Category Archives: The Beautiful Game

Soccer Last Night.

More appropriately referred to as Football.

Soccer Last Night 1

Soccer Last Night 2

Soccer Last Night 3

Soccer Last Night 4

↑Nikon D810 + Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR.

The Finals 2015.

They placed 3rd in the tournament.


The Finals 2015 - 1

The Finals 2015 - 2

Anatomy of Last Night’s Game.

This series was photographed last night with my undisclosed lens.

(click to see LARGE)

Anatomy of Last Night's Game

Each image was created with the lens wide open.

For those interested in seeing the details this lens captures at maximum aperture, here is a 100% crop of the third image:

(focus is on his eyelashes)

Anatomy of Last Night's Game (100% crop)

Yes, this lens costs less than a Leica lens hood.  It costs less than an M9 battery.  Amazing really.

I’m working my way down the list of donators to the site and revealing the identity of my undisclosed lens.

Thanks again to those who donated.


Donate to this site (button)

Homage to HCB.

I was thinking of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s famous shot when I took this.

(his image is more interesting — for many reasons)

On a related note, I’ve gone back and edited all my soccer-related images and added the category The Beautiful Game to each one, so that I no longer have to type “The Beautiful Game” in the title or in the post.


The beautiful game - homage to HCB

The beautiful game – contemplative.

Reflections, revisited.

The beautiful game - contemplative

Portrait in G minor.

A candid moment on the playing field.

From the symphony of life.

Yes, I did just write that.


Portrait in G minor

The Solemn, and the Silly.

All part of The Beautiful Game.


The Solemn and the Silly

Suspicious (the beautiful game).

Or, “The Eyebrow“.

The first step on to the field, in the first game of the soccer season, 2015.



The Beautiful Game in motion.

The Mamiya RZ67 is a large camera.

But it’s fairly nimble at field level.


The Beautiful Game in Motion

The Beautiful Light.

The Beautiful Game.

The Beautiful Light

The beautiful game – break.

The season ends with a tournament this weekend.

The beautiful game - break


The beautiful game.


Leader of the Pack.

The beautiful game, revisited.

Leader of the Pack