I was lucky recently to be able to shoot a Bundesliga game on a trip I was making to Germany.

This was truly a “game of two halves”.  Hoffenheim dominated the first half, with defensive mistakes by FC Bayern leading to a 21st minute goal from Andrej Kramaric, as well as many other opportunities.

The second half was pretty much all Bayern, and only some spectacular goalkeeping prevented Bayern getting a point from this game.

The game was very exciting, both sets of fans were singing throughout the game, including the half time break, and provided a fantastic atmosphere.  The quality of football was a pleasure to watch. I am hoping to get to future opportunities to shoot in this league as it was a lot of fun.

 

Gallery below:

Vancouver and Toronto faced of in what was being billed the battle of the north at a 1pm game in BC Place this afternoon.  The battle of the frozen north would have been a better description, as the stadium was freezing due to the roof being unexpectedly open, a bold move given the winter we have had this year.

As it turned out the frigid ( for Vancouver ) temperature seemed to benefit the visitors, who had the most of the ball through out the game.  In fact neither team created any significant number of chances, and the game really only came to life after Brek Shea’2 70th minute sending off.  This was a result of a double yellow card, initially for a foul against Hagglund, but then for being mouthy to the ref.

Barely five minutes later Toronto had taken the lead through a Victor Vazquez header, and then four minutes later this was followed by a strike from Jozy Altidore.

Hopefully this was just a post CONCACAF Champions League hangover and the caps can return to winning ways on April 1 against LA Galaxy.

Highlights below.

An enthusiastic, if somewhat smaller crowd of just of 14,000 saw the Vancouver Whitecaps advance to the semi-final stage of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions league on Tuesday night.  The Whitecaps ran out 2-0 winners on the night against the New York Red Bulls, to win the two-legs 3-1 in aggregate. The win sees the Whitecaps advancing to this stage of the competition for the first time in franchise history

The ‘caps had the better of the first half, with a lively start bringing about a goal for Alphonso Davies after only 5 minutes of play.

Red Bulls keeper Luis Robles was kept busy during the first half, pulling off a dramatic diving save at the 25 min mark.

The second half saw the Red Bulls see a lot more of the ball, and David Ousted was called into action to clear a controversial ball of the line, and also tip one over the bar to maintain the ‘caps lead.  Newly signed Designated Player Fredy Montero added to the lead with a nicely taken strike with around 15 mins left in the game vardenafil india.

To the Red Bulls credit they kept fighting to the end, but were unable to find the net.

Vancouver will now face Mexican champions Tigres, with the first leg away from home on March 14th, and the second leg at BC Place on April 5th.

A gallery of my favourite shots from the night are below:

The Seaquam Seahawks and GW Graham Grizzlies faced off on the second of two AA Varsity semi finals at BC Place on Saturday afternoon.

The Seahawks got the final 4 with a commanding 55-10 win over Nanaimo, with the Philpots proving once again to be a dominating force in the game.

The Grizzlies found their way to the tie through a five touchdown effort from QB Gabe Olivares , who ran three TD’s himself and passed for the other two.  The Grizzlies finally defeating the Windsor Dukes 34-7.

This game proved to be a very one-sided affair with the Seahawks running up a 20-0 lead at the half.  The Grizzlies proved to have more resistance in the second half, but ultimately the spoils went to the Seahawks, with a 26-7 win leaving them to face the Vernon Panthers in the final.

Images below:

 

The Hugh Boyd Trojans faced off against the Vernon Panthers in the first of two AA Varsity Semi-finals at BC Place this afternoon.

In this first of two AA semis however the Panthers proved too much for the Trojans, and ran out as comfortable 21-7 winners to advance to the finals against the Seaquam Seahawks.

My favourite shots from the game are below:

 

 

I had the pleasure shooting my first High School football game yesterday.  The Pipers of Argyle Secondary School were facing off against the Hugh Boyd Trojans in the AA Varsity Quarterfinals of the Subway Bowl at BC Place.

The team put in a great performance but ultimately came out on the wrong end of a 26-20 defeat.

It was a great game to shoot, with plenty of action at both ends.

Here is a gallery of my favourite shots from the game..

The Americas Master Games 2016 was hosted in Vancouver from 26th August to 4th September. The games covered 20+ sports, and was open to athletes around the world, with no limits on age or ability.

It was a great celebration, and included a lot of memorable moments, including the participation of a 100 year old woman from India in a few events.

The following gallery includes some of my favourite images from the closing ceremony of the games.

 

The Americas Master Games 2016 was hosted in Vancouver from 26th August to 4th September. The games covered 20+ sports, and was open to athletes around the world, with no limits on age or ability.

It was a great celebration, and included a lot of memorable moments, including the participation of a 100 year old woman from India in a few events.

The following gallery includes some of my favourite curling shots from the games.

 

The Americas Master Games 2016 was hosted in Vancouver from 26th August to 4th September. The games covered 20+ sports, and was open to athletes around the world, with no limits on age or ability.

It was a great celebration, and included a lot of memorable moments, including the participation of a 100 year old woman from India in a few events.

The following gallery includes some of my favourite Rugby Union shots from the games.

This is Mosman vs PANORU1 at Brockton Oval in Stanley Park.