I just went though my photos from the men's semifinals of field hockey, and I thought I would share some of those with you.
I arrived at the venue early in the afternoon, and it was REALLY hot that day. I started shooting in the sun and found it unbearable. I looked over and saw a photo position at the far side of the field, and it was shaded. Needless to say, there were quite a few photographers camped out there, but I found a spot and shot from that one location for the entire game.
Once again I was using my trusty Canon 200-400mm lens so I could shoot fairly tight almost anywhere on the field.
The only times that I would move back into the sun, were during the short corners. I wanted to get this photo of the defenders looking out from inside the goal.
There was good action out on the field.
The Argentinians dominated the game, and were seen here celebrating a big goal.
Minutes later, they almost scored again.
The Germans fought back but could never really get back into the game after going down by 3 points.
Another score for the team from Argentina.
Another short corner, this time by the German team.
The German's did score a late goal, but lost the game 5 to 2.
I scored too, with the venue photo managers offering free bottles of water to all the photographers at each period break. That was much needed! :)
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