Rotterdam, my City. - Swimming Match "Rondje Noordereiland"

In Rotterdam every weekend is used to organize a special event. Today they organized the yearly swimming match around the city island "Noordereiland". A match in the river of about 3.5 km. This is of course a perfect occasion for me to grasp a camera, go out for a walk and make some pictures. But as easy as it sounds, taking pictures of swimmers proves to be quite difficult. On most of my shots the swimmers are disappearing in the waves, only a few of them prove to be acceptable. It is quite obvious "timing" is everything and if I want to shoot sports more often I need a lot of practice.

Photo: Participant of the Noordereiland swimming match, by Barend Jan de Jong (Canon 5D mkII, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM).

Photo: Participant of the Noordereiland swimming match, by Barend Jan de Jong (Canon 5D mkII, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM).