Category Archives: Photography

The Agony of Losing

There is always a great tension when the team I support – Brighton & Hove Albion – play their arch-rivals Crystal Palace. The game at Crystal Palace had sold out, and the game was also beamed back via video to fans at Brighton’s Amex stadium.

The two teams were fairly evenly matched, but as Brighton were reduced to ten players after eight minutes, the final result became fairly inevitable.

Here are some of the photos I took of the disappointment and agony on the faces of the fans throughout the afternoon.

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Final score: Crystal Palace 3 – 0 Brighton & Hove Albion

 

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See Emily Play

Sometimes, when shooting candid photographs, a photographer and a subject may have just the briefest moment of contact which passes so fleetingly; but that quick glance at the camera is captured and preserved for all time.

In this photograph, I love the almost secretive eye contact between the dancer and the camera.

 

Eye contact

 

Cheetahs running in Slow Motion.

Here’s a video for cat lovers!

It’s a video of cheetahs – the fastest creature on legs – captured running at almost 60mph in superb slow motion.

Absolutely breathtaking!

 

 

 

Seeking the light – never too old to learn.

Don McCullin is a 77 year-old legendary landscape, portrait and former war photographer who has spent a lifetime shooting with film, and has not moved to digital.

This charming half-hour video from the Canon Professional Network shows how he begins to embrace the digital technology, shooting with the lovely Canon 5D MkIII camera.

OK, it does tend to plug Canon a little, but it is still half an hour well spent!

 

Owch !

About a minute after explaining to a parent on the sidelines of a football pitch how I damaged my 70-200 f/2.8L lens by dropping it on the floor at the Amex, my 7D camera swung into the back of my 1D MkIII camera, colliding with the top right hand corner of the screen.  What a clumsy twerp I am.

That’s two bits of kit that need to be taken around the M25 to the Canon repair facility in Elstree. Humph.

My Canon 1D Mk3 with a new-look rear screen.
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Memo to self: be more careful Geoff – else you’ll have nothing left!

UPDATE: Canon’s estimate for the repair of both camera and lens is £640.03.  Owch indeed!

SECOND UPDATE: The final estimate rose to £730.00.  I think I need a drink!