For this week’s Monochrome Madness, here is a shot I took 10 years ago. I was working in poorly lit conditions with the camera at its maximum ISO setting. At the time of taking, I already knew I would be processing it as a b&w to mitigate the sensor noise – ‘grain’ is so much more acceptable in a black and white image 😅

Wingate & Finchley 0 vs Hampton & Richmond 3

The background to this shot is my role as photographer for my local football club. Although most of my images are of the players in action I also take shots away from the action, including photos of fans. The gentleman in the image was a supporter with the visiting team. He’d turned his back to the game in order to shelter his pipe and lighter from the south-westerly wind. The light comes from the floodlights illuminating the pitch behind him, leaving his face in shadow.

Canon EOS 7D 70-200mm lens at 80mm: ISO6400 f2.8 at 1/640th (the settings in use to capture the action on the pitch – I had no time to change them). The image was processed in Adobe Photoshop Elements 10.

I was surprised at the variety of colours that can be considered as ‘Amber’ – That means there’s a lot of leeway for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge this time 😊

Let me start with a football shot taken last season…

Cheshunt 3 vs Wingate & Finchley 0 (2021/22)

…Cheshunt FC in their Black and Amber kit. They are also known as The Ambers😅

Fields of Wheat, ready to harvest in 2013…

Rectory Farm

…And no, it isn’t a screenshot from Farming Simulator 🤣 – Rectory Farm, Enfield.

Here’s a very old bus photo (1980)…

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…A Rhymney Valley Leyland PD3 parks up after dropping off its passengers in Cardiff.

Here’s a butterfly…

Small Skipper on Creeping Thistle

…A Small Skipper feeding on Creeping Thistle.

No Pumpkins and no Autumn leaves say’s Cee for this week’s Midweek Madness Challenge. Ok, well, I’ve ruled out fruit and flowers too, so we’re going down the clothes and transport route😎

Here’s our Goalkeeper in his preferred orange ensemble…

Hornchurch 2 vs Wingate & Finchley 0 (2022/23)

…Providing a bit of humour with that facial expression 😅

At the same match – here’s our fitness coach chatting with the pro-photographer who works for the local newspapers…

Hornchurch 2 vs Wingate & Finchley 0 (2022/23)

…and wears the orange flak jacket so he can operate pitch-side.

An easyBus liveried Greenline Coach on the M1…

Arriva 4386 (YJ58FFW) in Hendon

…And a DAF XF on the M25…

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…That’s a standard colour offered by Netherlands based DAF – very William of Orange😅😎

Finally, here’s a screenshot photo from Car Mechanic Simulator – a Mustang…