Here is my entry for Brian’s Last on the Card Challenge.

This first shot was taken with the Canon EOS5D mkIII on 31st of July at a pre-season friendly game between Wingate & Finchley FC and Chesham united FC…

…It became the last shot on the card because the rain that you can see in the photo suddenly became a lot heavier and I didn’t see much point in getting myself and the camera soaked for shots of a friendly match.

This second shot was taken before the match on the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and shows a plaque mounted on the wall of the main stand at the ground…

…It lists the names of all the supporters and friends of the club that donated money to help the club stay solvent during the first COVID-19 lockdown. The plaque is straight – my hand holding is not šŸ˜‰

Both shots have been resized for the web but no other adjustments have been made.

Sorry I missed last week’s CMMC and, indeed, doing other posts – had a mix of weather, heating and car related issues that tied up my time (and there may have been an occasional trucking event requirement thrown in too!) Anyway, here we are with some shots for this week’s CMMC.

Clarkes Coaches specialise in providing UK tours for Asian visitors so, before the pandemic, it was quite normal to find their vehicles outside Buckingham Palace and The Royal Mews…

Wingate & Finchley FC didn’t get to play many games this season before the pandemic called a halt on proceedings but here’s a shot of The Blues playing Horsham FC in their green strip…

Then, there’s a footbridge close to home from which I often photograph trucks and buses…

Hope that meets the Blue-Green’s criteria? šŸ™‚

It doesn’t get any better at Wingate & Finchley. We continue the post Christmas part of the season with more defeats. I think the issue lies with past and present managerial decisions – disposing of too many experienced players in one go and now, bringing in new strikers when it seems we are all too easily overrun in midfield. These are just the thoughts of a fotografer.. Wot do I know… Certainly not a lot about football – I’m just very frustrated! And when the senior player tweets a message looking to rejuvenate the relationship between the players and the supporters, I know how much it hurts them too. This isn’t a world of RangeRovers and Bentleys – Our players arrive in company vans and secondhand cars. A few – the longer suffering ones – seek me out for a quick chat – and that would never happen at a higher level of football šŸ™‚

We have a few short weeks to stave off relegation but I already feel like Private Fraser… “We’re Doomed Laddie – Doomed!!!” I hope I’m wrong. Whatever – I’ll continue to support the team with my photos – here’s a few for you to enjoy…

Love and Best wishes from the Wingate & Finchley Photographer šŸ™‚