First post of 2015.....so here's a few from 2014

    A fortnight of working for the All England Lawn Tennis Club threw up a selection of images from all around the grounds, inside the dressing rooms, outside the tube station and very pretty pictures of fluffy clouds and deliciously tempting strawberries......but you can't beat Gael Monfils diving at the net from an elevated position in the sunshine!!

 

A fortnight of working for the All England Lawn Tennis Club threw up a selection of images from all around the grounds, inside the dressing rooms, outside the tube station and very pretty pictures of fluffy clouds and deliciously tempting strawberries......but you can't beat Gael Monfils diving at the net from an elevated position in the sunshine!!

    I'm pretty sure this bloke has had his picture taken almost as many times as the London Irish captain, but I would say he deserves it wearing this get up to every game (and making sure he's centre stage).  Fan pictures tend to be head shots inside stadiums as rows of plastic seats and steel girders don't lend much  to the image so this shot from Adam's Park in Wycombe worked well with the old school terraces. 

 

I'm pretty sure this bloke has had his picture taken almost as many times as the London Irish captain, but I would say he deserves it wearing this get up to every game (and making sure he's centre stage).

Fan pictures tend to be head shots inside stadiums as rows of plastic seats and steel girders don't lend much  to the image so this shot from Adam's Park in Wycombe worked well with the old school terraces. 

    In May we saw the rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves after their controversial bout the year before ended in a premature stoppage in favour of the Champion.   This time round Eddie Hearn and Matchroom pulled out all the stops and held the long awaited fight at Wembley Stadium, the first time a World Title fight had been held in the new arena.   It got the end it deserved with a stunning right hook from Froch flooring Groves and ending all the talk of how Groves should've been allowed to continue when the two met in Nottingham the first time round.   Although the actual punch didn't work from my ringside position, this shot of Groves with his leg buckled under him and his concerned corner looking on was enough to tell the story of how Froch ended it in style.

 

In May we saw the rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves after their controversial bout the year before ended in a premature stoppage in favour of the Champion. 

This time round Eddie Hearn and Matchroom pulled out all the stops and held the long awaited fight at Wembley Stadium, the first time a World Title fight had been held in the new arena. 

It got the end it deserved with a stunning right hook from Froch flooring Groves and ending all the talk of how Groves should've been allowed to continue when the two met in Nottingham the first time round. 

Although the actual punch didn't work from my ringside position, this shot of Groves with his leg buckled under him and his concerned corner looking on was enough to tell the story of how Froch ended it in style.

    I mentioned in a previous post that the venue for my shoot with the Beazley Great Britain fencing team was picturesque which ever way you looked. So here's another example.

 

I mentioned in a previous post that the venue for my shoot with the Beazley Great Britain fencing team was picturesque which ever way you looked. So here's another example.

    When you're a Chelsea fan and you see the only goal of the game being headed in to his own net by their long serving captain, it's a strange feeling to be happy about it happening at your end with a nice bit of back lighting!  Good to see that the stewards (otherwise known as hi-vis-divs) are doing their job and not just watching the game in my background!!

 

When you're a Chelsea fan and you see the only goal of the game being headed in to his own net by their long serving captain, it's a strange feeling to be happy about it happening at your end with a nice bit of back lighting!

Good to see that the stewards (otherwise known as hi-vis-divs) are doing their job and not just watching the game in my background!!

    I've covered big title fights all over the World and if I'm honest not many of them stick in the memory in terms of images, so it's always refreshing to go to York Hall on a Friday night and end up with this sort of thing where it takes a couple of goes to see what's happening! Hand stands in the boxing ring should be made compulsory.

 

I've covered big title fights all over the World and if I'm honest not many of them stick in the memory in terms of images, so it's always refreshing to go to York Hall on a Friday night and end up with this sort of thing where it takes a couple of goes to see what's happening! Hand stands in the boxing ring should be made compulsory.

    Pre season football matches can always be a bit monotonous with very few goal celebrations and the players trying their best not to injured before the season starts. But on the upside there's always a new surface of fresh grass and the sun being high enough to cast shadows seldom seen through the cold, bleak winters we're used to during the Premier League season..........

 

Pre season football matches can always be a bit monotonous with very few goal celebrations and the players trying their best not to injured before the season starts. But on the upside there's always a new surface of fresh grass and the sun being high enough to cast shadows seldom seen through the cold, bleak winters we're used to during the Premier League season..........

    ..........such as this from The Hawthorns on Boxing Day. I for one hadn't seen any weather reports as I was too busy with the very important task of building my son's new train set and had therefore not anticipated the fact that the Midlands was going to resemble Tromso for the afternoon!   But it did make for some stunning images.........more to come on that in a later post! 

 

..........such as this from The Hawthorns on Boxing Day. I for one hadn't seen any weather reports as I was too busy with the very important task of building my son's new train set and had therefore not anticipated the fact that the Midlands was going to resemble Tromso for the afternoon! 

But it did make for some stunning images.........more to come on that in a later post! 

    I played it cool during this shoot. Neither man realised that whilst they were sitting around posing politely and even making tea for myself and the journalists that inside I was as excited as a school boy would be meeting their hero.   Mahele Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara have totalled a partnership of over 6000 runs for Sri Lanka and it was all I could do not to get on my knees and perform the "We're Not Worthy" scene from Wayne's World......but as I say, I played it cool!.....NOT!

 

I played it cool during this shoot. Neither man realised that whilst they were sitting around posing politely and even making tea for myself and the journalists that inside I was as excited as a school boy would be meeting their hero. 

Mahele Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara have totalled a partnership of over 6000 runs for Sri Lanka and it was all I could do not to get on my knees and perform the "We're Not Worthy" scene from Wayne's World......but as I say, I played it cool!.....NOT!