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A couple of NRL seasons ago I went to the aboriginal community of Palm Island with Melbourne Storm players Greg Inglis and Will Chambers. Who would have thought that a couple of years later this photo could sum up the feelings of fans and many of the players.
Greg had “Premiers ’07″ tattoed on his chest right near his heart after the Storm won the 2007 NRL premiership. Now, after they have been stripped of both the 2007 and 2009 premierships it must pain him to even look in the mirror.
Admittedly this equipment isn’t heavy but it’s amazing how much extra there is when you venture even slightly into video. I recently picked up a Sony UWP UHF wireless microphone package and gave it a spin during the press conference after the North Queensland Cowboys v Gold Coast Titans match. I transmit my photographs from the press room so it was easy peasy.
As the room is full of TV networks after the match there really is no need for me to worry about setting up my microphone. I just grabbed the frequency that one of the networks was using on their Sony wireless kit and tuned in to that. Then it was as simple as plugging the output of the Sony UWP receiver into my MacBook Pro (which I was working on anyway) and recording the press conference audio in Quicktime.
You can have a listen to the audio quality at this [link] if you are interested.
I LOVE Google Calendar and use it as my go-to calendar app on my computers and my iPhone. It is pretty much a perfectly developed calendar application and everything is in sync ALL THE TIME. Perfecto. I have a bunch of different calendars all syncing together and have just finished a North Queensland Cowboys 2010 NRL calendar. I shoot all the Cowboys games so having this calendar is imperative. The beauty with Google Calendars is that you can make them public and share with others. So without further ado…
You will note the dates for some of the upcoming rounds aren’t set yet. This is because the NRL only schedule about six round in advance. As the NRL announces exact dates and times my calendar will be updated and if you subscribe to it then yours will be too! The calendar below will automatically update as I change mine. If you are a Google Calendar user you can just click the +Google Calendar at the bottom of the calendar below to subscribe.
Last night saw the Bulldogs travel to Townsville to take on the normally tough-at-home Cowboys. I thought it was a pretty good match with the Bulldogs coming out on top 22-12.
The match was held up twice thanks to two MASSIVE head clashes between Jarrad Hickey and Carl Webb and then between Jamal Idris and Willie Tonga. I was only about three metres from the second head clash and I can’t understand how Willie Tonga even got up. Ok, he was very groggy as he was led from the field but believe me, head clashes don’t come any bigger than that. I would have been happy to be out of hospital in under a week! Hickey was taken from the field on a medi-cab but thankfully he was fine by the end of the game and should be right to play next week.
Here’s a short 30 second Channel 9 highlight package showing the head clashes.
Here’s a few pics from the game to whet your footy appetite. All pics with Canon EOS 1DMKiii and Canon EF 400 f2.8L IS USM / Canon EF 24-70 f2.8L
Shot the North Queensland Cowboys v Penrith Panthers NRL match last night. Quite dull really, maybe it has a bit to do with the recent controversy that is surrounding the NRL and some of the halfwit players involved in the game. I’m not sure if it is just me but I am pretty tired of that code. After dealing with the true gentlemen involved with V8 Supercar racing and the great guys with the North Queensland Fury it is difficult to come to terms with the kindergarten mentality of some of the rugby league players as well as more than a few club officials! Anyway, that is my rant for now Oh, if you are interested, the Cowboys lost 20-28…
Here’s a few snaps from the game, all shot on Canon EOS1DMkIII’s and 400 2.8L IS USM and 70-200 2.8L IS USM lenses.