Shooting The Wallabies v France Test Rugby Match

Michael Hooper of the Wallabies is tackled during the rugby international test match between the Australia Wallabies and France

After shooting the A-League Grand Final a couple of weeks ago, along with the endless lockdown in Melbourne I had expected some time off for a little while.

NRL is pretty much being played interstate, Formula 1 and the MotoGP has been cancelled thanks to the greatness of our inept politicians determined to make the cure for COVID worse than the disease.

Visiting Melbourne’s Mobile Coronavirus Testing Sites

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - June 27: Medial staff, including military personnel are seen conducting testing at the new Mobile Testing Site at the Melbourne Showgrounds during COVID 19 on 27 June, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Amid a worrying increase of Coronavirus test positive cases in Victoria which is sparking fears of a second wave the State Premier, Daniel Andrews announced last week that a targeted testing blitz would be launched yesterday (26 June) across ten targeted suburbs to zero in on community transmission. For the next fortnight, 10,000 tests will be conducted across Keilor Downs, Broadmeadows, Maidstone, Albanvale, Sunshine West, Hallam, Brunswick West, Fawkner, Reservoir and Pakenham, with Keilor Downs and Broadmeadows identified as the top two and focus of the next three days of testing. An additional 41 new test positive cases have been uncovered overnight. (Photo by Speed Media/Icon Sportswire)

In today’s blog post I wanted to talk about something entirely unrelated to sport or photography. I’m currently half way through writing a blog about the best data backup strategy for photographers, or really anyone with critical data, but lets be honest, it’s a dry subject and not all that interesting. So I’ve put a pause on that one for now because I think there’s a special group of people that deserve our gratitude.

Who’s Missing Sport?

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 26: Topless Cricket fans pose for a photo during the Boxing Day Test Match between Australia and South Africa at The Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 26, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dave Hewison/Speed Media

I sure am.

It’s been a surreal time these last few months in Australia, not to mention the rest of the world where in many places the virus has hit much harder and lockdowns more severe. My heart goes out to all those affected.