29/04/2017. Fulham v Brentford. Fulham’s Floyd AYITE shoots over the bar

Today saw me photographing two teams that I regularly photograph, playing each other. Both on a good run of results, both seeming to score for fun. So you could bank on it being a draw.

Another Home Win

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Yoann BARBET scores opening goal.

This time I was covering the West London derby game between Brentford & QPR. Brentford ran out comfortable winners 3 – 1.

Being a Tea-aholic..


I have lost count of how many insulated cups i have owned over the years, and to be honest they were all shite, for a variety of reasons. Mostly that they were unable to keep a cup of tea hot for more than a hour. Some were poorly designed so that they wouldn’t fit a standard cup holder, some were top heavy & would fall out of a cup holder at the slightest touch of the brake or accelerator. But now I have found the perfect Thermos mug. Fill it with hot tea at 11am and then drive to a football match, still too hot to drink, 2pm still very hot. 5pm still hot enough to drink.

Not the cheapest Thermos mugs available but certainly the best I have found so far. Also as long as the lid is closed you can put it in a bag without fear of it spilling.

Love a Home Win

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This time Fulham v Aston Villa.

Love a Home Win

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Today I was covering Brentford v Derby. Brentford won 4-0.

New Toy



Don’t do much macro work, probably two jobs in the last year or so, that have actually come close to requiring a macro lens, but I was able to get away with a 24-70 & extension tubes. But I decided that it was time to invest. So a 100mm F2.8 Macro lens has been added to the arsenal. For the most part it will probably seldom leave the house, but it is handy to have.

New Toy


My insurance company offered a significant discount for on renewal if I had a dash cam & I had been toying with purchasing one for a little while. So I ordered a Next Base 512G which has largely received good reviews, and although it doesn’t have wifi it seems to be very highly specced in all other areas.

I shall in due course give some feed back.


Back in the 80s


Back in 1980 I used a Tenba P211 bag for my kit, it comfortably held a Canon A1 with MA set & 50mm F1.4, a 24mm F2, a 100mm F2.8 and a 70-210mm, with a 199A Speedlight, plus half a dozen rolls of film.

I was hoping to find a nice condition period one, but have been unsuccessful, so purchased the new Tenba P211 Classic. as a bag that can be thrown in the car. Whilst it won’t take the same volume of kit as before, due to the much larger size of the equipment, so it will hold a EOS1dx, 40mm STM, 24mm, 100mm & a 580EXII along with an iPad.


Brentford v Bristol City

1/04/2017. Brentford v Bristol City. Match Action.

1/04/2017. Brentford v Bristol City. Match Action. Brentfords Sergi Canos scores

This Saturday saw me back at Brentford FC for the visit of M4 Corridor rivals Bristol City. A game that saw Brentford out-class Bristol for 80 minutes of the game, and to be honest the scoreline flattered Bristol.

1/04/2017. Brentford v Bristol City. Match Action.

1/04/2017. Brentford v Bristol City. Match Action. BrentfordÕs Lasse VIBE scores