BEKO BBL action from Germany

DBBL and Beko BBL in Germany

What a weekend !!!

Now, that’s of course the way to start a post that will tell how magnificent it is to be a sports photographer and how traveling is the best thing since sliced bread and no-one else should attempt to do sports photography…. 😉

DBBL action from Germany
DBBL action from Germany

During the weekend I was lucky enough to get the chance to cover to basketball games in Germany. A Women’s DBBL game in Wasserburg with Tiina Sten and then Sunday a BEKO BBL game in Ludwigsburg with Shawn Huff, both who are Finnish International players for the senior national teams.

DBBL action from Germany
DBBL action from Germany

Two very different games, with Sten’s Wasserburg running clear winners over Rhein-Mein and in Ludwigsburg a late heart-break for Huff’s MHP Reisen as they lost to Phoenix Hagen, who made a strong come back in the second half of the game.

DBBL action from Germany
DBBL action from Germany

Photography-wise also very different approach to both games, with different things to look for in the action – and for myself the focus was mainly on the two Finnish players to get good pictures of them in action.

DBBL action from Germany
DBBL action from Germany

But as a photograph (who happens to enjoy covering basketball) I couldn’t help but take pictures of the whole game while there.

BEKO BBL action from Germany
BEKO BBL action from Germany

Also – for some reason while in Wasserburg, even I got interviewed, now I am used to doing the interviews from the otherside.. but someone interviewing me. That doesn’t happen too often – hope I made some sense with my answers.

BEKO BBL action from Germany
BEKO BBL action from Germany

Positive things to notice was that around 1000 fans had come to the Women’s game – a sport that doesn’t always get the limelight and amount of fans it deserves. Drums and all..  In Ludwigsburg – once again almost full house and great presentation of the event.. I have been to two games in Ludwigsburg and can’t wait to get to the third!

BEKO BBL action from Germany
BEKO BBL action from Germany

Travel-wise, some time spent on the Germans autobahn – bit of free-time photography in Wasserburg (beautiful little town) – delayed flight due to fog in Munich, so got to spend an extra night on the road as I missed my connecting flight to Birmingham.

BEKO BBL action from Germany
BEKO BBL action from Germany

Did also get to use skills from my old job of being a Chef, as I got to use the kitchen to cook a dinner for three Finns in Germany… makes a change to trying to find the nearest McD’s of KFC 😉

BEKO BBL action from Germany
BEKO BBL action from Germany

Big thank to Tiina Sten for everything over the first two days, and also to Shawn for coming to have a chat after the game! Looking forward to catching up with both either during this season or during the ‘Susi-summer 2015’

Few photos of the two games attached – to colour things up a little. The interviews will be put online LATE tonight!!

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