Mellish Rugby Football Club vs Kesteven RFC   Leave a comment

I was at a loose end this Saturday, so decided to pay a visit to the Mellish Rugby Club who were playing at home against Kesteven RFC.

It was really more to keep my hand in and see how the Canon 1D MK4 handled really bad light.

Here’s the game in words and pictures:

It was a hellish day for Mellish who took a caning from Kesteven RFC, especially in the second half.

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The fitter and stronger looking KRFC proved hard to pull down.

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And began to run up the score.

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And with the light starting to really fade I was shooting at 12,600 ISO.

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But the 1D seemed to be handling it okay.

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Although shooting in to the distant gloom it did have trouble locking focus once or twice.

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Kesteven enjoyed much success down the left flank…

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and continued to run up the score, with three tries coming in a 5 minute period at one point.

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Then, as the sun slipped below the horizon the floodlights were turned (very slowly) on…

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… which at first actually made it seem darker. 🙂

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Conversions were kicked ….

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… and differences of opinion were expressed.

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Eventually the lights began to take effect but it was lights out for Mellish after a brave rally at the end of the game.

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( c ) Drew Smith Photography

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