Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter Y

Needs to start or end with the letter Y or in the caption “Why” needs to be present

A view of Church End, Finchley……the old Manor Farm Dairy shop on Hendon Lane.

Wingate & Finchley under 23’s take on Hayes & Yeading under 23’s……a photograph captures a moment in the play 🙂

Paul sits at the door ready to go for a fly……taken back in 2010 when he was 5 years old.

Here’s a ‘Y’ at both ends for you……Yelloway 🙂 Yelloway Coaches used to run stage services across the country, often in partnership with other operators. This vehicle was based at Clacton – a very long way from their home in Rochdale. Shared with Premier Travel of Cambridge, this route ceased operating in 1987. Yelloway themselves had been sold by that time to Carlton PSV Sales and by 1990 had disappeared and the famous name seemed lost forever. In 2008, Courtesy Coaches bought the rights to the name. Yelloway now provide coaches for school contracts and for hire – very much like my local Southgate Finchley Coaches 🙂

Caych up with Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge and other entries Here.


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Corners

Corners are a set-piece play in Football (soccer) which are awarded to the attacking side when the ball leaves the field of play behind the Goal Line following contact with a defender. In each corner of the field where the Side Line intersects the Goal Line a Corner Flag is placed and an arc is drawn which is called the Corner Arc. For the awarded Corner to be taken the player must place the ball so that at least part of it is within the Corner Arc. The Referee or the Referee’s Assistant will supervise the placement of the ball prior to the Corner Kick being taken.

The ball has been placed and the Referee’s Assistant is watching the goal area for any infringements whilst the player waits for the Referee to signal that the Corner Kick can be taken…

A Corner Kick is a scoring opportunity. This one against Needham Market finds the head of our Number 9, Marc, at the near post……and he directs the ball across the goal into the top far corner leaving the keeper stranded…

Apologies for the quality of these images – all taken at night games this winter. Our floodlights are awful meaning I have to use a very high ISO and balance shutter speed against under-exposure 😦

Catch up with Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge and other entries Here.

Seven Day Challenge – Day 3

For the Facebook Challenge – Seven days, seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation.

This one is a screenshot of some photos from last Wednesday’s Home Middlesex Cup match in Lightroom. I’m processing them today. Normally I try to do them soon after the match but it’s been a busy end of the week for me. The screenshot was converted to B&W in Serif’s Affinity. I’m using that software most of the time for non-football photos rather than Photoshop Elements.