Friday night I had my last game of the week to photograph, a football match between Djurgården IF and BK Häcken. I was pretty excited that it was a night match. So far this season most of my games have ended up being played mid day, even the derbies. Shooting at night, along with it’s negatives does offer some advantages. You can look down your exposure, set a custom white balance. These are things that really pay off in the post match editing period. Plus I wanted to see how my 1D-X would handle it.
In the afternoon as I was packing my gear I checked the weather on my iPhone. The icon showed rain and next to it stood 40%, it wasn’t raining outside but luckily I didn’t take any risks. No sooner than arrived at the stadium it began to pour down rain. Luckily I had my trusty umbrella that attaches to my monopod, which I always tell people is the best money I ever spent.
The game was pretty good, after a slow start BK Häcken took over and comfortably won 3-0. In the second half Häcken’s number 18 Waris Majeed ran Djurgården’s defense ragged and looked like he could split them in two at a moments notice.
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