Since acquiring my Canon 10-22mm wide-angle lens, I have been looking forward to attending a sporting event so I could capture some interesting photos of the entire stadium. Lighting was terrible during a minor league Ogden Raptors baseball game earlier this month, so as I headed out the door with my Canon 60D and one lens – my 10-22mm – I was excited for what I was going to see at Rio Tinto Stadium as ReAl Salt Lake took on the Portland Timbers.
During the first half of the game, many of my shots were heavy on the audience with the field in the background. But I later framed the shot a little higher, and I think I liked the shot a lot better. I’m glad the aperture on the lens was large enough that I could get a fast enough shutter speed to limit the blur of the players and ball on the field. In this particular photo, I captured the play roughly one second before the ball sped past Portland’s keeper to give RSL its fourth and final point of the match.
Canon 60D | 10mm | 1/50 | f/4.5 | ISO 400 | RAW
I will just close this post by saying how much I love my wide-angle lens. I love how the colors look. I love how the wide angle allows me to capture the entire environment. If you don’t have a wide angle lens like this in your toolbox, you should.