sirio174 on 2013-11-29 in #lifestyle
    Lomography Milestone: My First Sport Reportage with the Spinner 360

    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.

  • How to use a 120mm Film Roll in a Sport Event

    written by sirio174 on 2012-11-29 in #gear #tipster
    How to use a 120mm Film Roll in a Sport Event

    I love to photograph sport events. Always with film, never in digital. Sometimes, I use 120mm film rolls, which allows to shot only 12 photos. Here you can find some quick tips to make the most out of 120 films using a toy camera.

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  • Rugby Team Reunites for Photo After 50 Years

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-10 in #news
    Rugby Team Reunites for Photo After 50 Years

    It may not be an athletic feat but the entire 1962 Portsmouth Grammar School rugby team incredibly beat one in a quarter million odds. After 50 years, the fellas agreed to catch up and flew in from all over the world to recreate their nostalgic group photo at their alma mater. Every single player from the team was alive and present!

  • The Wonderful Viewfinder of the Lubitel 166+

    written by sirio174 on 2012-10-02 in #reviews
    The Wonderful Viewfinder of the Lubitel 166+

    The Lubitel 166 Universal was my first medium format camera, that I found in a flea market many years ago for few dollars. Last year I bought the new and improved Lubitel 166+ on the Online Shop of Lomography. Great camera, with an awesome and bright viewfinder!

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  • Rugby Meets Golf

    written by sirio174 on 2012-08-10 in #lifestyle
    Rugby Meets Golf

    Golf and Rugby, the two "new entries" in the next Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro 2016 meet together in a wonderful place, the Virginia Golf Club. Read more!

  • Braving the Winter Cold: Rugby in Como, Italy

    written by sirio174 on 2012-02-24 in #world #locations
    Braving the Winter Cold: Rugby in Como, Italy

    Braving the winter cold in the mud...a rugby match in a winter day in Italy. These images were taken on 29 January 2011 in a third division Italian match, and this is my little contribution to share with you some images of this wonderful sport. And don't miss Six Nations on TV!

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  • Wigan: It Doesn't Have to Be Grim up North

    written by twizzer88 on 2011-10-03 in #world #locations
    Wigan: It Doesn't Have to Be Grim up North

    My hometown, Wigan, has had some bad press in its time. Most famously in 'The Road to Wigan Pier' by George Orwell. In this book, Orwell set out to highlight the immense poverty of industrial mill-towns across working-class England and he reserved his last stop and the title of his book for the worst: Wigan. I hope to show that it is no longer so.

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