It’s good to be doing Brian’s Last on the Card challenge so close to the start of the new month for a change! 🙂

First up, from the Canon EOS 5D, the last shot from Wingate & Finchley’s away win at Leatherhead…

…That was taken on the 21st. I would normally have been at our home game on the 30th but was at a family gathering instead.

From the Fujifilm X-Pro2, one of our local buses grinds its way up Long Lane towards Finchley Central…

…There is potential for a good shot here if I catch the bus further down the hill so that the line of terraced houses on the right is more a part of the composition. Exposure will always be an issue as it will be a contre-jour shot all day. I’ll be hoping to revisit this one in future 🙂

Both shots as captured, just a resize for the web.

Red – Time for a Ferrari? I didn’t have one to hand. I thought about doing red peppers but Cee has that covered in her post! So here’s a mix of Football and Transport – but no London Bus 😉

Taken a couple of weeks back, here is much liked and respected ‘enemy for 90 minutes’ Mark Kirby…

…Mark has played for a number of local football clubs in North London, but never Wingate and Finchley. He’s currently with Chesham United but is carrying an injury, so had to sit out our recent friendly match. Outside of football, he’s a Teacher 🙂

Flashback in time to 1980 and a shot of a Warrington Corporation bus…

…Vehicle no. 95 is a Bristol RE. These were commonly bodied by Eastern Coachworks but Warrington had chosen to go local and have the body built by East Lancs in Blackburn.

I may not have a Ferrari, but here’s a Fiat (Ferrari’s parent company) and it’s in the red of Telecom Italia…

…Photographed in the Santa Sabina suburb of Rome.

As luck would have it, yesterday evening I was doing the annual team photos for Wingate & Finchley. We’re keeping the previous season’s home kit – it had not been used much and our sponsor, Roger’s Removals, was unchanged – see what I did there? a bonus red 😉 Anyway, we do have a new Away kit and it’s red…

…The Arsenal fans are gonna love it, the Tottenham fans will hate it because it looks like an Arsenal shirt. The photographer will probably dislike it because red often causes issues for camera sensors in bright sunlight 😉

Lets finish with some blue skies and water…

…and an emergency vehicle of the Sapeurs-Pompiers – this belongs to one of their underwater rescue teams (Plongeurs = Divers) and was photographed in Canet-en-Roussillon.

You can catch up with Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge Here.

Busy weekend so I’m posting my entry for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge on the last day once more. I actually took the photos for this one last Friday, so at least they are totally new.

This first shot was difficult because of surface reflections and muck, but here is a Tadpole (actually there are several) and some Algae in a pond at Long Lane Pasture…

Somewhat easier to photograph was this Crate…

…Of course, it counts for Blue too and if you look at the centre panel you can see a stylised E and below that the words ‘Property of Express Dairy’.

Then there’s Long Lane Cafe…

To close out the set we have a One-Four-Three bus belonging to Metroline…

…Whilst it’s not obvious to the non-enthusiast, I can tell you that the vehicle type is an Enviro 200, made by Alexander-Dennis.