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FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015

Here are some of my images from this summer’s 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup that was held in Canada. I was fortunate enough to attend most of the matches in Edmonton this past June and July.

I used my recently purchased Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 Sport lens mounted on a Nikon D7000 for the entire World Cup. The Sigma lens is a nice piece of equipment – solid and with a decent range of focal length that can hold f/2.8 all the way through.

To view more of my Women’s World Cup coverage go to Total Soccer Project.

All images ©2015 Stuart Gradon

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River boat on the Amazon – iPhone photos

With Werner Herzog’s ‘Fitzcarraldo’ and Joseph Conrad’s ‘Heart of Darkness’ in our minds, my wife and I boarded the rather modest but dependable river boat Luis Afonso, for a two-night 900km journey down the Amazon River from Manaus to Santarem in Brazil. Here’s a set of iPhone photos from the trip: All images ©2014 Stuart Gradon

World Cup # 16 – Random thoughts….

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World Cup #15 – Heading into injury time

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World Cup #14 – Wine Country and Penguins

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