Round three of the WAFL saw the East Fremantle Sharks looking to build on the success of the previous week with another win over the Subiaco Lions on their home ground. The Lions however had other ideas and turned a tight contest at 3/4 time into a comfortable win over running the Sharks in the last quarter 16.12 (108) / 12.12 (84).
After a strong finish to the third quarter the sharks looked like they were going to march on for their second consecutive win but inaccurate kicking by the port team and the impressive midfield engine for the Lions stemmed any hope of victory.
Over the coming days there will be a full match day photography gallery in the WAFL section of the folio. I've been trying to capture some interesting photos during the team huddles at 1/4 and 3/4 time as its a great opportunity for portrait, or natural sports portraiture. The emotion in team huddles can be electrifying with coaches and the leadership group revving up their fellow players to chase victory over their opponents.
I particularly like this abstract photograph of Subiaco coach Chris Waterman. Staring straight at Fremantle Docker recruit Jack Anthony, his stare was intense. With a selection to choose from i thought the one with just one eye visible and the blurred foreground of the Subiaco player made for a striking composition.
Full - Manning Mayhem - Skate gallery here
The City of South Perth along with Momentum Skate and their valued sponsors such as GMTA skateboards, butter and Modus put on an invitational skate competition of Perths best skateboarders all competing for some great prizes.
To say the show was epic was an understatement. With the cream of Perths skate community all in the one place on a warm March afternoon was proof that the skating community in Perth is a strong and healthy one.
With this series of skate photographs i have created a photoshop action to give them a slightly softer colour palette with a subtle vignette effect to create a aged look. I'm really happy with some the photos grabbed on the day and i will be creating a specific photo gallery for this skate tournament soon so stay tuned. I was keen to get some up ASAP and have chosen the following photographs including the "hero" shot of James Ahern tearing it up!
Chris Bishop professional commercial, landscape & travel photographer based in Perth, Western Australia.