New month and time to join in with Brian’s Last on the Card Challenge.

On the Canon EOS 5D mkIII we don’t have the usual football shot. Instead, it’s a shot-to-nothing at St. Pancras on the way home from a match at Uxbridge…

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…Taken on the 29th, there were a lot of people on their way to Halloween events. I haven’t decided yet whether there is an image here that I want to use 😐

The Last on Card for the Fujifilm X-Pro2 is almost as I want the shot…

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…In fact, all it needed was a slight straighten! πŸ‘ Taken on Halloween itself, it shows an eastbound District Line service at South Kensington.

Moving on to the Moto g50. When I popped down the road to the corner shop on October 23rd, I just happened to find the change of watch checks being done at the Fire Station…

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…The Sirens, lights and all the equipment are checked at the start of each watch and any shortfall or issues made good. If there is an issue that can’t be fixed, the appliance will have to be taken offline. This shot needs to be cropped a bit 😎

All photos as taken but resized for the web.

Today I’m catching up with Brian’s Last on the Card Challenge. This was something I’d intended to do back on Saturday but there is a problem. Brian has lost his connection and has been unable to post the challenge. However, Christine of Stine Writing has started the ball rolling on Brian’s behalf, so here’s a link to her post. I’ll add a link to Brian’s when it appears😎

UPDATE! – Brian has now posted his Last on the card Challenge πŸ‘

Starting with the Canon EOS5D we have the obligatory football image…

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…The last shot from a London Senior Cup match on Tuesday, September 27th, between Wingate & Finchley (Blue) and Clapton.

Turning to The Fujifilm X-Pro2 and this time the subject has come to me!..

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…A Volvo FMX 460HP Grab Truck parked outside my house on the 29th 😎

Finally, from the Moto g50, also on the 29th…

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…Northern Line unit 51525 leads a 6-car train into Brent Cross station. There’s a short story behind this one. I was coming out of Brent Cross Shopping Centre when I was approached by a lost young lady from somewhere in Eastern Europe. She needed to get to the Underground so that she could travel to Mile End but, of course, she couldn’t find the station and her mobile map wasn’t much help! The route from the shopping centre to the station is a tortuous one, so I realised I wouldn’t be able to describe how to get there and she’d probably get even more lost. Instead, I walked her through the maze of footpaths across the River Brent and over the North Circular Road to the station. That was my good deed for the day and some healthy exercise to boot 😊

All photos unaltered except for resizing for the web.

August was not a great month for photographs. I had an issue with my left foot – probably brought on by too much driving of the old Mack truck in American Truck Simulator! My usual excuse for going out, trainspotting – was disrupted by industrial action. The upshot is that last month, only the Canon 5D mkIII saw any use and as a result there is only one photo for Brian’s Last on the card challenge 😦

Of course, if there’s one thing I was always going to photo it was the football. The last shot for August was taken on the 29th when Wingate & Finchley visited Haringey Borough…

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…This is just about the last kick of the game. A Haringey defender, hidden by our 5 and 11, clears an intercepted pass and at that point the Ref blew the final whistle. It was a scrappy game ending 0-0. We did actually get the ball in the net but the assistant ruled it off-side. All I can say looking back at the photos is that it must have been very tight. I think Freddie may have been robbed of a perfectly good goal and Wingate & Finchley of 2 points! – Ho humm…