Friday, December 30, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Today’s picture below is one I took last weekend of an autumnal scene overlooking the Newbury bypass. Every photo magazine I read at the moment suggests going to this and that place to get autumn pictures and while I haven’t travelled very far yet to get autumn pictures, I couldn’t ignore this very local scene when I came across it. I had driven over the bridge earlier in the day and having seen the autumn landscape over the bridge, decided to get my camera and come back later in the day, which I did.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
I was only 7 years old at the time of the tragedy but the memory is very vivid to me. I had family attending the game at Hillsborough and luckily they were ok but what also sticks in my mind was the reaction by everyone as they gradually learnt what was going on. I was at a football game myself that day, Luton Town v Coventry City and the memories of people talking about what was happening at Hillsborough at half time and when the reality really sunk in to people at full time will always be prominent in my mind.
On a photographic note though, I was delighted of course to see this scene. I always take my camera to football games now and after doing the usual shots in and outside the ground, I had put my camera away waiting for the game to begin. After the thanks that were given for all the work by the people who have campaigned for years to get justice for the victims of this disaster, this huge mosaic was presented and I quickly got out my camera and took some more shots. I didn’t know it was going to happen and felt very fortunate to be in such a position to get a picture like this. The game yesterday ended up 1-1 but I honestly felt afterwards that I was so glad to have gone up and been there and wouldn’t let the results of yesterday’s game bother me that much