Ultimate Frisbee in Toronto

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by jaleel, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. jaleel

    jaleel

    90
    Apr 3, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    After getting my 70-200VR last week I couldn't wait to use it.
    My wife tried out for a competitive womens ultimate team this weekend so I got my fix of 200mm VR goodness =)

    For those who don't know what ultimate frisbee is (and how the heck a frisbee can be ultimate? =P), it's is a sport that combines elements of football, basketball and soccer. The goal is to pass the disc and score in the other team's endzone. A pass can be in any direction. Once you catch it you can't run with it. You must establish a pivot foot a la basketball and throw to another teammate. If there is an incompleted pass it is a turnover and the other team moves up the field. On defence, there is no tackling. You can intercept or block passes but you can't initiate contact with another player.

    That's the simplified version of it. You'll have to google the rest cuz this post is getting too long. =P

    It sounds easy and laid back but competitive games get pretty intense as people will usually hurl their bodies trying to block or catch discs.

    Most of these were taken at ISO 200, handheld.
    PP includes cropping, saturation, shadows/highlights

    This is my first time taking sports pics so C&C is appreciated.
    On with the pics!

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    There was a men's scrimmage afterward.
    I was getting used to the lens at this point so I think I got more keepers.

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    Finally a completed catch!
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  2. topher04r1

    topher04r1 Guest

    :mad: man i want to toss disk bad.... nobody here really plays that much:mad:
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Looks like fun..
    Also looks darn hard to photograph:>))))
     
  4. Cool, great shots! That's at Riverdale Park, isn't it??? Best toboggan run in the city in the wintertime!
     
  5. jaleel

    jaleel

    90
    Apr 3, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    Sandi - Yes that was at Riverdale!
    The awesome toboggan run in the winter turns into a mean hill run during tryouts =(

    Gale - It was hard getting good shots at first.. lots of bodies going in unpredictable directions. It started getting better once I focused on the thrower when they were on the sideline or panning with the receiver when they were running to catch a disc. Also I was shooting in AF-S mode but then tried AF-C and started getting better shots. I'm probably going to play around with the group dynamic AF setting next time.

    Topher - no one plays ultimate down there? playing in your kind of weather all year round would be my dream! hehe
     
  6. Just awesome

    Great pictures! Memories, used to live right next to that Park on Riverdale avenue, walked my dog (Marzipan) down there as well as ran on that track. I really miss that park.

    Glad to be back in Toronto :smile:
     
  7. topher04r1

    topher04r1 Guest

    thye play down here man its just not HUGE like some other parts of the country .... and they mostly play at the university here..... since i dont go there it makes it awfully hard for me...
     
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