In keeping with the inclement weather, I decided to post some 'Rainy Day Soccer Shots" from my Sports Archive. These are a few of my favorites.
At Colegio de San Agustin [Southridge vs San Agustin]
At the Ateneo [Mama Africa vs La Salle]
At U.P., Los Banos [Iloilo vs Laguna] [above & below]
At De La Salle Zobel [Southridge vs La Salle]
Rain dramatically alters the dynamics of any soccer match. The heavier the downpour, the more mud and puddles you have. For the athletes, control of the ball becomes almost impossible and the risk of injury increases tenfold. For me, it is more of a challenge than a problem. Images tend to soften. On the other hand there are more graphic elements to play with. It is also a chance for me to use my pro "rainsleeve'"which keeps my camera dry. I can stay out in the open and shoot as if it were a sunny day.
As long as my equipment is in good shape, [I couldn't care less about getting soaked] --->I can concentrate on my art.