FA Cup


Bugger, Bugger, F*ck! Preparing to watch the F.A. Cup and the Harman Kardon Soundstick speakers that I have had since about 2003 went pop, I can’t really complain, although they were expensive at the time, they have been used for several hours a day every day for nearly 15 years. I couldn’t justify the expense (and desk space) for the latest Soundsticks & I couldn’t find any in stock locally either, so time for something else.

So I chose the Bose Companion 20 speakers. So far I am quite impressed, currently banging out AC/DC tunes, plenty of bass for speakers of their size, in fact they may be a little base heavy, not necessarily a bad thing. They are also powerful enough to fill a large room with sound, in fact most of the floor.

I am also liking the remote pod complete with an aux input and a headphone out with a twist volume control & on/off/mute switch.


New Card Reader


Having had a Lexar USB3 CF Card Reader for some time, I felt that it was time to explore another option, now that I  have a USB3 PCI-E card in the Mac Pro and have been getting fed up plugging & unplugging the Lexar every time the laptop goes in the field, I have decided to leave the Lexar at home & use a Delkin Card reader in the field.

First tests seem encouraging. I also like the fact that the lead is hard-wired, which cures one of the problems with the Lexar, which is that it can become separated from it’s lead, either in the bag or whilst transferring files.




14/05/2017. Scene of car crash, near the junctions of Neasden Lane and Dudden Hill Lane. The three people in the car suffered minor injuries. They did not require hospital treatment. A 26-year-old male was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving whilst under the influence of drugs, taking and driving away, dangerous driving, driving whilst not in accordance with a licence and driving without insurance.

The aftermath of a crash on Friday night.



Yet more backing up


As disks are so cheap at present, I have added a couple more to my back up my archive. The archive currently covers a number of 2TB disks, many of the images were shot with EOS 1D, EOS 1D mkIIn & Mark 4s, since upgrading to 1Dx bodies the rate that I am filling 2TB disks is increasing. SO another 10TB (5 to use & 5 as a back up).

Disappointment today


I was supposed to be photographing Brentford v Blackburn Rovers today, traveled to Griffin Park (thank god it was at home) only to find that I wasn’t on the list. Would have been a good game to cover being the last game of the season & the Brentford Team spending some time post-match thanking their fans.  Anyway, it was not to be, so an early bath, fortunately my Sat Nav alerted me to a huge tailback on the A3.


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.