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.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter O

Needs to have the letter O anywhere in the word

Opening Ceremony……for the new Hadley Wood Sports Trust football training facility at Old Stationers, Barnet Lane. The facility will be used by Local schools and Wingate & Finchley FC to train youngsters. In the brown coat is our Chairman – Aron Sharpe – who is one of the driving forces behind the project.   (Apologies for shake on this one – low light, hand held above head, in crowd shot.)

Guests at the Opening Ceremony……Right to left – The Mayor of Barnet (Brian Salinger whose son Tom is a Wingate and Finchley supporter); Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur and England footballer); Geoff Shreeves (Commentator with Sky Sports); Alan Smith (ex-Arsenal and England footballer).

Goalkeeper in Football Action……Shane Gore leads with his gloves to make a block……and stop the Metropolitan Police forward from scoring a late equaliser in our 1-0 win in the FA Trophy 3rd qualifying round at Imber Court.

There’s quite a few ‘O’s in there 😉

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