Category Archives: Photography
I adore this photograph, taken in the 92nd minute of Bury’s game at Chesterfield on the 17th February. George Miller has just scored the winner as my beloved Shakers came from a goal down to win 2-1. I love the joy in the photograph, yes, and the endless smiles. But I am also intrigued by the variety of people and small dramas that it shows.
In the foreground, stewards struggle to prevent excited supporters getting onto the pitch to celebrate with the players. More fans, including a guy of huge beard in replica shirt, hurry down the steps to join the fun. Just in front of beardy bloke to the right of the steps, someone has fallen down and is being helped by other fans. In front of them, a man has the presence of mind to photograph the melee.
Over to the left a small boy, held in his father’s arms, raises his arm in celebration. Top right, a man is busy texting news of the goal to someone who might be anywhere in the world. Bottom left, the ball sits ignored for now. Bottom right, the referee watches impassively, making a mental note to add on an extra minute to the game to allow for the celebrations.
And no, I didn’t take the photograph*. I am, in fact, in it, between my daughter and Beardy Martin. Spot the Wombat.
*I took it from Twitter feed of @stephenthirkill
I have no idea who the other people are, although I *think* the stripy sexpot was called Jude.
Occasionally I get told off by SundayPix lovers because I either forget or CBA to set a theme. In an effort to overcome this I’ve drawn up this schedule of themes for the rest of the year. Bookmark this post, then if dim old Wombie forgets again you can simply refer back here. I’m especially looking forward to 13th November.
For those who don’t know, SundayPix is a weekly photograph thingy I run on Twitter. See me there for more info.
25/09 Festival – @dbrereton
09/10 The pattern on my duvet cover – @little_mavis
23/10 Sunday Confessional – a weekend guilty pleasure – @allthisandless
06/11 Bonfire night
13/11 Audio – speak a movie quote for others to identify – @kjcollard
04/12 Favourite book cover – @_polyhymnia
01/01 To be decided by a poll of SundayPixers