Our home team Harbor Girls invited teams from France and Belgium to this year’s Kick Ass Cup, so I write this in English in case that someone from these teams reads these lines.
The Stuttgart Valley Rollergirlz, the Brussels Derby Pixies, and the Caen Roller Derby gave our Harbor Girls a hard time. And also me. I am not a roller derby expert, but some of the situations seemed to be much faster than I am used to. It is difficult enough to shoot a moving target, and it gets even more difficult when the target moves faster than what you expected it to be. I switched from Autofocus to manual focus, back and forth, and now I admire Stefan’s work even more as he only focusses manually with his Leica. The venue added more difficulty due to the sparse light as soon as the sun went away. When the sun light entered through the windows, it’s sunbeams were not spread evenly, so I spent much time adjusting settings etc.